Wednesday, October 18, 2006

When Words and Images Collide


Great essay by Mark Walston on the AIGA Voice site, about the conflict between the written word and the visual (that is, illustration). Here's a quote: "Why is it then, given the quantifiable and undeniable persistence of visual messages, that pictures are so often regarded as mere supplements to the text? Why, for centuries on end in Western civilization, has the word lorded over the image in the hierarchy of communication?"
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