I think designers naturally just want to fit in, have a nice, cute life, do nice, cute things. Work hard, be nice to people. Read Kinfolk. Raw denim. Beards. Flat Whites. Nice fonts, nice illustrations, nice design. Go with the flow. Just good, tasteful things, experiences and activities. And before you know it, your life is an Instagram feed, literally indistinguishable to any other designer’s nice Instagram feed.
Akira Kurosawa have often been quoted saying, “When Satyajit Ray passed on, I was very depressed. But after seeing Kiarostami’s films, I thanked God for giving us just the right person to take his place.” Late in September 1993, Abbas Kiarostami and Shohreh Golparian held a two and a half hour long meeting with the renowned Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa in Tokyo. The article was originally published in Film International (Vol. 1, No. 4—Autumn 1993).