Juxtaposition is the art of placing together a number of contrasting objects or ideas, usually two.

Used effectively, it captures our imaginations immediately, making it one of the most valuable techniques any creater can employ to dramatize their message.

And it’s at its most potent when these two objects are as diametrically opposed to each other as possible.

Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

For most of us, anger amounts to stress, and the worst type of stress at that.

But for artists, anger can be a positive force.

If focused and channeled into a piece of work, it is capable of producing something of great profundity.

Hegarty on Creativity by Sir John Hegaty of BBH

One artist is nearly indistinguishable from another because they are all using the same tools and all operating from the same set of visual clichés, learned in, most likely, the same places.

Graphic Design: A User’s Manual by Adrian Shaughnessy of United Editions quoting Dan Nadel

Traditionally, the main difference between a graphic designer and an artist is that a graphic designer requires a brief and needs to be given content to work with. Artists, on the other hand, write their own briefs and create their own content.