Art Chantry on design history

“Design is cultural language, and designers build upon what they experience around them. Somebody always sets the stage for the famous guys, and I think that these trailblazers get ignored in favor of the guy who figuratively ‘cashed in’ on their work.

We need to quit looking at design history as a series of geniuses leading the rabble. We need to realize that rabble is the designer, not the ‘great man’ on top. This constant insistence on elitist thought is inaccurate and tired.”

— Art Chantry in 2004