Posted by dsgran
Is it just me, or do these places not seem so unusual? Not that these are bad ideas at all; but are any designers really reading this and going "Woah! Yeah- art history, I never thought of that!"
...and you'll forgive me if I'm being a bit snobby, but you can tell the principal to fire me the day I tell my kids to go to the mall for inspiration. Inspiration? I only go to the mall out of desperation.
To be fair though, this is a page for designers, not students, and I really don't know what qualifies as the 'usual' forms of inspiration for designers (although I have a sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with coffee, Kinder Eggs, and watching repeats of Mad Men). For art classes, however, this is actually quite a good list for advanced and IB students who are expected to work independently as they develop their own ideas and themes.
Except for the bit about the malls.