True to form
This article was originally published in A New Type of Imprint, Vol 12—FW2017. The idea behind it came from the obscure state of having an emotional response to a visual expression, without being able to explain why. For a designer (and anyone else, for that matter), it can be frustrating—that very explanation are to some degree the essence of their subject. Why do we instinctively like what we like? And how can even the most abstract work of art, make us emotional? In search for answers, we asked writer Inge Kvivik to discuss these psychological mechanisms with psychiatrist, Finn Skårderud.