The Times has got an entertaining interview with Banksy.
“There’s a problem with being in the public eye — you have to become very tough, to grow a thick skin and ignore other people’s opinions. It’s unfortunate because those are the traits you actually least want in your public figures or artists. ‘He who goes to bed in a suit of armour doesn’t get much sleep’ is an old Chinese proverb. People might ask — how can you demand anonymity while doing a six-page spread in The Sunday Times Magazine?” he continues. “But the answer to that is simple — you just have to be a massive hypocrite.”
“When we read we follow a Z-reading pattern. A sense of contrast is presented through layouts based on the horizontal axis. Elements in the upper part of the page appeal to the reader’s emotions, expressing what might be. The bottom elements have an informative appeal, showing what is.”—(Mostly Kress and van Leeuwen)