Entrances

Visu­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion in its most basic form, the entrance is a sign indi­cat­ing the prob­a­ble pres­ence or occur­rence of some­thing else. More than a point of entry, the entrance con­notes the exten­sion of a bound­ary, its pos­ses­sion as well as the creator’s sense of pur­pose, resources, cre­ativ­i­ty and rela­tion­ship with their com­mu­ni­ty

In the mat­ter of reform­ing things, as dis­tinct from deform­ing them, there is one plain and sim­ple prin­ci­ple; a prin­ci­ple which will prob­a­bly be called a para­dox. There exists in such a case a cer­tain insti­tu­tion or law; let us say, for the sake of sim­plic­i­ty, a fence or gate erect­ed across a road. The more mod­ern type of reformer goes gai­ly up to it and says, “I don’t see the use of this; let us clear it away.” To which the more intel­li­gent type of reformer will do well to answer: “If you don’t see the use of it, I cer­tain­ly won’t let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.

G.K. Chester­ton

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