How is it that our times are producing such works of art?
A realistic monochrome picture of a lavatory seat.
A transparent plastic box full of second-hand dentures.
A tinned blackbird signed by the artist.
A tailor´s dummy painted white.
A canvas bundle tied with 100.000 different pieces of string.
A toothpaste tube twelve years old.
A blown-up detail of a strip-cartoon.
Is this not perhaps the mirror of our society,
where the incompetent landlubbers are at the helm, where deceit is the rule, where hypocrisy is mistaken for respecting the opinions of others, where human relationships are falsified, where corruption is the norm, where scandals are hushed up, where a thousand laws are made and none obeyed?
Bruno Munari (1970)
Design As Art