|Illustrated calendar © Winston Kearney (2014)|
From H.G. Barnett, Innovation: The Basis of Cultural Change. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1953—
They [artists and designers] strive deliberately to transcend the commonplace—that is to say, the habitual—configurations rather than to conform to them. In this, artists do not differ from inventors; and they are similarly constrained by the number of available configurations within their cultural tradition and the degree to which the internal cohesion of these habitual configurations resists their efforts to break them down and reintegrate them into new units.