Kendo - 4:11 am on Jul 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
In Scandinavia (forget which country) there is a early Fauve painting of black on black, and it's quite significant. What is not significant is coders deciding that good design can be defined by a bunch of scripts. If they believe that then they are fooling themselves and will try to fool us, as if they aren't already.
@Leosghost being an artist doesn't make one creative. If you are blessed with creativity then you may be lucky or you may be cursed because real creativity is not something that surfaces only when summoned. Regarding my comment about its relationship to culture, school teachers catering for multinationals can tell you which ones are least likely to be imaginative. Otherwise most artists, like any other artisans, rely on their training, past experience and the work of others. One fellow that I had the misfortune of associating with once ripped a page from a interior decorating magazine to send to his client with a bill for his design fee... $3,000. Mostly it's a monkey-see-monkey-do world but yes, it takes a trained eye to spot the difference sometimes.