Everyone dislikes Art Students.
Art students have a pretty rough, but probably warranted, reputation. They are scruffy, long-haired, dirty, dissolute, drunkards; and that's just the girls.
They make any town look untidy, they probably smell, and they must be the greatest purveyor of STD's on the planet. They protest about anything going, listen to loud raucous music in their squats until all-hours, and smoke dope endlessly.
However, almost EVERY SINGLE man made object has been designed by them, or at least once they've graduated. Your knives and forks, the perfume advert in your magazine, your car, and even the label on your baked beans tin, has been designed by an ex-art student.
I was reminded of this recently whilst looking at the wonderful variety of manhole covers in my local roads. The one I wanted to photograph was unfortunately in the middle of a busy road, so it remained un-recorded. It featured a Leopard skin pattern, not unlike the one above; just slightly more exotic.
It's worth remembering that those scruffy individuals go on to make our world a more interesting place in which to live, even down to the design of our manhole covers; making everyday objects as pleasant as possible.
They either do that, or they form rock bands!