About

Art, design, blind faith. – Jason Jose


What is this?

No, this isn't a religious blog although to artists such as myself, art or design can be a form of religion. Hello, I'm Jason Jose and I'm the creator of Faith is Torment. I started this blog on March 2011 just to serve as a daily dose of inspiration and as a design reference. The images I post here are curated from the art and design world, mostly stuff I like but I think will appeal to everybody as well. As an artist/painter, I respond more to visual things than reading about something so I'm just posting images that require little to no explanation. Also, I think the artist/designer can explain their work better than I can. My day job is doing graphic design but I'd rather be in a studio painting all day.

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Why the name "Faith is Torment"?

I was trying to figure out a name for a blog and happened upon a cinemagraph of the movie The Seventh Seal (1957) with this caption: Faith is a torment. It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call. I thought it was appropriate for an art and design blog so I decided to call it Faith is Torment.


Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works. – Steve Jobs


Design Philosophy

I subscribe to the Swiss Style, better known as International Style. I like white space, uniformity, and geometry in design with minimal style elements.

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Contact and Submissions

You can contact me at faithistorment@gmail.com if you would like to submit something that would be a good fit for this blog. All submissions will be reviewed. Please include your website address so I can link back to you if your submission gets published.

Image Credits

All captions link back to the original source. In most cases, I try to link back first to the artist/designer. If I know the original blog source, then I link back to the blog by the + symbol after the caption. The images are just reproduced in this blog and I don't claim ownership to them and I try my best to attribute any images or videos to the original creators or sources. If you would like me to remove an image that is yours, please email me at faithistorment@gmail.com.

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