I fill up a place, which may be better… when I have made it empty.— William Shakespeare (the William Shakespeare)
When you are stuck, walk away from the computer and draw. It will teach you how to see.
— Gerard Huerta (typography designer)
There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools.
— Eric Gill (designer of Gill Sans type face)
Computer design is quite often merely bad design done on a computer.
— Mike Hicks
Without deviation from the norm progress is not possible.
— Frank Zappa (yes, Frank Zappa)
Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.
— Kevin Barnett
Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.
— Matthew Carter (type designer: Georgia, Verdana, Tahoma)
For me, discomfort is a signal of an exceptional concept. When I’m totally comfortable with a concept, I’ve probably used it fore or seen it somewhere else. Discomfort is almost a prerequisite for a great idea.
— Craig Frazier
I don’t think that design needs theory, but I think designers need theory.
— Johanna Drucker (author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic)
Stop downloading. Start uploading.
— Jay Bradner
'You are what you are seen to be'
— Erik Spiekermann