Sunday, July 8, 2012

quotes on design


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

finally,
'You are what you are seen to be'
— Erik Spiekermann


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