Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.

— David Carson

The most courageous David Carson quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

You have to utilize who you are in your work.

Nobody else can do that: nobody else can pull from your background, from your parents, your upbringing, your whole life experience.


For some reason I have a visual intuition that allows me to design things in an interesting way, and I don't know where that came from. Because I don't have this formal training, I seem to drift in a different direction.


You'll see everything from gold teeth to hood ornaments. It's almost like Halloween during August.


It's not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks.

If you haven't got the eye, no program will give it to you.


Never mistake legibility for communication.


If you have no intuitive sense of design, then call yourself an "information architect" and only use Helvetica.


Invite the reader to participate by deciphering. Chaos can attract and engage.


Just because something is legible doesn't mean it communicates...


Don't confuse legibility with communication.


Dont confuse legibility with communication.

Just because something is legible doesnt mean it communicates and, more importantly, doesnt mean it communicates the right thing.


The station was tight, aggressive ... the deejays at times sounding as if they were broadcasting at gunpoint.