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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Never mistake legibility for communication.

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

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

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

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Don't confuse legibility with communication.

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Dont confuse legibility with communication.

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

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

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