He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Pioneering Good Design quotations
It's through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.
If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape.
The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page... When it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful.
God is with the broken-hearted. When your heart breaks, it’s a good thing – the breaking of the heart is what opens it up to the light of Allah. The dunya is designed to break your heart, to crush it.
Good design is a matter of discipline.
It starts by looking at the problem and collecting all the available information about it. If you understand the problem, you have the solution. It’s really more about logic than imagination.
You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people.
You create your own decoration. You choose your color, you choose your mood. ... If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.
Good design is as little design as possible.
Less, but better - because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.
We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway.
So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.
You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can't do a great ad without good typography.
The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.
We have to replace beauty, which is a cultural concept, with goodness, which is a humanist concept.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Picasso said that no one has to explain a daffodil.
Good design is understandable to virtually everybody. You never have to ask why.
Good design is long-lasting! It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated.
The day will come when you will review your life and be thankful for every minute of it. Every hurt, every sorrow, every joy, every celebration, every moment of your life will be a treasure to you, for you will see the utter perfection of the design. You will stand back from the weaving and see the tapestry, and you will weep at the beauty of it.
We`re not here for a long time, we`re here for a good time / Reach For the Sky, 'cause tomorrow may never come.
No one loves authenticity like a graphic designer. And no one is quite as good at simulating it.
To be a good designer, you would need to have deep and far-reaching interests outside of the profession.
For after all, a poster does more than simply supply information on the goods it advertises; it also reveals a society’s state of mind
You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
To design a desk which may cost $1,000 is easy for a furniture designer but to design a functional and good desk which shall cost only $50 can only be done by the very best
Good design is ubiquitous and forever.
The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
Good design means as little design as possible.
I never design a building before I've seen the site and met the people who will be using it.
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand.
Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.
Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first
A good shoe is one that doesn't dress you but undresses you.
Berthold is still a good typeface, but even Berthold has some less than attractive features, and then I just cut them off because I didn't like them.