quote by Francis of Assisi

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist

— Francis of Assisi

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The life of a designer is a life of fight.

Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.

Graphic art quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
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Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts.

Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.

Graphic art quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

Creating is about sharing ideas, sharing aesthetics, sharing what you believe in with other people.

The art of any propagandist and agitator consists in his ability to find the best means of influencing any given audience, by presenting a definite truth, in such a way as to make it most convincing, most easy to digest, most graphic, and most strongly impressive.


The artist constructs a new symbol with his brush.

This symbol is not a recognizable form of anything which is already finished, already made, already existing in the world - it is a symbol of a new world, which is being built upon and which exists by way of people.

Graphic art quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

The observer must learn to look at the picture as a graphic representation of a mood and not as a representation of objects.

Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.

You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt... or in front of a piece of graphic design.

Graphic art quote Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.


The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.

Graphic art quote I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any ot
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.

Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance.

Designers can create normalcy out of chaos;

they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures.

Art is the only place you can do what you like. That's freedom.

Graphic art quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

Design is the application of intent - the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident.

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.

Graphic art quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

If design isn't profitable, then it's art.

Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader.

The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new font to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.


Design is in everything we make, but it's also between those things.

It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.

Graphic art quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Designers may be the true intellectuals of the future.

Commercial Art tries to make you buy things. Graphic Design gives you ideas.

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.

Graphic art quote The noblest art is that of making others happy.
The noblest art is that of making others happy.

I had no special training at all; I am completely self-taught. I don’t fit the mold of a visual arts designer or a graphic designer. I just had a strong concept about what a game designer is – someone who designs projects to make people happy. That’s his purpose.


Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul.

If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent

I wanted to show that an African-American artist could make it in this country on a national level in the graphic arts. I want to be a strong role model for my family and for other African Americans.

Graphic art quote Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what
Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

Graphic design is a popular art and a practical art, an applied art and an ancient art. Simply put, it is the art of visualizing ideas.

I have to perfect my beard every morning and it takes a long time.

I think a lot of musicians are into graphic design and art. I decided to be a little bit of an artist on my face.

Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.

Graphic art quote Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

I don't see myself as an artist. I work with artists and collaborate with them, but then it becomes graphic design. It's not an art. I'm a graphic designer.

I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.

Drawing is the cornerstone of the graphic, plastic arts.

Drawing is the coordination of line, tone, and color symbols into formations that express the artist's thought.

I'm sort of like Jean-Paul Goude, the graphic designer who used to style Grace Jones and shoot all her visuals, just meaning that I use all mediums in one - music, fashion, and art. I'm hitting it from all angles.

Unlike the photography and prints, I never catalogued, kept track of or exhibited the sketches. I sold some occasionally, but never saw myself as a graphic artist. They became more important to me thanks to the exhibition, however, and I realized that these drawings were quite interesting after all.