He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Romantic Graphic Artist quotations
No artist tolerates reality.
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.
There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts.
Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.
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.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
The most popular typefaces are the easiest to read;
their popularity has made them disappear from conscious cognition. It becomes impossible to tell if they are easy to read because they are commonly used, or if they are commonly used because they are easy to read.
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.
Every artist was first an amateur.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
Designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures.
Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Doing graphic novels is cool! It's fun! You get to write something, and then see it visually page by page, panel by panel, working with the artist, you get to see it fleshed out.
Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.
If design isn't profitable, then it's art.
Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
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 the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order
Design is in everything we make, but it's also between those things.
It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
A designer can mull over complicated designs for months.
Then suddenly the simple, elegant, beautiful solution occurs to him. When it happens to you, it feels as if God is talking! And maybe He is.
Designers may be the true intellectuals of the future.
The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools.
The public is more familiar with bad design than good design.
It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
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
Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.
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.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like artist.
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.
Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
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.
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.