He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Spectacular Graphic Designer quotations
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.
It's through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.
Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay.
Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.
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.
Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
An electrician isn't an opinion former, but a graphic designer is.
My argument is that all graphic designers hold high levels of responsibility in society. We take invisible ideas and make them tangible. That's our job.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can't do a great ad without good typography.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.
If you can design one thing, you can design everything.
I see graphic design as the organization of information that is semantically correct, syntactically consistent and pragmatically understandable.
Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts.
Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak
Asymmetry is the rhythmic expression of funtional design.
In addition to being more logical, asymmetry has the advantage that its complete appearance is far more optically effective than symmetry.
Creating is about sharing ideas, sharing aesthetics, sharing what you believe in with other people.
Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.
Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn't theirs.
I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That's my intent.
Design is thinking made visual.
What's the use of being legible, when nothing inspires you to take notice of it?
Good design is as little design as possible.
For me, typography is a triangular relationship between design idea, typographic elements, and printing technique.
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 Design is the communication of information in an appropriate visual manner.
Design is where science and art break even.
I like to step into areas where I am afraid. Fear is a sign that I am going in the right direction.
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.
No one loves authenticity like a graphic designer. And no one is quite as good at simulating it.
Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.
We`re not here for a long time, we`re here for a good time / Reach For the Sky, 'cause tomorrow may never come.
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.
While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company.
Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. No argument or consideration can absolve typography from this duty.
Luck is the residue of design.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt... or in front of a piece of graphic design.
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.
A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
Never fall in love with an idea. They're whores: if the one you're with isn't doing the job, there's always, always, always another.