He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Most Powerful Graphics quotations
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.
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.
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 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.
Creating is about sharing ideas, sharing aesthetics, sharing what you believe in with other people.
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.
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.
Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.
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?
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.
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.
The observer must learn to look at the picture as a graphic representation of a mood and not as a representation of objects.
No one loves authenticity like a graphic designer. And no one is quite as good at simulating 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.
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
Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium. It's incredibly underused.
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.
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.
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.