Great designers or artists have this curious habit to inspire us with their work. Amazingly, some of them are even inspiring when they are talking, that’s why I am sharing this little collection of quotes by designers and artists.
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture – and forget that merchandise must be sold.
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
The difference between good design and great design is intelligence.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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.