Graphic Design Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form.”
Shannon L. Alder

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Graphic designers judge a cover by its book.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Michael Rowley
“If you can't make it good, make it big.”
Michael Rowley

“You can say, "I love you," in Helvetica. And you can say it with Helvetica Extra Light if you want to be really fancy. Or you can say it with the Extra Bold if it's really intensive and passionate, you know, and it might work.”
Massimo Vignelli

Steven Heller
“Typefaces are to the written word what different dialects are to different languages.”
Steven Heller

Woodrow Phoenix
“A distinctive appearance and a simple set of characteristics lead to an extremely flexible brand. (pg. 38)”
Woodrow Phoenix, Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World

Chip Kidd
“We are the Western World. We read, see, think. Left. To. Right. We can't help it.
..The problem with Top to Bottom is that it's unAmerican. We want to begin in the depths and climb our way upward. But our typographic system argues against this and wins, and images follow suit.
..What you have to be careful to remember about Big and Small, is that they can extend to infinity in either direction. Consider: Big can always be bigger and Small smaller. The atom is the Universe and vice versa. And they're both identical.
..Left to Right, Top to Bottom, Big and Small; on a two-dimensional plane, all of these tools rely on a relative truth. Now we come to In Front Of and In Back of, which for us are big, fat lies. Very useful though, and the first of many at your disposal.”
Chip Kidd

“Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, is the buying and selling of product or service over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. Electronic commerce draws on such technologies as electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems.”
Webxtechnology

“Even when you do nothing, you are doing something. Be aware of your decisions and what they mean for the book you are designing. You can make books better or worse. The content is the engine that leads to ideas, personal ideas, crazy ideas. Be clear about who you are, what you believe in and do not try to be someone else. Stick to your ideas. Embrace them. However impulsive or intuitive they might be, they are your treasures. Rely on the inner feeling that what you look for will work, that it will be right. Use your imagination to make the book that does not exist yet. It could be your best book ever.”
Armand Mevis

“Design before development leads to dead ends.”
Liz Brown

“Helvetica is good for typographers who do not know what to say.”
Thomas Bohm

Laura Busche
“Design is the ultimate influencer.”
Laura Busche

Laura Busche
“Great design is no longer an advantage, it's a prerequisite. Brands: get sharp or get cut out.”
Laura Busche

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Paradoxically, minimalism is the maximum use of space.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Stanley Morison
“For a new fount to be successful it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.”
Stanley Morison

“Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience and imagination, and guided by rules and readability.”
Hermann Zapf

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Shape Branding

Riccardo Falcinelli
“Non è un caso, infatti, che la grafica globalizzata tenda spesso a somigliarsi un po' tutta. Non si tratta di mera influenza culturale, ma di modo di procedere. Tutti i designer compiono gli stessi movimenti, maneggiano pixel: un po' più a destra; ruotato; di nuovo a destra; abbassato; poi sopra; e taglia; e incolla. Così all'infinito. Il design dovrebbe essere un modo di ragionare, di impostare problemi, di raccontare storie, non può ridursi a maneggiare box o spostare pixel.”
Riccardo Falcinelli, Critica portatile al visual design: Da Gutenberg ai social network

Riccardo Falcinelli
“Secondo gli stereotipi comuni, la grafica si occupa, in maniera artistica e creativa, di pubblicità e di siti web, al fine di rendere le cose più belle e attraenti. Se ne identifica così il compito anzitutto nel campo della persuasione. Da sempre però – e ben prima della società pubblicitaria – il visual design svolge altri compiti, se non più nobili, spesso più utili: si occupa cioè di spiegare.”
Riccardo Falcinelli, Critica portatile al visual design: Da Gutenberg ai social network

Riccardo Falcinelli
“Forse una via di uscita sta nel sottrarsi alla lotta tra consumare ed essere, tornando al fare.”
Riccardo Falcinelli, Critica portatile al visual design: Da Gutenberg ai social network

Steven Heller
“However, [Edmund G. Gress] wrote, " we must not simplify to such an extent that life and movement are gone. That is where those persons go wrong who claim that type was made to read, and nothing else matters but the setting up of a paragraph in a legible type so that it can be easily read. We do not read everything that appears in print, but do read that which appears interesting.”
Steven Heller, Streamline: American Art Deco

Mandy Ashcraft
“He was no stranger to middle fingers anyways; in Texas he had worked for a graphic design company, and the art world is overflowing with such fingers. At times almost exclusively.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

Mandy Ashcraft
“His undeniably impressive resume might as well have said he designed an updated swastika for the modern Neo-Nazi, the way brick walls had been put up around his entire field of work.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Only great artists have the wisdom to let go of good ideas.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“working is just education masquerading as professionalism”
Craig Oldham, Oh Sh*t... What Now?

“The momentum present when you are a graduate is so powerful, and your learning curve so steep, that the confidence, talent, enthusiasm, individuality, skill and employability present at this time must be capitalized on; these are the attributes that employers are looking for. Breaking this momentum hinders much more than it helps. Your portfolio, if left unattended, becomes static, while your confidence, once battling with people your own age and often showing similar projects and responses to briefs, can take a big hit as the next year group steps up. And, above all – no matter how shallow it sounds – the reflection cast by a break in your career can be interpreted as a loss of love for what you do.”
Craig Oldham, Oh Sh*t... What Now?

“IS GOD THE NEGATIVE SPACE IN THE UNIVERSE?
THE DESIGN OF THE UNIVERSE USED A LOT OF NEGATIVE SPACE”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“God's creation is perfect, but our creation may be better or better, not perfect.”
Wafiq Raza

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