Monday, February 15, 2010

post 1: way of thinking

Design: a way of thinking
200 Words, 5 links and 5 images

1.“I see this as a business that affects people's lives and affects people's brains.” 
Tibor Kalman. CIEN

2.“Think more, design less.” 
Ellen Lupton NICOLA

3. Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.”  
Ivan Chermayeff LUKE

4. “Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.”
Milton Glaser NICKY

5. In the applied arts we learn to please people, we learn strategies of pleasing others. Pleasing yourself or expressing yourself, the confessing self, is not pertinent within the applied arts. It might be terribly interesting but it’s not exactly what we’re looking for.
Peter Saville ORIEL

6. “If a design doesn't feel good in your heart, what the mind thinks doesn't matter.”
April Greiman.

7. “In design sometimes one plus one equals three.” 
Josef Albers PENNY

8. “Everything is design. Everything!” 
Paul Rand. JUDY

9. “Communication should be entertaining” 
Neville Brody CIEN

10."Style = Fart.” 
Stefan Sagmeister. PENNY

11."We are so obsessed with the Net and technology that we forget the message... We imagine to be able to do anything, and our software helps us believe we can... But we must move beyond the 'how' to reconsider the 'what' and the 'why'..."
Neville Brody PAM

12. "Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries"
Neville Brody ROXY

13. “typography is an art, good typography is art” 
Paul Rand IAN

14."Design is thinking made visual.” Saul Bass CLAIRE

15. “language is a deadly weapon” Paula Scher.NICOLA

16. “What's dangerous is when designers use a language that people can't understand.”
Paula Scher CANDY
17.To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master. 
Milton Glaser

18. The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.
Milton Glaser NICKY
19. 'you read best what you read most' Zuzana Licko

20. “Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke emotional response.” MICHELLE
April Greiman.

21. "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." 
Paul Rand  ROSIE 

22. "Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting." 
 Paul Rand PAM
23. “Any color works if you push it to the extreme. “ Massimo Vignelli
24. “There are thousands of rubbish typefaces that polluted the visual landscape and created visual clutter” Massimo Vignelli
25. “Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.” Ellen Lupton
26. Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.” David Carson CLAIRE
27. “The difference between good design and great design is intelligence.” Tibor Kalman ROSIE
28. “ It’s not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven’t got the eye, no program will give it to you.” David Carson ROXY
29. “ Many desperate acts of design (including gradients, drop shadows, and the gratuitous use of transparency) are perpetuated in the absence of a strong concept. A good idea provides a framework for design decisions, guiding the work.”  Ellen Lupton NICKY
30. The power of the grid is to lift the designer outside of the protective capriciousness of the "self" by providing an existing set of possibilities, a set of rules.ELLEN LUPTON JUDY
31. The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropiate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an 
art that requires practice.
32. To say a grid is limiting is to say that language is limiting, or typography is limiting. It is up to us to use these media critically 
or passively. ELLEN LUPTON
33. Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.

Paul Rand IAN
34. Applied good taste is a mark of good citizenship. Ugliness is a from of anarchy…ugly cities, ugly advertising, ugly lives produce bad citizens." 
   Lester Beall MICHELLE
35. “A designer should only use these 5 typefaces: Bodoni, Helvetica, Times Roman, Century, Futura.”
Massimo Vignelli. ORIEL ian
 36. “The words graphic designer, architect, or industrial designer stick in my throat, giving me a sense of limitation, of specialisation within the specialty, of a relationship to society and form itself that is unsatisfactory and incomplete. This inadequate set of terms to describe an active life reveals only partially the still undefined nature of the designer.”
  Alvin Lustig. LUKE
37. To me, nothing is more vibrant than having the power to do something but not having the experience of knowing what's right and what's wrong.Tibor Kalman CANDY

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