Quotes on design, Vol. I
Wednesday 9th May 2012
One of the ways in which I use Twitter is to collect inspiring quotes on design, I bookmark these as favourites as a way of archiving them.
These quotes are from designers that I look up to and try to learn from. I am going to start archiving collections of these on this site as a way of curating the best ones. I also want to share these with other designers, sometimes a retweet just isn’t enough.
With this in mind below is the first of what I am planning will be a regular entry to this journal. I hope you find them as insightful and inspiring as I do.
Typography requires circumstantial flexibility. A typographic rule is a recommendation, not law. Act accordingly. Flex, don’t snap & break.
A thing made without a problem to solve isn’t design, it’s art
Don’t make something unless it’s both necessary & useful; but if it’s both, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.
The beginning of a good feature is getting rid of features.
Graphic design has just as much to do with words as it does with pictures.
There’s a real art to making things seem obvious.
Designers: Your Word of the Day is “restraint”. In fact, that’s the word every day.
Details in typefaces are not to be seen but felt.
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
Geometric shapes last for thousands of years while personal shapes have a very short life.