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10 Great Quotes by Famous Graphic Designers

There are three responses to a piece of design —
yes, no, and WOW!
WOW is the one to aim for.
– Milton Glaser, named the Most Influential Graphic Designer of the Past 50 Years

The details are not the details.
They make the design.
— Charles Eames

If you can design one thing,
you can design everything.
— Massimo Vignelli, named one of the Most Influential Designers of the Past 50 Years

Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple,
that’s why it is so complicated.
— Paul Rand


Practice safe design: Use a concept.
Petrula Vrontikis

What works good is better that what looks good,
because what works good lasts.
— Ray Eames

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product
of a good idea and modest expectations.
—Paul Rand

When you make something
no one hates, no one loves it.
— Tibor Kalman

They always say time changes things,
but you actually have to change them yourself.
— Andy Warhol


Failure is built into creativity… the creative act involves this element of ‘newness’ and ‘experimentalism,’ then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure.
— Saul Bass  

1 comment

  1. Mel Fernandez says: April 9, 20148:03 pm

    Nice! Here’s another quote that I like: “If you want to be a well-paid-designer, please the client. If you want to be an award-winning designer, please yourself. If you want to be a great designer, please the audience” (unknown)

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