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Guest Post from Image Source
By John O’Reilly

Tibor and Maira Kalman’s (un)Fashion book was like a special edition of the Colors magazine he used to edit. A curated work of visual anthropology it shines a light on the everyday design of non-designers.

(un)Fashion, Tibor and Maira Kalman, Booth Clibborn, 2000. Family in Gobi desert, Mongolia. Gueorgui Pinkhassov /Magnum

When designer Tibor Kalman died in 1999, he left a legacy of deeply influential work that was significant as much for its cast of mind as it was for its design. Currently the notion of the designer is expanding, from the producer of ‘design thinking’ to the idea of the designer as storyteller. The latter being somewhat disputed by graphic designer Hamish Muir (founder of 8VO) in a recent Tweet.

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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  

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

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