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Nov 27, 2013

Top Ten Inspirational Quotes on Art & Design

By On 07:58
Inspirational Quotes are relevant in both work-life and life-life:

1. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication Leonardo Da Vinci 2. Less is more - Mies van der Rohe 3.   Design is a response to a specific problem. You are given a problem to solve, and then you let the problem itself tell you what your solution is. - Chip Kidd  4. The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire and persistence. Milton Glaser 5.    “GOOD DESIGN IS OBVIOUS. GREAT DESIGN IS TRANSPARENT.”JOE SPARANO   6. God is in the details. - Mies van der Rohe  7. If we do our jobs right, and get a little lucky… great art can be great business. Chip Kidd 8. If you have no intuitive sense of design, then call yourself an “information architect” and only use Helvetica. - David Carson9.   Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs 10.  I love what I do. Simone Jenifer Christian

Nov 25, 2013

Graphic Design Inspiration: Chip Kidd

By On 06:19
I wanted to share with you a series of graphic design quotes that have stuck with me through my design education and throughout my career. My list got to about ten quotes before it got sidetracked.

I came upon a quote from one of my favorite designers, Chip Kidd. According to the autobiographical Cheese Monkeys—a book that inspired me in school, he sort of fell into the study in school. Since school Kidd has worked as a designer for Knopf, Random house and other publishers. He continues to inspire me.