Design Quotes

Make it like a sunflower.

- Steve Jobs

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Leave this world a little better than you found it.

- Robert Baden-Powell

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Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay.

- Adrian Frutiger

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To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.

- Le Corbusier

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Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.

- Jay-Z

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Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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Day by day, case by case, the Supreme Court is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize.

- Antonin Scalia

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It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.

- Paula Scher

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You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people.

- Dieter Rams

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There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.

- Massimo Vignelli

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Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.

- Neville Brody

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Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.

- David Carson

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Design is more than just a few tricks to the eye. It's a few tricks to the brain.

- Neville Brody

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The goal of design is to raise the expectation of what design can be

- Paula Scher

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A brilliant design will always benefit from the input of others.

- Zaha Hadid

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No design is possible until the materials with which you design are completely understood

- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.

- Massimo Vignelli

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White space is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background.

- Jan Tschichold

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If you do it right, it will last forever.

- Massimo Vignelli

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Your best work is your expression of yourself. Now, you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you're the only expert.

- Frank Gehry

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The work needs to get out of your head and on to the table, and it needs to be done from the heart.

- Paula Scher

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If you can design one thing, you can design everything.

- Massimo Vignelli

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You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can't do a great ad without good typography.

- Herb Lubalin

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Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

- Louis Kahn

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Be culturally literate, because if you don't have any understanding of the world you live in and the culture you live in, you're not going to express anything to anybody else.

- Paula Scher

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Design is thinking made visual.

- Saul Bass

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Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

- Leo Tolstoy

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My idea is to bring happiness, respect, vision, poetry, surrealism and magic [to design].

- Philippe Starck

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Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and Meaningful.

- Dieter Rams

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We have to replace beauty, which is a cultural concept, with goodness, which is a humanist concept.

- Philippe Starck

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There is no better designer than nature

- Alexander McQueen

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Its focus wasn't on the written word but how the word was written.

- Neville Brody

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Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.

- April Greiman

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If you have no intuitive sense of design, then call yourself an "information architect" and only use Helvetica.

- David Carson

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To create, one must first question everything.

- Eileen Gray

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The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

- Friedrich August von Hayek

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Perfect typography is more a science than an art.

- Jan Tschichold

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Design is the art of planning, and it is the art of making things possible.

- Paula Scher

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Design must be functional and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics, without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.

- Ferdinand Porsche

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Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.

- Walter Gropius

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Graphic Design is the communication of information in an appropriate visual manner.

- Massimo Vignelli

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One of the most significant design principles is to omit the unimportant in order to emphasize the important.

- Dieter Rams

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Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts. Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.

- Jan Tschichold

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Interesting things happen when the creative impulse is cultivated with curiosity, freedom and intensity.

- Saul Bass

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Design is not art. Design is utilitarian, art is not.

- Massimo Vignelli

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Good design is long-lasting! It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated.

- Dieter Rams

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You do design because you feel it inside; you have a moral issue to spread quality in our environment.

- Massimo Vignelli

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Design is a dreadful form of expression

- Philippe Starck

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Great design is serious, not solemn

- Paula Scher

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