Deliri e dolori digitali. \\ Creativity and other amenities.
"Don’t confuse legibility with comunication. Just because something is legible it doesn’t mean it comunicates. And more importantly it doesn’t mean it communicates the right thing."
David Carson in Helvetica, a documentary by Gary Hustwit.
"The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease, for us visual disease is what we have around and what we try to do is to cure it somehow with design."
Massimo Vignelli in Helvetica, a documentary by Gary Hustwit
The most important thing you can do as a graphic designer is to practise as much as you can.
Practise with intention and thought and careless abandon.
Learn theory but realise that it doesn’t help you become a better designer, merely a more knowledgeable one. All the theory in the world won’t make a page more interesting to look at unless you understand how to marry the theory with aesthetic.
Aesthetic is the craft of our profession. I’ve heard some designers say that aesthetic is like the bastard child of design, it’s there but it shouldn’t matter as long as the functionality is solid or the design serves its purpose as a communicative artifact.
These designers are idiots."
Learn Theory, Practice Aesthetics. Alexander Ross Charchar, Retinart
"I urge each and every one of you to seek out projects that leave the world a better place than you found it. We used to design ways to get to the moon; now we design ways to never have to get out of bed. You have the power to change that."
Mike Monteiro, Design is a Job
Write your answers down if you have to.
"Expertise, as the formula goes, requires going from unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence to conscious competence and finally to unconscious competence."