Quote of the Day

 

175 blog entries
By Wendell Castle August 1, 2013

This is a great book for useless knowledge that ultimately might prove useful.

By Ivan Chermayeff November 29, 2013

Paul Rand was not only the best graphic designer America ever produced, but one of the few who wrote really well about what he was doing.

By Seymour Chwast March 23, 2015

Technical, humanist images from this 1920s and ’30s visual artist. . . . The books I like are human-size 3-D objects. They often contain things to ponder, ignore, memorize, and laugh and wonder at.

By Seymour Chwast March 17, 2014

Every photograph is iconic. I remember them all.

By Matali Crasset September 3, 2013

One of my favorite books, depicting an entire mural of society.

By Wim Crouwel May 12, 2014

Makes clear that modern typography does not have its origins in the conventional printing industry but is entwined with 20th-century painting, poetry, and architecture.

By Wim Crouwel March 27, 2014

Mies van der Rohe is one of my heroes.

By Amanda Dameron December 30, 2013

Whether he’s dealing with the visual pollution clogging our daily lives, the necessity of avoiding “the monstrosity of sprawl,” or the proper way to “read” a painting or a sign, Nelson is a patient but forthright teacher for training oneself to embrace the right kind of sight.

By Nathalie de Vries August 15, 2013

On my first ever trip to the U.S., I went to L.A. instead of New York because of this book.

By Paolo Deganello August 2, 2013

I suggest that young architects and designers create for the “99 percent.”