Quote of the Day

 

175 blog entries
By Gail Anderson November 8, 2013

Design doesn’t get any more smarty-pants than Paula Scher.

By Jonathan Adler August 20, 2013

Alexander Girard was a genius. Everything he did was beautiful and original and idiosyncratic. I love him. But I don’t love how bloody prolific he was—makes me feel like a total slacker.

By David Adjaye November 10, 2014

Robin Evans had the ability to offer rare insights into architectural history and theory that appeal to my interest in the wider social, cultural, and political discourse.

By Stanley Abercrombie April 16, 2014

In his preface the author asks “[W]ill this study serve merely as a memorial to a defunct building type?” The book’s final words answer that “… humankind has created an extraordinary variety of spaces in which to read, to think, to dream and to celebrate knowledge. As long as humankind continues to value these activities, it will continue to build places to house them. Whether they will involve books or will still be called libraries, only time will tell.” If indeed what we now know as the library disappears, this book will be the perfect reminder of all that we will have lost.

By Stanley Abercrombie October 3, 2013

The design problems George Nelson observed in the adolescence of modern design are with us still, though rarely as wittily considered.

June 25, 2019

This is a “must read” for anyone interested in better understanding human response to our physical world.

May 14, 2019

The only manifestos that are still relevant for design—because the future is always just ahead.

February 18, 2019

I found this a profound guide to living a life of accomplishment—trying to get anything done with other people— as well as an insight into someone I have admired for a long time.

June 20, 2017

Wherever I am in my life’s journey, when I come to this book, its story always humbles me. It buoys me up and it puts the passion back in my guts and inspires me to carry on.

May 30, 2017

The first graphic design book I owned, a groundbreaking attempt at synthesis in its time, and an exciting window opening on to what was, for me, a previously unknown realm of visual history.