Quote of the Day

 

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By Zuzana Licko January 26, 2015

One of the first books I read about design when I began my studies, it opened my eyes to the role that typefaces, and their design and implementation, play in communication. The answers may have less longevity than the questions the book poses.

By Fiona Raby January 12, 2015

The use of satire and the careful handling of the absurd is something Tony (Dunne) and I continue to pursue in our own work. How to make something sharp and knowing, layered and complex, and also, what to leave out. How to deliver a “lightness of touch,” which this book does beautifully.

By Dan Formosa December 29, 2014

This (and Edward Tufte’s subsequent publications) should be required reading for everyone, everywhere.

By Tom Kundig December 15, 2014

Shadows are the silent reason that objects are recognized; they give them shape. Shadows represent the soul of a place or object.

By George Tscherny December 1, 2014

Cartier-Bresson demonstrated the significance of the decisive moment—be it in photography, design, or communication. He taught us to walk softly and carry a little camera.

By Margaret McCurry November 17, 2014

A client of mine once very graciously referred to me as the Jane Austen of architects, saying, “She can create a small world out of a small space, a microcosm in a two-inch piece of ivory.”

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 Alice Rawsthorn November 3, 2014

Irascible though he was, Papanek was also thoughtful, sensitive, gutsy, and perceptive. He wrote Design for the Real World a little over 40 years ago, and most of its principles are as relevant now as they were then, if not more so. Countless books have since been published on sustainable and inclusive design, but every designer should still read this one.

By Ellen Lupton October 27, 2014

Typography manuals abound, but few are a pleasure to read, handle, and behold. Bringhurst’s book is one of the best guides ever devised on the principles and practices of typography.