Quote of the Day

 

175 blog entries
By Steven Heller August 16, 2013

I always hoped that Ernst H. Gombrich and I were somehow related. I began my “career” writing about the history of caricature. Gombrich and psychoanalyst Erst Kris wrote a book together on the subject. Apparently, the only place it was ever published (in a sharply cut version) was in Meditations on a Hobby Horse. And that is why I treasure this book.

By Temple St. Clair January 6, 2014

I love the descriptions of the clothes and jewels—Anna’s hands, the social order depicted, from the peasants to the aristocracy.

By Thomas Girst October 7, 2013

Sophistication and smiles do go together.

By Tiana Vasiljev October 11, 2013

This book is a true type nerd’s delight.

By Tim Brown August 13, 2013

Convinced me that design had a higher purpose than simply creating the latest consumer product.

By Tim Brown September 20, 2013

A beautiful logic and pragmatism introduced to what had previously been seen as a black art.

By Tim Brown December 18, 2013

A 40,000-year perspective on why it is better to make the pie bigger than compete for a slice of the existing pie.

By Todd Oldham December 10, 2013

As if Rod Serling had made craft books. You will never look at paper the same way again.

By Todd Oldham October 10, 2013

No one has the ability to string words together like Dorothy Parker. The stories remain fresh after years of reading them and I often marvel how contemporary they are. I have clearly distressed my paperback version so this was the first e-book I bought.

By Todd Oldham September 13, 2013

This smart, elegant survey of the artist-magician Tony Duquette is a testament to unbridled thinking and design derring-do. The world he created was like visiting another planet that was influenced by Earth and didn’t get it quite right but made it better.