Quote of the Day

 

175 blog entries
By Bruce Hannah September 23, 2013

Matisse invented modern graphics with this little publication that is so good you don’t even have to read French to enjoy the thoughts that cover every page.

By Carlo Ratti October 20, 2014

A critical look at how our cities are becoming computers “en plein air”—the benefits and the risks.

By Carola Zwick September 22, 2014

My all-time favorite and recommendation for students on how to cope with complexity.

By Carola Zwick August 30, 2013

Although it is already ten years old, this book is helpful in recognizing and understanding the ongoing changes and shift in priorities occurring in society.

By Chip Kidd September 5, 2013

This was the first book I read that was really about the power of design and typography. I would say that Charlotte’s typographic web-o-grams represent the first depiction of a successful ad campaign in children’s literature.

By Chip Kidd August 6, 2013

A cautionary tale of megalomania. Plus, as a soap opera it’s pretty hard to beat.

By Chris Bangle August 27, 2013

This is super-special to me; I recently purchased old copies of this 1931 book, rewrote all of my own notes in the margins, and gave one of them to a client . . . it means so much!

By Chris Bangle August 18, 2014

You will never find a better description of what car design is all about than in this book. Just take out the word “nude” and insert the word “car” and it all becomes crystal clear. My copy is incredibly highlighted and written over, full of “Ah-ha!” comments and annotations.

By Christian Wassmann September 30, 2013

Warns us not to lose our individual creativity and settle for junk quality.