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    Weekly Quote #14
In two minds about this quote, some people don’t care about design, or even think about it. But these days plenty of people are very design literate and do really care about it. Having hung around at the graphic design degree show at uni I can report that plenty of people in the general public were enjoying and getting the ideas in our work!
This quote is via advertising man Dave Trott who writes a very good blog. 

    Weekly Quote #14

    In two minds about this quote, some people don’t care about design, or even think about it. But these days plenty of people are very design literate and do really care about it. Having hung around at the graphic design degree show at uni I can report that plenty of people in the general public were enjoying and getting the ideas in our work!

    This quote is via advertising man Dave Trott who writes a very good blog

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    Weekly Quote #13
Bit of cynicism from Woody Allen this week! In graphic design confidence should be a result of understanding the problem, when you get it right you know it! But confidence itself is no use if you don’t understand the problem.
The picture in the background is a wallpaper from here (won’t be making it my desktop picture!)
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    Weekly Quote #13

    Bit of cynicism from Woody Allen this week! In graphic design confidence should be a result of understanding the problem, when you get it right you know it! But confidence itself is no use if you don’t understand the problem.

    The picture in the background is a wallpaper from here (won’t be making it my desktop picture!)

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  3. Weekly Quote #12, Double Edition

    This week I have two similar quotes from two geniuses who sadly both died recently, wise words indeed. They also both had corresponding strong opinions on e-books. More Sendak quotes here and Bradbury quotes here.

    Those of you in the UK can listen to an interesting audio documentary on Sendak on bbc iplayer.

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    Weekly Quote #11
This ones from an interesting early 20th century French philosopher, came across this one while checking another quote by her which was about art, but I like this one better.
My design reinterpretation of this quote is that technology changes things but no matter what you do, everyone is using the same set of colours, the same 26 letters and drawing from the same pool of reference that the world offers. It’s what you do with these things thats exciting. 
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    Weekly Quote #11

    This ones from an interesting early 20th century French philosopher, came across this one while checking another quote by her which was about art, but I like this one better.

    My design reinterpretation of this quote is that technology changes things but no matter what you do, everyone is using the same set of colours, the same 26 letters and drawing from the same pool of reference that the world offers. It’s what you do with these things thats exciting. 

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    Weekly Quote #10
I guess Stephen King is referring to writing here, but it’s a great bit of general advice. The best way to do anything is to just start! Always good to remember.
Another quote found via @designgazette, the twitter account of design studio JKR, who also have a brilliant blog; http://www.jkrglobal.com/category/design-gazette/
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    Weekly Quote #10

    I guess Stephen King is referring to writing here, but it’s a great bit of general advice. The best way to do anything is to just start! Always good to remember.

    Another quote found via @designgazette, the twitter account of design studio JKR, who also have a brilliant blog; http://www.jkrglobal.com/category/design-gazette/

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    Weekly Quote #9
Last weeks quote (bit late) is a special one, as its from a page of a magazine article I’ve written and designed for uni, which I’ve also turned into an A3 screen-print.
The article is titled ‘Designer as Collector’, and this brilliant Paul Rand quote pretty much sums up the main gist of it. I’ll be updating my website soon with work from this year, so hopefully il have the article up there too available to read/look at.
Got about 15 copies of the print, don’t know if selling something featuring a quote is legal, so not sure what I’ll be doing with them all! 
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    Weekly Quote #9

    Last weeks quote (bit late) is a special one, as its from a page of a magazine article I’ve written and designed for uni, which I’ve also turned into an A3 screen-print.

    The article is titled ‘Designer as Collector’, and this brilliant Paul Rand quote pretty much sums up the main gist of it. I’ll be updating my website soon with work from this year, so hopefully il have the article up there too available to read/look at.

    Got about 15 copies of the print, don’t know if selling something featuring a quote is legal, so not sure what I’ll be doing with them all! 

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    Weekly Quote #8
This quote is from the foreword to my favorite design book, Graphic Design: Visual Comparisons by Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes and Bob Gill. Arguably 3 of the finest design minds ever. Apologies for copying the cover design for this quote, but it seemed appropriate! 
No matter what happens with technology, trends, styles and techniques this quote will always be true for good designers. A similar sentiment to weekly quote #2 from Bill Bernbach.
Fletcher/Forbes/Gill went on to become Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes, which later became Pentagram. Probably the worlds greatest design studio, who happen to be celebrating their 40th birthday tonight! So what a perfect time to quote F/F/G
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    Weekly Quote #8

    This quote is from the foreword to my favorite design book, Graphic Design: Visual Comparisons by Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes and Bob Gill. Arguably 3 of the finest design minds ever. Apologies for copying the cover design for this quote, but it seemed appropriate! 

    No matter what happens with technology, trends, styles and techniques this quote will always be true for good designers. A similar sentiment to weekly quote #2 from Bill Bernbach.

    Fletcher/Forbes/Gill went on to become Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes, which later became Pentagram. Probably the worlds greatest design studio, who happen to be celebrating their 40th birthday tonight! So what a perfect time to quote F/F/G

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    Weekly Quote #7
Another quote from a non-designer. Goethe was a German polymath of the 18th and 19th century, most famous as the writer of Faust.
Brilliant quote, always a risk and leap involved in an idea. Found this via @designgazette
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    Weekly Quote #7

    Another quote from a non-designer. Goethe was a German polymath of the 18th and 19th century, most famous as the writer of Faust.

    Brilliant quote, always a risk and leap involved in an idea. Found this via @designgazette

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    Weekly Quote #6
Another week, another quote! And another one from an advertising legend, and don’t be imaging the Mad Men era, it was way before that! He started off as a copywriter for J. Walter Thompson in 1912. He was also a great educator, working for the Chicago Business school between 1931-39. And publishing books, including A Technique for Producing Ideas . Which I’ve read and would really recommend!
There is no sure fire way to get ideas, but it’s full of advice which might help! I really like this quote, you can’t create something out of nothing, but you can take things that are already understood and do something new and clever with them. Interestingly my final lecture of the year on Thursday was from someone at the head of an advertising company, and he had lots to say about ideas. But I’ll post about that next week…
Brain Pickings posted a lot of information about the James Webb Young book, so look here for more details.
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    Weekly Quote #6

    Another week, another quote! And another one from an advertising legend, and don’t be imaging the Mad Men era, it was way before that! He started off as a copywriter for J. Walter Thompson in 1912. He was also a great educator, working for the Chicago Business school between 1931-39. And publishing books, including A Technique for Producing Ideas . Which I’ve read and would really recommend!

    There is no sure fire way to get ideas, but it’s full of advice which might help! I really like this quote, you can’t create something out of nothing, but you can take things that are already understood and do something new and clever with them. Interestingly my final lecture of the year on Thursday was from someone at the head of an advertising company, and he had lots to say about ideas. But I’ll post about that next week…

    Brain Pickings posted a lot of information about the James Webb Young book, so look here for more details.

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    Weekly Quote #5
This weeks quote comes from the legendary George Lois, a giant of advertising, working at DDB before leaving to start his own company with two other people. He had a prolific career in advertising, but he is best known for his amazing and iconic Esquire covers between 1962 and ‘72.
This quote needs no explaining! Lois is one of the greats of advertising and design, and according to himself was the inventor of the concept of ‘the big idea’ in advertising.
There was recently a new book by Lois published called Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) which I’m really hoping to read or buy soon. There is also a really interesting article about him in this months Creative Review, which includes his thoughts on Mad Men, which is apparently partly based on him…
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    Weekly Quote #5

    This weeks quote comes from the legendary George Lois, a giant of advertising, working at DDB before leaving to start his own company with two other people. He had a prolific career in advertising, but he is best known for his amazing and iconic Esquire covers between 1962 and ‘72.

    This quote needs no explaining! Lois is one of the greats of advertising and design, and according to himself was the inventor of the concept of ‘the big idea’ in advertising.

    There was recently a new book by Lois published called Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) which I’m really hoping to read or buy soon. There is also a really interesting article about him in this months Creative Review, which includes his thoughts on Mad Men, which is apparently partly based on him…

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    Weekly Quote #4
This weeks quote comes from someone who has nothing to do with design. G.K Chesterton was an intelectual (and literal) giant, a prolific writer of all sorts and man of great wit. 
If I were to interprete this as design advice (and I will of course) I would say it means you should know what you want to achieve from the start, and always know your brief inside out!
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On a non-design related side note I’m a big fan of his works of fiction, they probably aren’t to everyones taste but If you fancy them you can listen to free audiobooks (admittedly often badly read!) from Librivox. I recommend The Man Who Was Thursday  which is like an original undercover cop story, with anarchists and a lot of twists and turns along the way. The Father Brown stories which are like Sherlock Holmes but with a priest and not very subtle Christian undertones, and The Napoleon Of Notting Hill which takes place in an alternate reality London where people from different neighbourhoods are at war with each other, and is strangely prophetic of modern day postcode gang violence.

    Weekly Quote #4

    This weeks quote comes from someone who has nothing to do with design. G.K Chesterton was an intelectual (and literal) giant, a prolific writer of all sorts and man of great wit. 

    If I were to interprete this as design advice (and I will of course) I would say it means you should know what you want to achieve from the start, and always know your brief inside out!

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    On a non-design related side note I’m a big fan of his works of fiction, they probably aren’t to everyones taste but If you fancy them you can listen to free audiobooks (admittedly often badly read!) from Librivox. I recommend The Man Who Was Thursday  which is like an original undercover cop story, with anarchists and a lot of twists and turns along the way. The Father Brown stories which are like Sherlock Holmes but with a priest and not very subtle Christian undertones, and The Napoleon Of Notting Hill which takes place in an alternate reality London where people from different neighbourhoods are at war with each other, and is strangely prophetic of modern day postcode gang violence.

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    Weekly Quote #3
Seymour Chwast is a designer and illustrator, best known for being one of the co-founders of the legendary Push Pin Studios along with Milton Glaser, in 1954.
I take this quote to mean that you should always make sure you have a solid idea as the basis of your work. If you show people your initial ideas and they don’t get them, keep looking for one that they will get, then build from there.
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    Weekly Quote #3

    Seymour Chwast is a designer and illustrator, best known for being one of the co-founders of the legendary Push Pin Studios along with Milton Glaser, in 1954.

    I take this quote to mean that you should always make sure you have a solid idea as the basis of your work. If you show people your initial ideas and they don’t get them, keep looking for one that they will get, then build from there.

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    Weekly Quote #2
This one comes from legendary Manhattan ad man Bill Bernbach, co-founder of DDB who are most famous for their ‘think small’ VW ads from the 50’s and 60’s.
This quote is brilliant, and something I strongly believe in for graphic design. How you do something should be determined by what it is you are trying to do, you need to spend time thinking and working out what makes sense and is relevant to the specific problem. Rather than doing what is trendy or what you like doing. Having a specific style or technique won’t be the right fit for every design brief.

    Weekly Quote #2

    This one comes from legendary Manhattan ad man Bill Bernbach, co-founder of DDB who are most famous for their ‘think small’ VW ads from the 50’s and 60’s.

    This quote is brilliant, and something I strongly believe in for graphic design. How you do something should be determined by what it is you are trying to do, you need to spend time thinking and working out what makes sense and is relevant to the specific problem. Rather than doing what is trendy or what you like doing. Having a specific style or technique won’t be the right fit for every design brief.

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    Weekly Quote #1: Words of wisdom from Paul Rand.
You can read a huge range of his quotes in this pdf book here, which is from the site of Steven Heller. Whether you like his work or not, Paul Rand was undoubtedly intelligent and wise. This quote pretty much sums up graphic design, and why it is so difficult.

    Weekly Quote #1: Words of wisdom from Paul Rand.

    You can read a huge range of his quotes in this pdf book here, which is from the site of Steven Heller. Whether you like his work or not, Paul Rand was undoubtedly intelligent and wise. This quote pretty much sums up graphic design, and why it is so difficult.

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