- graphic design as a tool for manipulation (advertising)
- motivation/intention for creating art
- "I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That's my intent." - Saul Bass
- failure as an essential aspect of design
- "Failure is built into creativity...if the creative act involves this element of 'newness' and 'experimentalism,' then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure." -Saul Bass"
- "It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff - as much stuff as possible - with as little fear as possible. It's much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it." -Stefan Sagmeister
- the design process
- "So this is the design process or the creative process. Start with a problem, forget the problem, the problem reveals itself or the solution reveals itself and then you reevaluate it. This is what you are doing all the time." -Paul Rand
- "Read. Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read." Erik Spiekermann
- "A graphic designer usually makes hundreds of small drawings and then picks one of them." - Bruno Munari
- "It is important to use your hands. This is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator." - Paul Rand
- the digital revolution
- "The tools of the designer were confused with the skills of the designer...The accessibility of production tools undercut the design profession since "anyone" could make a flier or a brochure." -Johanna Drucker
- "You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously." - Wim Crouwel
- what influences a designer
- "Everything hangs on something else." - Ray Eames
- design as a job / part of life
- "I'd sooner do the same on Monday or Wednesday as I do on Saturday or Sunday. I don't divide my life between labor and pleasure." - Alan Fletcher
some examples i found:
Make it better from Sebastianbap on Vimeo.
The Social Network Kinetic Typography - HD from Spencer Bailey on Vimeo.
Karloff, convergence of beauty and ugliness from Thibault de Fournas on Vimeo.