Mary Lim

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

type2: research

Brainstorming "design methods, ethics or awareness" associated with graphic design that new designers need to know...

  • 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.

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