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Design Quotations

I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.

Mike Davidson

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.

Charles Eames

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.

Issey Miyake

Good design doesn't date.

Harry Seidler

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.

Marc Newson

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.

Herbert Simon

Design works if it's authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input.

Ron Johnson

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

Kenzo Tange

I'm not like most designers, who have to set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. Most of the time, it's on my walk to work, or sitting in the subway and seeing something random or out of context.

Alexander Wang

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humours.

George Santayana