“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s’ the veneer—that the designers are handed this box and told, “Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”—Steve Jobs
“Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.”—Paul Rand, from A Designer’s Words.
Graphic design can change your life from Edenspiekermann on Vimeo.
Great observations by Erik Spiekermann on graphic design, type design, the process of creating these and their impact on every culture’s visual communication… including the impact of poorly-designed voting forms on a U.S. presidential election.