Auf der Suche nach kreativer Inspiration? Dann schaut Euch die Arbeiten und Philosophien berühmter Designer an – sie sind schließlich aus einem guten Grund zu Ikonen in der Design-Welt geworden. Wir haben für Euch 17 Zitate von den besten Grafikdesignern aller Zeiten zusammengetragen

1. Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”

2. Paul Rand

Paul Rand

“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.”

3. Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

“You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt… or in front of a piece of graphic design.”

4. David Carson

David Carson

“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.”

5. Bob Gill

Bob Gill

“I’ve never had a problem with a dumb client. There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it.”

6. Paula Scher

Paula Scher

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”

7. Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut

“If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.”

8. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

9. Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd

“Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores. If the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.”

10. Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes

“But I find that for myself, without exception, the more I deal with the work as something that is my own, as something that is personal, the more successful it is.”

11. Neville Brody

Neville Brody

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

12. Joshua Brewer

Joshua Brewer

“Socrates said, “Know thyself.” I say, “Know thy users.” And guess what? They don’t think like you do.”

13. Saul Bass

Saul Bass

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent.”

14. Frank Chimero

Frank Chimero

“Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.”

15. Lindon Leader

Lindon Leader

“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” 

16. Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey Zeldman

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”

17. Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli

“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.”

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