Funny Graphic Design Quotes

Funny Graphic Design Quotes by Robin Mathews, Massimo Vignelli, Douglas Adams, Michael Langham, David Hockney, Paula Rego and many others.

Design is where science and art break even.

Design is where science and art break even.
Robin Mathews
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
Massimo Vignelli
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams
Inspiration the seed. Design but the flower.
Michael Langham
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.
David Hockney
Art is the only place you can do what you like. That’s freedom.
Paula Rego
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.
Massimo Vignelli
If design isn’t profitable, then it’s art.
Henrik Fisker
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Paul Rand
Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
George Santayana
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin Land
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
Steve Jobs
Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Orson Welles
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
Jeffrey Zeldman
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
Nolan Bushnell