25 Inspiring Graphic Design Quotes

25 Inspiring Graphic Design Quotes

Inspiring Graphic Design Quotes

Graphic design quotes: Graphic design is the art of imploring typography, illustrations, drawings, photography as a means of visual communication to solve problems around us.

It is a form of communication through designs using visual and textual contents.

Today, we have compiled 25 of the best inspiring graphic design quotes from prolific graphic designers across the web for your inspiration we hope you find them truly inspiring.


25 Inspiring Graphic Design Quotes


“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.”― David Carson
“Thanks to bad graphic design, some readers love only the electronic version of some books.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


“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.”― Chip Kidd


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


“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.”― Bob Gill


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


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


“If you can’t make it good, make it big.” ― Michael Rowley


“Effective problem solving in design requires a balance of strategy and spontaneity, intelligence and creativity.”― Maggie Macnab


“Typefaces are to the written word what different dialects are to different languages.” ― Steven Heller


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


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


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


“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.”― Micheal Bierut

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


“For a new fount to be successful it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.” ― Stanley Morison


“You can say, “I love you,” in Helvetica. And you can say it with Helvetica Extra Light if you want to be really fancy. Or you can say it with the Extra Bold if it’s really intensive and passionate, you know, and it might work.”― Massimo Vignelli


“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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


“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.”― Marian Bantjes
“Design is a human ritual of understanding.” ― Maggie Macnab


“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


“Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience and imagination, and guided by rules and readability.” ― Hermann Zapf


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


“Art is nothing more than creating an emotion in your own form.” ― Shannon L. Alder


“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.”― Paul Rand


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