Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dieter Rams about Design in 10 sentences ...

The work of Dieter Rams can be summarized best by his 10 design propositions:

1. Good design is innovative.

2. Good design makes a product understandable.

3. Good design is elegant.

4. Good design makes a product useful.

5. Good design is unobtrusive.

6. Good design is honest.

7. Good design is long living.

8. Good design is consequent right to the very last detail.

9. Good design is friendly to the environment.

10. Good design is as little design as possible.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Storm is coming ...

Happy Birthday anonimTM

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MIlton Glaser said ...

When asked by Debbie Millman in an interview :

Do you think the part of the brain that seeks community is awakened by communal brand experiences like MySpace, YouTube, or the iPod?

Yes. But there is a dark side to this. People develop communities that define themselves and isolate them from others. This leads to a kind of estrangement from everyone else. And before you know it, there's a class or status war, or some other sense that we're more important because of our desires, or a sense of betterment because we have good taste, or because we earn more money. That collective identification quickly turns into a way of excluding others from humanity. We have to be so cautious of this. It is an endless cycle of human history. A collective consciousness develops within a tribe, and everyone outside becomes worthless-it's a prevailing pattern in humanity.

(excerpt from the MIlton Glaser interview - from Debbie Millman's new book - How To Think Like A Great Grpahic Designer )

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Woo Hoo Debbie...

A nice review from Communication Arts on Debbie Millman's insightful book " How to think like a great graphic designer ". Buy the book here