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Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.
The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
William Butler Yeats
Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.
Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.
Good design doesn't date.
The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
This is what I like about being a designer: You can't really get it until you see it.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
In the end, I hope there's a little note somewhere that says I designed a good computer.
All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.
Design is an unknown.
The artist in me cries out for design.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Miguel de Cervantes
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
Diane von Furstenberg
About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
Graphic design, which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates, is not good design if it does not communicate.
Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.
When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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