I loathe Wurd. I have a burning hatred and revulsion that makes Islamofascism seem tame by comparison. Doing layouts in Word is like rappelling down a barbed-wire rope in a Speedo. I’d rather crawl naked through broken glass or have a door closed on my fingers.
As someone who makes type I’ve seen my work get simpler and more neutral as the years go by. As I see it, one major dilemma facing type designers is balancing the need to make type that is true to one’s personality vs making type with that allows the graphic designer to place their personality in the work.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash — of the dictionary.
The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning!
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
The domain may be unfamiliar, but establishing contexts, understanding limitations, and identifying options is a constant in design.
You have to be on fire yourself to light one. Many designers are driven by a special kind of dedication, both professionally and personally. In addition to craft and creativity, bringing passion to the job is the key to success. Passion gives us the power to act. It is the foundation of change and of progress.
Science is not a believe system, it is a rigorous process of inquiry. That is what science is about; it is about checking.
–Lord Christopher Monckton
We hold this truth to be self-evident: That every human has an equal and unalienable right to the means to create, distribute and consume information to realize their full potential for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness — regardless of the country they live in, their gender, beliefs, racial origin, language or any impairments they may have. Take away imagination, pity, hope, history, belief and all the other intangibles from humanity, and all you have left is an ape that falls out of trees a lot (with apologies to Terry Pratchett).
Geometry can produce legible letter but art alone makes them beautiful. Art begins where geometry ends, and imparts to letters a character transcending mere measurement.