Quotes by Paul Rand

Paul Rand
10 quotes
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. |

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Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression. And design is the vehicle by which this expression is made possible. Art is a noun, and design is a noun and also a verb. Art is a product and design is a process. Design is the foundation of all the arts. |

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Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. |

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You will learn most things by looking, but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free. |

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Don't try to be original; just try to be good. |

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Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar clichés or a wild scramble for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form. |

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Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions, there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. |

#241   |   |

It is important to use your hands. This is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator. |

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Art is a product; design is a process. |

#368   |   |

A good logo provides the pleasure of recognition and the promise of meaning. |

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