“Your information diet is an ethical choice of yours, so when you’re on theHuffington Post looking at say the Kardashians and you click on the Kardashians, understand that you are not only reading that article, but you’re also voting for that article.”
While drinking my coffee — freshly shot out of the office Keurig machine and going through my ritualistic morning design blog routine, something dawned on me. Where the designers of yesteryear had greats like George Lois, Paul Rand, Saul Bass and several others, who does OUR generation (of designers) have?
The aformentioned designers were visionaries. They were pioneers. They were the “thinkers” of their generation and they still inspire many designers to this day.
So I ask you, who is OUR George Lois? Who is OUR Paul Rand? Can any designer of our day even touch the greatness of these legends?
Something to think about. Chew on it for a bit and get back to me.
Often billed as the original Mad Man, George Lois could also be called advertising’s original Bad Boy. Starting in the ’50s, he dished up in-your-face campaigns for the likes of VW, the Four Seasons restaurant, and MTV. Never one to pull a punch, the adman channeled his brash attitude into some of the most provocative images of the 1960s, including now-legendary Esquire covers that took on issues of race, the Vietnam War, religion, and feminism.
Lois takes the same no-holds-barred approach to sharing his own pearly wisdom. In Damn Good Advice (for People with Talent!), from Phaidon Press, the king of the one-liner offers some inspiring pointers on how to create—and sell—the big ideas while holding fast to some moral integrity. Here, we’ve collected 10 of his finest gems.
Feedback is a crucial part of the process for designers – it’s how you get better and how you can better meet your clients’ needs. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the toughest parts of the job! How do you handle feedback that you disagree with? How do you tactfully criticize a clients’ idea to help them get a better end product? Unlike tweaking a graphic or enhancing a photo, you’re dealing with people, and that means being conscientious with your thoughts, ego, and emotions