“A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”
The pace of productivity and how to master your creative routine
“Everything hangs on something else.” ~ Ray Eames
Words of wisdom on design from such icons as Charles and Ray Eames, Saul Bass, Bruno Munari, Paul Rand, Edward Tufte, and more
“If I get up every day with the optimism that I have the capacity for growth, then that’s success for me.”
Legendary graphic designer Paula Scher on why creativity works like a slot machine:
“Man achieves his tallest measure of serenity when surrounded by beauty.”
Iconic designer Henry Dreyfuss on beauty, serenity, and the art of shaping public taste.
“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real.”
MoMA’s design history of 20th-century childhood.
“It is at the moment o f a craft’s disappearance that its cultural value suddenly becomes plain to see.”
“Cartography can be an incredible form of escapism, as maps act as proxies for experiences.”
A collection of more than 500 maps by artists, illustrators, and designers representing the creative zeitgeist of modern cartography around the world.
“Work your ass off + Don’t be an asshole” ~ Stefan Sagmeister
Advice on life and design from famous graphic designers
A visual history of how Italian designer Cino Cinelli shaped the standards for modern cycling.
Debunking the misconceptions, half-truths, and dangerous mythology of creativity.
British vs. American politics in vibrant, minimalist vintage infographics from the father of ISOTYPE, the pictogram language that gave rise to modern infographics.
This rare out-of-print volume is a true treasure of design and political history – images at the link:
A charming illustrated guide from 1968, reminding us how far we’ve come — and what we’ve given up along the way.
Gorgeous vintage illustrations at the link:
A vintage pocket guide to Neapolitan nonverbal communication from iconic graphic designer Bruno Munari.
A peek inside more than 250 creators’ notebooks, including ones by beloved artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and designers like Paula Scher, Sigur Rós, Dave Eggers, and Spike Jonze.
A memory warehouse… a means of detachment… the perfect place to document daydreams.
Inside the sketchbooks of some of the world’s most exciting illustrators and designers