July 15, 2013

A Dash of Inspiration

May Groppo

Debbie Millman is a writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the radio show Design Matters. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for 17 years and in that time, she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands.

These two fabulous pages are extracts from her 2009 anthology Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design. Both simple and insightful, the book is filled with her unique literary choreography that highlights the value of intentional design in our lives.

quote 1

"The computer will do anything within its abilities, but it will do nothing unless commanded to do so." - John Maeda

quote 2

“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a lovesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” - Robert Frost

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