Some inspirational quotes by the greatest:

Wondering is the seed of genius.
William Mocca

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pablo Picasso

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
David Ogilvy

Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.
Minh D. Tran

Follow your values rather than success.

Good art inspires; Good design motivates.
Otl Aicher

Having guts always works out for me.
Stefan Sagmeister

You’re authentic when you’re honest.
Stefan Sagmeister

Complaining is silly.
Either act or forget.
Stefan Sagmeister

Your hobby comes first. Take it to work with you.

Great work is work that goes beyond it’s functional intention and move us in deep and mysterious ways.
Milton Glaser

Design is creativity with strategy.
Rob curedale

Only work with people you’d invite to your home for a meal.
Garth Walker

To envision what will be, you must remove yourself from the constant concern for what already is.
Scott Belsky

A designer, like an archaeologist or geologist; researches, uncovers and adds context to precious, overlooked treasures by digging deep beneath the surface.
Scott Theisen

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstain

Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.
Matthew Carter

Don’t let your design resist your readers. Don’t let it stand in the way of what they want to do: read.
Steve Krug

Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard

When you’re passionate about what you do, you become an evangelist for the very thing you do.
Jonathan Snook

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoin de Seint Exupery

Do work you love and are passionate about, look outside of the world of graphic design for inspiration.
Jessica Walsh

Drawing is thinking.
Milton Glaser

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

You can observe a lot just by watching.
Yogi Berra

Good designers are praised for their technique, great designers for their impact.
Tate Linden

Design is like a mom, nobody notices when she’s around, but everybody misses her when she’s not.
Santiago Borray

We must hold enormous faith in ourselves.
Giorgio de Chirico

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

Work cures everything
Henri Matisse

Imagination is more important than knowledge., knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

The idea is more important than the object.
Damien Hirst

The important thing is somehow to begin.
Henry Moore

Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Chuck Close

It’s when you’ve found out how to do certain things, that it’s time to stop doing them, because what’s missing is that you’re not including the risk.
Robert Rauschenberg

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only what the world is but also the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

It’s the long history of humankind.. those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Charles Darwin

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only do what you’re passionate about.
Rob Judkins

Be a magnet for money, don’t let money to be a magnet for you.
Rob Judkins

Play with the structures that surround you.
Rob Judkins

If you can’t find a way, make one.
Rod Judkins

Create chance, because chance creates.
Rob Judkins

Make failure a stepping stone to success.
Rod Judkins

Control and predictability are the enemy of creativity.
Rob Judkins

Take the structure of whatever you are working with, dismantle it and rearrange it. Jumbled up, it is likely to be more interesting.
Rob Judkins

Ask questions to yourself constantly. You can learn more by looking for an answer than finding it.
Rob Judkins

Don’t hurry time.
Rob Judkins

Use the wrong tools.
Rob Judkins

Brevity is the sister of talent.
Rob Judkins

Be here, now.
Rob Judkins

Do what’s important, not what’s urgent.
Rob Judkins

It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.
Paula Sher

In the design process, my gut instinct is my best critic. I just wish I would always listen to it!
Bryan Tamayo

Find the simple story in the product, and present it in an articulate and intelligent, persuasive way.
Bill Bernbach

Think 8 hours, work 2 hours.
Mirko Ilic

Creativity isn’t worth a thing if it isn’t served with an equal amount of reliability.
Anton Peck

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso

I try to take my camera everywhere with me so that I’ll be ready when unicorns crapping rainbows come flying in from the heavens.
Robert Otani

The “Random” Actions. All Glorious 64 of them

Yep… Here they … are:

  1. Take a walk in the park
  2. Listen to that band you’ve been hearing about
  3. Treat yourself to a great coffee
  4. Make something from Lego
  5. Actually read that book you’ve had on your shelf all this time
  6. Phone your best friend
  7. Sign out of Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
  8. Go to a random gallery and sit for an hour
  9. Think about it again, do you need that much?
  10. Take a look at Youtube, stay away from the catz
  11. Cake, there’s always cake
  12. Send those emails you’ve been meaning to
  13. Pick up a camera and head out on the street
  14. Open your eyes
  15. What would Jonny Ive do?
  16. Fold a paper crane
  17. Mindmap, with glitter
  18. Think inside the box…
  19. Don’t think so hard
  20. Go for a run around the block
  21. Make a dartboard of your client’s face
  22. Buy a magic eight ball, then smash it
  23. Make a colour palette to match your mood
  24. Roll the dice again…
  25. Make a collage from the first magazine you find
  26. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.
  27. Just think, you could be flipping burgers at MacDonald’s…
  28. Imagine winning the lottery, what would you do?
  29. Listen to your favourite CD from when you were 16
  30. Pick up the fourth book on your shelf and get inspired
  31. Watch a nature documentary
  32. Try something you’ve never done before
  33. Book that skydiving lesson
  34. Bake a cake from scratch
  35. Tidy up?!
  36. Fold the perfect paper airplane
  37. Look through your old yearbooks
  38. Go to the library
  39. Ride the bus to somewhere new
  40. Watch the clouds. What do you see?
  41. Make a list of your ideas and burn it
  42. Go to the supermarket and browse the shelves
  43. Draw a temporary  tattoo
  44. Draw with your other hand
  45. Take a nap
  46. Daydream
  47. Listen to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
  48. Listen to the radio
  49. Put iTunes on shuffle and see what happens
  50. Take photos with an analogue camera
  51. Phone the talking clock
  52. Use a colour you hate
  53. Try it upside down
  54. Use a material you’ve never used before
  55. Step away from the computer
  56. Ask your mother what she thinks
  57. Build something
  58. Use the walls
  59. Borrow a pen from a friend and then draw them in 10 seconds
  60. Take a long bath
  61. Use crayons
  62. Turn the lights off
  63. Email Paul Postle
  64. Remove the context

They’ll be in a little booklet to go with the dice.

Food for thought:coloring rhapsody (week 10)

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The starting point of coloring our fortune cookie is to fit in our package. But then, we discover some essay about how color can effect people’s creativity. And since we are making fortune cookies as an inspiration and a mini half-time-interval snack that can give either a guide for direction, inspiration, or nearly a crack of laughter. We decide to try it with more surprising elements.

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Therefore,This week we try to color our fortune cookies to see all the possibility it could be.
We tried green and blue which, as the atricles said, can increase creativity. And we also tried red, pruple and pink. Also the black and silver food paint on the cookies. The process is full of fun for us when we coloring the cookies.

the articles:




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