The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep our mind young.
Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.
— Jean Paul Richter
Summer ends and fall 2011 officially arrives at 5:05 a.m. EDT today. I’m always a bit sad to see my favorite season — summer — end, so I try to savor and enjoy as much of it as I can up until the very last minute. Summer 2011 was very life-changing for me in many ways… a time of growth, change, happiness and many good memories. Bring on the fall!
As designers, we certainly don’t have the power as politicians have, to change the world. But, I believe that it is our duty to denounce these dramatic problems and induce people to reflection and reaction
— Armando Milani
I first saw this poster a few years ago at the United Nations and today I felt inspired to share it with everyone. The designer, Armando Milani, dedicates part of his time to designing cultural and humanitarian posters. This one was used by the United Nations to celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2004. Peace.
A logo doesn’t sell, it identifies. A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like.
— Paul Rand
I designed this logo for Jenniann Barile, developer of The Gate, a 10-unit Arts-and-Crafts influenced luxury condominium apartment complex in Hoboken, New Jersey. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, watercolorist and sculptor. The font is ITC Rennie Mackintosh, which was inspired and developed from Mackintosh’s impeccably hand-lettered architectural renderings, posters, book jackets, etc. Ms. Barile traveled to Glasgow, Scotland with principal architect Dean Marchetto, where they studied Mackintosh’s work. Marchetto reinterpreted Hoboken’s traditional forms by incorporating elements from the great Arts-and-Craft’s architect’s designs. The Gate’s brick facade and vertically punched windows are a nod to Hoboken conventions; its black lintels and modern rooftop cornice pay homage to Mackintosh. The building has won several awards, including the Residential Architect Design Award. The building, as one judge said, “understands history rather than mimicking it.”