Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

The future of reading

In Stanislas Dehaene’s recent book, Reading in the Brain, the conclusive chapter, titled “The Future of Reading,” begins with the following historic quote from Abraham Lincoln: Writing – the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye – is the great invention of the world. Great in the astonishing range of analysis and […]

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“Serious design is imperfect”

Paula Scher began her career with a passion for designing without the type face Helvetica. A graphic design and typographic specialist who now works at Pentagram, NYC, Scher is a significant contributor to the field. I’ve always felt a sense of play and looseness in her work, so it was not surprising to hear her […]

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Practice makes…achievement, anyway

My favorite section of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest masterpiece, Outliers: The Story of Success, is the second chapter, The 10,000-Hour Rule. Gladwell makes a strong argument for the role of practice in the success of people you have heard of – Bill Gates and the Beatles, and high achievers whose names may be unfamiliar to you. […]

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