Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

The Big Ones

June 2, 2008, 11:00 AM

This is too good to miss: Blanka has organized their flickr, making sets with posters by Muller-Brockmann, Wim Crouwell, Otl Aicher and some other great designers. A definite must-see.

Some apetizers:

— posters by Josef Müller-Brockmann:
(the Opernhaus Zürich template is amazing in its simplicity and impact)
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— poster by Otl Aicher (for Munich 1972 Olympic games):
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— poster by Wim Crouwel:
wimcrouwel.jpg

— poster by Experimental Jetset:
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(via AisleOne)

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Comments:

Graficieni adevarati. Azi cadem in pacatul machetarii direct pe computer. Uitam de pasii premergatori, uitam de tot ce ne-au lasat acesti “adevarati”. ))
Am luat “pozitia ghiocelului” 3 secunde…
acum butonez mai departe…

The great designers might have made everything “by hand”, as Paul Rand always said, but they didn’t have the versatility of the computers. Even designers that still work today, but are older, find it difficult to adapt to the new ways. Each era has it goods and bads.

I’m lucky that myself and my colleagues still draw on paper before starting anything on the computer. But most of the so-called professionals have long-forgotten how a pencil feels in their hand.

Please write in english next time. Please. Thanks ;)

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