What is design? What is graphic design? It’s one of those questions where everyone wants to have the ultimate answer. Unfortunately, this is impossible as there are as many opinions as designers populate this world (and probably others as well).
So let’s do something different instead. Let’s see what are the different thoughts on the matter and every reader can choose his or her own favourite.
“Good graphic design is the result of the endless search for beauty in things” (Büro für Form, Deutschland)
Pretty much the definition of Art.
“Your own place between commerce and art” (Andrea Tinnes, Deutschland)
This could be a very nice definition, specially when it comes to furniture and lifestyle.
“The intersection point between art and communication” (Phillipe Appeloig, France)
Similar to the previous one but highlighting its purpose to communicate something without necessarily selling it.
“It’s just a job, but a good job” (Aboud Sodano, UK)
Pragmatic, almost cynical point of view. But a valid one indeed.
“Design creates physical and visual results” (Hartmut Esslinger, Deutschland / Austria)
Here there is pragmatism without cynism.
“Clarity, form, function” (Farrow Design, UK)
Short and to the point. This sentence is a model of design itself.
And you? What is your definition of design?