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The obsessive compulsive disease of design
December 12, 2006, 10:14 am
Filed under: graphic design, photography

Designdisease

Being a graphic designer isn’t a job. It’s not a calling. It’s an obsessive-compulsive disease. And not only does it lead you to spend days on end obsessing about street sign kerning and pedestrian crosswalk typefacing, your apartment will be filled with alphabet refrigerator magnets and old marquee letters you dug up at the dump. You’ll choose books by their colors, wine by their labels. Eventually, your entire life will be consumed with typographic aesthetics, until you eventually gate yourself inside your castle with an alphabetic gate. And misused colors? They’ll drive you mad.

Just read this post over at Noisy Decent Graphics. It’s like synaesthetes describing the apple blue tinge of the letter ‘q’: a mental affliction I desperately want to have.

The Design Disease [Noisy Decent Graphics]

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