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89 Essential Quotes About Design

From the curmudgeonly to the inspiring, here’s a set of 89 quotes about design, advertising, creativity, and all ground in between.

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Surviving Attack

This special issue of Architectural Forum from January 1942 focused on civil defense in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

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Shoes, Jam, Mosquitoes

These posters are from the period of Dutch advertising design between the wars, when Holland exhibited as vibrant an advertising culture as the rest of Europe — and obviously using many of the same graphic idioms as the rest of Europe.

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Saucy Signs from Belle France

This 1893 sign catalog by Dequenne & Cie. for their “Plaques Indicatives,” including the famous Paris street signs and all manner of enamel door numbers and office signs, holds up pretty well in the 21st century.