Chip Kidd Quotes

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Chip Kidd Quotes

( ... ) photography opened up quite a little Pandoras box, kiddies. ( ... ) Once we no longer had to depend on drawing and painting to record our existence — once they became an option — they mutated ... into a form of expression. And Art for its own sake, God help us, was born.
— Chip Kidd —

Hey, have you heard that one about the difference between me, Wit, and my loutish cousin, Hilarity? No? Okay, so I walk into a bar, you see, very unassuming, and order a martini. Then the bartender, Hilarity, hauls off and squirts me in the face with a seltzer bottle, ruining my n ice new camel hair suit, dousing my monocle and my watch fob, soaking my cravat. So, do I let him have what for, and blow my top? I do not. I simply say:
Sorry, I believe I said 'very dry'.

— Chip Kidd

Life is a life-long assignment that must be constantly analyzed, clarified, figured out, and responded to appropriately.

— Chip Kidd

My longing for someone to talk to made Himillsy the lightning bug in my honey jar. I punched holes in the lid so she could breathe.

— Chip Kidd

Kiddies, Graphic Design, if you wield it effectively, is Power. Power to transmit ideas that change everything. Power that can destroy an entire race or save a nation from despair. In this century, Germany chose to do the former with the swastika, and America opted for the latter with Mickey Mouse and Superman.

— Chip Kidd

It's not Art. And Art is not Design.

— Chip Kidd

Nothing worth knowing can ever be taught in a classroom.

— Chip Kidd

Did they want what I wanted?
Did they want to understand, to unlock it? To decode it? To glean, to touch, to learn, to get something, to proceed, to get somewhere, to graduate, to work, to thrive; to someday, sometime, finally earn the luxury, the permission to ... stop, to stop all of this, to relax, and forget?

— Chip Kidd

Antisappointment. Anticipation colliding head-on with the certainty of its own doom.

— Chip Kidd

Limits are possibilities ... Formal restrictions, contrary to what you might think, free you up by allowing you to concentrate on purer ideas ... You can be crippled by too many choices, especially if you don't know what your goals are.

— Chip Kidd

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