"When you're designing on a computer it's a very intellectual thing, it's all in your head. All you're doing is flicking your wrist, and occasionally typing. What you're doing and what you think you're doing are totally opposite. When you're designing on a computer you think you're leaping over tall buildings or pushing boulders up mountains but really you're just sitting there staring at a screen."
"I'll tell almost any prospective client that I'm not an expert on what it is that they do. Even if they've seen work that I've done that makes them think I know what it is that they do, I'll warn them it was an accident or a one-time thing. I'm desperately trying to preserve my status as an outsider so I can ask questions that I wouldn't otherwise."
"Sometimes I'll sit down and do some sketches, other times I'll write, and sometimes I just play with language, ideas, words or narratives [...] I'll sit down next to somebody and say 'Okay, let's just set the word in Bodoni and give me this sentence...move those out and put those on...and so on'. I depend on accidents that occur in the process of doing something on the computer the same way I used to depend on accidents in a drawing."
"I've always said that the computer, which at first seems like a willing slave, turns out to master your bran because of its incredible skill, agility, and power. You don't even know—it changes the way you think about everything—form, color, and time. There's never been an instrument like this in human history, and so the first thing you have to do is establish who's boss."
Humanity made some crazy stuff in the 20th century: suburbs, tasers, nuclear conflict. It's a hundred-year blip on the historical radar that'll keep exploding all over the place for a long, long time to come. This season we're seeing pan-20th century fashion everywhere: a little '70s here, a little '90s there, dad jeans, and oversized logos.