Took me a while, but I finally came around to reading this famous essay by designer Milton Glasser. I’m really glad I did. Lots of quality, salient advice not just for design, but for living life.
Here are some bits that I enjoyed reading… On “less is more”:
I thought this part, with the heading "Less is not necessarily more”, would be difficult to agree with since I heavily subscribe to the Dieter Rams school of thought that’s literally summed up by the term “less is more”, but I think both arrive at the same place – the alternative that Glasser proposes.
On personal style:
On being open to new ideas, including the possibility that you’re wrong:
Reminds me of this Vlogbrothers video by Hank Green about acknowledging your own ignorance and how simple ideas can gradually, unnoticeably germinate into established, limiting cultures. Sadly, societal structures and systems seem to neglect this reality. Instead they demand and reward perfection in whatever sense, or purvey the notion that it’s even an attainable thing.
I completed a trifecta here, but the whole thing shows phenomenal insight that I’m sure I’ll keep looking back at. I wish I read this before going to university.