10-Seth Godin

When everyone has the same Mac and the same internet, the difference between hackneyed graphic design and extraordinary graphic design is just one thing—the ability to see. — Seth Godin

9 – charles eames

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose. — charles eames

8-keith smith

Pacing of the book is the synchronization or syncopation of the content with turning pages. The format can reinforce and even speak aside from the text. Writing specifically in the book format, as opposed to a running manuscript, brings to the reader a book experience. back cover copy from text in the book format by [...]

7-frank nuovo

Design in its simplest form is the activity of creating solutions. Frank Nuovo quoted in A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink

6-sidney poitier

I don’t think we tell our stories enough and I think that it is absolutely essential that we do…When we die, we are going to be taking with us to the grave an enormous amount of information, experience, points of view, attitudes…We should leave some of those parts of ourselves behind. Sidney Poitier

5-Patti Smith

There is nothing more beautiful in our material world than the book. Patti Smith in accepting a 2011 National Book Award  for  Just Kids: A Memoir

4-Gilbert Highet

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. ~Gilbert Highet, writer (1906-1978)

3-Steve Jobs

In most people’s vocabulary, “design” means veneer. It is interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. Steve [...]

2-Sas Colby

The complex nature of books as objects is in my bones. I am drawn to their container-like quality, their layered sequential revelation, and their ability to both reveal and conceal. I like the intimacy of books requiring one’s time and touch. Books still occupy an iconic position in our culture; I have a mystical concept [...]

1-Hope Edelman

Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us as they are by those who stay. Loss is our legacy. Insight is our gift. Memory is our guide. Hope Edelman