Category Archives: Ivan Chermayeff

Good design is in relation to the problem at hand–not obscure, trendy, or stylish

“Good design at least part of the time, includes the criteria of being direct in relation to the problem at hand–not obscure, trendy, or stylish. A new language, visual or verbal, must be couched in a language that is already understood.” - Ivan Chermayeff

“Good design at least part of the time, includes the criteria of being direct in relation to the problem at hand–not obscure, trendy, or stylish. A new language, visual or verbal, must be couched in a language that is already understood.” – Ivan Chermayeff

Ivan’s quote appears in the book Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History by Mildred Friedman.