"Avoid popularity. It has many snares and no real benefit."
William Penn

"Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful."
Dieter Rams

"There's little difference in quality between the big guys and the smaller studios and individuals. The trends I've noticed are the use of bright colours and illustrators mixing textures with shapes to create bold and abstract designs."
David Tshabalala shares his experience as an online juror on this year's ADC illustration panel

"We managed to start a conversation about South African design and introduce people to what is happening on the design scene here. We're excited to see what other opportunities will open up because of this installation."
Mash T Design Studio's Thabisa Mjo on showcasing South African design at Milan Design Week

"As you see trends look for what you know. Look for what you can identify and then flip it on its head. Think like a design disruptor. Say: 'If I went to the sink and turned on the water, what happens if orange juice came out?'"
International trends spotter Marian Salzman

"One day it will be over, and I don't care."
Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has passed away at the age of 85

"In today's time-starved world, why struggle to put something into words when a few well-placed emojis can do all the talking for you?"
Leigh Andrews in this week's emoji-centric #FairnessFirst

"Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"
Matt Groening

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
Herman Melville

"In reality art is always for everyone and for no one."
Eugenio Montale

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
Henry Ward Beecher

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life."
Simone Weil

"To draw you must close your eyes and sing."
Pablo Picasso

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
Henry David Thoreau

"Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
Carl Sandburg

"Macho does not prove mucho."
Zsa Zsa Gabor

"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."
Georgia O'Keeffe

"Imagination is the eye of the soul."
Joseph Joubert

"My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process."
Tadao Ando

"Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic."
Charles Eames

"To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity."
Lewis Mumford

"When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together."
Tadao Ando

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
Charles Horton Cooley

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."
Dolly Parton

"An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original."
Jean Cocteau

"Art is the daughter of freedom."
Friedrich Schiller

"Personality is everything in art and poetry."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."
Robert Frost

"And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter."
Beatrice Wood

"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."
Salvador Dali

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