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Tweets include such gems as:

You kids and your computers. Any idiot can learn Photoshop. That doesn’t make you a designer, it makes you an idiot who knows Photoshop.

Designers ask me “what’s the difference between design and art?” I tell them, “when you are talented as I am, not a damn thing.”

I prefer real books to reading on an iPad. Real books look & feel better, plus I don’t look as douchey when I read one in a Starbucks.

You kids need to get your hands dirty when making design for a change. Spilling a fucking soy mocha lattĂ© on your MacBook doesn’t count.

In my day you came to the studio wearing flannel & skinny pants, we assumed you were a fucking lumberjack. Goddamn hipsters.

You get the idea…


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