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Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios


Cover and interior pages of the agenda calendar designed, photographed and produced by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios.

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Domtar Papers


Photography from around the world by Steve McCurry. Creative direction and production by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios of the Bravo PhotoMasters Series, an ongoing campaign of promotional publications and posters for Domtar, produced on Bravo, the No.1 coated paper.

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The New Press / Diverse Humanity


For his collection of photographs in Lyudmila and Natasha, Misha Friedman trains his lens on a gay couple living in Saint Petersburg, offering a series of intimate snapshots of their relationship as it unfolds over the course of a year. Faced with a hostile political climate, financial difficulties, and often unstable living arrangements, the subjects […]

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Global Citizen

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United Nations Children’s Fund / World Health Organization

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EWS, in collaboration with UNICEF / WHO, provided creative direction and design development for this data publication dealing with drinking water and sanitation.

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Massimo Vignelli

The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.

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Michael Bierut

Design is an intellectual activity with a craft aspect to it.

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Richard Branson

I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.

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Marcel Duchamp

I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.

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Nolan Bushnell

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

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Milton Glaser

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.

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John Maeda

While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.

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Paul Rand

The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.

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April Greiman

Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.

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Alan Fletcher

Design is not what you do. It’s a way of life.

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Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.

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Chuck Close

Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.

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Steff Geissbuhler

Nothing dulls faster than cutting-edge design.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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