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June 18, 2013

David Galbraith — "I'm a designer of the obvious"

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"L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux" (What is essential is invisible to the eye), wrote de Saint-Exupéry in his 1943 classic, "The Little Prince."

Nothing has changed.

David Galbraith had me at his tagline.

I don't know where exactly I happened on him, prolly Twitter.

No matter.

From his homepage: "I design things that are trivially simple, but they are the right trivially simple. I created the visual bookmarking concept behind Pinterest, the one-line bios used by Twitter and Facebook and co-authored the RSS standard. Originally an architect and set designer, over the last 18 years I have designed things used by nearly a billion people on the web."

Worth a moment of my time and — who knows? — maybe even yours.

Pictured up top, the original dust jacket of the 1943 first edition.

June 18, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


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I forgot to insert this gem:


Posted by: joepeach | Jun 19, 2013 4:56:59 PM

Bob Fosse was the snake.

Nice article.


Posted by: joepeach | Jun 19, 2013 4:50:04 PM

Oh, I forgot - just a silly nit-picky thing - it's the fox who, revealing his secret, says that, not the Little Prince.

Posted by: Flautist | Jun 18, 2013 9:09:43 PM

I especially love the first half of that quote, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly".

Posted by: Flautist | Jun 18, 2013 9:00:56 PM

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