Good work vs Great work

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Milton Glaser

In his book, Art is Work, Glaser provides these provocative definitions of work:

  1. Work that goes beyond its functional intention and moves us in deep and mysterious ways we call great work.
  2. Work that is conceived and executed with elegance and rigour we call good work.
  3. Work that meets its intended need honestly and without pretence we call simply work.
  4. Everything else, the sad and shoddy stuff of daily life, can come under the heading of “bad work.”

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