Tibor Kalman was one of the giants of graphic design in the 20th century. Today’s “Daily Heller” – Steven Heller’s daily newsletter on all things design – was a reprint of an article he wrote on Kalman in 2001. Known as a provocateur and something of a showman, Kalman always spoke his mind. You may know him as the editor of Benetton’s COLORS magazine. From the Heller piece, here’s Kalman on design clients:

“We’re not here to give them what’s safe and expedient. We’re not here to help eradicate everything of visual interest from the face of the earth. We’re here to make them think about design that’s dangerous and unpredictable. We’re here to inject art into commerce.”