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Every jazz club or improv comedy theater is a temple to the process of production. It’s a factory, and the art is the assembly, not the product. Jazz is more verb than noun. And in a world riddled with a feeling of inertia, I want to find a verb and hold on to it for dear life.

Frank Chimero, in the foreword for The Shape of Design. I absolutely adore the last sentence. It’s a succinct and yet profound way to think about what we do, and the process of creation.

More verbs, fewer nouns.

Ramkumar Shankar