Power of Pull Quotes

“I’ve been sober for six months once before – and it drove me to drink”. “It’s just all a bit of shit… and I’m here to shake it up.” “I’d tell my younger self that you can actually do anything you want”  These are the sort of quotes that manage to get your attention.  They are pull quotes from GQ Australia and Vogue Australia.


A good ‘Pull Quote’ makes you read on.

Reasons to Use Pull Quotes

1  Variation

Without variation and/or contrast on a web page, readers get bored and tired.  A ‘Pull Quote’ creates visual interest by breaking up the text with type.

Starbene.it Pull Quote
Starbene Magazine Italy – example of ‘Pull Quote’

Break up Grid

Pull quotes can serve to break up a ‘rectangles only’ layout. They can cross the implied grid or column layout that is so common with web pages.

Tease Curiosity

A quote like “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one – the day you die.” Lester Burnham”, compels one to read on.

teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses.  Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment

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