Posted in Making Magic on October 14, 2004

By Mark Rosewater

Working in R&D since '95, Mark became Magic head designer in '03. His hobbies: spending time with family, writing about Magic in all mediums, and creating short bios.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary has five definitions for elegance:

  • refined grace or dignified propriety
  • tasteful richness of design or ornamentation
  • dignified, gracefulness or restrained beauty of style
  • scientific precision, neatness and simplicity
  • something that is elegant

The common elements appear to be dignity, simplicity, and taste.

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