Alex Cabal: This cult is insidious. Its two main tenents are: The designer is always right. If you don’t like what the designer is doing, you’re wrong, and you should go somewhere else. The Cult of Design Dictatorship is bad … Continue reading
Douglas Coupland: Try and isolate what is already different in the twenty-first century mind as opposed to the twentieth. If you were to attach a stick to each of these slogans and carry them in the street, would they read … Continue reading
Logo Lounge: The standard solution usually involved a graphic being placed in each of the four quadrants formed by these items—a client’s initials, a foundation date, a name, a crown, a simple icon or symbol of some kind. The first … Continue reading
Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity: Anyone trying to create a simple anything–a product, a piece of communication, a service, an experience, a law or regulation–must be ruthless when it comes to editing, purifying, or, to use a harsher word, … Continue reading
Unlike cars or wristwatches, an axe has the sole purpose of being pure utility and yet we’ve managed to add some designs to the handle and turn a product of a simple life into a commodity worth $300.00.
Adobe showing off what web content could be: Now that the internet has helped to make content ubiquitous, we’re starting to see a shift back toward production value. Users want HD video, beautiful and fluid user interfaces, and they increasingly … Continue reading
Massimo Vignelli: The grid is an integral part of book design. It’s not something that you see. It’s just like underwear: you wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. The grid is the underwear of the book.
Ken Levine on Zach Braff ruining Kickstarter: When I used to broadcast for the Orioles one of my partners was the legendary Chuck Thompson. Most of our games were at night. Chuck was an avid golfer. He played the public … Continue reading
designjargonbullshit.com: A neatly compiled list of design jargon bullshit coming from design and branding firms.
You can buy an image of a black dot for $1.99 from The Noun Project.
Armin Vit, the founder and editor of the Under Consideration: We get so used to seeing projects as 600-pixel images on Behance, or a collection of ‘posters’ on Flickr, or in some weird Tumblr layout, that we just assume this … Continue reading
Tina Seelig, inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity: What is the sum of 5 plus 5? What two numbers add up to 10? The first question has only one right answer, and the second question has an infinite number of … Continue reading