Posts tagged design

Meanwhile, in the field of digital art, an entire generation of creators shop at the equivalent of home improvement megastores, eagerly acquiring all kinds of prefabricated components and add-ons. Blissfully unaware of - or even worse, uninterested in - the basic nature of the technologies they are using as tools, the creative élite oversee the assembly of substandard digital objects and experiences.

John Maeda, in Maeda @ Media (2000), Thames & Hudson.

Substandard shit is what you’ll get through PhotoCopy. It’s AutoTune for images. What the hell, DFT — you guys used to sell the digital equivalent of paint mixers, now you’re marketing varnish!? What a waste of CPU resources.

I mean, why do we even need letters? Perhaps we could just use different symbols for different words. That’d be even more efficient, Blake. (via Inky)

Whenever I see color-coordinated writing/drawing instruments, I immediately start salivating for no reason, and get an urge to SPEND. Not a good sign. (this particular cruel example via Rita Falcão)