Designers, our crap is making us crap

Positioning designers as ‘the shapers of society’ may seem a bit ambitious, I know. But what other single profession has a hand in creating the things we own, the vast campaigns which make us want to own those things, the cities we rush around in every day, and even in influencing who we vote for?… Continue reading Designers, our crap is making us crap

Be gone, Maximalism

Fast Company, who are usually on the forefront of forward-thinking design, recently published an article that I have to disagree with. Read it first, and then come back here. Did they really just publish an article promoting consumerism, with some conciliatory bits at the end? It seems like they did. They start by featuring designers… Continue reading Be gone, Maximalism

We’d be better off with a little more imperfection

Just about every designer and design agency these days proclaims something to this effect: "we’re passionate about perfection!". As if anything short of perfection just doesn’t cut it. And we’ve become so used to hearing this that it doesn’t even strike us as strange. I believe that this unbridled pursuit of perfection is misguided. Here’s… Continue reading We’d be better off with a little more imperfection