Ebay: "Hey can I copy your homework?"
Dropbox: "Yeah but don't make it too obvious"
This legit cracked me up :')
This has been out for over a year I believe
Yeah I was going to say, eBay has had this concept out for a while, Dropbox's new design made me think that they copied ebay a bit tbh.
Cool, didn't know that. Always hard to tell with agency sites if it's real or just an in-house concept. Even if they say "We partnered with ebay's leadership to define a new language for those experiences..." I'm never truly convinced that it's something that actually exists and wasn't just part of a failed attempt to update the branding.
So true. Was looking for a similar top comment. Wasn't disappointed.
Brands are slowly morphing into one lmao.
Reminds me of Spotify and Dropbox. I guess that's a growing trend now.
Where's Eli Schiff when you need him?
Commented here: https://twitter.com/eli_schiff/status/920357184415850498
If DN had "gold", I woulda gilded this.
I almost feel bad for Ebay. They had this 'new' brand for while now (before the whole Dropbox redesign), but are now getting sidelined/shafted for "copying". Oh well
Pretty sure it was rebranded before Dropbox...
"What if instead of using 2-3 brand colors, we just use ALL the colors?!" - every brand designer these days
Unfortunate timing, but ebay has been teasing a lot of this work for at least the past month or longer. Most of the ads and banners on the front page have this design system.
However, in typical ebay fashion, it still has a mashup of styles and design that change depending on what screen you are looking at. Going into account settings take me back at least a decade.
I have a feeling there is so much legacy code that makes that system untouchable. I don't even bother with their site now and just use their app.
Funnily enough I encounter some issues on mobile (although the mobile uploads now work 50% of the time for me), so I straddle between both.
I know that a lot of other brands have been going in this direction but this style seems to fit eBay a lot more than any other brand. I never thought this style of design fit Dropbox, it seems so out of place to me.
Unimaginative, millennial template branding. The presentation is stronger than the work.
But maybe that's the point of it. There is a Richard Turley quote somewhere about how using a boring font on Bloomberg Businessweek made the designers work harder on the art direction. Many cool brand new identities fail the test of time because they don't allow for breadth, or because there is no care in the implementation.
This has already been around for a while. We've got full billboards here that've had this style since well before Dropbox rebranded.
"Designing moments of perfect"... After looking at it, the phrase should be "Hey Millennials! Step up your Insta Game with Ebay"
Brand design aside, this site is terrible. So much content, so little hierarchy.
Look-alike brand systems have become the next step of similar logo design.
what on earth
Rainbows and crappy type y'all
So they changed the logo to one color? How much did they get paid?