What is Code?(bloomberg.com)

over 6 years ago from Lete Pacey, ok at design

  • Lete PaceyLete Pacey, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I'm totally infatuated with this style of anti-design (but clearly considered) at the moment.

    It'll be an interesting future if this get's used more.

    Not that I want to apply a label to anything a-la 'Flat Design' shudder, but I wonder if there is a term that describes this somewhat nostalgic style of digital chaos...

    5 points
    • Louis-André LabadieLouis-André Labadie, over 6 years ago

      I don't know about "anti-", but this is definitely deep deep in the "weird" design trench.

      I absolutely love it. I think organizations that can get away with pushing the envelope get a lot more out of it than conformists. But moves like this are very bold, and tend to instantly transfom your perceived personality.

      9 points
    • Whatever Whatever1Whatever Whatever1, over 6 years ago

      Its an offshoot of the vaporwave visual aesthetic.

      1 point
      • Account deleted over 6 years ago

        Not really. I hate pigeonholing but It's mostly derived from traditional print graphic design and the anti-swiss / Yale design school of thought. Not new, just becoming more popular I think as people are becoming tired of how recent web design has become so templated and designers wanting to break rules and experiment. Bloomberg is a magic place that lets their designers take risks and flex. Dream job for sure.

        7 points
        • Jansen Tolle, over 6 years ago

          I think you're both right. Aesthetically this is more anti-swiss, however, the reason this is coming back is because of the vaporwave trend.

          Anti-design / warped retro as a whole is in right now due to vaporwave / seapunk

          1 point