Humaaans. A library to mix-and-match illustrations of people(humaaans.com)

over 1 year ago from Pablo Stanley, Design at InVision, Writer at The Design Team, Mentor at Sketch Together

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 1 year ago

    I'm gonna have to disagree. I argue with Eli all the time (mostly about politics and culture, but also about design) and often disagree with his opinions, but I think we need MORE people like him. We have very little GOOD design criticism in the design world lately. Everyone is so afraid to offend others that all we do is compliment each other or make slightly snarky remarks about trends. That's not real design criticism.

    The reaction that Eli gets from people is so overblown and often absurdly insulting (he's not empty, he just has strong aesthetic views) that it says way more negative things about the design community than it says about him.

    I actually agree with Eli that this illustration style is way overused. I don't think it looks as bad as he does, but it is EVERYWHERE and I think a certain amount of nuance or communication an illustration can provide is lost when it becomes so familiar and repetitive.

    4 points
    • Account deleted over 1 year ago

      "We have very little GOOD design criticism in the design world lately"

      I don't think Eli Schiff counts as a good design critic. Using as many words as you can to hide what you're truly saying (or trying to say) is the opposite of good criticism. He is a self-aggrandizing troll.

      3 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 1 year ago

        I disagree that's what he does with the design critiques. I think he does that with his stupid political Tweets, but I find his design criticism quite clear even if I don't agree with it.

        Can you point me to some good design criticism that isn't just another Medium article vaguely alluding to nothingness?

        Imagine people reacted to the classic asshole art, movie, and food critics the way we react to Eli. It would be laughable. The design world has gotten far too thin of a skin.

        0 points
        • Account deleted over 1 year ago

          I'm not saying there is a lack of good design critique and i completely agree with you about the design world having thin skin.

          The thing I don't agree with you on is that Das Schiff is a good design critic, but that's just my opinion, so you're free to disagree with it :)

          1 point