• Benjamin KowalskiBenjamin Kowalski, over 6 years ago

    Curious if it was known that there is a popular design podcast by the same name and nearly the same logo? Produced by Debbie Millman of the Design Observer blog. https://soundcloud.com/designmatters

    Were you attempting to gain traffic because of that or was it just an oversight? Not trying to be snide, I was just caught off guard that they weren't affiliated.

    8 points
    • Katherine WKatherine W, over 6 years ago

      Was wondering the same thing. I clicked through expecting it to be someone's personal take on redesigning the site for the Design Matters podcast (which has a very similar logo...)

      2 points
    • Benjamin ThiefelsBenjamin Thiefels, over 6 years ago

      Thanks for bringing this up. We weren't aware of the Design Matters podcast or logo. It's very much a surprising coincidence.

      The name of our blog came from the tagline "Design Matters" that we've been using for years and printing on T-shirts. We tried all kinds of layouts for the wordmark, and settled on the left aligned vertical stack with a bold sans-serif.

      Debbie's is set in Helvetica Neue, ours is in Neue Haas Grotesk, even they are basically the same typeface. Perhaps it's a reflection of unified good taste? :)

      0 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 6 years ago

    It's very difficult to read the text on top of the images.

    1 point