• Some DesignerSome Designer, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    And they tell that this is a good thing? Back then everything was all about talent and creativity, not copy and pasting from free templates or just randomly filling boxes with preset colours. Seriously...

    If a designer wants an award or praise, they're just copying from designs created like in the video. Just saying.

    Today's design is bad. Everything is literally same under the name of 'flat'. And I can't believe they actually brag how fast you can produce.

    Speed ≠ Quality

    Cheap ≠ Quality

    Today's Design = Speed + Cheap

    5 points
    • Zip ZapZip Zap, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

      Wow that escalated quickly.

      12 points
    • Adam WAdam W, almost 7 years ago

      Calm down and have some coffee. It's early still, everything will be okay.

      9 points
    • Hans Peter NielsenHans Peter Nielsen, almost 7 years ago

      Also design ≠ art.

      Depending on the purpose of the design, a flat and quick design can often give the best experience for users.

      And being unique does not contribute to usability.

      3 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, almost 7 years ago

        Hans couldn’t agree more with you. I believe design is kind of science. A designer can bear the role of inventor/artist/engineer/worker/businessman etc. Like a mold to sculpt. If a movement includes an aesthetic concern it doesn’t make it only ‘art’. Since we’re talking about design, it could be done as art as well. But this completely another thing. And we’re both on the right track that we are not discussing ‘art of design’.

        The thing that I want to expand is uniqueness. This is needed. Not everyone is under burden of inventing but someone have to do it. If it was not Dieter Rams, there wouldn’t any products of braun, which also follows apple products. Same goes for Saul bass. The lack of realism in compositions.

        Avoiding the lack uniqueness would end up horrible results in time. For example let's get back to the time when Archer Typeface released. It's a masterpiece. If you've used it it would magically enhance the design. So everyone bought it, used it over and over. Now when I see an archer font, it reminds me comic sans.

        I believe ‘trended’ visual designs, is just working. Not caring about ‘software battles’ is creating. And that’s when you turn into a creator (to consumed for other people) which is nature of this job. Uniquely won’t contribute to usability but it contributes new ‘trends’ to consumed.

        3 points
      • Some DesignerSome Designer, almost 7 years ago

        Ouch. Sorry for the 'wall of text'. I just got carried away when I had a chance to have a decent peaceful discussion <3

        0 points
    • Samantha S, almost 7 years ago

      Technology moves fast my dude

      0 points
    • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, almost 7 years ago

      RE: Copy / pasting templates:: Didn't he just use a template for the french curve?

      I feel like the craft is still there, it's just a different set of tools.

      0 points
    • Jacob TaylorJacob Taylor, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

      Today's design is bad. Everything is literally same

      Only in the world of Silicon Valley and web apps.

      In terms of larger brand websites and campaign sites, things are much more creative.

      And that's only web design. Thing about what's being done in print and branding - most of the time it's much more daring than the 'flat design' templates we see around here.

      1 point
    • Adrian HowardAdrian Howard, almost 7 years ago

      I was alive and working "back then". My dad was a draftsman "back then". If you think "back then" was more about talent and creativity than it is now then you've been sadly mislead ;-)

      Talent and creativity is a people problem. Not a tool problem.

      0 points
  • Brennan Smith, almost 7 years ago

    Darkrooms and Amberlith were go to's for me in college. Now get off my lawn!

    3 points
  • John Gomez, almost 7 years ago

    As a 90's kid, I find this quite inspiring and fun to look at :)

    2 points
  • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, almost 7 years ago

    And we've been compaining that Photoshop is too slow...

    1 point
  • Thom StoodleyThom Stoodley, almost 7 years ago

    This is not so much for Ps as it is for InDesign or Quark.

    Further reading: When designers wore lab coats

    0 points
  • Vikas Sawant, almost 7 years ago

    Nice 1

    0 points