Actually, this is nothing new.
Your so-called "long shadow design" is just 17th-century Baroque style, as seen in the works of Rubens or Rembrandt. Designers have been using that style for centuries, but suddenly now that it's popular on Dribbble it's suddenly "fresh" and "trendy"…
Fuck this shadow bullshit, fuck that flat bullshit.
None of it is new, no one here invented it.
I'll second that.
Calm down gentlemen, it's a joke. There's no need to be serious and angry here.
It would be too vain to think that the DN in the corner of this page has anything to do with this nonsense, but... come on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u613pJSLcfk
The DN logo is one of the examples in my "long shadow design" folder on kippt where I squirrel away all examples of long shadow design hoping to one day get a patent for it or some shit then use it to rule the world.
If there is enough demand, I would consider making this folder public ; )
Relevant to the discussion: http://5by5.tv
Saw these billboards almost everywhere when I visited the US over Christmas.
This is hilarious. Reminds me of Julie Zhuo on Medium -- https://medium.com/the-year-of-the-looking-glass/d8529d45d107
Sun was using long shadows from the dawn of time. It appears mostly in afternoon, probably to exaggerate how day was long or something meaningful like that.
Awesome! I was just looking for a new trend to hump.
Put a shadow on it is the new put a texture on it.
Should someone mention the syfy rebrand? https://vimeo.com/24932178 - this was the first I saw of this style.
Long shadows are new triangulation. It is amazing how this trend is spreading.
It's good to see some tongue in cheek posts once in a while!
The bad thing is you can't do this effect easily with css3. Of course there are some tricks but it's not been implemented as it is.
Bad thing? Aw shucks, I can't make my copy of a copy of someone else's work validate.
How about using SVG or canvas elements instead? CSS was never intended for building complex glyphs.
Yeah I know. That's how DN logo is done. I just talk about css.
Long shadow design is old news. Where's the new shiny?