Quousque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?
It's not that I don't like your ideas (which I don't, you're wrong about everything) but how you write: your style is both overly verbose yet vague, confrontational yet sneaky. You have all the worst qualities of the worst writers of our era, all at your disposal to produce an incredibly vast array of bad writing and useless opinions.
Do us a favor and at least polish the style a bit, ok?
you're wrong about everything
I don’t think we’re reading the same articles.
Maybe we don't share the same ideas and opinions. That fact doesn't make mine or yours more valuable, just different.
Okay, this is the first post by him that I'm into. The over-wrought (and often post-facto) rationalizations for logo/brand design is almost always so very ridiculous — if that was Eli's main issue I'd be a big fan of his. In this article he mostly sticks to that (it helps that he's attacking what I think is pretty mediocre work).
Although I have no idea where he comes down on the Google Ventures mark. I think he's okay with it because they didn't come out with an overdone explanation? But my sense of his aesthetic leanings suggest he'd be against it because of it's minimalism.
Why does this guy keep posting his articles here? Every time the comments are just tearing him apart.
He's getting attention. Attention translates into money, eventually.
I think controversy, even commentary that most designers disagree with, is still healthy for the community as a whole. I like Eli's articles even though I don't think he's right all the time.
Quite a few of his posts aren't submitted by him though, although I'm not sure if that was because he didn't care or whether it was because he was too late.
I really wish you wouldn't call it "the" blog. That is all.
Agreed, you could do almost anything instead of writing needlessly polemic design articles.