25 comments

  • Bradley TauntBradley Taunt, almost 4 years ago

    Author/designer purposely makes brutalist designs ugly and slaps comic sans everywhere. Not sure they understand the actual definition of brutalist design...

    18 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, almost 4 years ago

    Let's get on the same page of where the term comes from

    via wikipedia

    Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term originates from the French word for "raw" in the term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material béton brut (raw concrete).[1][2] British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into "brutalism" (originally "New Brutalism") to identify the emerging style.

    In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of some 1930s and 1940s architecture. In one critical appraisal by Banham, Brutalism was posited not as a style but as the expression of an atmosphere among architects of moral seriousness.

    11 points
  • Account deleted almost 4 years ago

    I guess this new definition of “brutalist” isn’t going away.

    7 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 4 years ago

    I'm surprised at the negativity here. This trend is a real thing, why shouldn't we have a label for it? And the trend itself is a playful try at breaking design codes. After the past few years of blindly following Apple down the road of removing all affordances and using Helvetica everywhere, I for one can use a little rule-breaking even if the result isn't that aesthetically pleasing.

    5 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, almost 4 years ago

      I'm mostly disgusted with how Verge portrayed the trend. There is a big difference between a good brutalists design, and their "examples". Though I sort of like some of the redesigns. Facebook for example was appealing to me.

      And there is something to be said about other aspects of the "examples". Amazon for example of "change view" text instead of the icon is much clearer to me.

      0 points
    • Rafael CoimbraRafael Coimbra, almost 4 years ago

      I think that this is the point here really. Im not as mad on the aesthetic itself as much on what we are making the fuss out if it.

      While I agree, calling it brutalism is a disservice both to this aesthetic and to the original movement, this insane reaction on what is an interesting language.

      1 point
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, almost 4 years ago

    Notice how Instagram has zero changes. ;)

    4 points
  • Alejandro DorantesAlejandro Dorantes, almost 4 years ago

    lol @ instagram

    2 points
  • Clay MacTavishClay MacTavish, almost 4 years ago

    Cringe

    2 points
  • John PJohn P, almost 4 years ago

    JFC people are dumb

    1 point
  • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, almost 4 years ago

    This redesigns don't make any sense because they're totally out of context. But if we think in a brand like Balenciaga, they're totally on spot with an approach that's inspired in the Brutalist movement: http://bureauborsche.com/projects/balenciaga - https://www.balenciaga.com

    1 point
  • Mike AbbotMike Abbot, almost 4 years ago

    It's just a fad and it will hopefully be over soon...just as gel buttons did...

    1 point
  • Ryan Hicks, almost 4 years ago

    Brutalist = high fidelity wireframes (in most cases)

    1 point
  • Karl DanningerKarl Danninger, almost 4 years ago

    ROFL at the Instagram comparison.

    1 point
  • Brennan Smith, almost 4 years ago

    Savage

    1 point
  • Robert AniteiRobert Anitei, almost 4 years ago

    Looks like sh*t.

    1 point
  • Diego Lafuente, almost 4 years ago

    I bet that all examples were done in less than one hour. Does this really add value to the proposal?

    0 points
  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, almost 4 years ago

    Tinder and WhatsApp look sick tho

    0 points
  • Jimmy OfisiaJimmy Ofisia, almost 4 years ago

    Relax everybody, these things aren't made for the mass.

    0 points