Author/designer purposely makes brutalist designs ugly and slaps comic sans everywhere. Not sure they understand the actual definition of brutalist design...
What is the actual definition of brutalist design?
"Brutalism is something which rises from the very core of a website: its code. Brutalist websites will tend to have crude, simple markup, inline styles, a lack of optimization, but also nothing complex to weigh things down."
I always find sites like craigslist as a solid example of brutalism done correctly (the functionality trumps the need for a "good" design)
In that case, this one line of code is all you need for a brutalist design.
I am eager to see those examples that prove brutalist. I wonder a good designer could make something.
Let's get on the same page of where the term comes from
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). 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.
I guess this new definition of “brutalist” isn’t going away.
This comment is brutalist af
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.
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.
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.
Notice how Instagram has zero changes. ;)
lol @ instagram
JFC people are dumb
It's just a fad and it will hopefully be over soon...just as gel buttons did...
Brutalist = high fidelity wireframes (in most cases)
ROFL at the Instagram comparison.
Were they trolling or they forgot to upload the example? :D
Looks like sh*t.
I bet that all examples were done in less than one hour. Does this really add value to the proposal?
Tinder and WhatsApp look sick tho
Relax everybody, these things aren't made for the mass.