Monday, March 3, 2008

on: Inspiration

More great work from our friends at smashLAB. I love the nav over the banner. Nothing spectacular, I just like the idea. Definitely going into the grabbag.

on: Politics

I'm left without a candidate in this election. What's a socially moderate, fiscally responsible republican to do? The following article from an Aspen, CO newspaper seems to encapsulate my thoughts perfectly. Remember, there's one special interest group that is feeling a little left out of this election. Please, don't forget the angry white man.

on: Design

I'm sick of designers. And art directors. And "creative types." I'm tired of everyone who perpetuates the stereotype that sytle is design and vice versa. It doesn't take tight jeans, old vans, chunky glasses, a canvas messenger bag and a piece of paper from an overpriced art school to be a designer. It doesn't take "vision," aesthetics, or even a comprehensive grasp of the ethereal gestalt. Design requires work. Design requires problems. The key to "designing" something is to create a solution that solves a problem. Design is the forethought before making, as Randall Smith of Modern8 is so fond of saying. Let's have a little more thought on solving problems, and a little less making a mark through transient, and superfluous, style.

For more on this rant, hear it from the horse's mouth