Unexpected typography on the back of a coffee can.
It is remarkable to think about how much effort it takes to turn plants into textile. And then the amount of design and effort it takes to turn these colourful printed sheets into something entirely new.
Some people can’t help but art direct everything. Even placing apples on a plate results in something that makes you smile.
We are never going to agree with anyone wholeheartedly with regards to design. And we really shouldn’t. We should listen to as many different voices as we can – hear what they have to say, and why they believe it. Our own design philosophy is constantly evolving through our influences, aesthetics and experiences.
Whether a grid is used, or rules are followed (or broken), or any particular technique is employed – great design always comes from intention. A designer must understand the message first, and then make every choice with the purpose of expressing that message.
Bad design is possible. But good design is possible in a hundred different ways. Amazing, isn’t it?
“devil” backwards is “lived”. Was that by design?
I found the golden ratio in the garden this morning…moving very slowly.
Design is design. Regardless of whether it is a poster, a city sewer system, a fork or a building, at it’s heart design utilizes the tools of form, scale and materials across usability and context to create a specific experience for a user.