Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jul 2013 16:09 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "In its desire for authenticity, the Modern design movement curbed the ornamental excess of the 19th century, making design fit the age of mass production. Today, we're seeing the same desire for authenticity manifest itself in the 'flat' trend, which rejects skeuomorphism and excessive visuals for simpler, cleaner, content-focused design." Fascinating perspective on the whole digital vs. analog design debate by Dmitry Fadeyev.
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What was old is new again.
by westlake on Wed 17th Jul 2013 00:27 UTC
westlake
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2010-01-07

19th century ornament was often mass-produced. Modern design isn't always authentic.

The steam locomotive with an art deco shell is a classic example.

http://trainjourneysoftheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/17-56...

Minimalism can dead end in a design that is neither attractive or functional.

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1642035/Steve_Jobs_yacht_back.jpe...

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