When Gutenberg was introduced on WordPress in 2017, users disliked it. Its block-based approach to content creation and editing was not elegant, but was gearing towards more design than substance, copying from lesser competitors like Wix.
Recently, there was furore over a couple of companies which pressed for “unlimited revisions” in their creative briefs, which some media published and sparked lots of debate, especially in the creative industry. The good thing was that the companies revised their briefs and took away the “unlimited revisions” clause. Happy ending?
“I am not happy with the font. I don’t like how this chart is illustrated. I need more creativity from you in the photograph you shot for this campaign. I need more vibrance in the colors in this image…”
The napkin is our generational synonym for the draft design, where out of the blue, while sitting in a cafe, we suddenly hit upon the “aha” moment when a product concept converged with a serious need out there.
Many of us, whether advanced in years or younger, have hopped on the wagon of “digital” and embraced it. After all, this is how and where the world is heading, and we have no reason to stay behind.
Design, art, photography and even typography, are aesthetic fields that demand a unique perspective that only the gifted few can create, but will find great resonance with many. The aesthetics found in art and design defies rigidity, and boldly expresses its beauty in non-conformance.