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There are two new pages if you haven’t noticed…

Image of the Whenever & Wallpapers

I’ve uploaded new content today so check it out… If you have any ideas for content for either one of the two pages feel free to share with me… If you liked any of the wallpapers they are free to download as your desktop wallpaper… and the images of the whenever, well, I really don’t know why I’m doing them… but anyone is free to contribute…

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Have an Opinion Why Don’t You!

A while back i started a group on facebook, named it “as little design as possible

In the description field i wrote;

The last of dieter rams’ ten principles on good design was:
“good design is as little design as possible”
If you feel you understand this,
you’re one of the few…

So, Hello…

You need to know that I’m a simple guy who likes simple and simple-looking things, what most people don’t know is that simple is not always as simple as they might presume…
In a lot of cases simple doesn’t even look simple enough, let alone the fact that simple, or good simple, is never understood by simple-minded people…
This group will contain some works by my friends and myself, anyone is free to post almost anything related to design stripped naked of all it’s unnecessary accessories…

After that i begged asked everyone to join and be active for a change, because commenting is easy on last night’s dinner party, or what degree of bronze a friend’s tan is, or even how good a girl looks on that pixellated-under lit-excuse of a photo she took of herself in the bathroom!
But when it comes to serious comments, or inquiries at least, you’ll find that most annoyingly opinionated people in the real world, don’t have the same skills on blogs and groups…

What happened was that a very few people joined, fewer commented (one or too), and no one contributed…

Then comes a very good friend of mine, and says this:

I agree somehow on what you’ve written, but dont you think you might have patronized non-design oriented people by branding them as ” simple-minded people”? plus werent everything created in couples? extremes might be appreciated! maybe it’s not the era! 80s for example. further, didnt you over complicate the description trying to over simplify it? am not attacking, dont get me wrong, just merely contributing, hence the request!

In my opinion; his reaction is justified, the point he raised about over complicating simplicity is one of the major points discussed in minimalism, minimal design specifically. And now there another thing that i can talk about:

How simple is simple really!?

Now it turned into the start of an actual debate between “designers” and “non-designers” if i can call them that! Instead of me now caring about the group i started wondering why the hell people aren’t that interested in almost anything interesting?

So now you are familiar with this particular scenario, let’s see if after all this rambling you can form an opinion and post it on the comments box down there…

Do those annoyingly opinionated only voice out their concerns in public? is it an image thing? what?… I’m rambling I know, but it’s been such a mindf**king experience trying to come up with answers…

Peace!

Ten Commandments On Good Design

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These are the 10 basic principles of design set by Dieter Rams (other links: 1/2) chief of design at Braun – up till 1995 – a creator of so many design icons; icons that students studied and design professionals were “inspired” by…

These design principles will always be on the wall of any studio I work in… they explain everything be it design process or what your goals are in the end result… It is an essential read for any designer no matter what discipline… i hope Mr. Rams knows the effect this had on so many people and I wish i would someday be commissioned to do a poster like this for real… Maybe then I can spare the time to do it exactly the way I imagine it to be!

Please note that this is a self-initiated project and will not see production any time soon…
The ‘Ten principles’ are covered by a Creative Commons license. This license does state that you may reproduce this work without alteration, but NOT for commercial purposes. You can see the full details of the license by following this link.