Friday, September 21, 2007

What am I doing wrong?


A 17-year-old girl who has made millions designing myspace template pages is making me question myself and design in general. I am not the only one. A lot of my design compatriots also asked the same thing after seeing the CNN video. Some of them were horrified at it. Watch the video and see what you think. I am happy for the girl and it is awesome that her peers love the work, but it just makes me and pica wonder -- does our culture value design or do they just want some pretty shit slapped together by anyone with Photoshop and a website?

2 comments:

bob said...

Got your MFA all riled up? Goooooood....USE your anger. Track her down and smite her with your rolled up diploma!

hot funk said...

k,

what are you questioning? she's got copping a style, without any basic desgin skills/rules. It's what I told you about "the formula". That's what's she's doing, using a hipster version of it. Real Design is more than a cool style, it's solution to make life better.

Plus, she'll squander her cash in a year on H2s and McManison.