Hoje este modesto blog faz 1 ano de vida. Para comemorar (e animar o meu plantão neste sábado de aleluia), novo layout.
E um extrato de um texo interessante, que li no Subtraction, cujo título é “Dear Designer, You Suck” (clique e leia-o por completo, vale a pena)
(…) Wanted: Critics
Like it or not, you can’t have a serious discourse about an art form until you have people whose sole involvement in that art form is criticism. You need, in effect, an independent press. Actually, to be clear, what you need is an economic model that can support a corps of passionate, clear-thinking individuals who are dedicated to vigilantly watching over the progression of the medium. Recent troubles aside, this is why art, film and architecture have achieved such great heights in our society: those art forms are economically robust enough to support a vibrant critical class.
Design is far from having that. Especially the design forms to which I’m closest: graphic design, Web design, interaction design. We have lots of smart people writing actively about design, pushing ourselves to do better design, but we have very few design critics who remain apart from the practitioners. We need more.