I was just having a little fun. But seriously...I'm getting really tired of seeing this pairing. It's becoming the design equivalent of Old Navy cargo pants.
over 2 years ago
I agree.well dribbbled sir
Perhaps it's not that they are being overused, but simply being used excessively in the circles that you participate in? The design world is bigger than Dribbble.
Pat, it's a little presumptuous to assume the scope of my design knowledge and experience is limited to Dribbble...but I digress. This was just a joke. No hard feelings to the people that like these typefaces, because I do as well.:)
Absolutely it was presumptuous. But what other conclusion could be drawn from the information given? My apologies if you were offended.
No offense taken, Pat. I was just trying to engage and start a conversation about those typefaces. Cheers!
I wouldn’t mind less of both on Dribbble. Less copying! More innovation!! There are more than 2 gorgeous typefaces in the world.
A little cheeky but nevertheless funny and thought-provoking, Aaron.
Just like Archer, there are some applications where these fonts are completely appropriate. But unfortunately, more times than not they're misused. But I definitely think what you're touching on here is a legitimate concern.
the movement spreads:
The problem seems bigger than these two typefaces. It's everybody doing this fake retro style of illustration and Dribbble encouraging copycats. It's easier to draw geometric/stylized shapes, fill them with flat colors and add specks to create a cool style than, say, do a digital painting.
The style itself doesn't account for the quality of the compositions and color palettes, of course, but the design community is bursting with trends.
I say let's all take a break from it and do our thing, which we can't since we bombard ourselves with other people's work everyday, mistaking it for inspiration.
Andrea, I think the main problem is over-inspiration. People need to do their thing. The problem is that “their thing” becomes whatever the Dribbble community seems to want at the time… the pressure of potential popularity.
Keep an eye on the people that are setting the trends and the people who are ignoring them. Disregard everyone else. That’s my cynical approach :)
by Tim Melideo
Another one for my Seinfeld quote blog (http://seinquote.tumblr.com ). Thought I would rebound @Aaron Robbs shot with this one :)
over 2 years ago
Looks real nice man.
about 2 years ago
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