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Upside-down to whom?

Cute little anecdote about the orientation of the logo on the back of Apple laptops.

Reminds me of the bat ring I used to wear,1 and the girl in high school art class who couldn’t deal with the fact I wore it so it appeared “head up” for other people looking at my hands. She was convinced rings should be worn so they appeared “correct” from the point-of-view of the wearer, not the viewer, so used to physically grab my hands and switch it around on me.

High school was wild, man.

Also, I will note Microsoft solves the “which way does the logo go” problem by having a logo on the backs of its Surfaces that’s both horizontally and vertically symmetrical. Hah! Take that, Steve Jobs!

  1. For like fifteen years. Eventually the cheap metal got so bent—the “ring” was basically in the shape of a D—it got too uncomfortable. []
2019-03-25T10:31:52+11:0013th September, 2019|Tags: apple, design, tech|

If everybody looked the same…

Why is everything—from website to cafes—suddenly starting to look exactly the same? And is it even a problem if it does?

2019-02-05T14:43:38+11:0020th July, 2019|Tags: culture, design|

WHAT WAS THAT?

As someone who has both a deaf husband and a deaf father, over-loud restaurants are 100% an accessibility issue1 and the fact that sound-amplifying designs intentionally propagate because they’re aesthetically “trendy” is Ableism In Action 101.

  1. In fact, my husband realized he was deaf when we were having a conversation in a very loud restaurant and he couldn’t follow it. It became the triggering incident that caused him to get tested. []
2019-01-03T10:53:16+11:008th May, 2019|Tags: culture, design|

HTTP dot dot slash slash bullshit.

Hey, do you remember the days you would’ve been laughed off the web for having a page bigger than like 200 KB or that took longer than 0.1s to load? Yeah. Whatever happened to that?

2018-08-17T14:06:32+11:0024th January, 2019|Tags: design, tech, webdesign|

Reretro.

I live in a city with quite a lot of Brutalist architecture and I passionately hate it.1 So is it, like, hypocritical or whatever that I actually really kinda like the Brutalist trend in webdesign? Or is that just a sign that I’m old and nostalgic for the heyday of Geocities aesthetic?

Probably the latter, let’s be real.

For the record, my Tumblr layout is Brutalist-inspired (monospaced fonts!). But, like. More pastel. Pastel Brutalist. Pastelist!

  1. It’s ugly! It’s alienating! Why does anyone think this sort of thing is acceptable? []
2019-04-29T12:03:12+11:009th December, 2018|Tags: design, webdesign|