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The prevalence of bad design in the Internet Age

Most times when I’m doing research for a potential project, I keep a trash can close by. This trash can contains the vomit that is excreted from my mouth when I see exceptionally bad design. I usually rely on reputable artist websites like Behance.net to do research, because the artists that post on them have fantastic inspiring work from around the world. Sometimes, there aren’t enough examples there, and so I dig through the depths of tumblr, the graves of pinterest, and the mourge of deviantart. From top to bottom, there is no method to the design. No thought to what the artist was trying to accomplish, and no thought to the layout, target demographic, interaction of color- nothing. In the Age of the Internet, you can upload your work for millions to (fortunately or unfortunately) to see. It seems like more and more people think they are “designers” when they are nothing more than half-baked kids that pirated Photoshop. Thankfully, sites like Behance curate the best work, and bad work on tumblr and pinterest can be scrolled past in mere seconds.

The problem still remains- will these poorly trained artists that are multiplying by the minute give design a bad name if they aren’t stopped?

 

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