The idea that good design is only about the surface appeal of an object is a relatively new invention of society. Originally (and I’m talking as far back as prehistoric here ) design was not only about making something pretty, but making something with meaning. In the olden days, design was something done by a professional, someone who had dedicated their life to and studied intensely their craft. Being an artist often meant having spent years in an academy to develop skill, and potentially prestige.
But what is design now? In an age where apps like Instagram allow the greater population to become skilled at making a ‘decent’ images?
Creating aesthetic appeal in an image is quite easy to do with our computers, apps and technologies. We can make our holiday snaps look like something from a magazine, while we’re still sitting on the beach. We want our selfies flawless…
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