It really is, just to be typing here.
some beholders are blind.
But lately, my mind is thinking more towards design authority.
"Beauty... eye of beholder... yadda, yadda... "
But there are some things that always look good. And some that almost always, don't.
- When you randomly mix centered text with left justified headers and/or body text... I mean, unless you're doing it a lot, consistently, because thats what you're going for.
- Comic Sans
- "Let's just make all of this in bold... "
- "Can we also put this other paragraph on the business card?"
My mind isn't as full of examples at midnight... but there are some principles that good design consists of... and principles that CAN be broken... intentionally---and STRONGLY broken, that can create a provocative, strong design as well...
But those principles (contrast, eyeflow, whitespace, borders, justifications, wise color choice, line length)... they are there for a reason. They help designs be good- er-- well--whatever. They make design better and more effective, webpage, flyer, or buswrap.
And the trouble is, clients, or worse, bosses, can sometimes be more degree-d and trained in business or marketing or whatever, and their position affords them the luxury of coercing you to break those principles for their whim or fancy, or worse yet, for a client's proposal. And not in a strong, edgy, provocative way. In a way that makes you wish you could forget that it was technically your mouse and keyboard, and servitude that made it that way.
Here's to sticking to your guns. design backbone. designing with integrity of principles.
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