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unlinking? | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

unlinking?

I like links as much as the next person. Ok I actually live off them. But is it fair and more to the point credible to talk critique through links and not let people respond. Unbeige is fun and all, but let’s say they take aim at me and decide to get all design mainstream moral. There’s no way I can respond to them on their site. There’s other sites like that too that are all link crazy, but if you’re not willing to have a two way conversation it’s a bit one sided.

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  • A Reader

    “but let’s say they take aim at me and decide to get all design mainstream moral”

    What does that mean?

  • http://designnotes.info/ michael

    It’s a fair question and I hope that you come back to read this.

    There’s two parts to this response. Honestly I’m just tired of hearing from the same “famous” designers all the time. I don’t fault them for wanting to talk, I question the people going back to them over and over again. Why can’t we build off of what they’ve said as opposed to really staying at the same level? The second part is just a continuation of the first point. The design mainstream moral is all about promoting your friends and not really willing to question things. Either these designers are perfect or there’s something else going on. I really doubt people are willing to say anything critically because it’s safer to keep things the way they are.

  • http://www.davidairey.com/blog David Airey

    There’s a ‘subscribe to comments’ plugin for WordPress that will ensure your first commenter read your reply.

    Unfortunately I didn’t get it working on my blog, and I’m not enough of a coder to work at plugins.

    Nice site by the way. I’ll subscribe to your RSS.

  • http://designnotes.info/ michael

    I just caught this series of articles titled “Can critics and artists be friends?” via personism. I haven’t read any of them yet, though it seems relevant to this topic.