Logos are overrated(youtube.com)

over 5 years ago from Pablo Stanley, Design at Blush

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 5 years ago

    Pablo, I really don't understand what you're getting at with titles like this. The advice is kind of good, but also contradictory. I'd argue that overthinking and hard work is absolutely part of the process of even getting close to what works (that is, throwing out bad ideas, and knowing the difference.)

    In general, I'm worried about this industry when new designers are getting disillusioned so quickly, celebrating relativism and cyclically replacing core professional attitudes. What makes logomarks great hasn't changed much, if at all, in the past 100 years, design systems or not. It's fairly narcissistic to think in one's relatively short tenure of working within design history, all the rules are new or don't matter.

    Something must matter. If logos are now "overrated" (clickbait or not) even for designers, then this industry is or on its way to being completely perverse.

    21 points
    • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, over 5 years ago

      Hey, Steven. I think you bring some excellent points. Thanks for taking the time to write this. I should be more careful about the way I present my opinions and let the viewers know that most likely I'm wrong and that they should find their own truth. I'll try to do better next time.

      Again, thanks :)

      2 points
      • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 5 years ago

        Thanks for responding. I wouldn't have given this much thought at all had I not really enjoyed many of your tutorials and Sketch videos.

        Which makes me wonder if we're all getting too focused on efficiency and tools, and less so on design fundamentals (hence this becoming sort of controversial.)

        If I didn't hate looking at my face, I'd have considered making a video called "Plugins are overrated."

        2 points
        • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, over 5 years ago

          Thank you for giving it that much thought and taking the time to write your feedback. I really appreciate it.

          Yeah, you might have a point. I'm coming from a place where efficiency is a giant factor in decision-making. Maybe this has made the love for the craft and quality take a hit for some of us.

          Lol. I like your plugins idea. I'M TOTALLY GONNA STEAL IT! Just kidding ;)

          1 point
    • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 5 years ago

      Click bait / Outrage generation titles are kind of par for the course these days - don't hate the player, hate the game

      2 points
    • Rey AlejandroRey Alejandro, over 5 years ago

      Are contradictions the only way to get designers attention these days? it definitely got mine :D

      0 points