• Giovanni HobbinsGiovanni Hobbins, over 4 years ago

    I don't always agree with Eli, nor do I always understand his motives and/or the value of his work, but I'm glad there's someone in the design world dedicated to critique for its own sake. I think it's a healthy thing in an industry like ours.

    33 points
    • David ThornDavid Thorn, over 4 years ago

      Absolutely healthy.

      7 points
    • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, over 4 years ago

      I think you defined the value with the rest of your comment! We need more discussions, debates, criticism. Every industry does. We have food critics, movie critics, fashion critics, etc etc. Graphic Design/Digital Product Design has so few voices in critique.

      I always look forward to Schiff's thoughts, and especially the community's reactions to them.

      12 points
    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 4 years ago

      Completely agree, and I find the way that much of "Design Twitter" and other design communities react to him to be really gross and insulting.

      I always default to kindness and being polite, but can you name any famous or otherwise critic in history who was always kind and polite? Sometimes I think the design world has become overly sensitive to the wrong things. We absolutely should call out injustice, inequality, and poor behavior, but sometimes I think a little bit of friction, raised voices, and passionately disagreeing opinions that aren't overly softened by caveats can be good.

      6 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 4 years ago

    "It barely registers as a logo"

    design praise in 2018.

    11 points
    • Tim SilvaTim Silva, over 4 years ago

      LOL, its just like when everyone clearly misunderstood the good old "the best interface is no interface" saying.

      2 points
  • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

    Every Eli design tweet is a gift, although I do hope my work never hits his radar.

    8 points
  • Mike RundleMike Rundle, over 4 years ago

    This is really outstanding and I think he found/recreated some assets that were nearly impossible to find. I grabbed the book and it's an excellent history that would otherwise have been lost. Highly recommended!

    7 points
  • Allen Djal, over 4 years ago

    This is a fantastic analysis! Can't wait for Part II :)

    6 points
  • Mike MulveyMike Mulvey, over 4 years ago

    Thorough, as expected from Eli. Good work.

    4 points
  • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, over 4 years ago

    I'll reserve judgement until parts 2 and 3 are out, but I don't really understand the point of this being a huge write-up. In part 1, there has been very little criticism and a whole lot of summary of other articles and public knowledge.

    3 points
  • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, over 4 years ago

    Man, the actual founder of Uber never gets any recognition. I wonder how he feels about that.

    2 points
  • Samantha S, over 4 years ago

    He should absolutely be compensated for dedicating his time and energy into writing such entertaining, substantive design critiques that no one else is doing across the design industry, that I can tell... Share a link if you know anything of similar substance. I'll gladly throw a few bucks his way and I hope some of you with baller salaries will too, his writing is a breath of fresh air in a sea of nauseating medium design articles.

    1 point
  • alec salec s, over 4 years ago


    -3 points
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, over 4 years ago

    Still don't know what i should think about Eli.

    -4 points
    • Account deleted over 4 years ago

      A pretentious dude that takes himself too seriously and gravitates towards overly dramatic writing, but also sometimes brings up good points.

      -1 points