You know the expression: the best design is the invisible one. And as cliché, as it might seem, we all tend to agree on it.
Even designers — who are curious and attentive people — see everyday objects without taking a second good look at them.
A great everyday example is the power button or better yet, the power symbol. Have you ever consider why is it like the way it is?
More often than not, the debate to ether or not someone needs to go to University to become a graphic designer, pops up. Some say that school can directly impact your ability to work better. Others defend that equal amounts of dedication and practice can bring a lot more to the table than art school.
Dystopian worlds aren’t something new, at least if you’re into reading. The thing about this tv series is that is such a good adaptation that people can easily imagine it happening in the US soon. Especially with everything that has been going on lately, the scary factor plays a huge role.
But most importantly, and the reason why I decided to talk about this mainstream topic; the importance of costume design and color.
Colors are indispensable, especially for designers. Although we could use solely black and white, designing the world in a monochromatic way would make everyone’s life depress as fuck (I’m all up for b&w, but still).
How we perceive it influences our life, our choices and even our wellbeing during life.
But how do we do it? And how much as it changed over time? Is it that important?