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Is “No Design” maybe the best design of all?

Eric continues his writing streak with another essay for Jarrett Fuller’s Scratching the Surface site, this time a meditation on when our urge to design something gets in the way of our actual goals for that creative urge.

I’m old enough to know that much of the work here never left the safe confines of rarefied environments like poster shows, design organization fundraisers, and other exhibitions of this ilk. Some of this work is rightly lauded for its formal beauty, but if it never reaches the people and places where it might help to change hearts and minds, what else (if anything) is to be celebrated precisely?

Read the rest here.