August 23, 2013
Dog Ear Consultants
There’s this design trend we’ve been seeing lately from some of the cool kids (NYT mag, Bloomberg Businessweek) that appears to involve art directors pulling out their old grade school computer science textbook and employing it as a design muse.
In some cases, notably these pages from the NYTimes mag (below), we’re not sure we even have the vocabulary necessary to define what kind of minimalist retro is being employed.
This is probably linked in some way to the rise of Vice or the design establishment’s yearning for the simpler days of yore. Either way, be forewarned, unsuspecting editors: This may soon be coming your way via first design drafts, like it or not. We’d suggest putting on some DeBarge and going with the flow.