Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Reading the posts really reminded me of when RS was a quality rock magazine, full of superb interviews with substantive musicians from Joe Strummer (the cover at left) to Marvin Gaye. Now? Zac Efron, The Girls of the Hills, Taylor Swift, or whatever crap is popular that week. Rolling Stone are nothing but a bunch of swill merchants, published by the same group behind Maxim magazine.
I know I sound old, but it makes me truly sad to see what Rolling Stone has become. Often they will attempt to write "serious journalism", but it comes off as a public service message in the middle of the Jonas Brothers TV show - silly, absurd, and impossible to take seriously.
Anyway, head over to the three part posts here.
Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design?
As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important criteria for what he considered was good design. Subsequently they have become known as the ‘Ten commandments’.
Go check them out here.
BTW - Thanks again Nubby.