- Poch Peralta
- Manila Ncr
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Are Computers Destroying Design?
Was Milton Glaser right about that?
I'm still unsure if that's the case. What I'm sure of is computers and modern tech are robbing designers of jobs. And because of that, I wish Glaser is right lol
'In the end, however, we need less to learn about how to make the software work and more about how to make design work!
'I was a student of some incredible designers, but Milton Glaser, whose course I admittedly never finished, still stands out in my mind. He was not a proponent of computers for design and while we young designers using computers with Photoshop 1.5 (2.0 had LAYERS!) were confused by his dislike of computers, reasoning they were faster and cheaper for design production, he stood fast. It caused us to suspect his teaching was obsolete. I hope Milton forgives me for that statement as I was young and foolish.
'Years later I was reading a blog rant where some designer was blasting Glaser for saying something about the computer being to design as a microwave is to gourmet cooking. Ah-HA! That’s when it hit me. Milton, more mumbling about his dislike of computers, truly saw the future of design. He just didn’t put it in a way that made sense. A quote with a moral or haiku would have been nice!...'