The Designer as Tiger Woods as Joan Didion

I was laughing, and then I realized plenty of graphic design articles are just like this: “Joan Didion was never a graphic designer, but her writing had qualities for which all designers should strive.” It’s even funnier. From the initial backhanded warning that designers are a separate breed to the inevitable “but”: they can also squeeze some utility out of something not immediately useful but socially esteemed (like Joan Didion) by distilling her into a self-help design thinking bullet point list.

(the article is real)

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