New at V-2, beauty now for the people has Adam despairing the state of design on the web, finding it flaccid and dull. He believes the latest “market softening” (setback/downturn/recession/etc) is to blame:
“Seen in this light, the sense of ennui that has suffused the web design community since the dot.com bubble burst has a certain self-fulfilling inevitability. When all around you, shops are closing or laying off staff; when every site you see seems like a barely-iterated rehash of somebody’s year-old innovation; when designers left and right are slated by their erstwhile peers as “trendwhore” or “rock star” – well, this is not a prescription for the widespread emergence of novelty, is it?”
but he is ever an optimist, and points out a few innovators to get our juices flowing once again… check it out!