you and I
are not about poems or
other sentimental bullshit
but I have to tell you
even the way
you drink your coffee
knocks me the fuck out.
And they will ruin rock ‘n’ roll, and strangle everything we love about it, right? And then it just becomes an industry of cool.
I’m telling you, you’re coming along at a very dangerous time for rock ‘n’ roll. That’s why I think you should turn, go back, and be a lawyer or something. But I can tell from your face that you won’t.
- Lester Bangs (Almost Famous)
Substitute ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ for ‘design’ and you see how I sometimes feel looking at popular design work.
What a marvelous cooperative arrangement - plants and animals each inhaling the other’s exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.