Life Is Short, Read A Brief Message

By Alissa Walker Comment


Well, well, well, would you looky here. It seems there’s a new blog in town. A Brief Message is design criticism that you’re able to bite off, chew up, swallow and digest before you finish plowing through the intro paragraph of some other sites. It’s shorter, it’s faster, and it’s published by two very good friends of the Un, Khoi Vinh and Liz Danzico.

Vinh and Danzico both explain the concept and strategy in-depth on their own blogs, but boiled down (appropriately), here’s the deal:

A Brief Message features design opinions expressed in short form. Somewhere between critiques and manifestos, between wordy and skimpy, Brief Messages are viewpoints on design in the real world. They’re pithy, provocative and short–200 words or less.

The pieces will also be illustrated, a nice touch for looping in some new and established designers and illustrators. Plus we’ll venture to give some advice to anyone wanting to launch a design blog: Leading with Steven Heller is a pretty darn good way to get started.