Let’s Talk About Timeless Design

I have a pet peeve when it comes to describing design (or any kind of creative work). The word “timeless” makes my skin crawl, like that scene in Indiana Jones where he has the snakes and creepy crawlies all over him and he’s all like “Oh God! Snakes!” but you totally saw it coming because he said he hated snakes maybe ten minutes before that.

Allow me to complain in bulleted points:

Thank you for reading my measured critique, and have a timeless day.

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Frank Chimero is a designer and writer based in New York City. For the past 15 years, he’s worked at his tiny design studio, Frank, with a few years away to co-found Abstract.

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