A Brief Message

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

An interesting-looking (in all senses of the word) new design criticism blog: A Brief Message:

What do people really want from design writing? More importantly, what can people do without?

Our mission for A Brief Message is a simple one : we want to give you design criticism in short form. We want you to do without. And we’re betting that brevity paired with smart editorial — and the occasional felicitous illustration — will go a long way.

By the time you finish reading each Message, you’ll hardly have finished a cup of coffee or taken the after-lunch stretch. Before you know it, it will be over. Just like that. And just like that you’ll know more. You’ll have more opinions. More context. More inspiration.

Worth subscribing to the RSS feed, I think.

If only they’d change the headline – it’s “200 words or fewer“, not “less”…

Update
Kohl Vinh, in the comments below, tells me:

We actually debated that. While grammatically it’s right to say “fewer,” we decided that it’s colloquially more acceptable — or familiar, anyway — to say “less.” And we were definitely going for less formal. 🙂

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2 comments on “A Brief Message

  1. Khoi Vinh says:

    We actually debated that. While grammatically it’s right to say “fewer,” we decided that it’s colloquially more acceptable — or familiar, anyway — to say “less.” And we were definitely going for less formal. 🙂

  2. Jonathan says:

    Ha! It wouldn’t have been much of a debate if I’d been there! I think we’ll have to politely agree to disagree on that one. I’m right though 😉Good luck with the site 🙂

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