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@Seirdy
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A recent article on Corporate Memphis: Why does every advert look the same? Corporate Memphis.

Its popularity is the result of a feedback loop: it’s popular because it’s popular. It also makes people feel safe and comfortable (a form of brain-hacking, if you will).

Honestly, I wouldn’t mind it too much if it wasn’t so overused. Now I immediately feel distrustful the second I see it. It makes me assume that I’m looking at a page made by an advertiser rather than something honest. Product information shouldn’t try to make me feel something, it should tell me why I should and shouldn’t use something.

Travis Skaalgard
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I’m actually in the same boat with “I wouldn’t mind it too much if it wasn’t so overused.” On an aesthetic level there are things I like about this style, but it’s just so ubiquitous now.

ghost laptop
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I really hate that design or whatever it is

riccardo
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Good ol’ Corporate Memphis

Travis Skaalgard
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It’s called “alegria” and it’s terrible.

@seahorse
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It ensures me that everything is going to be fine. Just use their app! /s

that is definitely one of the aesthetics ever

@ray
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Great relevant video on Alegria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFb7BOI_QFc

@JosephKeen
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Companies will try to get more money regardless if capitalism is involved, and considering that the cooperate art style is used to attract people this art style would still probably be overused.

Travis Skaalgard
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What do you think capitalism is?

@tricoro
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Isn’t this design used by developers that don’t know how to draw? What this has to do with capitalism?

@jonahhw
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Nah, they hire artists who actually do know how to draw and then they waste their talent by forcing them to draw in that style

@yeeper
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I am unable to locate the funny

@soferman
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Travis Skaalgard
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If you knew anything about graphic design, you would know that this is very much a trend in design. Any graphic designer worth their salt is designing these kinds of things today because this is what the system pays them for. It is a very specific aesthetic designed to invoke certain feelings of trust in users in order to make them think less about how big tech platforms are exploiting their users, workers, etc.

And secondly, I never said the words “lack of innovation in capitalism,” so you don’t understand how quotes are supposed to work, but also you are putting words in my mouth. The title is about the supposed variety of products, aesthetics, etc. that capitalism is supposed to facilitate, when in reality in encourages convergent evolution in aesthetic and grand trends that are followed by entire industries. Look at cars today, for an example. As the cancer of capitalism advances further and further, automobiles are converging closer and closer to a single aesthetic that companies find makes them the most money. You see this in many industries. Film, music and gaming come to mind, as aesthetics converge to their maximum profit potential. To further illustrate capitalism’s homogenizing effects, think about how different rich socialites are in different countries. Not very different at all, are they?

Thirdly, your immediate defense of people who are fucking you over is just sad.

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Travis Skaalgard
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A very thoughtful, informative and well-written reply.

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Travis Skaalgard
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Go suck your boss’ cock some more.

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Travis Skaalgard
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That’s exactly the opposite of how I’m looking at this. The artists are hard workers, who are being forced to produce this horseshit for their bosses. In capitalism, the people who work get shafted, and those who do nothing are rewarded with the fruits of all human labor.

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Travis Skaalgard
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Go suck your boss’ cock some more.

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