So I wanted to try out this idea that I would be this design police figurehead that goes by the name of "Foxee" who paroles the streets of Buffalo for design (specifically logos) in need of a makeover. It would be called "The Good, The Bad, & The Hipster", looking not only at dated or just plain bad design, but strong, innovative design, as well as popular hipster trends.
Disclaimer: Just to clarify, when I deem something hipster, I see it as something that is trying to be unique but is eventually imitated by a majority. As a result, this uniqueness starts to trend and thus obliterates the individuality that accompanies the term "hipster". So when I refer to "hipster design", think of generic hipster-y elements such as triangles, banners, stamps, arrows, antlers, mustaches...mustaches...yeah, you know what I'm talking about. Now don't misquote me, I'm not saying hipster design is bad, but I'm just wondering where the originality went.
ANYWAYS, I was going to have a variety of design highlights, design horror stories, design makeover proposals,
BUT I accidentally took way too many pictures of all the things I love: graffiti, cats, and copacetic design. So, in other words, this is now an introduction to my "The Good, The Bad, & The Hipster" series. Today we begin with my aimless adventure down Elmwood Ave (with a couple detours on Allen and Oakland) capturing some interesting logos from local businesses in the Elmwood Village. Enjoy! I know I did after hibernating all winter.