This graphic is amazing in that it simultaneously faps over TWO sources of entry-level material: the popular meaningfulcore band DEFEATER and modernist graphic designer Massimo Vignelli (who I hung out with once for a few hours, funny guy). The fggt who made it took what I assume are DEFEATER lyrics/titles and put them on a graphic that looks a lot like Vignelli’s 1972 re-design of the NYC subway map which was rejected by the city for being ‘too designy’ even though all the graphic designers were like ‘omg it is so elegant and sophisticated how can you not see how amazing this is’. Basically, the map’s reception among NYC residents was the same as when you play BTBAM for non-aspies.
If you want people to know that you ‘rly know a lot about art and design,’ you should bring up Vignelli’s subway map, then shake your head slowly and tell them you are ‘disappointed that ppl weren’t ready for his groundbreaking work.’ It’s like saying ‘I only like the demo’ or ‘they were so much better with [original member who left after the first album]‘ because it tells them that you have really good taste. Also, that you are into older stuff (because it is not generic trendy crap like what all the designers these days are doing).
‘if u dont like this map then fukk off i seriasly don’t even care!! !’ – massimo vignelli
I really like this sort of thing, because it is essentially the same as when 8th grade girls write an essay about Oli Sykes or Andy Sixx, and it is always funny when you are reminded of how beta Tumblrbros in their early 20s pretty much act like girls. Only instead of gushing over some predictable, entry-level band, it is some graphic design sophomore gushing over predictable, entry-level ‘sources of inspiration’– but big ups to him for finding a way to combine references to TWO of them at once! I eagerly await his work as a senior, so we can find out whether he has abandoned hardcore for indie rock, or weird electronic music.