Brutalist Web Design isn’t that Brutal

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August 18, 2016

Brutalist Web Design isn’t that Brutal

Or is it?

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August 18, 2016
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  2. BRUTALIST WEBSITES

  3. BRUTALIST WEBSITES?

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  6. The web’s hottest new trend is brutalist web design.

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  17. Brutalist Websites – In its ruggedness and lack of concern

    to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of today's webdesign.
  18. BRUTALIST ARCHITORTURE

  19. BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE

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  27. Hey Siri, what is brutalism?

  28. Brutalism (Wikipedia) – In its ruggedness and lack of concern

    to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of some 1930s and 1940s architecture.
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  32. The business of Architecture is to establish emotional relationships by

    means of raw materials.
  33. béton brut brutalist brutal art brut brut → raw

  34. Volume Surface Plan

  35. More recently, "brutalism" has become used in popular discourse to

    refer to buildings of the late twentieth century that are large or unpopular – as a synonym for "brutal.”
  36. BRUTALIST WEBSITES?

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  47. Dada represented the opposite of everything which art stood for.

    Where art was concerned with traditional aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics.
  48. Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly

    of the Weimar Republic 1919
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  52. Web default

  53. Geocities

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  55. Skeumorphism

  56. Flat Design

  57. WHATEVER THIS SHADOW STUFF IS

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  60. Brutalist web design is a part of web vernacular. It

    has been appropriated by the web design community to mean something totally different.
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    ! That’s all folks. !