Episode 042

Short Run Design

with Charles Fadem and Rachel Scott of Board & Vellum

October 22, 2019


“One-Off,” “Limited Edition,” “Here for a limited time only!” — if you follow design, you’ve likely been seeing these phrases a lot lately. There is a premium placed on design that is “of the moment” and then it’s gone. This so-called “short-run trend” is sticking around more than the designs that comprise it — what is the consequence of that? Without “design movements” that cross years, disciplines, even generations, embedding deeply in society and culture, what is left? Where do we go from here?

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