Some FANTASTIC quotes in this article!!!
“Frog’s Robert Fabricant argues that American companies no longer stand for real innovation in design… So the trick is to empower a new generation.”
“I believe that the best American design comes out of ambivalence and tension. The strong desire to conceive of, and design, a better future combined with the healthy dose of skepticism and self-determinism that resists uniformity. It is this self-determinism, in particular, that is at the core of what is “American” about design today. “
“And what about Apple, unassailably cool and inarguably the global tastemaker of our time? Apple defines American design more than any other company. But I would argue that design at Apple has also hit middle age. Apple products are starting to have a distinctly Disney-esque, almost kitschy quality.”