NYT Design Buzz Words by Jer Thorp at Ouno Design

NYT Design Buzz Words by Jer Thorp at Ouno Design

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Regina Yunghans
Feb 24, 2009

These graphs, created by Jer Thorp of Ouno Design, are visualizations of design lingo used in the New York Times from 1984 to 2009. The one up top, for instance, shows frequency of use for the words "modernism" (red), "mid century modern" (orange), "eames" (yellow), and "corbusier" (magenta). See graphs comparing "vintage" VS "retro" and more below...

"interior design" VS "decor"

Look above at how the word "decor" dropped so drastically in recent years, giving way to "interior design".

"retro" VS "vintage"

And "retro" hardly even existed in the 80's. Hmmm... We think these findings are beautifully presented and offer an interesting insight. Do you? Do you find your own design-speak is pretty much aligned with what's shown in the graphs? Via: Ouno Design.

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