If you think it’s ugly now…

If you look through design history and you see something that looks really radical, that’s what you’re going to be doing now. If you think that’s nice, that’s what you’ve already been doing. If you think it’s tired, that’s what you were doing five years ago. But if you think it’s ugly, that’s what you’re going to be doing in five years.

This quote from designer Paula Scher (via Austin Kleon) resonated with me. Often, I will watch a film and not like it—even though others seem to sing its praises. It isn’t until years down the line that I finally connect with it and see its value. Then again, there are some thing that I absolutely love that not many people like. Does that mean they’ll find value after the fact?

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