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“Contempo” – my term for the insincere faux-modern design style infecting our lives

October 20, 2012

“Contempo” – my term for the insincere faux-modern design style infecting our lives

There is a particular type of contemporary design that I deeply despise but for which there is no terminology. About six years ago, out of frustration, I started calling it “contempo.” It is a deliberately cheesy term for a cheesy aesthetic, an aesthetic of dumbed-down, cutesy faux-modernism.

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