I’ve sort of come back from neglecting my Pinterest account, and to celebrate I went on a designer following spree. While checking out their boards, I was struck by a few things.
1. As designers and artists, we are surrounded by more easily accessible sources of inspiration than ever before. To what degree does this inspiration influence our work? And, are we using it strictly as inspiration or as direct influence?
2. How is this effecting our work on a larger scale? The thing that briefly turned me off of Pinterest to begin with was how incestuous it became- regardless of how many boards I followed, I’d see the same poster, the same logo, the same puppy with a bow re-pinned over and over and over again. Surely this bombardment of sameness will effect the authenticity and uniqueness of our work?
I’m curious- what are your thoughts on and experiences with Pinterest? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.