I've been noticing an interesting trend lately. I'm calling them "Tumblr Art Directors." They're creators, or curators — Not really sure which (That's another blog post) but all with a disturbing similarity to each other.
It's like Mario Hugo delivered a baby in an Urban Outfitters. Don't get me wrong, I love the stuff. Mysterious photos, nifty line work, lots of grays and blacks. But I keep seeing variations on this "X" logo pop up in places Cargo and FFFound. Enough times to make a blog post about it. Enough times to realize it's having a significant impact on the direction of design at large.
So who's calling the shots now, Tumblr or Communication Arts?