My point was that applying a decal (cheap) to an object (expensive) portrays a somewhat disdainful relationship to money or materialism, the polar opposite of sneaker-worship for example (the sneaker heads who keep closetfuls of boxes of barely-worn shoes, maybe to re-sell, maybe just to have). The content matter of the decal or tribal association is secondary to the fact that a decal had be affixed to this "holy" object in the first place. Rather than reverence for a mass-produced object, the decal's application owns it, or personalizes it, by slightly degrading the original object. This is not a bad thing, in my eyes. And I'd say the d-bag label is in the eye of the (non-d-bag) beholder.rkuchinsky wrote:I think my point was pretty clear. You have an example, I said what my perception of the person displaying said example would be. Point is that you will be judged by the tribe you choose to associate with and the stereotypes that go along it. You can pick and choose.
The bimmer with the n-ring sticker, custom plate and custom m logo I would probably judge similar. Some guy who thinks he's a hot shot racer, probably had more money than sense, and not someone I would trust with subtlety.
But that just just my 0.2$ worth.
That can be a dangerous assumption to make...rkuchinsky wrote:Some guy who thinks he's a hot shot racer, probably had more money than sense, and not someone I would trust with subtlety.
Personally, I find those who fit the cliche of a tribe are the ones you want to avoid.hatts wrote:That can be a dangerous assumption to make...
A large percentage of industrial designers that I know have a pretty catastrophic sense of fashion. If I assumed that this would affect their ability to keep up with contemporary style as it applies to designed objects, I'd have hardly any designers that I can trust. Same goes for programmers, craftspeople, etc.
Carltiki correct me if I'm wrong but the original question was phrased within the context of an interview for a design job correct?CarlTiki wrote:Would you take them less seriously?