Gloss V2.0 Sweeps In?
Posted by Andrew Faulkner on November 14th, 2006.
A nice old skool article on one of the loveliest of trends: Gloss. Glass. Aqua.
Whatever you call the shiny trend you can’t deny its popularity. One could say Apple pioneered the look some years ago now. But as of late I’ve seen designers go to more effort to produce a new glossy look. It seems that adding a sweeping curve will rejuvenate the much used trend. Some examples to explain what I mean:
- Triple Crown Customer Service
Curved gloss on buttons and logo.
- CSS Tux
Sweeping gradient across thumbnails.
Another sweeping gradient in the logo area
I could go on.
Now I believe designers tend to have a love/hate relationship with the trend. It’s one of the Marmite trends in my opinion. I happen to to have adored the gloss trend for a few years but recently I found myself realising that it wasn’t as original anymore. It started to lose its appeal.
So i found it rather refreshing when a new wave of gloss trends hit me this week. My love for gloss has been rekindled after almost fading away.
My question to the gloss lovers out there: Do you think this will rejuvenate the trend? Do you like it?
And for you gloss haters: Does this affect your opinion of the trend? Do you feel it’s a bit more original now?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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