Dug Up: Plastics Primer By Carl Alviani

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I came across this article written by Carl Alviani of FlatHED and published on Core77 in March of 2007. I thought you might find it interesting. Not Created Equal: A Long, (Loving) Plastics Primer takes a look of the early history, trends and current (mis)use of plastics in product design:

Given the thousands of alternative ways to allow plastics their own unique aesthetic, and the inexorable forces pushing consumers towards their acceptance, designers are running out of excuses for playing dumb.

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