Sad but true. With the emergence of mainstream design software, everyone has become a designer. Has this affected the perception of the public of what good design really can be? Has this affected the quality of the work actual designers create?
There are so many questions that pop up when you start contemplating the role of 0's and 1's in design. How many designers today have the drawing ability and precision of some of the masters we study in Art History? Some of the most intricate designs are the illuminated manuscripts from the early ADs.
What about the typographers from the early and mid 1900's? They produced some of the most beautiful typefaces. Typefaces we don't even think twice of using today.
Have we compromised design by making it accessible?