I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.
– Le Corbusier
One of the chief arguments against modernism, whether it be in art, design, architecture or literature, has been that it was elitist– and that regardless of the virtuous aspirations of its practitioners, the Modern failed to mollify the masses. But what of the resurgence of Modern style? Since the end of the last century, and well into this one, designers have appropriated the tone, texture, type and tenets of the mid-20th century- deliberately or not- to varying degree of success. But is it retro? Or is it just a trend, albeit a protracted one, emblematic of a post-modern dearth of innovation?