Designer vs Developer #7: Becoming a creative coder

Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu’s YouTube speaks to Mariko Kosaka about the art she creates with code. Can developers embrace the idea of making something that isn’t necessarily useful but still has value

Designer vs Developer by Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu is a series of videos aimed at improving understanding foster greater understanding between the two camps. Each video, in which Kurtuldu has a conversation with a different industry expert, is accompanied by an essay (below) which delves deeper into the topic discussed.

The arts have lived on the streets amongst the communities of the underprivileged fighting out against control, a response to political suffocation. Often depicted as sub-cultures, these movements of the Punk era in London were a rejection of the modernist Swiss Style of the 1940s and 1950s. In the late 70s we saw a typographic explosion on the New York train lines in the form of graffiti, which took words and turned them into graphics.