Last week, The Guardian declared that the Web is full of sites focusing on the banal. If you were to design a site dedicated to a boring subject or object that you are obsessed with, what would it be?
I think it’s strange The Guardian should say that. The Web is anything but banal. What’s boring to one person is a fascination or obsession to another. My obsession is hobbies and I would design a site around them. The problem is, I have too many of them… rockets, meat curing, my shed, Japanese packaging, luminescent paper, doorbells, Amos toys, LEDs, £2 coins, modding, fireworks, Lego, Arduino, chillies, soldering… am I boring you?
Benjamin Tomlinson, Creative director, Ico Design
I’d imagine there’s a banal website out there for everything. Mine would have to be a complete illustrated working guide to all the fabulously titled table tennis moves (these are just a few): antispin, backspin, blade, blocker, chop block, chopper, counter-smash, crosscourt, double bounce, down-the-line, forehand, hard rubber, high-toss serve, kill shot, lob match, pips-out, push, racket, rally, rubber, rubber cleaner, sandwich rubber, smother kill, speed glue, sponge, topspin, two-step footwork, underspin. Game on…
Alan Dye, Creative director, NB Studio