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Cyberpunk is out and solarpunk is in, according to Figma’s CEO

Dylan Field at Vox Media Podcast Stage Presented by Atlassian at SXSW on March 9, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
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Cyberpunk design has been all the rage for several years now — this very website was once awash in neon colors and hard edges, you might recall — but Figma CEO Dylan Field says he sees glimmers of optimism taking over.

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Figma CEO Dylan Field talks to Nilay live at SXSW about the rise of Solarpunk as a counter to cyberpunk aesthetics, using the example of the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R3. #sxsw #cyberpunk #solarpunk #design #dystopia #tesla #cybertruck #rivian #cars

♬ original sound – Decoder with Nilay Patel

“I think that we were really futurist, really cyberpunk for a while,” the founder of the popular design tool company told the crowd at a live taping of Decoder at SXSW when asked to compare the Cybertruck…

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