THE BRILLIANCE! was created in 2005 by friends Chuck Anderson (NoPattern Studio) & Benjamin Gott (Benjamin Edgar, Boxed Water, th-oughts) as a creative outlet to write about things & interview people they found inspiring and interesting. In 2006, Virgil Abloh (DONDA, OFF-WHITE) was brought on board and the trio continued the site until 2010, when it went on indefinite hiatus.
In 2013 the site was relaunched but life, Twitter, and Instagram were more interesting and THE BRILLIANCE! went back, yet again, on an internet vacation. In early 2017 after a series of emails, iMessage group chats, and a couple conference calls, the three decided that a short-form editorial voice was missing from the internet and decided to again relaunch with the addition of guest-writer contributions from various friends and creative minds across the internet. The concept and spirit is the same as it was in 2005: very little structure, a focus that shifts with the zeitgeist, and little regard for the way a website or blog is "supposed" to work. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
To submit your site/product/whatever, please email HELLO@THEBRILLIANCE.COM . We'll definitely read your email but don't guarantee we'll reply or post about it. But we'll definitely probably read it, at least.