fifty Manifestos

19 08 2007

ICON magazine published manifestos of industry leading designers from around the world. Some interesting reading / thinking ….

50 Design Manifestos

Jasper Morrison:

Design, which used to be almost unknown as a profession, has become a major source of pollution. Encouraged by glossy lifestyle magazines and marketing departments, it’s become a competition to make things as noticeable as possible by means of colour, shape and surprise. Its historic and idealistic purpose, to serve industry and the happy consuming masses at the same time, of conceiving things easier to make and better to live with, seems to have been side-tracked. The virus has already infected the everyday environment. The need for businesses to attract attention provides the perfect carrier for the disease. ………….. [read more].

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