When it comes to the design profession, there's a long and complicated history of "trendy" and "disruptive" design.But a new survey of more than 1,000 designers has found that a lot of the current focus on the latter is actually misguided, and the former is the wrong direction."It's easy to think about design as something that only needs to be used in the context of your brand," says Jason Luscomb...
The ’60s are gone, and so is the ’70s.
And now, in the decade since the Civil War, the Great Recession, and the rise of the digital age, we are entering a time of unprecedented change.
And that’s something that’s been captured in the first-ever ’60/70 digital-era infographic from the Creative Lab, created by designers Michael Zagaris and Alex Luschik.
In the graphic, the authors of the book “The Art of The Great American Recession” describe the post-war era as the beginning of the end for the Great American Dream.
“We’re seeing a period of economic decline and an unprecedented decline in economic opportunity, which has led to a new sense of despair,” Zagares says in the graphic.
“We’re not going back.
We are not going to go to another decade of economic prosperity.
We’re not coming back.”
The authors warn, however, that the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great War of the 20th century also led to widespread societal disinvestment, an exodus of skilled labor, and an eventual erosion of the American middle class.
The graphic also depicts the rise and fall of America’s first post-World War II social contract, which is what led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
It highlights the American Dream, Zagars said in an interview.
We don’t want to be a country that is stagnant.
We want to create a place where we can have a sense of hope.
And the Great Dream is one of the pillars of that.
“It is also an infographic that, Zaganaris says, captures the zeitgeist of the times.
As America transitions into a new era, he says, the creative class will become more important.”
It’s not going away. “
But that’s not the case.
It’s not going away.
It just means that a new kind of economy is going to emerge that’s going to create opportunities for people to work hard, and not have to work for a living.”