There have recently been several letters from designers concerning ethics and responsibility. It is clear to everyone who has read any Noam Chomsky (“arguably the greatest intellectual alive” – New York Times) and anyone who has seen through the propaganda masquerading as our news and culture, that people and planet are being killed by our economic system of profit at any cost. This system’s unquestioned religion is consumerism, fuelled by the advertising and design industry. We as designers must start to recognise our complicity in this system in order to challenge our own beliefs and the system that subordinates people and planet to the drive for profit. Mark Epton Guerrilla Graphics Stroud GL5 2HP Letters to the Editor should be sent to Design Week, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX. Fax: 0171-970 6730. e-mail email@example.com Website: www.design-week.co.uk
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
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