am i right in saying that we, as designers have a huge role to play in society.

missgiggles's picture

i mean in the way that we have a huge responsibily for all our actions may iit be ethical, political etc. designers in advertising etc influence people and have great impact on them? have you recently heard about the packaging dilemma and the fact that designers should be responsiblle in creating packaging from materials that can be recycled or are environment friendly because of all thye global warming and pollution and gree house gases we produce everyday but mind you, war and bombs tend to cause the most pollution and have the worst effects on green house gases. what are the government talking about? what else should a designer keep in mind in regards to helping the world and society in ethical, political, economical forms?

Dan Gayle's picture

What happened when Pharoah's wife tries to seduce Joseph, son of Jacob, son of Issaac, son of Abraham? Was that love? What if she had written him a love letter? Would that have been a letter to bring delight to the body and soul of Joseph, or to manipulate him?

AzizMostafa's picture

> Was that love?
One way love. She loved his mighty moral, mighty body as well his handsomeness.

> What if she had written him a love letter?
There was no alternative to body language!

> Would that have been a letter to bring delight to the body and soul of Joseph, or to manipulate him?
Neither! Matters are judged by their ends!

TBiddy's picture

Terry, you may like Cold Type.

Thanks Nick, I'll give 'er a read.

Alessandro Segalini's picture

"To be or not to be"
Shakespeare

"To be is to do"
Sartre

"Do be do be do..."
Sinatra

Jackie Frant's picture

True creative expression should never be censored...

Did you not learn from impressionism - no matter how many paintings did not get the official French government stamp -- it didn't matter. Artists have always struggled -- a government not allowing them to sell their art - only helped them to be more creative... There was something motivating these great painters - and here - more than 100 years later - we are still enjoying them.

If you are talking about advertisers - ah, that's a whole 'nother story.

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