The profession of communications design has always worked hand-in-hand with shaping society, including the landscape of our culture. Urban culture has been consumed by corporations so much so that even in our off time - our weekends, offline are perfect opportunities to be solicited. Corporations in their rush to fil every last surface and unclaimed airwave, have turned our environment into relentless advertising space. The public may take advantage of sporting events, concerts, museum exhibits theater experiences, burt must understand that it is being taken advantage of as well. the constant exposure to logos , signs bulletins, brochures, even the names of the events and venues themselves must begin to affect the psyche and behavior of the audience members. Or does it affect the subconscious of the public defining values and shaping our culture.
|The Mid-Atlantic Almanack, The journal of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
|Published - Oct 2 2007