Design Loves a Depression…or does it?

I found an interesting article on Design Observer from the New York Times. It gives the somewhat comforting prediction that although there are many layoffs and we’re probably going to see less and less design in the next few years we’re also going to see much better design.

“American designers took the Depression as a call to arms,” said Kristina Wilson, author of “Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression” and an assistant professor of art history at Clark University. “It was a chance to make good on the Modernist promise to make affordable, intelligent design for a broad audience.”

It’s truly a very interesting and thought provoking article. It makes me really think about the work I’m doing and how I too can make the best possible end product be more eco friendly and affordable. Read the whole story here.


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