Used properly, computers are fantastic tools to foster creativity, especially in the design space; however, in her series 'Confessions of a Designer' artist Anneke Short comically sets the record straight about what it means to be a "real" designer.
These minimalist posters are honest reflections about the reality of being graphic designers. Every poster has a background of a different color and a comical message in a white font. She discusses topics like PCs versus Macs, Comic Sans and Photoshop. The messages are hilarious because of their simply straight-up honesty.
Although I'm a designer, I can feel the artistic frustration of Anneke Short and her need to defend the reputation of her colleagues and field.
Anneke Short Uses Simple Prints to Set the Record Straight About Design
1. Minimalist Design - The use of simple designs, limited color palettes and typography will continue to gain popularity in graphic design.
2. Authenticity in Design - Designers who prioritize honesty, humor and relatable content in their work may see increased success and reach in their fields.
3. Comedic Content in Design - The use of humor in designs helps to create relatable content and may have wide appeal across many industries.
1. Graphic Design - The graphic design industry may benefit from incorporating humor and authenticity in their designs and messaging.
2. Technology - The ongoing debate between PC and Mac usage may present opportunities for disruptive innovation in the technology industry.
3. Marketing/advertising - The use of comedic content in marketing and advertising campaigns may have wider appeal and generate increased engagement and conversion rates.