Advertising is the Dirty Profession, famous for snake oil salesmen and shysters, shilling things that nobody needs, creating this bankrupt consumerist culture. But what if you were unknowingly in advertising too? The deep connection between human evolution and ecology into marketing demonstrates that we are all in advertising—and that’s actually a good thing.
In a talk that’s part history lesson, part love letter to graphics, information designer Tommy McCall traces the centuries-long evolution of charts and diagrams — and shows how complex data can be sculpted into beautiful shapes. “Graphics that help us think faster, or see a book’s worth of information on a single page, are the key to unlocking new discoveries,” McCall says.
We have offered our services pro bono for over 20 years to produce posters that promote the annual, outdoor concert series performed by the Tucson Pops Orchestra. That’s a lot of concepts for the same event, but we love working on these creations every year!