First college assignment was handed to me on Wednesday, was a little apprehensive because I was told to read a manifesto, which I generally think of as being a huge book of rules, but it turns out its only a page – not even that – long so it wasn’t too bad.
Find the manifesto here —> First things First – Ken Garland
After first reading the manifesto I thought to myself – “yes! I fully agree with this” although reading through it a few times and looking at the bigger picture, i’m not so sure. Garland talks a lot about designers pulling away from major brands and “trivial” advertising in search for a more influential venture, one which could help towards “our national prosperity”, but there isn’t enough space in the world for too many Jonathan Barnbrooks and just think of the amount of after shave that needs advertising for nowadays, you just need to walk down to your local supermarket to see.
For anyone interested in reading my views and arguments in full, please leave your email address in the comments section and i’ll send you a copy. Feel free to comment on anything and please leave your views on this manifesto in the comments box…