Illustration by Mr Bingo
Lately we have seen a rise in design blogs where images of naked ladies are being posted next to accomplished design work. This is not only a disdain to the published work of the designers and our female practitioners but also to our profession in large.
The design industry is already tainted with a bad reputation of being full of characters from ‘Being a dickhead’s cool’. The last thing we need is a validation to Lee McCormack book title ‘Designers are wankers’.
A girl with her breasts out or legs parted does not automatically become culture just because she is wearing designer knickers.
If we want to gain some gravitas to our work and existence, we need to oversee how we showcase and share our work and inspiration, and start acting against established clichés.