It’s one of the biggest trends and something that has been all over the media due to Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Netflix’s series. It’s Minimalism.
However, before being a recent approach to a clutter-free and happier lifestyle, Minimalism appeared as an artistic movement born out of a very different context.
Propaganda posters were one of the primary mediums used to persuade people because they were cheap, easy to reproduce and could reach all levels of society.
So there’s no doubt that intentionally or not, the designers of those posters played a huge role in persuading people on a grand scale and contributed to some of the biggest atrocities in the 20th century.
A toilet ’s just one of those things that we normally take for granted. Like many other objects, we never questioned its existence or even noticed it that much because it’s a utilitarian object. We normally just expect this kind of objects to be functional and that’s it.
But reflect on that for a moment. What would your life be like if you couldn’t afford or couldn’t have access to a toilet? Without toilets, would there be sewers? Picture that and you can see the importance of it now.
I’m a huge mad men fan. I watched every season in a row and to this day, Peggy Olson remains one of my favorite characters of all time (that’s why you see her in the “You’re awesome” page and because she’s a badass lady).