Design Ethics

Advertising does work, so designer’s need to truly think about their personal system of ethics. What ideas are you willing to communicate? Are these ideas inline with your personal belief system? Design is powerful and it is up to you to discern between the costs and the benefits. Or…maybe the government will step in and decide for you? In the case below it’s not a bad idea…

via Spain to Ban Some Prime-time Diet, Beauty Ads
LONDON (AdAge.com) — Marketers in Spain could be banned from advertising certain beauty products and services before 10 p.m., as the government attempts to stamp out the growing number of eating disorders and improve the mental health of young women fixated on their weight and appearance.