We built the engine that broke the world. We built the machines that turned vitriol into profit for bankers and billionaires. And we turned a blind eye because of the crumbs falling from their table. But as the window closes on humanity, and we finally realize the error of our ways, do we have a shot? Can we turn things around? Is there even the smallest sliver of hope?
Possibly. But you’re not gonna like it.
In 2015 Mike Monteiro taught us how to present our work with confidence. In 2017 he taught us how to fight fascism. Now – after writing Ruined By Design, one of the most important books on design in the 21st century – Mike Monteiro returns to From Business to Buttons. He is not done yelling at you.
Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers that designers have strong spines. He believes workers have a right to unionize and a responsibility to improve society. He’s done with your excuses.