Friday, August 14, 2009

Design is NOT about selling stuff or pretty pictures. It's about making the complicated, simple. The financial crisis is complicated.

Go Art Center!
Go Jonathan Jarvis!
Go Design!

If it had a clickable print version, it would be possible to Professional Development for High School teachers for the cost of a postcard. If the postcards were delivered in bulk to school buildings via the USPS "If it Prints, It ships" box, next day delivery cost is about $10 per school.

The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis.
By Jonathan Jarvis.

The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated. This project was completed as part of my thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

For more on my broader thesis work exploring the use of new media to make sense of a increasingly complex world, visit

Or email me at

Support the project! Buy a T-Shirt!

The Video Part 1 7:32

The Video Part 2 3:42

No comments:

Post a Comment