This body of work consists of marketing collateral for various corporate and political entities that exist within a dystopian American society in and around the year 2067. This absurd “alternate” world I have imagined is inspired by my inclinations that a future such as this might slowly be morphing into our current reality. A TV celebrity is our president, we're still fighting nazism and related fascist movements almost 100 years after those ideologies became forefront, and it's 2020 and our culture is still obsessed with the 90s. I’ve juxtaposed dystopian advertisements with event posters that seem to subversively oppose the special interests displayed in the other marketing pieces. When installed in a physical space, this work conveys the sense or experience of walking past the brick wall of a grimy back alley with visual information pasted one over another in competition for the viewer’s attention.

In this project, I explore current and upcoming trends in typography and design while tapping into the fears that I and other people my age have for a future controlled by corporate interest and greed. This show can be viewed as an ironic commentary on my portfolio itself, as it will serve the purpose of marketing my work to potential employers while also representing the fear many designers have of designing for a cause they don’t believe in. The work is intended to be both hopeful and grim, and to represent the role of artists and designers as forward-thinking leaders of oppositional movements.

  • McCann1

    Cartoon Villiany, Buyer’s Remorse
    Adobe Illustrator, Silkscreen, Digital Print
    2020

  • McCann2

    Alternative Interests
    Adobe Illustrator, Silkscreen, Digital Print
    2020

  • McCann3

    Unequal Opportunity
    Adobe Illustrator, Silkscreen, Digital Print
    2020

  • McCann4

    American Family Auction
    Adobe Illustrator, Silkscreen, Digital Print
    2020

  • McCann5

    Dynasty
    Adobe Illustrator, Silkscreen, Digital Print
    2020