The Three Ages of Advertising Slavery Illustrated


Illustrating the life cycle of the average advertising professional, Hugh MacCleod of "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards" fame, has created a new cartoon, called "The Three Ages of Slavery," that clearly, but perhaps depressingly, depicts what the average person working in advertising can expect as he progresses through his career. There's no 50's or 60's cause, you know, after 49, all those ad people seem to disappear into other endeavors courtesy of ageism.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (3)     File: Trends and Culture     Jul-19-05  
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I don't get it. Less hair and two tumors? Is that the punchline?

Posted by: I don't get it on July 19, 2005 01:03 PM

Why is everyone making such a fuss over this Hugh MacCleod guy in the first place? People fawn over him as if he is some sort of oracle. But most of his "insights" consist of vague platitudes mixed in with snide comments about how out of step the rest of the industry is. I love these guys who think they're smarter than everyone else and that everything would be just grand if we lunkheads would just listen to them. O please, Sir High, enlighten us, illuminate us with your wisdom! Sheesh! Just exactly what has this self-appointed savior of the advertising industry done that is so all-fired revolutionary? Hell, his cartoons aren't even funny.

Posted by: Gavin MacCleod on July 19, 2005 05:20 PM

Funny and sad.

Posted by: KRank on July 20, 2005 12:06 AM

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