Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.


Like a Kid at Christmas

Two months away and I am already excited about the Marshall McLuhan Festival of the Future. He is the man who coined the terms “The Medium is the Message” and “The Global Village”. McLuhan intelligently discusses many issues relating to our world, like the relationship of advertising and media to our society, and he encourages the reader to be participatory, to complete the thought he begins.

More than any other writer, he seems to inspire designers. Many of his books have been turned into graphic enterprises by superstar designers like David Carson.

Last year I could only make it to one or two events because I had house guests, so this year I can’t wait to really dive in. Did anyone make it last year? What event did you go to? Did it inspire you or make you reflect upon how our society is evolving?