Readers of this blog can't hear the word "industrial" without mentally adding the word "design." But for others, particularly those of an older generation or a more sociopolitical bent, the word "industrial" might bring to mind Eisenhower's famous 1961 Presidential farewell address, where he coined the term "Military-Industrial Complex."
The older among you watched recordings of Eisenhower's prescient speech, which warned of the dangers of war profiteering, in high school or college. For those of you that haven't seen it, it can be viewed in various edits on YouTube; the longer version I recommend you watch is here, but for those with short attention spans, a shorter cut with some context is provided here.
So why am I bringing up a 1961 political speech on a blog dedicated to all things creative? Because I just stumbled upon this GIF which, while being a bit of a simplification, almost seems it was created to remind us of Ike's phrase:
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Frustratingly, I have been unable to discover the name of the artist who created it; while it's currently being shared like crazy on social media, backtracking has only led me to the Giphy page where it was uploaded without accrediting the artist. If anyone knows who created this, please do let us know in the comments. The creator deserves acclaim.
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