Buy Less by Alex Johns
Pentagram designer Alex Johns has created a poster that references the visual language of ‘get rich quick’ fly posters, applying the same approach to the spiralling issue of overconsumption. His solution? Just buy less.
“Small efforts. Big results. Guaranteed savings. No hidden costs. A genuine solution to a serious problem. One easy trick – buy less.
No time wasters please”
We must overcome our obsession with ‘more’. Hatchbacks, snapbacks, laptops, crop tops, iPads, iPods, sweatshirts, mini skirts. You name it – we are consuming too much of it, and it’s fuelling the increasing amount of carbon we are releasing into the atmosphere.
The Story of Stuff is a brilliant movie made to inspire us to become more thoughtful and less materialistic individuals. It may be six years old, but it will still make you laugh it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.