A few people have been asking me about the themed artwork that appeared last week on the CrowdConf site. Starting this year, the conference theme will tie into an important era or event in the history of work. We – our customers and the crowd – are changing the way work gets done, after all. So we commissioned poster art to evoke our theme.
Those attending the conference will see these posters in an around Mission Bay Conference Center. Can you guess the era?
If you thought circa 1930, you are good. Nick Taylor, author of the definitive history of the Works Progress Administration American-Made, will be delivering our keynote. He will give the audience a view into what the WPA did for the U.S., and how it might apply to today’s digital world.
We commissioned Steve Thomas to create the posters around crowdsourced innovation, design and labor, in what he calls a “retro-futuristic” style. We’re pretty pleased with how they turned out. What do you think?