Gabberish #6: The Age Issue
The sixth issue of Gabberish, creative therapy
for creative minds, is out today exploring the issue of Age. Featuring
an interview with Cindy Gallop (pictured below left), founder and former
chair of the US branch of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and now a powerhouse of
activism on diversity in all its forms - including encouraging everyone
in the industry to #sayyourage.
The issue also includes a fabulous essay from industry legend, Jane Evans, plus haikus, poetry, a rumination on age in art, confessions of a Gen X T Rex, a photo essay demonstrating just how much ad creatives can age in a single week and a look at how burnout in advertising kickstarted a career in shoe making. We also hear from young voices who are facing the momentous task of just starting out.
Says Jess Lilley, Gabberish co-editor and CD at Leo Burnett Melbourne: "Much like periods in human history, our careers can be divided into ages - the Naïve Age, the Cynical Age, The Tired Age and, hopefully, The Wise Age. Unfortunately it's at this endpoint, when we've got all our wits about us, that we find our employment most precarious. It's vital for our culture, for our young people to learn, and ultimately for our work, to make room for people across all the ages."