What is the state of the labour conditions in the UK today?
From a social standpoint today, labour conditions have since greatly improved in the UK, banning children from working if they are under 16 years old, pay has greatly improved (NationsEncyclopedia, s.d.) and women are accepted as a vital part of the workforce. The role of women has also changed over years to the point that females are critically recognised as designers compared to the lucky few of the 1800s. Despite this, there is still a discrepancy between the number of women in the industry, indicating that only 40% of graphic designers, and have a pay inequality of 18% as of 2017. This indicates that while conditions have improved for women, more needs to be done to encourage them into the industry from being students as there is a loss of 30% of potential female designers as they progress into the workforce. For an art movement that was incredibly prevalent at its inception, it is odd that it doesn’t have a more remembered impact considering how involved the legacy was with the shaping of how the industry functioned in modern society. Despite this, the movement has left an impact that has had a lasting influence over mass production and has helped to change it for the better. The only question that remains is: how will it help to influence and change industrial practices in the next hundred years?