Last night I caught up with Utopia, an Australian made satire about the difficult process of taking grand, uncosted, inadequately planned, fundamentally flawed schemes – and passing them off as ‘Nation Building’.
The first episode last night featured a new, must have logo design with an exceptionally speedy roll-out and a disastrous ending. Taking the mickey out of the client / designer relationship the designer ‘Karsten’ was so eloquently type cast I was on the floor in stitches! The community garden idea that never should have happened was another layer of PR misfortune and I’ll be interested to see how both things are rectified (or not) in coming episodes.
Another fab effort from the peeps at Working Dog Productions. If you’re like me and have just caught it, episodes 1 – 8 of Series 1 can be viewed here http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/utopia/CO1211V001S00