Scrapbook page 79


An illustration of one of the five types of employee at a client’s workforce, drawn sometime around 1990. I wouldn’t undertake this sort of commission today without being very wary about stereotyping computing personnel; the troubling fact is this sort of perception back in the 80s and 90s has contributed to some of the problems of representation in information technology today. “CFS” is some client-specific thing for this particular job, and presumably all the numbers are meaningless; but the sprocket holes in the printouts are not an affectation: it’s how lots of printers still worked in those days. Original black-and-white line-art, but background coloured digitally here.