Team Obama’s Creative Crowd-Sourcing Fail
Posted on Oct 20, 2011
Nice try there, Mr. President. Although he’s gotten some lift before from the resuscitated publishing relic that is Rolling Stone magazine, Jann Wenner’s music rag didn’t give POTUS a pass for a cute idea his promotions team recently cooked up that offered designers the exciting chance to create a poster for Obama’s campaign for absolutely no pay. There you go, artists—the utter lack of change you’ve been waiting for. —KA
Rolling Stone via Adweek:
The Obama campaign has more than $60 million cash on hand. In an economy this bad, you’d think a presidential campaign that flush would be happy to pay good money for a talented designer to create a campaign poster.
But the folks at Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation and called on “artists across the country” to create a poster ... for free.
And here’s the kicker. It’s a jobs poster.
Let it be known that this award-winning cartoon by Mr. Fish was not created gratis for the Obama campaign.