For some odd reason i get a free copy of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). If youre familiar with it, you know what it is: the equivilent of a high school yearbook packed with photos of designers and bulky paper ads.
LOTS of ads. its shameful. i weep openly.
Another reason to cry is that Debbie Millman (Sterling Group, NY), your AIGA juror this year, says shes “been in the business 20 yrs and GDUSA has always been the magazine (she) turns to for cultural relevance and design intelligence”. (letters to the editor page, march 2003)
Perhaps she is lying simply to see her name in print, or maybe shes actually telling the truth- either way we’re doomed!
Year by year, the AIGA gets suckered into deals with these corporate clowns
and it really betrays the trust I have in my profession (and you).
to SPEAK UP: what do you think of the AIGA? Looking at the crap in the latest 365 its no wonder… we were hijacked by no-talent, corporate drones!