Samuel Marion’s satirical corporate website shows how the far right might leverage environmentalism to justify white supremacist agendas.
Old Navy Says Don’t Aspire to Be an Artist [UPDATED]
Throw out your art supplies and dive into into engineering and policymaking instead because being an artist isn’t worth it — or at least that’s what Old Navy suggests with a line of T-shirts.
The Man Who Harmonized Form, Function, and Friendliness in Corporate Design
Before the 1950s, most advertising was just copywriting paired with an image with little thought to the overall company or visual identity.
Five Artists Officially Withdraw from Sydney Biennale
Five artists have announced their withdrawal from the Biennale of Sydney, ArtsHub reported today, the latest in an ongoing controversy over one of the Biennale’s major sponsors, Transfield.
Artists Call for Boycott of Sydney Biennale Over Sponsorship
A group of artists have threatened to boycott the Biennale of Sydney in protest of one of the exhibition’s major sponsors, a company called Transfield, which contracts with the Australian government to manage mandatory detention centers for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.
Coca-Cola Takes Down CocaColla Art Blog
Getting a cease-and-desist letter from a major corporation pretty much sucks, but it can’t exactly be a huge surprise if you’ve been using, say, the name Coca-Cola, only slightly modified.
Starbucks Logo Goes Meh
Global coffee retailer Starbucks is turning 40 this year and they’ve announced a new logo to coincide with the occasion. Looking at the sweep of logos from the original topless two-tailed mermaid — though the company often calls it a siren — that appeared on cups at their first store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market to the more modern version, I can’t help but notice the march towards abstraction and a less coffee-centric brand. Gone is the word “coffee” and the color brown, and in its place is an almost Holiday Inn-like bland greenness that zooms in even closer on the increasingly de-nuded mermaid. What this redesign suggests is that Starbucks will continue to look beyond coffee and go more downmarket as it continues to grow.