Jul 15, 2010

Graphic Design Jobs and the declining landscape of America.

First of all after looking for design jobs I keep seeing ads looking for designer slash... something else. Too many employers looking for designer slash employees. As if being creative is something any I.T. Guy, programmer or receptionist can do. Design needs to be its own job. Why is it such a problem to have a design dept only do design, why do employers think that's not enough. Why do they have to be the utility employee?

You have a bunch of assholes taking those generic design school classes that treat graphic design like welding or carpentry. They are ruining the graphic design craft, taking jobs from artists (while charging way too much for bullshit work).

That's why America looked so much cooler in the 60's people actually valued style. Commercially anyway. Everything now is fake brick, stuccoed styrafome, beige and mauve colored cardboard. Everything looks the same in backlit fluorescent Arial font boxes.. You know all that really cool vintage signage they dig for and sell for lots of money on that show American Pickers? You'll never see a show like that in 50 years with dudes pining after vintage 2003 vinyl lettering stuck to plastic.

It's a shame... And no one gives a shit. It's all about making money now and not about making a quality product. Greed, capitalism... it's fucking up everything.

and the Oil mother fucking spills.


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