Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Trouble in Paradise

Both the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) and The New York Art Director's Club (ADC) have been the center of controversy lately.

"As reported in some of the New York papers on Wednesday, November 23, an indictment was recently voted by the Grand Jury charging Former SPD President Bride Whelan with Grand Larceny (theft by embezzlement) in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony. The indictment charges that over the last five years Bride stole, at a minimum, $150,000 from SPD".

"The ADC's 85th Call for Entries poster, "Pimp My Brand," is eliciting some strong reactions, positive and not so. Created by the New York agency, Anomaly, it satirizes the growing trend of mainstream brands to co-opt "urban" culture and vice versa. The title and image are parodic, a comment by and for creative people who deal with these issues every day."


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