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Designers don't like request by Obama for donated jobs posters

obama poster companyWe found this curious, ironic story at Rollingstone.com, describing some harsh reactions by designers to the suggestion by President Obama that they design a free poster for his jobs campaign.

The president has asked graphic artists to donate their work for nothing. That's set off a few people to attack the idea, saying that the program has plenty of cash and that no one should be asked to work for free. Especially in this economy.

The full hullabaloo is over at Rolling Stone, and the story notes those designers whose work is chosen will not get paid but receive a framed copy of their poster, signed by the president. (Approximate retail value: $195.)

The effort to generate the posters came out of Obama's relection campaign, not from the White House. The goal was to cite the president's jobs campaign as a reason why graphic artists support his election.

A "creative brief" that explains how to submit work is right here.

The "sample" poster on the right is by Ryan Roche and was reprinted at RollingStone.com.




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