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On Crowdsourcing and being Donkeypunched by the DNC

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A WPA poster with the sarcastic caption "We can't pay for art, it's unprecedented!"As a professional graphic artist, I get a lot of well-meaning emails from friends and family alerting me to poster, logo and other design-related “contest.” You know, “crowd-sourcing.” These usually sound like great opportunities – a good chance for “exposure,” something to put on the resume, and at the very least a nice portfolio piece.

Actually, crowd-sourcing contests are predatory, offensive gestures that save the company doing them a little money while taking a huge amount away from [...]

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