In case you missed it, the fellas over at Ideasonideas have put in their two cents over a story that was making waves last week, the new Art Director’s Club call for entries poster. The people on Be A Design Group went after it, and even Armin Vit spoke up (but in defense). So backing Vit up comes Ideasonideas in a piece entitled “In Defense of the ADC.” Here’s a touch, to get you started:
Some argue that this poster is in bad taste. I argue that these detractors are in fact less offended by the subject matter, and more so by its ambiguity. Responses such as, “I just don’t get it” evidenced how perplexed they were.
I have to wonder if these same critics ever watch South Park or the Daily Show. Are they familiar with such notions as farce and satire? What of the notable works of art that either critique or protest the state of affairs? Consider Francisco Goya‘s commentary in the brutal Disasters of War, the controversial satire of comic book artist R. Crumb, or the social protest in some of the work of Pieter Bruegel?