As an illustrator, I’m not surprised to see his image everywhere, but how ironic is it that he’s cutting the NEA and yet many of us will be assigned to draw his portrait for news and magazine clients. It doesn’t matter how subversive or neutral or beautiful he is depicted. Each image normalizes him. His legacy empowered.
…d effort. To paraphrase Jim Datz, New York Times Op-Ed Art Director, in the thread mentioned above, “Design, by it’s very nature can be subjective… aesthetics are defined by race, culture, and class which create zones of exclusion without consciously trying. So of course this bias that exists in design competitions is not unique, it also occurs in society. It’s simply amplified in concentrated environments where aesthetics are judged and the applicant pool is self-limiting.”