Design by the Public
Each year Powerhouse Museum in Sydney hold the Sydney Design festival.
This year they opened the festival branding to the public in the form of a poster design competition.
Wise choice or utterly stupid idea?
If anything it will be fascinating to see what non-designers think good design is, at least when their hands are at the wheel…
Update: …at least it would have been. The comp has now been completely trolled by actual designers. Partly because many believe crowd-sourced design is for cheapskates, partly because it turned into a fun practical joke.
Updated update: Amazing. Powerhouse Museum has shut down and removed the competition altogether. So much for that.
A complete run down on what happened by Clinton Duncan here: http://desktopmag.com.au/blogs/opinion-with-friends-like-these-who-needs-enemies/
I leave you with this:
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.”— brad cumbers (@bradcumbers) April 17, 2013