If you value art so much…

…then pay artists! Google recently offered dozens of artists the chance to design skins for their new browser. However, when they asked how much they’d be paid, Google responded that their payment would be no more than really glorious exposure. I do understand there are thousands of struggling designers out there who would love the exposure and the prestige of designing something for Google. That being said, when a large company who can afford to pay them takes advantage of that, it completely also undermines the value of their work and the work of others.

Read more from the New York Times article here, including words from those designers who have refused the deal.

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One comment

  1. Art can not be free, people need to eat, pay rent,buy clothing,etc.
    Live and let to live.

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