Tiny 13 year old dork that sits inside all day
wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats. Scatters black petals on Rei
Kawakubo's doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I have no where near 4
million readers. Rather cynical and cute as a drained rat. In a sewer.
Farting. And spitting out guts.
So says Tavi, one of the most successful fashion bloggers to date.
A : A creative revolution that in the coming years (months!) will shake the business models of the design, marketing, and advertising industries to their core.
Designers in the US will compete on, say, a logo creation brief, with designers from around the world. There will be hundreds of entries and only the winner gets the prize––currently around $300-500––but that will drop as the market becomes saturated and flattens.
And, below, a brilliant economic analysis of how/why creative industries being relentlessly cannibalized by crowdsourcing:
"The introduction of outsourcing platforms that makes worker productivity portable and portable global capital leads to global wage arbitrage (which neatly guts the theories of comparative advantage upon which belief in the beneficial effects of modern trade theory is
based). In short, exploiting the differences between the wages of the
western middle class and those in developing economies is now costless
and risk free (which makes it an arbitrage opportunity). Arbitrage
opportunities, once found, typically reset to zero quickly (the
differences in prices are brought into parity).
The result in this
case will be a globally normalized wage where the same price is paid
for labor no matter where it is located geographically. Almost
certainly, given what we are currently seeing right now, the biggest
shift will be in the collapse in the incomes of the Western middle
class instead of upward movement among low wage competitors. The income stasis of the last three decades is
already being replaced by rapid decline."
Great little web tool for designers this, the Color Scheme Designer helps you pick complementary colors from the color wheel and even see what color combinations look like through the eyes of the colorblind.
Click on 'Vision Simulation' to experience full colorblindness which effects 0.005% of the population. Truly depressing.