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Zazzle Widens Lead Over CafePress After CafePress Disrespects Designers

June 2009: CafePress revokes graphic designers’ ability to set commissions for items featuring their designs on its “marketplace” search engine. Designers’ new mandated commissions are lower than before. At the same time, CafePress raises prices on customers. CafePress increases its own corporate profit margin per item at the expense of both customers and designers.

July [...]

Artist Worries Disagreement Will Interfere With Political Debate

Watching Michael D’Antuono’s explanations for his creation of the painting and for its subsequent withdrawal, it occurs to me that the artist didn’t actually stop to think very long about the significance his own painting. [...]

Cephalopod Art Marts

A few sources focus on cephalopods in art. [...]

Who Is The Creature Creator?

Who are you going to let be the creature creator? Will it be you doing the creating, or will you need to hire the software super geniuses over at Electronic Arts to give you a paint-by-numbers canvas? [...]

Catholic League Offers Wimpy Art Criticism in Place of Real Protest

“Catholic group protests New York student paintings,” declares an Associated Press article by Verena Dobnik. What do you think that means?

Did you have in mind that the Catholic League organized a picket of the Cooper Union, the art school that exhibited paintings the League doesn’t like? The Catholic League did not, and perhaps [...]