Richard Grefé, AIGA executive director, urging the Obama Administration to cancel the Art Works poster contest:
This demonstrated lack of respect for the value of creative endeavors is exacerbated by the stipulation that ownership of all the creative property submitted, whether or not selected, is transferred to the campaign. And it is particularly contemptuous to ask the creative community to donate their services in support of a jobs program for other American workers.
What an embarrassment. Do work. Give up all rights to said work. Do it FOR FREE. And do it in the name of creating jobs. Holy WTF.