how about addressing the problem with the players and the fans now – you think a logo is going to stop homophobic acts?
It might spark an interest in some people …
Every organisation that succeeds has a motif, logo, or publicity that has some aesthetic qualities and sometimes that helps attract unlikely participants to learn and be involved more …
Equally, it could help encourage an understanding in some younger people that equality is a good thing – they might initially like it because of the competition but then learn about the values more …
Ben Cohen is a god!
Oh yeah! I wanna be on Ben’s shortlist. I once blew a guy that looked like him.
I don’t go in for relgious cults but he is drop-dead gorgeous!!
It’s a very worthy cause, but the subtext of this article is “Home Office to cheap to pay for a designer”
Seriously, it’s completely unacceptable for them to be essentially asking tens of designers to work for free, and then “pay” the one they like the best with some event tickets and t-shirts.
You wouldn’t ask 3 architects to draw up plans for your new house at their own expense and then only pay the one you liked the best.
You wouldn’t pay a private surgeon in t-shirts and freebies to do a kidney transplant on you…
So why is it acceptable for designers to ply their trade for nothing? Or the promise of a t-shirt?
I’m a Visual Communication student and although I am not opposed to voluntary design work being done for some charities which are strapped for cash, surely the Home Office, The FA and the other involved groups could pay a designer. It’s frankly, a little offensive.
For me it’s less about the payment for the winner, and more about effectively getting LOTS of designers to do free work and then pick a winner.
If you’re really strapped for cash you’d appeal for one designer to do it pro bono, or approach someone and ask if they’d do a deal for charity….but asking lots of people to work for nothing. And then giving a token reward to one of them is just cynical manipulation.
This is good stuff. Each change begins with someone taking the first step.
I tried to read all this article but the pic of Ben was too damn distracting… something about Action doing a homophobic charter anti logo i think…. now excuse me I need to stop dribbling and get a mop… Just kiddin!!
Anything that promotes this cause has to be a good one and the fact Ben is included adds style and substance.
I’m glad it’s targetted at the young. That’s how to tackle homophobia.