GUISE she even makes me dinner.
GUISE she even makes me dinner.
Reblogged from clientsfromhell
I’m working with a client that is holding an arts and writing competition for kids to write about the Holocaust. This year’s theme is about the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which were the last games before WWII and were referred to as the Nazi Games. For the formal invite to the awards ceremony, the client wanted to use an image that they thought was the medal that was given out at the games, but was actually a piece of Nazi propaganda – it had an Iron Eagle with a swastika on its chest above the Olympic rings. In an effort to steer them away from this, I created a Star of David design made out of pencils, pens, paint brushes, etc. - you know, things that kids might use in an arts and writing competition.
Client: I love it, but we really need to use the other image as it has been used on other material and we need brand recognition.
Me: Are you sure? I mean, it’s got a swastikaon it and we’re sending this to teachers and students…
Client: Yeah, but we already sent out some materials with that image, so we need to use what’s already out there.
Me: Does it need to be on the cover? Can I use it on the inside?
Client: No, it needs to be on the cover.
I insisted the client meet with an acquaintance of mine, a holocaust survivor, to help explain the issue. After stating that it’s offensive and it would offend others…
Client: Ok, I guess I can see your point. So let’s try a compromise. Let’s cover up or remove the swastika and put the remaining image inside your image.
Me: So you want to put an Iron Eagle inside the Star of David to make it less offensive?
After another round of discussions…
Client: Ok, let’s use your image, but we need to jazz it up somehow.
Client: I just don’t think your image is universalenough to appeal to non-Jews and we want to be clear that the contest is open to kids of all faiths.
Me: Because the Jewish star is too inclusive and not as universal as the image of a swastika on the chest of the Iron Eagle?
Reblogged from foreverthinking
My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer
one of the saddest and most beautiful photo essays I’ve ever seen
I don’t think I could ever be this open photographically showing my wife slowly dying. I couldn’t do it, but this is beautiful.
I’ve scrolled past this like 4 times today and I couldn’t reblog it because it’s too hard. It’s hard to see someone you love go through this. But I’m going to just suck it up and do it, because there needs to be more research done to aggressively fight this disease and find a cure.
I cried. =/
Reblogged from ephremhiphop
The world of practicing Catholic young adults is it’s own thing, the likes of which would make little sense to our twenty-something non-Catholic peers, or most other Catholics our age who do not have the same fervor. I am referring principally to American young adults who attend mass regularly, engage in service or leadership, and attend other Catholic events outside their parish. Like any world or subculture, it has plenty of clichés, quirks, gimmicks, and colloquialisms that are meaningless to those outside.
Sometimes these clichés are mistaken as Official Catholic Teaching that ALL people of ALL times of ALL places MUST love passionately! Sometimes they seem to be the latest coolest gimmick that other Catholics are into, and if you don’t get into it, somehow you are not a “real Catholic.”
Reblogged from newsflick
Muslim women have launched a campaign to send a message to “sextremist” collective Femen. “Muslimah Pride Day” was organised in response to Femen’s self-declared “Topless Jihad Day”, a day of topless protests around the world to support Tunisian Femen activist Amina Tyler. via Al Jazeera English
Reblogged from fringeelements
It’s not necessarily hypocritical, but it certainly is odd.
I first thought of this when I saw “antifa” marches with pictures of Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger being against “racism” (whatever that means).
Chuck Norris is a red head. In a world with open borders and no nations, there will be no red heads. Ultimately, with enough time, there will be no white people at all.
And yet I see, all of these white people, who live in overwhelmingly white areas, painting their art of white people (or anime - northeast asians would also be destroyed in the great mixing), being adamantly against “racism”, pro-open borders, and pro-integration.
Claude Steele did a study involving conversation groups and chairs. Before the conversation groups, he would give people tests to determine their racial prejudice. A result that surprised him was that the white people with the more negative views of blacks sat closer and were visibly more comfortable around blacks than those who professed more positive views.