Culture Dept.| For Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs
About This Show
An Arts, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Podcast hosted by Daedalus Howell. Every Monday, Culture Dept. features interviews with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs and their invaluable insights on building our sustainable, contemporary creative lives.
Most Recent Episode
018: Designer Sarah Lawrence's Exposure Bucks Odyssey
So, a long time ago in an episode of this podcast far far away (I'm thinking Episode 8, which was titled Exposure Bucks Suck – and subtitled Don't Work for Free), I used an image I found online that summed up the phenomenon succinctly and with style. Illustrated in the manner of a 1950s back-of-the-book magazine advertisement, the copy reads "New Exposure Bucks – pay your landlord, buy your groceries – accepted everywhere! "No, No, Just Pay me in Exposure" If you've every freelanced as a creative, someone has surely made you this offer. Sarah Lawrence, the designer who made the image, had obviously tired of such offers. Likewise, people using her work without paying for it. People like me. Now, in my own defense, when I found the image without attribution on Reddit and used it on the site, I did so with the caption "Someone please tell me who did this!" Well, someone did. It was Sarah Lawrence. She found me and this is the chat we had about the image, it's genesis and what's happened to it since...