The Real Social and Economical Threat to Art


To promote their school and recruit new students, Detroit's College for Creative Studies came up with these funny ads that resemble anti-drug PSA ads. Although there are far worse things than being an art student, the campaign reminded me of a recent article about how China is canceling college majors that essentially don’t pay. Although CCS’ campaign is clearly satirical, it’s a bit frightening that in a struggling global economy like ours, these ads have sort of become a reality.







via [On Animation]





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