[I am talking about this
There is this new trend
on dA, that every few weeks I am greeted by a wall of black images with white text on them when I browse the Digital Typography gallery on dA.
Usually those are all submissions by the same person. They get an flabbergasting amount of favorites and comments, which obviously makes them most popular deviations for a short time.
If I am not disgusted enough and actually look at the artworks
, I seem to find that the message
of these submissions is either an unoriginal modern day proverb, a lame joke or something supposedly witty. Font choices are usually poor. Typography is not really existing.
I guess that these artworks
are posted in Typography is due to the fact that it is the only acceptable place on dA to submit it to. That is, of course, if you think they should be on dA at all. To me, they probably would be better placed at tumblr or facebook only. Maybe even just photobucket. I don't like flickr, but it would be an insult to flickr too, if they were submitted there. As I think it's generally an insult to submit that kinda stuff to an Art site
as deviantART is one.
Yes, today I did the same. It will remain with this one submission tho. And ffs I used at least Helvetica
Reminds me of the New York City subway system now
I think it is a shame, that these submissions flood over actual good and artistic Typography. Makes it hard for me to find the good works that I may eventually feature as Daily Deviations.
There is nothing I can do against this, only discourage people to submit that kinda files. And respect the real artists that submit to these galleries.
And, well, create this kinda protest
Obviously the description says more than the actual submission