Old Navy says artists should aspire to be President while a President aspires to be an artist

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Old Navy is making news these days with their new t-shirts that suggest that kids should not be “young aspiring artists,” but with a cross-out of the word “artist” that gets replaced with the word “President” (among other things, such as “Astronaut”). President and Astronaut are certainly two things that are great things to aspire […]

A different kind of aspiring artist t-shirt for Old Navy

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There seems to be some discontent in arts education circles about Old Navy’s decision to market and sell t-shirts that reference “young aspiring artist” and then cross out the word “artist.” Why would Old Navy ever do that? Even if they did an about-face and decided to create t-shirts with “young aspiring artist” and left […]

Old Navy has decided to discourage artistic ambitions

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I find it quite curious that Old Navy would decide to release a series of shirts that suggest that kids should aspire to be something better than an artist, as if creativity doesn’t matter. Who was the “creative genius” who designed these shirts? Who were the “creative marketing” persons who thought these shirts would be […]