Iowa State wants you to vote on their next ugly helmet designs, to go into use in 2008. Why I initially thought this would be a fun way to help them pick the worst of the bunch and call it popular, this paragraph in the article on their webpage brought my blood to a boil.
“Several months ago, the ISU Athletics Department asked for uniform and helmet design concepts from its fans, students, professional designers or anyone else who felt they had a vision of what the Cyclones should wear on gameday. Many individuals submitted concepts and a committee of department and campus officials poured over the ideas, tweaked them and chose three “finalists‚Äù for consideration to be the new look for Iowa State football.
“We received lots of terrific concepts,‚Äù Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “Although no one design was chosen, our final three options are a compilation or hybrid of several of those suggestions.‚Äù
So in short: A design “contest” to gather work designers would normally use to put food on the table, followed by mashing several concepts together to avoid giving credit to the designers they just ripped off. There is a feedback form for you to voice your opinion on the matter, but I’d like to put mine right here:
Dear Iowa State,
Go * * * * yourselves.