Lately we've noticed a decline in the number of those poorly-drawn, schmaltzy "diversity" cartoons on the search page of Eric Schmidt's company, the ones showing an endless parade of cultural others inventing nuclear fusion and breaking world sports records. The problem wasn't the others but the hypocrisy or redwashing since the company is a surveillance Satan dominated by white (and Asian) males. Possibly even the redwashing has grown untenable, with NBC reporting that the company is scaling back its diversity and inclusion efforts. In any case, good riddance to those drawings (if they have in fact gone away).
Update, March 2021: It was too good to be true -- the bad fake diversity drawings have persisted.
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Art Director: I asked you all to come up with your own ideas this month, let's take a look. What is this? Illustrator: Well, John Tenniel's birthday's coming up, so I put Alice in the place of the "L" in the company logo. Art Director: He's not a company-approved "other" but we'll let that pass. I see that Alice is facing the Cheshire Cat and one arm is forming an "L" shape, that's good. Illustrator: Yeah, isn't that cool-- Art Director: But what about her other arm? Is she making some sort of semaphore or turn signal? What does that do to the "L"? Look, let's shop out Alice's body and just leave the arms. You see? What letter is that? Not an "L," right? Illustrator: I didn't think-- Art Director: Right, you didn't think. This level of mediocrity is exactly in line with our usual daily artwork. Approved.
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As noted previously, Eric Schmidt's company greenwashes its diversity problem with an endless parade of cultural "others" on its main search page.
Above is a drawing cropped from the same picture as yesterday's bad G**gle image of the day, celebrating women's soccer.
These are the spectators, a happy melting pot of women waving tiny American flags. (With one male, wearing a lei.)
They are all reacting with identical robotic smiles as lady liberty smacks the ball with her shin.
The artist combines Norman Rockwell feelgood-ism with a kind of desperate propaganda style, like old Chinese Communist posters of happy factory workers.
Bonus: If you like women with tiny heads and big thighs, there is a monopoly technology company that openly displays them:
This somewhat resembles the work of Matisse, except the poor figure drawing is unintentional. He also had a better color sense.
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The Incredible Hulk meets Pippi Longstocking?
Is it possible a human figure drawing could be more poorly proportioned?
How is it these artists always make the most dynamic moments seem utterly slack and lifeless?
Can this artist draw a round ball?
Would someone actually play soccer wearing a foam NYC tourist "lady liberty" hat?
Is that color supposed to be verdigris?
Is it better to kick with the toe or the shin?
Do soccer fields have small mountain ranges on them?