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Zuck wants your money and your customer’s data
Celebrate black illustrators
Celebrating a legend
I had more to share today, but a small professional (and personal) tragedy happened this morning, which I’ll share later. I’m still picking up the pieces.
Shop with Meta and Surrender Data
Our always-vigilant friends at Meta made a significant announcement regarding shopping on Facebook and Instagram. Currently, if you use those nifty on-screen links that you can add to your Stories and Reels, you can have people directed either to Facebook to make the purchase or send them to your e-commerce solution (Shopify/Woo Commerce).
Now, according to that update, and starting next month, any new shops in the Meta ecosystem will be required to use the Checkout with Facebook/Instagram functionality. In addition, by April of 2024, legacy shops (like mine) that use outside partners (like Shopify*) will be forced to switch to Checkout with Facebook or completely lose access to the service.
Gang, this is BAD!
Tasty: Maxime Manga
From The Different Folk: “Cameroonian graphic artist Maxime Manga has become the illustration go-to for some of the biggest names on the planet: Adidas; The New Yorker; Adobe; The Academy – yes, that Academy in Hollywood that dishes out the Oscars. His motto is "using diversity to create uniqueness." It's why his art often features portraits from underrepresented communities in a digital collage of geometric shapes and stardust shades.”
Maybe you need help writing your artists bio, or maybe your art serves as an ontological inquiry into the interstitial space between the material and the immaterial, synthesizing an array of mediums and techniques to evoke a sense of liminality that exposes the fundamental contingency of our perception of reality.
The best part about this year’s Met Gala is definitely the after-party polaroids.
The only place where Hollywood writers are writing right now.
“Do what you love” is terrible advice.
Namecheap is having a RIDONCULOUS sale on domains*, which would be fantastic for anyone following allow with my print-on-demand project.
Look, I know you have creative friends who are missing out. Make sure to tell them about The Hungry Artist so they can be one of the cool people, like YOU.
You didn’t know your day needed a chicken agility course until now.
Send good juju Dave.