There are many ways you can help this effort. We’ve built a good start, but we know there are gaps in our database. Read the below list to determine which method of input you would like to offer AWOL trends:
- If you’d like to correctly identify an image, fill in your name and email, select the appropriate pull-down subject, and let us know the current file name, the trend it resides in, and the corrected file description.
- If you’d like to submit more images into an existing trend, fill in your name and email, select the appropriate pull-down subject, type the trend name into the description field, and attach your new images into the image field (please use .jpeg files only, keep individual files under 5 Mb, and please ZIP multiple files)
- If you’d like to submit a new trend idea, fill in your name and email, select the appropriate pull-down subject, type in a description explaining this new trend as well as its name, and attach your images into the image field (please use .jpeg files only, keep individual files under 5 Mb, and please ZIP multiple files). For new trends, we like to have at least 5 images to show the concept. If we add it to our database, you will be credited as the creator of this new trend.
- To find out how you can access our Early Signal trends, fill in your name and email, and select the appropriate pull-down subject.
- For all other inquiries, use the appropriate pull-down subject.
How is content credited?
When possible, we try to begin file names for each image for its source. This may be an abbreviation, or the whole name. For users who submit their own trend ideas, we credit them by name in the upper-right corner of the trend collage image. Designers’ names, when possible, are included in the file names of each image for reference. Here is a list of some of the abbreviations we use in our file names for sources of images: DUS: www.dustbowl.wordpress.com, NOT: www.notcot.org, GIZ: www.gizmodo.com, DEZ or DZN: www.dezeen.com. Also, there are links to these sites on our Sidebar menu.
Since AWOL Trends is freely available to the public for purposes of design education and commentary, our database of imagery operates under the Fair Use exemption to the US Copyright Law. Images posted on AWOL Trends are readily available in various places on the Internet and are believed to be in the public domain and posted within Site’s rights according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (17 USC).
If you feel your work is being improperly credited or used on AWOL Trends, just let us know and we will immediately work with you to remedy the issue.We can remove the artwork in question or more accurately feature the appropriate crediting information. Just go to the Submit tab, enter “Copyright Question” in the subject line, and description of the image in question, and we will work with you to achieve a resolution.
Pursuant to 17 USC. § 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), the Site has instituted procedures to receive written notification of claimed infringements and to process such claims in accordance with the DMCA. If you believe your copyrights are being infringed, please go to the Submit page, enter “Copyright Infringement” in the subject line, and a description of the image in question. AWOL Trends will send you a Notice of Infringement form for you fill out and return.