gizmoduck1234 wrote:That you see the Duck Hunt shirt as a cultural reference "problem" says a lot to me about where you stand.
Ohh drat, now i'm sorry I brought cho into this. Like i said before, cho does great work, the duck hunt shirt is no exception, but as a whole it didn't work for me. Now please, where do i stand? Be explicit. Lay it out for me.
gizmoduck1234 wrote:It took a well known cultural reference and the artist added his own take on it, completely different viewpoint, totally different artwork.
Certainly it did.
gizmoduck1234 wrote:And to you that's a problem. Interesting.
No, it's not a problem. There's more to a design than your very specific crusade on originality.
gizmoduck1234 wrote:TMNT originality...To me that's the problem.
Even though i'm sure i'm just throwing flame on a fire, let me try to explain why I like this shirt. It's not easy, because it isn't cognitive, it's intuitive (true of most shirts i like). I think that by distilling these elements down in his own style, the artist has created something really great. It doesn't immediately hit me as a TMNT shirt, because the artwork has a kind of child-like simplicity that doesn't fit right. But the reference is clear if you think through the symbols. It's discordant. I expect a good reaction wearing this, with just a touch of confusion. It's turtles in ooze, but maybe they'll just roll over and die of radiation poisoning. I bounced this off a couple like minded friends, they liked it too. That's a rare derby buy for me.
You don't agree - that's cool. Maybe the artist doesn't even agree. Now that i've given you tons of ammo, so you can go ahead and tell me i'm wrong. Or, you could grant me the ability to have a subjective perspective on what you clearly consider art. Tough call, i know.
Now looking at that, can you actually be unbiased for two minutes and admit that you are biased and making completely ridiculous arguments?
sure, I guess I am biased to an extent; everybody is. As far as my argument goes, let's see.. what's my argument? Mostly, it's that you could stand to be a WHOLE lot nicer. That's my argument. I guess you get the final word on that though. Flame on.