sasham62 wrote:Also not the Woot Template, and the submitter reworked the original artwork (see here) rather than reinterpreting the title.
Did you include a link because you thought I was unaware of the original? its not just a photograph of the original, it is a photograph of Lazlo Toth attacking it. And it is clearly a reinterpretation of the title as the reinterpretation of the title is printed right on the design... 'la pinata' as opposed to 'la pieta'.
I understand it doesn't follow the normal, successful woot shirt model, but why does that make it less valid as a design? I thought the simple pun on the name of the work, when including the context of its own destruction with a man swinging a blunt object was an interesting, simple, and fun comment on the destruction of classic art in a modern digital age. It requires an informed audience... not to sound pretentious, but one who understands the name of the work by looking at it, and also knows it's history with relation to lazlo toth, and its significance to the art world and the catholic church.
And finally, I did NOT reinterpret the original work. I intentionally left it alone. I did not color it, disfigure it, or misrepresent the image of the original in any way, except to rebalance the newspaper clipping that depicts it. It is about reimagining the work inside of a reworking of its own name.
You don't like it. that's fine. it's not the best thing I've ever seen either. But that doesn't make it illegitimate.