Re: Killer New Pet
Just a little unsolicited advice to people who want "art" on their shirts...
Capitalism is the death of art. Are the t-shirts that sell stale and banal? Of course. As is much of popular music, popular t.v. etc. When the goal of any artist is to get paid, the resulting submission is going to be that which has the greatest appeal to the most people. Unique, edgy, interesting? Art that serves as a mirror to society or promotes thought, or is simply beautiful? That is what you will find on the canvas of every artist that has never achieved true financial success as a result of their art.
The appeal of Woot is that it seems to promote the independent artist. It drags them from the muck of obscurity and allows them to reveal their ideas to the public. They can be seen, have the merit of their work judged by their peers, and if they are very good and very lucky, might actually profit from it.
Ultimately, though, it is still about money. The masses still want what is easy, comfortable, and familiar...it attracts, it prints, it sells, and the "artists" still languish.
Curse RamyB for his sins of the past if you want...but in THIS submission, his only crime is giving the people what they want.