effiew wrote:As you are someone who FREQUENTLY complains of a lack of artistry and originality in submissions, I am a little surprised that THIS is what you submit yourself.
It took a 2 second search at the first microstock site I could think of to find several offerings that look almost identical to what you have here.
Are your artistic ideals and "ethics" only supposed to apply to other people?
The content of this design was supposed to have an iconography feel to it. Which I feel I succeeded in doing. As for the originality being there or not, I'm not sure there are multitudes of designs which use this juxtaposition. I'd be happy to admit I am wrong if you have seen others.
Also, your evidence is laughably poor at best. None of the clipart you linked looks like these representations. However, it should look familiar, insofar as if you go to the supermarket, you'll find many ketchups, mustards, and relishes in similar bottles. That's sort of the point. When I produce evidence that is anything less than compelling, it is in service of demonstrating that a concept is dead-boring and done to death. Again, I don't think this counts.