Johndis5 wrote:Normally I absolutely loathe pop culture designs, but I have to say, this one is great.
It's more than cramming familiar icons into a design for the masses to mindlessly salivate over, like we are used to seeing around here. It actually has a clever joke and uses a character that isn't from Nintendo, Star Wars, or Dr. Who. Something I don't think a lot of artists realize can be accomplished.
Well done! And for the first time in a long time, I'm voting for a pop culture tee!
To be fair, we rarely get a Star Wars, Nintendo, or Dr. Who shirt or whatever else you may personally consider to be too popular or overdone that actually pulls off an appropriate and unique style for the artist while still being immediately recognizable and bringing a really well-executed joke and design to the table.
In fact, given how predominant the "no video games" and "no pop culture" rules seem to be [I frankly wouldn't mind seeing these rules be permanent because for every design we get like this shirt, we get way more that really exist just to pander], I'm not entirely surprised that on the weeks where those rules are completely lifted that we get a crush of designs trying to capitalize off of references.
If pop culture references are your thing, I would recommend TeeFury. They rarely print a shirt that isn't motivated by some sort of pop culture reference.