Re: 42 Honeycombs
@playpan - Thanks.
@bluewave12 - I can't take credit where it isn't due. I didn't even know about this "help the honeybees" thing. The bee depopulation is sad though.
@noblechic21 - That's perfectly understandable. Actually, I mentioned elsewhere that I thought it was strange how so many of the top shirts this week were on lemon.
@mia3mom - The number 42 is a part of internet culture, I think, and if it helps at all, I've read ABOUT it. I'm really intrigued by the game that Douglas Adams came up with too, where you can approach it in so many different ways and still get "42" as the answer. I'm currently reading "Night of Knives" by Ian Esslemont. I think I'll put the Hitchhikers next on the list now...
@AdderXYU - Seriously, man. I've read the comments you and others have made and, accordingly, I've cut back on my posting despite the fact that many others have told me not to. What more do you want from me? Other people have posted much more than I have, and yet you only seem to bag on me.
I'm quite proud of this design and I don't think its success has much to do with the 42. Judging from the comments I received early on (before I explained it in the first post in this thread), most people didn't even know what 42 meant. It's a clean, simple design with interesting placement. In my opinion, it works rather well on a shirt. The positive comments I've received point out various design elements and composition. Though 42 has been brought up, I haven't yet received a comment that the number was the reason for the vote.
As I mentioned above, the design ended up with around 41 cells. For my own personal amusement, I decided to add another to bring the total to 42, and then I thought I'd share the joke with people who might appreciate it. I see it as a fun little bonus and nothing more, since the number really has no impact on the design itself.
As for being fog-worthy - that I agree with. There are some designs below that I think are much better than my own. I'm just lucky enough to have hit a cord with the voters this week - and I place that appeal squarely on the design itself, and NOT on 42.
Instead of criticizing my design because of a fun little extra, I'd prefer you rip it to shreds over the cartoony style or something. Seriously - I know you have a great eye for design and I'd love it if you actually offered me some of your real critiques. Give me a thumbs up or down on the side placement. Tell me if my placement of the three bees is balanced or not. Give me something beyond mere speculation that I'm getting votes because of a number. Thanks.
@blazineagle - Not sure how I would use the shirt space more. One consideration was adding a bear to the bottom left corner, but I thought I'd keep it minimal this week. And I'm going to send you a PM right after I post this.
@rglee129 - Not quite, rg. Last week I languished. I really appreciate the kind words, especially from such a great designer and artist.
Thanks for the comments everyone.