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Creature Comfort V2!

Creature Comfort V2!
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ochopika


quality posts: 25 Private Messages ochopika
Re: Creature Comfort V2!


Here's a simplified version of this kitteh. I used the feedback I got from the first one to simplify the design a bit. Might as well!

bounty42


quality posts: 15 Private Messages bounty42
ochopika wrote:Here's a simplified version of this kitteh. I used the feedback I got from the first one to simplify the design a bit. Might as well!


Let's see how Meteoric a rise this has.



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

neuropsychosocial


quality posts: 171 Private Messages neuropsychosocial
Re: Creature Comfort V2!

I strongly prefer the original; in fact, I don't think this one is funny at all, and I wouldn't purchase it, on a shirt or on an apron. Why? Because this is merely the meme; the original version - which is still in the fog - references not only the meme, but also a long history of food advertisements and food packaging. I realize that my opinion might be an outlier, especially because I don't find the meme itself to be particularly funny, but I think the original design is one of the best designs that I've ever seen on woot because the parody is so absolutely spot-on. This isn't parody or cultural commentary at all: it's a meme on a t-shirt. It's cute n' stuff, but it lacks the the insightfulness of the original.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

ochopika


quality posts: 25 Private Messages ochopika
neuropsychosocial wrote:I [i]strongly[/i[ prefer the original; in fact, I don't think this one is funny at all, and I wouldn't purchase it, on a shirt or on an apron. Why? Because this is merely the meme; the original version - which is still in the fog - references not only the meme, but also a long history of food advertisements and food packaging. I realize that my opinion might be an outlier, especially because I don't find the meme itself to be particularly funny, but I think the original design is one of the best designs that I've ever seen on woot because the parody is so absolutely spot-on. This isn't parody or cultural commentary at all: it's a meme on a t-shirt. It's cute n' stuff, but it lacks the the insightfulness of the original.


Well then! Good thing I've still got the other one up. I'm glad you like the "old-fashioned brand logo" feeling I was going for with the original. It's nice to hear some critique for both versions.

cptgone


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cptgone
Re: Creature Comfort V2!

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bassanimation


quality posts: 98 Private Messages bassanimation
Re: Creature Comfort V2!


Great job with the revision, Ocho! I really like this version as it reads clearly and still has the feel of an old fashioned logo.

Though, the person above who likes the original has good points too. Either one is really cute and you did a great job with both. :D I do hope Woot HM's one of them so we can see it again! I would love some Kitteh's burger!

4khaos


quality posts: 8 Private Messages 4khaos
Re: Creature Comfort V2!

I agree that this may look cleaner, but I prefer the original. The original GMV even though I'm really, really tired of cat designs.

neuropsychosocial


quality posts: 171 Private Messages neuropsychosocial
ochopika wrote:Well then! Good thing I've still got the other one up. I'm glad you like the "old-fashioned brand logo" feeling I was going for with the original. It's nice to hear some critique for both versions.

It's hard to read tone over the internet; I think my response to this simpler version was a little too black-or-white (I was writing in a hurry and wanted to express my viewpoint that the other version referenced far more than the meme, just in case that would connect with other wooters who hadn't thought about it). It's hard to read your tone, just as I think it was hard to read mine, but when I read your response, I became afraid that I'd come across as insulting the design (or you!); I can understand how my post sounded like that and I apologize, because my intention was to build up the original, not tear this one down. (Well, and to response obliquely to Bounty by explaining why I thought this version wouldn't rise as quickly as the original.)

I was trying to say - from the perspective of a person allergic to cats who really, really, really isn't fond of cats (perhaps the understatement of the year? seriously, they literally take my breath away [trigger for severe asthma] and have sent me to the ER! [cats are scary! they want to kill me!]) - plus, I'm also not really an internet meme person (not cool enough to "get" the references): the original version made me laugh out loud, snort water up my nose, and immediately email it to another wooter (after I hit "I'd want one"). I instantly saw the apron potential and knew we'd have a few months of "WE WANT THIS ON AN APRON" before woot complied. I even - as I posted - knew that I'd buy the apron, and seriously, I hate cats and tend to be utterly oblivious to internet memes, so that's how much I love the original version and its commentary on food packaging. I mean, it's so clever, so insightful, so incisive: the bonnet and "Gramma Kitteh" touch on the nostalgia and 1950s references used by marketers and... okay, I'll stop now. Well, two more things: after reflecting on bass' critique and your responses, I think this version might be more easily "read" on a t-shirt than the original, but in terms of the apron or other side-sale items that don't require staring at someone's chest in quite the same way, I think the original's extra layers of meaning/commentary make it more interesting for those contexts.

Woot, just put this design on an apron already. But first, acquire more red aprons than you had last week, okay? I follow the news and I heard nothing about a red apron shortage: there are more out there. BUY THEM AND PRINT OCHO'S KITTEHS. Not that woot is reading this or particularly cares what we think, but hey... I got them to email me to let me know about the progress of restoring the sales figures by posting in bold caps in enough threads, so it's worth a shot, eh?

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

ochopika


quality posts: 25 Private Messages ochopika
neuropsychosocial wrote: BUY THEM AND PRINT OCHO'S KITTEHS.[/b] Not that woot is reading this or particularly cares what we think, but hey... I got them to email me to let me know about the progress of restoring the sales figures by posting in bold caps in enough threads, so it's worth a shot, eh?


Thanks! My reply was totally sincere and not sarcastic. I am nice, even on the interwebs, so you can read my internet tone as friendly like... ALL THE TIME. Even if I argue, it's just because I like to discuss things.

You're never offensive to me, neuro! I've gotten some really mean, harsh critiques of my work in college...and after college... so it would be really REALLY difficult to offend me over the internet about a silly cat drawing. Your critique was perfectly reasonable and helpful!

Stormyduck


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Stormyduck
Re: Creature Comfort V2!


Yes I liked the first one better too.

ITO

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