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?