EdwardBlake wrote:Ahahaha. Humorous.
OK, I've posted something on-topic about "Do The Robot!", right? So I'm not being a complete jerk here. Perhaps a partial one, but not one who takes the cake. Or the robot, for that matter.
edit: further comment. Funny? I can't imagine anyone seeing it thinking that it is funny unless they'd read the write-up. Sorry, I just don't get the "funny"
Grats to the artist, but perhaps sad to tell the others here, I can't see myself buying this image: I don't hate it, but it doesn't "MOVE" me sufficiently. That and I'm apparently going to be spend DAYS unpacking all of the shirt.woot! t-shirts that I've got (I am being utterly honest and literal here: I am NOT being metaphorical in any wise whatsoever.)
Y'know, it must be kind of like King Midas counting his gold over and over again. Each time I unfold a shirt and put it on a hanger it is usually pretty cool - perhaps like seeing a friend I hadn't seen for some time.
In response to EdwardBlake:TigerTigerBurningBright, etc., I have ordered a copy of the Rainbow Zebra and, if it is possible to find the information, I'm eagerly awaiting reading about when that particular design / those shirts are printed.
Confession: I was in Munich with someone in 1994. There were posters everywhere with a black & white image consisting of nothing but zebras, all covering the field continuously - like a jigsaw puzzle, but to make it work, the lines of the zebras alternated black vs. white where they joined edges.
Because she begged (well, basically), I stole one. Of course, stealing an ad off of a wall is small potatoes, but what the heck.
I don't recall what graphics program I was using at the time. It might have even been MacPaint which, although it was extremely simple, still did things quite nicely. On the other hand, I was in a job where I'd switched back to IBM PC's, so I might have been working there.
I "electronically enlarged" the living daylights out of the 8x10 scan that I made. Thinking back, that points more strongly to MacPaint because the only scanner I had was connected to a Mac.
Spent FAR too much of my employer's money cleaning up the edges until they were nigh-on perfect, making sure that all of the white was white and all of the black was solid black. On the other hand, I got awfully good at doing graphics of this sort and that helped with the web sites I started developing for this place about that time. Hey, I'll grab onto any rationalization I can!
Since we had a rather large-scale printer-plotter, I made about 3x4 foot copy of it (the original aspect ratio may or may not have been 1.25 and the aspect ratio of the result may or may not have been 1.333(etc) but I did make the scaling locked in any case.) I found some kind of plastic framing edges and clear cover - perhaps at a Hobby Lobby or some such store. Not anything sophisticated like a proper framing job, but not bad.
So, I guess I did this about 13..15 years ago (the actual work). Even though she threw a book at my crotch about a week ago (with INCREDIBLE accuracy) and shouted that she hated me and never wanted to see me again, the print is still in excellent condition and on one of the walls of her house.
In any case, I'm really excited about getting my Rainbow Zebra.