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it is amazing.
It's up! looks Good FM. 5
ah, my life!~
The life i wish i had...so i can just wear this tee and be one of the masters of the universe! 4$
man im going to be poor if all of these get printed! $5
Great execution as always, but this concept is great. Maybe your best sub to date. $5
I'm sorry - great execution, but I still find the concept depressing and creepy.
13strong, I understood what you meant. But I prefer positive thinking, let's face it and put a effort together to chase our dream ;)
Thanks for all comments so far!
Sorry, this is just horrible, particularly the dollar signs and the 'dream car'. If these ever end up being my real goals in life, you have permission to kill me.
The 'Family's gift' made me want to puke, by the way. Sorry Mouse, I don't mean to be rude. Your style is good, but how about something more subversive? You may as well write 'I heart the Republican Party' across this shirt.
How about Health? I'm not sure what is your goal in your life.
I won't expect all people like my design. Anyhow, thanks for you comment:)
i like it, add a touch of color to the tie?
your kind of on fire - non stop goodness from you- good stuff
What happened man.... you had some fab designs, this just looks like them crappy Microsoft add's...
In particular I don't like the dumbbell, mainly cos at first I mistook it to be one of them off road skateboard things, which would also link to health.
Sorry, it's pretty lame, you have to admit....
great concept! 5$
I don't understand all this negativity towards it though.
"All this negativity"
?? Most people here love this design. There has been negativity from... three posters? Including myself.
My negativity stems from the fact that I find this a boring, depressing, corporate, soulless, unrealistic, materialistic, shallow, cookie-cutter understanding of "the ideal life".
It doesn't come close to representing my idea of a "perfect life", and it doesn't reflect the hopes or aspirations of many other people I know. In fact, I actually find this kind of automatonic slavery to material and conservative ideas of happiness pretty disgusting.
But as I have said a million times before - that's me. And I think Flying Mouse is an extremely good designer. The art here is great. I'm sure this will do well.
another stellar design...
[dont let the haters bring ya down]
Nice illustration. I like the stoned, almost possessed look on his face. Like he has fully succedded in life by being brainwashed; a zombie of corporate worker bees. And he is ok with it. At peace. Because he is possessed. And it does not even matter because look at all of his luxeries! Do wish the lines in the flippers connected more & looked more...flipper-like. 4
It's interesting how 13strong and I have totally different interpretations of this design. He thinks it's promoting the upper middle class, cookie-cutter lifestyle....and I think it's mocking it. Hm.
I'm not a hater! I just don't like the design!
And I really don't see any indication in this that it's a joke, or that it is in any way supposed to be mocking the corporate materialist dream.
The guy looks happy, content, and this may just be me, slightly smug. I wish it was mocking it.
I agree with mezo. I don't see how this is coveting materialism - rather, I see it a mockery of such a lifestyle.
I love this design, and think it has been one of the only Living With the Living Submissions that actually captures the theme effectively.
I really like it. Nice colors, idea, and design. $5.
My impression was completely different. I don't see it as mocking or endorsing the suburban ideal. When I was younger I would have been appalled; now that I'm older, I wonder how long I'll have to toil to get a vacation to anywhere; a car that doesn't break down every few months; money enough that I'm not always scared of the next big crisis (roof leaking, a/c going out, etc); food that is actually healthy for me rather than just convenient; time for exercising so I don't turn completely to jelly...it's all very real. Sure it's sad and materialistic. I should know. I never expected my life to turn out this way, being such an idealistic and rebellious kid. But when does anyone have time for all the lofty aspirations, in between changing diapers and dragging off to work to pay the bills? In seeking merely to stay afloat, we succumb to the stereotype, like it or not.
Really nice!!!! $5
^^^ YYYYEEEAAHHHH WHAT SHE SAID!
mephitine - so why does the guy in the image look a) so young and b) so happy?
The guy in this design is with a POSITVE THINKING, he wrote down his target for his life and go for his goal, do you think this is wrong?
He look happy because he is POSITIVE THINKING.
FM did well for the theme, this design make you all thinking about living, and talking about living.
awesome. thumbs up!
What are you all talking bout up there.... isn't this kinda a take on the Sims ?.. still like it !! $5
haha this is great! Fantastic execution!
Finally dropped it after all that time in the critque section. $5
I was going to ask Flying Mouse to give a final call on whose interpretation is right - is it mocking or endorsing the corporate, cookie-cutter version of happiness? - but he's done it above: there's no subversive irony here, it's a complete endorsement of that worldview. The number of people buying into it has ruined my day...
Oh, and a message for Mephatine: please don't give up and give in! The key to happiness is not, repeat not, to be found in vacations, the gym, dream cars and $$$ because - and I can't believe people here don't get this - if you buy into that grasping, materialistic worldview, you will never ever be truly satisfied, because that system exists to make you always want more, no matter how much you've already obtained. That's its whole point. That system is only sustained by making people feel their life is never quite perfect enough and that upgrading to that new Beemer or PS3 is the key to happiness. Learn to be content with what you have - it's difficult because of all the pressures on us, but it's so much more fulfilling when you achieve it.
And Luke, there's no hate here - the vibe on Threadless is great, and usually very respectful - part of the reason why we're all come here, I reckon.
Aw Gaff, don't let it ruin your day!
But I agree, there's no irony here. I guess if Mezo or anyone else wants to see irony in it, or wear it in an ironic way (I mean, this design couldn't be more different from my aspirations / life), then that's cool.
And the fact that so many people love it, and seem to recognise this guy in themselves, suggests that it stands a damn good chance of being printed, which is fine. This is a semi-democratic site, after all.
I suggest any more discussion of the message in these t-shirt takes place in the blog forums. No need to bog down the comments, design criticisms and praise with more abstract discussion.
Not me personally, I don't think I know anyone with these ideals. BUT I really like the sketchy images with the more formal illustration, contrast and all that jazz ya know. Good luck.
Art is all about individual interpretations, ya'll.
I like it. I'd wear it with my cheap-ass, on-sale levi's while sipping my cheap-ass dunkin' donuts coffee b/c i'm 6 days away from payday. My neighbor would wear it while tooling around in her jetta with her intelligensia latte and kate spade bag. Maybe I could bum a ride from her again.
Diffrent strokes, y'all! That's why Mezo is right.
is this an advertisement for a retirement plan?
your best one!
now this is fun... make a female one too :)
i realllly like the colors