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Aww... cute :)
hahah its funny cuz chairman mao was chinese and every aspect of the design oozes japanese
I like it!
The rising sun symbol is 100% Japanese, and has nothing to do with China or Chairman Mao.
Funny concept, but cfabela911 is right...
Cute and funny.....................of course the real one killed more people than Hitler which isn't so funny.
adorable, but please lose the uniform--he's not such a great guy.
Um. Mixture of Chairman Mao (Chinese) + Japanese symbolism = not such a great idea.
Also, the pseudo-Asian font is horrible.
Ha ha... that was the name of my old cat. I kinda like the idea... but not the shirt so much.
Unmix the cultural crossover. It is just bad.
I think the chairman meow thing is funny (yes, he was not such a great guy, but there are heaps of tees with argueably not great guys on them, and this is a funny take -- which i have heard before, but not seen on a tee, so it is new to me in this medium).
agreed w/Bowtie, unmix the crossover. ultra-cute besides.
dammit another lucky cat shirt was submitted the same time as mine.. oh well..well done sir...
the sun symbol is not exclusively japanese, I got the idea of the sun background from an old chairman mao poster see here:
as you can see it is not a crossover of cultures or countries styles, it is just imagary and symbolism taken from relevant material.
Yes, as Sooty says, THIS IS A VALID CHINESE DESIGN....so stop complaining!!!! But anyway, who cares? Just take it at face value, it's a cute design and it's funny!
Great work Sooty!
I'd buy it if it were a different color...like a blue or green.
This concept has been done much better on noisebot.com. But good try.
Nice design but I think unless people knows chairman mao (who's not a good guy) they won't catch the joke. But it's a good try.
I'm sure people will know who chairman mao is. and I don't think it matters that he is not a 'good guy'. I have a t shirt with darth vader on it and he's not a good guy either.
Awe! Reminds me of when I was recently in China with a student group and they stopped saying Mao altogether. They used Meow instead, but they'd clal it out randomly. I know they'd love to have this :)
HAHA.. this one's great. I love the "meow" detail
haha. This is AMAZING!
Love the concept. Wish it played up the communist design style more.
I like it, but I think it would look better if you lost the uniform and the pretzel-style sitting position. Also, I think you should extend the rising sun's rays and take out that "boxed in" look.
good concept, having chinese symbols would help tho : P
Mao, with different tones, is the word for cat and "meow" in Chinese, as well as being the surname of the first Chairman of the CCP.
he's sat like that because he is based on one of those porcelain chinese cats that sit in the windows of chinese restaurants for good luck. I used a chinese looking font to get the idea of chinese symbols.
It doesn't matter that he wasn't a good guy, you have a T-shirt of darth vader and he wasn't a good guy either? Errrr..... Sorry, It's not that I hate the shirt but that is a very glib response. Between 40 million and 78 million people died a s a result of Maos cultural revolution and Great leap forward all within living memory. It's funny because if someone subbed a T with Hitler dressed as a bunny or Pol Pot as a panda there would be hell to pay - but it seems some dictators are more acceptable than others.
I'm not pro dictators, it is just a pune on the name. The point I'm trying to make about it not mattering that he was a good guy is that the design isn't a picture of chairman mao, and I don't think the design makes any statement at all about Mao's history or politics, it simply makes fun of his name.
In light of the evidence, I retract my earlier statement about this design.
i really like the typeface
dont like the type. fake asian wannabe type=barf
Spam69: Should we all go and burn any tee that makes a reference to the devil and what about Lord Voidemort!
Hi Chris, you seem to be gunning for me which is great but I only understand about 1 word in 6 that you're saying. First off, my comments on the black rectangle T was a joke ( I don't actually think it really is a black supremist shirt ) In regards this sub, I have no problem with the Devil because as far as I'm concerned he doesn't exist either . I have no real beef with this T, I don't think it is in bad taste but I do think people need to be aware of the material they are using and I do think it's interesting that some dictators are viewed as benign ( Mao, Stalin ) and others are not - Hitler etc. plus Sootys comment pissed me off. Thats it, the end............................................. Who the fuck is Lord Voidemort ?
Hi Spam69, I'm not "gunning" for you at all. I think some of your comments about this t-shirt were oversensitive, and could be seen as trivializing the very subject you were commenting on .
it is interesting that some dictators are not as hated as others but that's not why I chose it. if hitler had a funnier name I wouldn't have a problem putting him on a t-shirt as long as it took the piss.
I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT PUN FOR SO LONG
Lose the text, though.
yes all the way. lucky mao.
Kyarolin, if people don't know who Chairman Mao is they shouldn't be allowed to vote and should be herded into internment camps for the irreparably ignorant and apathetic. They won't care and they won't even realise their rights are being violated anyway.
yes. well put.
I completely agree with cfabela911. I was about to say that myself, but realized I'd been beaten to the punch.
worst/best pun ever