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Oil Mutation

Design by Jebs

Oil Mutation by Jebs on Threadless
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Jebs profile pic Artist

Hi, i'm pleased to sub my first sort of "community design", meaning that i used the Critique section, for the first time. I want to thank all the ones who came there trying to help me improve the design.

So, i hope people will enjoy and understand my concept here...

PS: I'm sure people will ask me about those letters W.Y. :)
for those who don't know the Alien quadrilogy, that only means a random invented Oil company...but if you dig, it's also the letters for "Weyland-Yutani" aka The company in ALien.
From wikipedia: "Weyland-Yutani is consistently portrayed as exhibiting the worst aspects of corporate profiteering, and as being willing to sacrifice decency and human life in the pursuit of profit."

Jebs profile pic Artist

hi everybody :)

thanks for the comments (jebbie, i like yours too uhuh)
Doully: you can see here if you want in the critics section, the evolution of the design, but for me, the businessmen are a very important touch, cynical and funny, is the design. click here to see the versions of the critics section


Where the hell is Ripley when you need her? The suits closing the deal ties everything together. Great concept and great execution. I'm a fan of you work. $5


This came out great! I like all the changes you did.


you know...i'm not sure the design works for me completely, but Aliens is my #1 favorite movie of all time, and Alien is my #7 favorite of all I'd have to give a $5 on that alone. Props for Weyland-Yutani. And hell, we're all crew expendable.

Kookaberry profile pic Alumni

I don't get it outside of perhaps some commentary of oil=evil but I don't care. It has a freaking alien on it. I must have. $5




the inside looks like the dinosaur from calvin an hobbes. but i also liek the bisnuess men...they look evil. 5$


Doully on Sep 11 '07
awesome... but i'd like to see what its like without the people

Hold your thumb over the people, and presto!


aah, I thought the creature was a dinosaur and related to fossil fuel...but I like the design anyway, well done.

Jebs profile pic Artist

thanks for comments!
audiovore ;-)

i thought i would have more comments on this one anyway, that's the game :-)


Love it!

great nate

im not sure if this would get printed, but ive gotta give you props for the Alien reference. sick design. 5


Saw this in crits... you've really perfected it!! :-)

Jebs profile pic Artist

yeah thanks!

wonderwillow: eheh, thanks, IMO, GIger is an incredible artist, a genius ;-)


this is superbly well done

definite 5

Jebs profile pic Artist

thanks :)

blamethesuburb: the alien is in fact a metaphor, not for oil, but for the exploitation of oil, by industrials, economics and politics. I used the invented company " Weyland Yutani" at this purpose, emphazing the metaphor, because in the movies, as wikipedia says (better than me because my english is not perfet at all): "Weyland-Yutani is consistently portrayed as exhibiting the worst aspects of corporate profiteering, and as being willing to sacrifice decency and human life in the pursuit of profit."

Jebs profile pic Artist

rollie are u serious? i totally redrawed it myself for the design...i didn't steal anything...

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni

Amazing idea and style to this one...i don't even think it needs the two business men. The main illo stands on its own and needs to be as front and center as possible. Incredible statement without going overoboard Jebs. Great!


Jebs profile pic Artist

thanks! frickin: thank you for your feedback ^^
audiovore ;-)

Jebs profile pic Artist

thanks ;-) well 2.54 is not bad, when i submitted it, i hoped more, but i'm happy about my first "Critic section try"

Jebs profile pic Artist

doully thank you! To be honest, my previous design finished at 3.11, but i prefer a thousand time this one...maybe the concept was not clear enough, we never know, it's always obvious for the designer, but we are perhaps not ditant enough with our designs :-)


yeah i didnt get it at first... if the alien in the background had been a lighter color, maybe the message would of gotten across


2.54 is really low for this design!
I wonder if some people voted against it merely for political reasons ... :(

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