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WOW. AMAZING work dude!
You sir are a genius!
amazing work as always 5$$$
liking the smoke rising from the gothic nuclear reactor to make homer. awesome work!
I'm so tired of pop culture crap. Yes, this is amazingly drawn but so what? Where's the concept? The Simpson's as monsters. Hooray.
Besides, I already saw this in the last Halloween special.
what's good about this besides the execution?
Umm... The concept.
agree with the others about wanting to see more original concepts from you but still can't score this anything but $5 ;)
Umm... What concept.
And no offense at all to buko - he's, by far, one of the best designers on this site. Just getting tired of the same old "let's make pop culture icons look like something else" trick. He's capable of so much more.
But I'll hold my tongue in the future so I don't offend the sensitive tless community. Sorry!
so lazy AND a concept rip
Just getting tired of the same old "let's make pop culture icons look like something else" trick.
agreed, the design is brilliant, but it's not getting my dollars
you are so damn good man $5
just because something seems techinically well done doesnt mean its not lazy
This is amazing and you're one of the best. 5$
I feel all this criticism is unjustified. sometimes people need to take a step back from the opinionation (I know thats not really a word) and just appreciate something for what it is. This design is incredibly well done, we all know it and I feel like no one can really successfully refute that. Seriously great work man keep it up.
sorry for the double comment (really wish you could delete those)
the pop culture hate seems a bit weird to me, I know some people just want to see ART but to each their own, it sells well and I think it's brilliant! buko has shown more then enough time he can do more then well enough without the pop culture reference, I think this design is amazing, and well executed, no need for people to trash it, it almost seems like jealousy. Look at the design for what it is, I understand when pop culture is done bad, but this is well thought out and executed perfectly!
I feel bad for buko for having so many problems with some comments lately. But I think too that they wouldn't criticize him if he weren't a threadless top5. Alex has expresed it perfectly, it seems jealousy.
Again, congrats for another brilliant design buko. No matter what a minority says.
i clearly agree with alexmdc! We are not making ART, we are making designs for tee shirt, and it's all about that, do you want to wear it...? do you think it's wearable?
Of course, the concept has to be strong, the design has to be a minimum well drawn, and using Pop CUlture has to have a sense...i think that here, Buko makes all that: Amazingly done, conceptually good (not of course a stunning concept, but strong enough IMO), and prettywearable! what else?
Im pressuming you were too busy being patronizing to click the image link up there then
I mean it's still art :) but yeah people tend to forget what the medium they're designing for is tshirts and not a painting, I love seeing all type of work, but I think buko is dead on with the audience and whats he's working for, and thus makes it more marketable and not surprisingly climbing to the top non stop of most printed around here :)
you are the man
whether it is art, a tee shirt or whatever, it still represents the designer the person wearing it and the threadless community and as part of that I am always going to have a problem with trying to make money off other peoples work regardless of that persons talent. If picasso walked in here and painted me luke skywalker I would ask why the hell is he doing it because he is far more talented than that (also dead), yet the irony being it would still sell for thousands and thousands. So sure churn out vaguely different parodies if you so wish but I doubt it will feel as good as creating something that is truly yours.
Awesome work! 5$!
alexmdc: eheh, sometimes, it's Art, i'm ok with that, but firstly, we are not supposed to make art on Threadless, that's a "plus", that's an extra indeed...but Mainly, i'd say we try to make "Cool T shirt to wear", don't we?
and this one by Buko is cooooool!
(By the way, just received Monkey Business in Hoody, that's a killer alex, YOU are a killer)
It's incredibly illustrated but it's been done before (refer to the link above), similar to the star wars one he did. Just want to see Buko go back to his ROOTS when his stuff was fresh and original. That's all.
That said, he's still one of my fave artists on this site. Calm down, people. Just being honest. I know the truth is hard to swallow but quit taking things so personally. Buko is great. And he will continue to be.
copycow. I disagree completely with you
I think the title explains the concept and the execution is top notch - as usual. I agree with alexmdc and jebs and I do think Buko should do whatever he wants cuz everything he does is nothing but amazing.
"antique nuclear power plant" =Homer worked at a power plant and the Franken monster was created in a dungeon...smash them together.
LOVE THIS 5$$$
wow looks great 5$
I agree that this is AWESOME! People can rip on pop culture refrences all they want, but that's what scores well here so....mixed messages I guess.
Plus, Buko out of almost anyone I can think of here has had a TON of art oriented designs AND prints!
And for those of you that think this is completely two different things stuck together, I think the whole joke is that Marge has hair almost exactly like Bride of Frankenstein.
randyotter3000 on May 17 '10 so lazy AND a concept rip
oh thats right I forgot americans dont understand sarcasm
Ah, but what if I were the one being sarcastic?
whoooooa! pulling out the big guns here
i support you and your pop culture subs buko!!
This is awesome, i can't ignore the fact that the simpsons already did the same concept on the show but if buko didn't see it, i think it's a logical combo. As for pop culture designs being overdone, maybe, but they will never stop printing these and for good reason! 5
i'm a buko fan of course ;) i give 5 for skill, but i wouldn't wear it. i think everyone should design whatever makes them happy. if buko enjoys pop culture, more power to him :)
i support this sub again
simpsons did it :(
amazingly epic illustration cant believe some of the comments! $5
Really awesome concept and great execution as usual! I don't get people criticizing designs with pop culture references, sure are a lot of people willing to buy them so how can you blame the designer? I look upon it as a specific genre that has it's place.
Yeah, it's a trend, but it's really tough to think of a design with a good, clever pop cultural reference, at least for me it is. For those who criticize, I challenge you to come up with a good one of your own. Anyway, I'm jumping on the band-wagon and have one in the works that I'm pretty excited about. :)
hahaha! LOVE IT!!!
ginetteginette on May 17 '10
simpsons did it :(
doouughh...looks great...nice job
Heh, you guys are too dumb to realize this design isn't even about the Simpsons, its about Everybody Loves Raymond. Tell me the dood doesn't look exactly like Brad Garrett, I dare you.
The detail is great
i voted 5
dude - please surprise us in your next submission with some new original stuff!!!!!
it's really well done - but - i loved your older designs more (like "last day of pegasus") than your actuall pop ref shirts
please - bring the "old" buko back ;-)
^ . . .
and if someone's tired of pop culture references, there's still about 600 designs to vote and look for one that suits your taste.
I support this again too.
Everyone is making a good point here, supporters and non supporters. But can't blame the awesome buko... just check his latest scores and compare pop vs artsy and you'll see.
I love this.
i dont know what the fuss is about. its pretty darn excellently drawn, may not be an entirely new concept altogether. I wouldnt give it a 5 but it would probably be a 4 to me.
dont vote things up just because its a pop culture reference, same goes for not voting things down just because its pop culture either.
really well-executed. not very original. 3
Love or hate it...
this will print
I love it by the way
Great execution on this piece.
While I may agree with the "Pop-haters" a little, the pop-culture shirts print; therefore pop is here to stay. If you don't like pop-culture shirts be prepared to be disappointed or go somewhere else.
Keep on keeping on by impressing us with your great art. 4
Agree mostly with the thread. You're an all-star Buko. Go back to your roots. Like CLASSIC BUKO style. 4
fucking brilliant execution... amazing as always..
Heh, fans. Half the time, we crucify artists for taking the same stand against our narrow view of them that they took against everyone else in the first place, and that made us their fans to begin with.
I think it's super hypocritical for us to demand that buko go back to "his old style" because we are dissatisfied. Why is catering to the "purist" crowd any better than catering to the "general public"? Artists go thru phases the same way audiences do, and it's not as if he hasn't proven himself a dozen times over. If he's feeling poppy, and he is enjoying the work, who are we to party poop?
Although I don't particularly love this design, I really support it. GO BUKO! Sorry if this was annoying. :(
Love your work:)
There's nothing wrong with pop references as long as they sell. C'mon guys, remember this is a business after all, If this kind of designs sell, they will print them! Great work!
psykomakia on May 17 '10
ginetteginette on May 17 '10
simpsons did it :(
...with less artistic flair and poorer execution.
Without getting into the design itself, which will only not print if Universal Monsters or the Simpsons step in legally to defend their rightful property, I have to comment on this reply. In the real world, it doesn't matter who did it better if the people who did it first have a legitimate copyright claim. Because that's how originality works. Saying "this is done better" is saying Matt Groening sucks and has no right to preserving his own characters and concepts.
Really well drawn
The concept is semi-passable but the drawing is superb. People like Buko's work for the aesthitic qualities he brings to his pieces, not just because they include pop culture references.
Buko-Please carry on making cool tees like the Star Wars sub!
I'm not gonna get into the debate that's raging on here because there are other places and blogs right now on Threadless to discuss this, so I'll just focus on the design and not the bigger picture here:
Amazing illo as always, very cool visualization of the Simpsons as Frankenstein and his bride, but....I kinda don't see the connection between these two ideas that makes the concept really gel with me and the reason for using pop culture characters. It's the Simpsons, it's monsters....I do like the clever touch of having the nuclear power plant turn into a Translyvanian type castle, but i think the design needs more of that connection to really work on another level for me.
4 for the wonderful visualization though!
Oh, and the Bride's hair as Marge's beehive is pretty funny too.
psykomakia on May 17 '10
rodrigobhz on May 17 '10
I think the title explains the concept and the execution is top notch
The title is not gonna be on the shirt....not talking about this design specifically, but any design that needs to rely on its title for people to get the joke or visual pun is not executing its concept well enough.
Artists go thru phases the same way audiences do, and it's not as if he hasn't proven himself a dozen times over. If he's feeling poppy, and he is enjoying the work, who are we to party poop?
exactly if this is what he felt like doing then so be it
personally I think its not bad not my favorite but not bad. I liek teh idea I just think it could have been a bit more dynamic thats all.
i'd buy it
I'm voting 5 on the incredible execution, but I'll save my $ for your mindblowing stuff.
i can't believe that this haven't been done (in such style at least) until now, i salute you! $5
WOW quite the debate that's broken out in here...
I don't understand how people can throw "pop culture" designs under one big blanket and basically call them all shit. That's just stupid and wrong. A tshirt design is something that either works or doesn't work...there's no great science to it. You either like it and think it's something you'd wear, or you don't like it and don't think you'd wear it. On occasion you can also think "That's really cool, but I wouldn't wear that". To each his own.
Let's not try to make this into something it's not. It's a tshirt design.
That being said, the artwork on this is OUTSTANDING. Absolutely mind blowing. But, I must admit I don't think the concept holds up as well. It's been done on the Simpsons as other have said. Is it supposed to be a surreal piece? is that why Homer is coming out of the smokestack? I don't really understand the layout of this, but I suppose something had to be done so it wasn't just marge and homer as frank and frank's bride....since it's already been done on the Simpsons....
So...after my giant long winded critique, I'll give this a 3. The artwork is awesome, concept, not the most "original" thing I've ever seen.
Who gives a shit what I say though. It's still gonna print. Congrats Buko for getting people talking.
Well, I just don't see myself wearing this and having to tell people about "oh the concept behind this is, blah blah blah.
I think people will look at it and say:
Wow, duuuude, you gotta a rad shirt!
The whole "what is the concept here" is happening just because people are tired of the ammount of subs doing this.But how many of those shirts are so well executed as this one here?
It was the same with the food with faces and watercolor shirts and the bafocomics shirts, it was everywhere and everyone loved them...
well, forget all the bafocomics-shirts-fever, that never happened, hehehe.
shirt design is different from a painting. we design shirt to make a profit not an art. so it's commercial talk here.......
I still support this shirt!
great one! love how you made homer come out of the smoke and marge's hair!
I'd really wear this. Great artist. 5$
alvarejo on May 17 '10
i support this sub again
I get the whole "alvarejo already did this v.s. it is an amazing design" debate. But, the fact that the man, himself, approves, I feel it to be pointless. I do agree that I wish the concept was original, which it is, sorta, but it is still one of the cooliest thing I've seen in a while. 5$
Oh, this is a "Simpsons did it" argument, then who cares? It is brilliant.
Awesome! $5! :)
you are the BEST!:)
so good, even if the its been good...
buko defiantly took it way farther
lolz @ Real World!
this is an awesome and original concept and brilliant execution!
i don't know about it being an original concept but the execution and detail is very nice and classy $5
oh it's been done? i did not know this, hence my mistaken comment.
but it's still amazing!
Great work...very cool!!!
Why are people jumping to assumptions? How do we know buko lazily stole this idea?
His execution is superb and I think the idea is pretty cool, but, there are just soo many Simpsons pop culture references to pick from the litter that I don't want a shirt with them on it unless I REALLY like it
Still, high score for this one, 4 just because the execution is well done
Reallyy Amazing !!
Hi Buko, if there is ONE thing sure about your sub… is that you should at least get a prize for the thread!! Nice design anyways…
I'd to get as many comments in my subs, lol
i like it :)
i love it!
I think Homer could use some 5'o'clock shadow, otherwise I think it's a really great job.
I'm glad to see after all this drama, this still got a good score!;)
Brilliant - a belated 5$ and fingers crossed!
nice! didn't see this before