Sedimentary, my dear Watson

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Sedimentary, my dear Watson by melmike on Threadless
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90 Comments

BeanePod

EXCELLENT!!!

nikoby
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Awesome! I would wear this 5$

hulk12

cool!

Kudaman

so so good! 5$

nickv47

excellent

ibyes

Ha, well done 5$

Brèf

so good

VIVI_SM

love

pd23

awesome

celandinestern

ahahahahahahah brilliant!!!! love the subtle blue on the rock.

Leo Canham

Love it! great job $5

PolySciGuy
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Once again—pure awesomeness!

Cumix47

Awesome!

DrMonkey

Winner!5$

mip1980
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Amazing work yet again sir!!!! Loving it :-)

cpdesign

Great idea and execution!

nanakse85

Ah very good! :)

Frasq

very cool! 5! :)

Robo Rat
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This is a print Mr. Mike. 5

santoy

awesome

fea77

great illo

osaze

super illustration!

you are a beast Mike,good job!

kzjl

epicness! $$$ =D

melmike
melmike profile pic Artist

Not my illo guys, it's a combo of two from 1893, though I did alter them extensively. Thanks for the great comments!

kuro_te

Great joke and design.

Mr Rocks

as much as this is a great idea I would have preferred you drew this yourself. Even if you based it on the original, it would still feel more like art than re-appropriating existing artwork. I understand you have changed it some, but to me this still feels too much like someone elses artwork.

melmike
melmike profile pic Artist

Appreciate the comment Mr Rocks, and humbly accept its tacit implication, intended or not, that I could handle an illustration like this myself. Jokes aside, as much as I enjoy creating original artwork, I also feel as though there's room in the domain of tee design for the re-appropriation of existing artwork (as long as the copyright is expired of course). As with all my designs, concept comes first, then the decision on what style is appropriate. For this idea, the style was always clear in my head, and I was fortunate enough to locate a couple of 100+year-old images that, with some work, co-operated with my vision. I have no qualms in taking advantage of Mr Paget's wonderful art here because not only do I feel as though I have infused new meaning where it previously didn't exist, but also that it's this very meaning, ie the pun, that is the crux of the design's appeal.

gebe

awesome Mike!

gabras

F*****g great!! Hahahaha!!

rit10

$5

bottleHeD

Loooove that line!

hugraphic

cool idea!

about the use of existing work i must say that i agree with you. Jacques and Lise do the same thing and they had been printed four times in threadless:

http://www.threadless.com/profile/1093213/jaakie201/designs

good luck, cheers!

celandinestern

I think that reappropriations of old and beautiful works of art with adding clever, unexpected and fresh twists are a fantastic way to both showcase your creativity and to give new life to work that would otherwise lie forgotten. A brilliant piece!!!!

Gums.

Hahaha cool !!

ronin84

awesome!

peluk

nice work!

kalmansor
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This...is just freaking genius. The colors are spot on, the illustration is very detailed and fits the subject matter of the idea, and the idea itself is such a great play on an iconic phrase. This should definitely be printed, and when it is, I am totally getting it for my cousin who's a Chemistry major :) $$5!

DRO72

haha!

FRICKINAWESOME
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I think it works perfectly well as a re-purposed design, i thought the whole point is to leave the original style of the picture and give it a new meaning, Married to The Sea-style. Very funny idea here, lovely turn of a phrase.

Mr Rocks

Melmike: I hear what you are saying, and those you came to your defense made great points. It wasn't an attack, just a preference for original art over copyright expired stuff. This is a real contender, and I think it will print and prove my tastes wrong. But that still won't change a greater personal respect for original at Threadless, for me anyways. Premature to say congrats? ;)

Mr Rocks

I left out the word ART in the 2nd last sentence.....

melmike
melmike profile pic Artist

All good. I never thought it was an attack, I too was only trying to get my point of view across. I really respect your work and opinion, and also share your preference of original over reworks, as I'm sure most of us do. I'm happy we all have our own tastes though, otherwise things would get real boring, real fast.

v.calahan

Haha nice!

AquilaSky

OMG If this doesn't win, I'm going to be so bummed. It's a freaking awesome shirt!! XD

maxuzkikh

Cool work! 5!

Queeg500

Aww jeah! $5

meridianhearts

this is amazing. simply amazing

saku28

yay for this! i hope it gets printed. i'll be buying one for sure!

BWhat

winner winner lobster dinner.....

FelipeSilva

wow! smart joke! very nice art. hold my 5 it is yours!

rv0911

élémentaire peut-être my dear !!!!!! mais d'un réalisme saisissant, à ce niveau c'est de l'art, Bravo

biernatt

simply genius!!! $$$ a contender for sure

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