A CHALLENGE to fellow subbers: simultaneous joke and 'art' tee subbing
got a challenge for subbers who have been too worried or hesitant to submit 'art tees' to threadless when well executed joke tees are almost guaranteed win it seems. read on.
So after We've Got Some Work to do Now I said I wouldn't do any more pop joke tees here.
I'm especially timid to sub ANOTHER pac man gag tee here on the somewhat-heels of Madness of Mission Six...
but I couldn't get this idea out of my head. I think i'm done with it, though I may still work in some maze-like coral structures vaguely in the backdrop.
but as I said in the image description on my flickr profile, 'you'd be a fool to not try all your designs at Threadless first'...
Which is why I have decided that for every Joke tee, I will submit an 'art tee' at the same time. which means I won't sub this one until I sub a companion art tee design to post at around the same time.
I think this could be an interesting, if not maybe a little depressing- experiment on voter tastes (gag vs art for art's sake)- where I'm sure the art tees will suffer...but maybe they will start to creep into the voter's minds a bit more.
many of you don't have a problem with subbing art tees. I've often used Sonmi as a great example of knocking out cool colorful fine art designs fearlessly, and having luck with them. I wish I could do that. I've talked about it so much but haven't yet gotten the balls to drop a random art tee here and watch it potentially bomb or not be appreciated by the voters. But no more, with my new plan at least.
so I challenge my other threadless friends who have maybe relied on the surefire approach of clever gag tees or pop culture mash-ups to do this:
for every pop culture, joke or pun tee you sub, sub a 'art' tee with no heavy-handed, obvious meaning at the same time.
anybody with me? it may help wash the guilty ease of subbing pop joke tees, as well as start strengthening the chances for pure art and design tees.