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m1ster w1zard

aka Vince is a boy and has been a part of the Threadless community for 3 years, 11 months! he has scored 1 submission, giving an average score of 5.00, helping 0 designs get printed.

Recent Comments

  • Got this in the store on Saturday from my gf! It's pretty awesome!

    posted 2 years ago in Bitter Robin

  • So now after spending a researching for a few day (read: googled the words "Native American Images"), and you found out that the sacred significance that Native Americans have toward certain feathers and the white buffalo, I really don't think so. From that research you have determined that the sacredness that some Native Americans place over these things are equatable to pens and neckties?

    Let me be clear, the whole of Native America did not invent buffalos or feathers, tribes placed a certain significance on them. Taking those images and putting that on a t-shirt seems wrong and without a shred of context it seems lazy. This is the exact same thing american sports teams do.

    How can you have a "great respect and i can say love for Native American culture." When you think it's the same as pens and ties?

    scratch a lie catch a thief

    So this is threadless huh?

    posted 2 years, 12 months ago in Tatanka

  • Rico, I can understand that this purely from a place of respect and honor (I'm sure the American Indian College Fund can expect a nice donation from the proceeds of this shirt).

    However, Look at the example of Elizabeth Durack which, if she was from the US, would be called playing indian. Durack decided to make up an indigenous person named Eddie Burrup and wouldn’t stop until her death. “Durack claimed that her familiarity with Aboriginal life entitled her to create Aboriginal art through the “alter ego” of Eddie Burrup.” This appropriation of a culture for commercial purposes continues and it’s this entitlement that keeps great and real indigenous artists locked down.

    Is this different because RicaMambo didn't make anyone up? I'd actually like to know.

    posted 2 years, 12 months ago in Tatanka

  • I don't know... Using overly generalized Native American imagery just seems inappropriate. Don't get me wrong, the craftsmanship is top notch but appropriating another cultures images and words in such a vague way seems disingenuous.

    posted 2 years, 12 months ago in Tatanka

  • PLEASE REPRINT, please oh please

    posted 3 years, 7 months ago in Who wants to play frisbee in the dark?