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aka Robert Holmstrom is a year old and has been a part of the Threadless community for 8 years, 10 months! robomatique has scored 3492 submissions, giving an average score of 2.04, helping 27 designs get printed.

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  • Thanks Karena!

    I tyhink we kind of agree anyway in the end, it might just be misunderstandings (and english not my native language). And I think your last post made me understand what you mean a bit better.

    Anyway, thanks for an interesting discussion!


    posted 8 years, 6 months ago in Photoholic

  • Karena...

    I kind of understand what you mean, but I still don't agree with you on any level.

    Any creative outcome should be totally separated from the method. If you paint a picture (that you for some strange reason set as higher artform than computer graphics), I don't care if you use a brush of the finest quality or your fingers, or a wooden stick for that matter. The outcome is always the only important, not the method.

    I guess that photography is a lesser artform than painting as well? And this has nothing to do with what the artist actually want to use, but just that painting is harder in a craftmanship sort af way? Art is obviously about craftmanship?

    If you try out effects and than settles for one that looks cool, I couldn't agree with you more. Then you are not using creativity at all, but just "plying around until it becomes art". But this has nothing to do with the method, only with the artist. And yes, there are bad artists using photoshop and there are bad artists painting... but the levelof the artist is in the creativity, not the chosen media.

    I am sorry to be a bit hard on this, but I can't help it. I actually look down on people with the opinion that you have (not as a person, but as an artist). I can't understand how you could call yourself creative (and I am so sorry if you don't) when you rule out designs because of the work process. The only reason I could think of when it would be important is if you make an installation/performance where the work process actually is part of the pice of art. And this is absolutely not the case when it comes to t-shirt design.

    Sorry again if this becomes personal sometimes, I can be a bit of a bastard sometimes...


    posted 8 years, 6 months ago in Photoholic

  • I Love it!

    The comment that it is just a photograph thru a photoshop filter is the most uncreative comment I have ever heard!!! The method doesn't count for a design, and as long you think the method is so important that you actually write down a design on it I think it is really sad. If I were youre creative director I would probably fire you for a comment like that, the comment itself means no future as a designer.

    IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE DESIGN IS ONE THING, BUT COMMENT ON THE TOOLS USED IS TOTALLY NON ARTISTIC!!! Well, some people still think that art/design and handcraft is the same thing... tooo sad...

    But in the end it is your own loss. By ruling out tools to be to "simple" will just narrow down your creative playroom and makes you see your world thru a filter of technology.


    posted 8 years, 7 months ago in Photoholic

  • Please don't add the text!!! I like the design, but I think most designs here are too obvious with all the explanatory text. People are not stupid, let them think instead of you thinking for them. This is not a manual of what to do in case of a nuclear strike, this is "art".

    If you are a chef, you make the food, you don't chew it for the customers... let them experience it themselves!!!


    posted 8 years, 7 months ago in If We Could Get Them Back

  • Love the message and the design, but unfortunately I don't think I would wear it. It makes the message too cartoonish. I do however wear both antislavery and amnesty t-shirts.

    posted 8 years, 7 months ago in Chained to Poverty