I really like this tee. It is hard enough to come up with a solid illustration like that tiger, but to incorporate it into a design that flows and fits well on a t-shirt is even harder. I also like how you used the scratches across the HH on the front graphic to tie it in to the piece as a whole. Probably one of the most well executed pieces I've seen on this forum so far. Keep it up!
Not knocking it, but I wonder if he's a big CFL fan...
Never seen that before. I thought the illustration was original
a lot of things in this industry aren't original. everyone rips, re-appropriates, or bases an idea of something. "nothing is original, there's nothing new under the sun, it's not what you do... but how it's done". that's one of my favorite lines from Nas. It's so true, everything repeats itself.
Now if someone just straight up jacks the whole design without changing it, that's stupid. But it is what it is. You can be original by taking someones design or logo and making it better or yours.
I do like original work as well, but isn't the point of this industry to piss evryone off and cross the lines?
look at johnny cupcakes, the hundreds, supreme (the king of rips), and other brands. they all use other art as a template of their designs. it's called "steal like an artist".
either way, i see all your views. we all have our own method to creating. i'm not saying steal all your work, but know when to steal and know when to create from scratch. I've had a design stolen from a growing comapny. I just took the L, it is what it is.
anyway, dope t shirt. even if the tiger is taken from a sports team or drawn from scratch.
I'm sorry but that is a terrible way at looking at things. There is a difference between a logo flip and trying to pass off work that you do not own or that you did not create. I did not know that was already a sports team logo. The tiger was not changed at all. That team probably paid a bunch of money for that illustration. What if you had worked really hard on a drawing to incorporate into your design as a whole and someone just took that piece and put different type over it? There is nothing clever about taking someones hard work and trying to pass it off as your own. What you are advocating is frustrating and essentially stealing.
I never stated this what an original artwork. While i agree with you Runnerup, both is true. Kudos to you if youre able to produce everything hand drawn, not many people do. But i dont see any harm in using a sports logo flip for a small brand made up of college students. This industry isnt always original, and this is a rare time that i found a sports logo go with my concept of the Tiger Division from the military. What Aldente said about this industry is completely true