Its not a shitty poster - you've utilised a pop culture image that pretty much everyone on ere can relate too, that in itself is a good start. But without even a vague reason why you chose to put ocelots on there it is still a nintendo cartridge graphic with a random band name. If the band was the seagulls or the pigeons then i might have grinned.
i can say i appreciate the comments you have made Hynes and thanks for backing everything up with a logical reason rather than maniacal ravings about why my poster is shitty. I still stand behind my poster and I guess I just dont take things so seriously all the time! I just had fun!
"Context" is the keyword that Alan brought up. You need to take the pixelated duck and have it bombing an aircraft carrier or something completely dissimilar, taking it out of the original and intended setting. That's what you're missing.
Well you already stated there was no tie in with the choice of game. In that case you could have taken a time magazine cover, a zeppelin record sleeve or a cereal box design and just dropped the band name on ther and it wouldnt have made a difference. There is no context or reason. Then again if you can convince me an ocelot is a bird, then i say you have made an appropriation.
wow! this really pissed alot of people off! Im really glad I did it! Its completely tongue planted firmly in cheek and all you guys that are so worked up over my "Stealing" this image should look up the word appropriation and made check out something by Warhol or Bask. Its true that there really is no tie in with the choice of game but who gives a fuck! I wanted to do it and I did and the rest of you i say BALLS TO YOU!
Clean duck. Wipe dry and tie string around neck.
Hang duck in cool, windy place 4 hours.
Fill large wok with water. Bring to boil. Add ginger, scallion, honey, vinegar, and sherry. Bring to boil. Pour in dissolved cornstarch. Stir constantly.
Place duck in large strainer above larger bowl. Scoop boiling mixture all over duck for about 10 minutes.
Hang duck again in cool, windy place for 6 hours until thoroughly dry.
Place duck breast side up on a greased rack in oven preheated to 350 degrees. Set a pan filled with 2 inches of water in bottom of oven.
(This is for drippings). Roast 30 minutes.
Turn duck and roast 30 minutes more. Turn breast side up again. Roast 10 minutes more.
Use sharp knife to cut off crispy skin. Serve meat and skin immediately on a prewarmed dish.
The duck is eaten hot with hoisin sauce rolled in Mandarin Crepes. Garnish with scallion flowerets. Serves 4 to 6.
this poster is almost just too lame to even care about.
i will say that i want to go play 8bit nintendo now and perhaps this will have beneficial monetary repercussions for the nintendo company after all.
and...stealing does suck.
stealing is a crime. wether it is a candy bar or a Mercedes. You just don't take stuff that doesn't belong to you.
Are there no rules or laws anymore? Is it a total state of anarchy in the design world? In the WHOLE world?!
I know better than to weigh in on this, BUT I think if I WERE to point out a difference, it would be that the people getting hated on for ripping off work are trying to convince others that THEY did the work. This person is probably not trying to convince us that he originally "DREW" this thing pixel by Nintendianic pixel.