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tacosaurus
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conn75
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tacosaurus

Don’t know how I came up with this, but it happened.

It just so happens that I have really been sleeping when it comes to doing computer drawings. This is the first attempt at anything like this in months. I need to take more naps, so when I wake up in the future, I am super dope and untouchable. For now I guess I am happy with this Gangstafied south central cherrub getting his ‘happy ending’ from cupid while busting caps and always representing. Designologue and Threadless unite in a heavenly arrangement of thug love as innocent as two cherrubs doing the nasty on a ghetto street corner down in Watts.

Tacosaurus Del Muerte.

16 years ago, November 1, 2003
fashionvictim

I’m not familiar with the term latentry, I have heard of latent—are they related?

Also, what does the type say?

tacosaurus

Late Entry. new word combo. Latent Try? You know I be making new words up all the time!! Text says “Designologue, Threadless.”

tacosaurus…

RevDrLuv

Good line work. I dig the LA references here. Things get a little overcrowded and muddied in there. You could drop some of the elements and come out with an even tighter design. I am not sure about that jizz either, it’s a tad obvious. I think you might be able to get the point of whats going on without it. But it does say something bout LA anyway, especially the area I’m living in. lol

tacosaurus

Where is the love Rev. and FV.? You both maked my score go down, and I even gave you guys both fours.

inman

I’m feeling the theme name but you’re praising the wrong coast Taco. Does the West Boast really need more ego? I’m a little confused by the pic, is that Cupid bustin’ a nut on a cherub or vice versa? It looks like the former. I’m diggin’ it though and with the extended deadline Conn75 actually has time to respond.

tacosaurus

It is suggestive imagery, nothing more. I don’t want to say anything specifically explicit. So as not to offend anyone.

RevDrLuv

No lack of love here. I was torn between a 3 and 4 but I gave you the 3 cause of the composition niggles i mentioned (It was close though and I might regret my decision later). I know what you are capable of and as soon as you are warmed up I am sure we will see some wild stuff. I’ll save the fours for when you blow my mind. I hope conn75 responds with a quickness so we can see some more.

fashionvictim

Well, if I could have responded before the Rev I would have said just about the same things. It was hard to decide between the 3 and 4, but I figured since we have an extra month for these designs, you have lots of room to grow.

I dig this design, the colors are super sweet. Conceptually, it’s great. Very representative of the glorious city we reside in. And, I really can’t wait to see how this develops. However, I have the same gripes Rev does.

jeromius

This reminds me of a song on the new Outkast “The Love Below” album. Track 4 - Valentine’s Day :

“When arrows can’t penetrate, cupid grabs his pistol.”

I’m giving you mad props for keepin’ it ghetto. I ain’t gonna be no hater - you get a fo’.

tacosaurus

keepin’ it MAD GHETTO. This one keeps growing on me. I really can’t wait to see where this goes. Serve this shit up propper Conn75.

Say Word. Taosaurus.

conn75

Okay, it’s 4 in the morning so bear with me…

The thing that popped into my head from the first one was ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’, obviously from the cherubic figures and the ‘white goo’ but also from the gun brandishing and gang reference.

So I took a young lady and created an angel with bits from the previous image but also some other bits to dirty it up a little.

16 years ago, November 1, 2003
conn75

Oh, and bigger version here.

inman

Nice, nice. The near symmetry of this one is working for me. It makes me think of Baz Lurhman’s Romeo & Juliet crossed with Hydro74. My only major gripe is that the gun gets lost in the pubic calligraphy.

inman

Whoa, what’s up with the color shift from the PNG to the GIF version? That had to have been intentional. (not knocking or reprimanding - I was just surprised).

conn75

Heh, yeah apologies for the colour shift. I couldn’t get the file working in Freehand (my usual vector software) and had to quickly ‘learn’ Illustrator. The PNG was from an export and the bigger GIF was from a printscreen at 200%.

As I said it was around 4 in the morning after a long week. Haha. And the pressure of returning something quickly… :P

Yeah, the gun does get a bit lost. I’m surprised you spotted it. And there were more spikes at the bottom but I left the off because they were getting cut off by the frame anyway. I wish I’d left them in, though.

Thanks for the comments.

tacosaurus

I wish to reapproach my original image. I want to refresh the coastal difference Inman sighted. There will be an ATL remix to this first post. Including of course, input from Conn75’s response. Ideas of 40oz Malts and Fried Chicken.

Didn’t Ludacris just come out with some ‘Chicken and Beer’ album. Alanis Morisette knows what I am talkin’ about. I feel dumber for sighting such references, but I knew I needed them for no reason at all.

Tacosaurus Wrex.

conn75

Mmmm…chicken and beer. Yeah it was Ludacris.

This could turn into a foodologue. I’m really hungry now…

randy

This DSNLG is cooking! I love the first image!! The second is pretty nice as well, just one complaint. The stars are too clean. If you dirtied them up a bit I think it would’ve been nicer.

conn75

Cooking! There it is again…food…

I need to get some lunch :o)

Yeah, I agree again with the stars. Had I more time I would’ve left it to the morning and looked at it again but wanted to get something in before the deadline.

conn75

And NOW I read that the deadline is Dec 1st and not today…

Oh, well.

tacosaurus

How is that Inman? Who is repping what now? That is surely not a 75oz beer, but that sure is one tasty piece of fried chicken. this is my favorite.

tacosaurus. gets jiggy wit it.

16 years ago, November 1, 2003
tacosaurus

man…. I really can’t stop looking at this thing. This is really some of my best work in months.

I have been really digging this one artist for years. Giant One. particularly this shirt.

tacosaurus

somebody is a hater…. and I know who it is…. always giving me 3’s..

come on people. Be honest.

RevDrLuv

Well I haven’t rated your image yet. I’m gonna brew over it for a bit.

Although I feel that my critique of your first image still applies to this update. Maybe even more so. You seem to have just added more elements, which could be a style itself, but I am not convinced that it wouldn’t be tighter with out all the mess. I like it, but I just don’t know, hence the reason I am going to keep coming back to it for a while. Conceptually it’s sweet though.

I think I would have liked to see more of a progression of visual conversation, rather than just a rehash of previous imagery. I’d also like to see you more respond to conn75’s work, rather than ignore it.

tacosaurus

I will agree that I should have responded more with Conn75’s input, but I couldn’t help running with what I already had. I think this design had a lot of potential, and I would hate to walk away from it. I tried to include a little Conn75 reference in there with the 75oz Fourty bottle.

Maybe we could start in different directions, then merge towards the end. He will be responsible for the final image, so that is an Idea in itself. Would also seem like an unusual approach to a designologue.

As to the composition. I like the cluttered assemblage. That is just my steez.

RevDrLuv

75 fl. oz = conn75 Ha! I didn’t make that connection until you said that.

fashionvictim

I would hardly call giving you a 3 hateful. I really dig what you are doing, but… I still agree with Rev’s comments. I will give you a four when I would wear this on a tshirt, without any question. Right now, I just don’t think it’s quite there yet. I think I like number one better than number three. It would have been really cool if you had worked with the elements in number two more because I think it has a lot of potential also. You guys both have some cool imagery and concepts going on. And as I think I said before, I really dig the style. I really want to see you expand with this, not just conceptually, but design wise. I think you guys could really develop something even more unique, and I don’t think you are that far off.

conn75

Gimme gimme gimme…fried chicken…

Hmm…I’ll need to think about where I go from here. I like the suggestion of working towards a final piece independently but I’ll just need to see what I can come up with.

bharper

I gave you a 4 on this third one, and I think you deserve it.

I didnt need to look at this for very long before I knew I liked it. I like hte ambience and the feel. And I would LOVE it on a t-shirt.

good stuff, el taco mino.

conn75

Bullets versus chicken.

East v West. Sounded a bit ‘Cold War’ which came out a bit in the text.

16 years ago, November 2, 2003
tacosaurus

That cherub is a shit-ton-o-fun ain’t it Conn75. I love that image. So a much a fun to a work a with.

conn75

Yeah, I’m probably not getting the east coast chicken and (some sort of) drink references but I’m having fun…

tacosaurus

People in the south (east) love some fried chicken and fourty ounce bottles of beer. Thats just the way it is, some things will never change.

bedingfield

Oh yeah…I’m diggin’ this matchup, especially the first 3…

…nice shit on both sides.

tacosaurus

thanks Bedingfield. I really love this logue. Maybe it is the shirt potential. I love the limitations. You can do so much with so little.

tacos.

bedingfield

If I can ask: what typeface is that you’re using for the “75” in numero 3? I’ve been looking for something similar with the heavy shadow…

tacosaurus

I did another one but posted it in my one-offs. This one for New York.

tacosaurus

Pulling fours is harder than pulling teeth. There is a serious lack of love out there.

inman

Now why would you go and do that, taco? Rosewood and Zebrawood. Man, I hate when people erase their posts…

conn75

I’m afraid it’s mine that are lowering the score. Maybe if I changed my name…how about connosaurus?

:P

inman

Hehehe, chucklesaurus.

tacosaurus

What do you people out there want to see next? Open for suggestions at this point on this end….

bharper

go back to #3 and work from there…

don’t get sucked up in this east west crap.

just keeping adding elements and working it.

tacosaurus

Im not posting my next entry until someone raises the bar. Right now, I am holding the winning image. So someone needs to get jiggy with it and up this shit. Or I will just post my next one… Should I post the NYC to give Conn75 another shot? gimme’ some help here people.

And those who need to post while I make up my mind…. You know who you are….

Stormshadow Rev.Dr.Luv Aarseth

and of course…. anyone else willing to participate….

Tacosaurus.

tacosaurus

Fuck it, here it already was, and now in its uberglory. NEW YORK CITY. Gets Latentry.

Tacosaurus. Tryptics.

16 years ago, November 17, 2003
tacosaurus

Some serious hating out there. I’m calling you all out now.

Lincoln

well, I can’t speak for everyone else. but I gave it a 2 because I hate you

inman

Hahaha @ lincoln, 3 because it’s well executed but we’ve seen it before.

randy

I think it’s fair to say, “haven’t we seen this before?” Don’t get me wrong, it was sweet the first 2 times… But maybe we should get a different perspective, full-frontal or something. I mean, damn you have me waiting for the Paris Hilton video already! I need a release, and I need it pronto!

tacosaurus

So why is it that you hate me Lincoln? What have I ever done to you?

I didn’t think you people would figure out that you had already seen this. I am so stupid for thinking that you were all dumber than me. whoops.

I was just laying it down so Conn75 can move along. as I was saying, The one before this one is winning so far, and I don’t want to out do myself.

Tacosaurus.

p.s.- lincoln, you really hurt my feelings.

bedingfield

Fresh or not, I dig it.

tacosaurus

Bedngfield knows what’s up.

Tacosaurus. SAY WORD.

Lincoln

i dig it. i do. its just that, well, I think we’ve come to expect more from you taco. I’m just trying to push you to your full potential and hurt your feelings while I’m at it

creighton

I hate you too, Taco.

^_^

But, I recognize that you want to get Conn75 back into things and not hold up the train. I still gave you a good score that was less than 5 but more than 3 because I dig this so much.

But I still hate you.

Love, Mike

tacosaurus

well that’s alright you two… because I already double hated you both back…

Then I said, “Don’t Hate! Congratumalate! Stupid Ingrates!”

Then I apologized for rhyming. I reaffirmed that was unneccessarryy.

SO THERE!

tacosaurus

with ernst taco replies.

i pour my soul out when I do something. more than most of you put into it.

leave it at that. repitition = success.

I guess NYC gets no love.

inman

“i pour my soul out when I do something. more than most of you put into it.”

Get off your high stega-fucking-saurus…jeebus.

conn75

What? The same picture for the third time? Is this not a designomologue? I keep trying to progress it somehow and then it gets stuck back in the same groove like a broken- recordomologue…I’m going to kill that damn cherub once and for all. No mercy!

(Just kidding. There’s no h8 there… :oP )

tacosaurus

damn you Inman. always taking my words out of context and trying to make me a fool with them. I swear you and FV and REV sit on AIM all day and conspire against me. Just like Lincoln and Creighton.

I was being dramatic with whimsical lines of BS in response to Lincoln and Creighton love bashing on me.

“i pour my soul out when I do something. more than most of you put into it.”

was actually a quote from Bette Midler.

…and I don’t ride no stegasaurus.

I got a flossin’ whip from the future.

Tacosaurus. blah blah blah.

inman

Nah Taco, we don’t sit on AIM all day conspiring against you. Our goal has always been to expose you as the Bette Midler fan boy you are…

creighton

Actually, inman. I do sit online all day conspiring against Taco. I thought that was the plan once he became a member. Have I been wasting all these months??

I’m this close to pinning him down as the sole cause for the mess over in Iraq and as a harborer of terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, numerous illicit drugs, and many other nouns that we are currently at war against.

I guess I can stop working on the website campaign would’ve raised money and rallied people into a frenzy, forcing the great Taco into exile.

tacosaurus

I resent that you insenuate that I affiliate with terrists. -Tacosaurus impersinatin’ GWB.

inman

Looks like image 3 is leader of the pack…I can dig it. Less than 3 hours left in the contest…

conn75

Ah well, things suddenly got a bit too busy for me…so I didn’t get to kill that peksy cherub…

But we’ll finish this anyway…when i get a sec :D

bharper

Congratulations Taco!

Good work!

fashionvictim

Congratulations!

conn75

Nice work taco. You stuck to your guns (chicken)!

tacosaurus

word of thanks to all…

Tacosaurus. enjoyed it.

Lincoln

rock. congrats. see now I’m glad I gave your last one a 2 because the 3rd is clearly superior I’ll buy one. chicken

tacosaurus

Have any of you seen that Dave Chapelle standup routine where he talks about black people and fried chicken? How Chickin’ lovin’ is a Genetic Predisposition?

conn75

Yeah, I’ll be getting one too. How can I not when it has my number on it?

jeromius

Congrats!

I’ll definitely be purchasing one.

Chicken and 40s 4 Life!

tacosaurus

bandwidth hog, so I took it downer…

bgmccollum

AWOL One Is The Shit!

tacosaurus

He is a really nice guy too. Not like one of those egomaniac rappers. A chill normal kinda guy named Tony. Mad props to Awolrus.

frumda Tacosaurus.

pinkly

Wow, I’m absolutely loving this.