6/29/2011

QRorschach: T-Shirt-Design made in Leipzig.

Gestern ging es hier ja schon ausführlich um die Möglichkeiten des T-Shirt-Drucks und wie man als Grafikdesigner seine Ideen mit Hilfe von Contestsites leicht unters Volk bringen kann. Der Unbeeindruckte verbrachte in den letzten Wochen viele, viele Stunden damit lustige Bildchen für ebensolche Seiten zu entwerfen. Bei den meisten handelt es sich um Mash-Ups diverser Serien für die ich mich nie so richtig erwärmen konnte, ABER: die Idee des QRorschach halte ich für absolut genial - und just dieses Design wird in etwa 4 Stunden auf Teefury zu erwerben sein.

Wie gestern bereits beschrieben, wählen die Macher von Teefury unter zahlreichen Einsendungen ihre Lieblings-Designs aus und vertreiben sie dann für 24 Stunden auf ihrer Webseite.

QRorschach basiert auf einer Figur aus der Comicreihe "Watchmen". Wer ihn noch nicht kennt, hier eine Kurzbeschreibung (von Wikipedia und leider nur in Englisch; es ist schon so spät und ich bin zu müde es vernünftig zu übersetzen):

Rorschach, born Walter Joseph Kovacs, is the son of Sylvia Kovacs, a prostitute, and "Charlie" (surname unknown). His mother was frequently abusive and condescending toward her son. In July 1951, at the age of 10, Kovacs became involved in a violent fight with two older bullies, in which he partly blinded one with a cigarette and took a large bite out of the other's cheek in a blind rage. Once his living conditions were finally looked into he was removed from his mother's care and put in "The Lillian Charleton Home for Problem Children" in New Jersey until 1956, where he rapidly seemed to improve, excelling at scholastics as well as gymnastics and amateur boxing.
After leaving the Home for Problem Children when he was 16, Kovacs took a job as a garment worker in a dress shop, which he found "bearable but unpleasant" partly because he had to handle women's clothing; it was here that he acquired the fabric that he would later fashion into the mask he wears as Rorschach. The fabric, created by Dr. Manhattan, contained two heat and pressure-sensitive viscous fluids between layers of latex, creating a shifting black-on-white color effect without mixing to form gray. Kovacs scavenged the material from a rejected dress that had been special-ordered by a young woman with an Italian name. Though Kovacs learned how to cut and fashion the material successfully with heated implements, he soon grew bored with it, as it served him no real purpose at the time.
Two years later when buying a newspaper on his way to work in March 1964, Walter read about the rape and murder of Kitty Genovese (he later told his prison psychologist "Woman who ordered dress. Kitty Genovese. I'm sure that was the woman's name."). Ashamed by what he read about the unresponsiveness of her neighbors, Kovacs became disillusioned not only with crime, but the underlying selfishness that he saw as inherent in all people. Inspired by Genovese's fate, Kovacs returned home, made "a face [he] could bear to look at in the mirror" from the dress's fabric, and began fighting crime as the vigilante Rorschach. Initially, Kovacs left criminals alive, but bloodied, for the police to arrest.

Im Comic verändert sich Rorschachs Maske zu immer neuen Mustern gemäß des namensgebenden Tintenfleck-Tests. Im Film "Watchmen" sieht das dann so aus:



Watchmen - Character Clip - Rorschach von ohmygore

Beim Shirt des Unbeeindruckten wird die Maske mit einem (funktionierenden!) QR-Code dargestellt. Also greift zu, so lange das Teil zu haben ist. 




































Ihr dürft dem talentierten Zeichner gerne ein "Like" auf Facebook geben: www.facebook.com/kgullholmenIllustrations 

Zum Abschluß noch eine Auswahl weiterer Ideen, die bereits eingesandt wurden:





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