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(Google)   Doodle 4 Google's national winner. A very compelling, very moving image from a young artist. Never knew the tubes could get quite this dusty   (google.com) divider line 18
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2013-05-23 06:50:55 AM  
6 votes:

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.
2013-05-23 07:08:27 AM  
4 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: OK, I was dismayed to see flags and a soldier...  only because I knew it would bring out the dickweeds.


Can't we just be happy for the little girl that got her daddy back; or, do we need to hurumph everything?
2013-05-23 09:03:38 AM  
2 votes:
This one is much better.

www.google.com
Excellent use of colours, space and an interesting yet clear take on the logo. Evocative without being maudlin. A genuinely universal theme. I think Maria I, Chestnut Ridge Middle School, NJ  definitely has a future in graphic design. And the colours truly are superb.
2013-05-23 08:55:10 AM  
2 votes:

Capo Del Bandito: BarkingUnicorn: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

What you're missing is empathy.  That's why you sound like an art critic.

Empathy is nice and all, but if not properly maintained it overrides the logic.

I agree with Mixolydian there. It's commonplace and it loses it's meaning, sorta like someone who says 'sorry' to everything even if it's unneeded.



normally I'm hyper immune to this sort of painfully-obvious-patriotic-'MericaIsTheBestist thing to the point that it will piss me off but when I saw this one in during the voting I couldn't resist it.   It think because it wasn't about waving the flag but about a little girl being happy to see her dad who had been gone for a big chunk of her life.
2013-05-23 08:47:39 AM  
2 votes:

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


To me, the dusty part comes when you think of the young person and the life experiences that lead up to that moment. That's what she grew up with, that's what she had to deal with at a young age.

The prompt for this competition was "The Best Day Ever..." She didn't draw a school dance, or friends, or getting a puppy, or any other normal kid thing. If this was her best day ever, then what were all those nights where she thought about the fact that her dad was someplace overseas in a war zone?

Maybe I'm over-thinking this.
2013-05-23 08:24:52 AM  
2 votes:

Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


A certain level of cynicism is healthy but taken too far you're just an asshole.
2013-05-23 07:28:41 AM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: In that last panel the soldier is homeless with PTSD and attacking the little girl.


^ This is why we can't have nice things.
2013-05-23 06:47:42 AM  
2 votes:
Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.
2013-05-23 06:47:25 AM  
2 votes:
Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.
2013-05-23 09:19:52 AM  
1 votes:
The artist didn't even spell out "Google" with the artwork, just drew figures over the letters.  Should have twisted the girl's arms and legs so she made a "g"  "o"  and "e."

Pah. Disqualified. Retract the award.
2013-05-23 08:51:59 AM  
1 votes:
All of you armchair art critics are missing out on the larger statement.  This girl is trying to go for the same thing that Warhol did.  She is continuing this boring, worn out tripe of soldiers returning home in an effort to make it lose its meaning.

By doing so, she is hoping to capitalize on your soullessness, so when she reprints the same image in four different colors you will all collectively lose your shiat and pay her untold sums of money to put her prints up in your small, sad apartments,  hoping that it will bring joy to your empty lives.
2013-05-23 08:45:55 AM  
1 votes:

Tomahawk513: Perducci: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

And there's not really any clever integration of the letters of the Google name.  I don't get it either.
I guess it's like the Oscars -- if the movie has enough outbursts of raw emotion you'll at least get a nomination.  "Sure,far more talent is displayed in some of the other works, but this one has patriotism and tears, dammit!"

I agree, I'm unimpressed.  The artwork is good, but unimaginative.



What I liked about it that I haven't seen in other works of the same ilk is how she captured the moment they never talk about on the news, where the daughter is unsure if that's her dad because she doesn't really remember what he looks like and maybe he looks different. And he's in the same boat since he hasn't seen her and she looks different, too. So there's a moment of...you are the person i'm supposed to hug right?

I wonder if anyone's ever hugged the wrong kid who ran up to them by mistake.
2013-05-23 08:38:48 AM  
1 votes:
Yesterday, I would not believe myself that a Doogle can take me to the verge of tears
2013-05-23 08:36:34 AM  
1 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Mixolydian Master: Not a single dusty onion allergy here. What am I missing? here's nothing particularly unique or compelling about this theme. A soldier returning and being greeted by a painfully relieved family member is nothing new.  It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.

A certain level of cynicism is healthy but taken too far you're just an asshole.


Well if you mean cyncical as "judgemental," you are aware that this is a, ya know..art contest. Being judgemental is kind of a big part of it. Why should I feel bad that I found it to be trite and lazy art?
2013-05-23 08:25:24 AM  
1 votes:
Can we at least bookmark this for the next time pearl-clutching conservative bloggers start pitching a shiat-fit over the doodles not being about whatever it is conservative bloggers think they should be about?
2013-05-23 08:00:02 AM  
1 votes:

Mixolydian Master: It is so common that it got worn out, and replaced with pets greeting the returning person.


That it's such a common experience for kids is precisely why it's so heart-wrenching.
2013-05-23 06:55:08 AM  
1 votes:
OK, I was dismayed to see flags and a soldier...  only because I knew it would bring out the dickweeds.
2013-05-23 06:53:05 AM  
1 votes:

Fizpez: Having a very hard time believing some of those K-3 drawings were really done by a child that age and not mom/dad/big sister.


ot to poo on the pics, but I agree. I have a 10 year old and even though he is very creative, the stuff from his age group looks like an adult "helped"

/still all pretty cool though
 
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