Here in America, we live in a capitalist consumer culture, where the value of human life depends on the rate of consumption. The more we consume and waste, the richer the big guys become. To the large corporations, we're no more than capital goods. And that's exactly we're encouraged to consume; Madison Avenue literally wants us to live for someone else's profit.
I believe this piece reflects that sentiment quite well. I like the use of the red scan bar; of course, this seems to imply that we're being sold. The scary thing is that the corporations aren't paying us; we're paying them.
We're the pawns of our products. It's sad, but true. Not to say that I'm against all consumption, but only that which is induced by media brainwashing and the like. If you're being told what to buy, you're being manipulated.
That said, congratulations on making me go off on another rant. Needless to say, I enjoy deviations with that ability. So... I'm off to look at some of your other work.
Thank you, point of art is to make people think, so I'm glad I could do that.
The meaning I had behind the piece was one day i was looking through wired, and at the end of each issue they have a parody on a future item, they make a fake advertisement for it, and this one was for selling clones, so it got me thinking about the govt selling us, or even us selling us.
I like the simplicity and the depth of the concept (Fight Club is one of the best movies). This could easily be a marketable design, follows close to Jenny Holtzer with her truisms. This would be good as a sticker or a t-shirt.
This work is very original and it explains itself very well. Nice and simple without extravagant decor added to it. Perhaps the only thing that needs to be worked on is laser beam itself, which appears to be too dark and needs to be bright red or at least a red that is brighter than the current color of it. In addition, maybe the white barcode box needs centered in better.
Nice. But I feel like we've seen all the Fight Club ideas, philosophy, quotes and stuff around for so long and so many times, it's like just become an accepted reference, it's "cool" and unquestioned, undebated.
Are you a Fight Club product ? I mean, it's a only film after all.
So maybe we can keep the good ideas that came with Fight Club and related artworks, and start doing our own thinking, without coming back to THE reference all the time, just make your OWN path into it, "things you own and ideas you have end up owning you and being taken for granted".