Thursday, April 24, 2008

ipodyssey


Here is a t-shirt design I'm going to submit soon to Threadless. It just happened to fit perfectly for the latest theme over at Illustration Friday.

I remember the first time I saw 2001: Space Odyssey, I thought it was the coolest and creepiest Sci-fi flick I had ever seen. My name is Dave, and every time HAL (the main computer) would say something like, "Good morning, Dave" or "I'm sorry, I can't do that, Dave" or "What are you doing, Dave?", I got a little creeped out.

Years later, I got my first REAL computer, a Mac. I think it was a Centris 610 with a whopping 80 MB hard drive. Yes, that's correct, 80 megabytes! Anyhoo, there was this great, humorous little sound control panel that would let you assign a sound to any computer operation. Well I downloaded a bunch of those 2001: Space Odyssey sound files (ahhh, good old System 7) and assigned them to all kinds of basic computer functions. When I started the computer it would say, "Good morning, Dave". When I clicked a wrong key I got, "I'm sorry, Dave". When I shut down the computer it said, "Good-bye, Dave". There were others.

I thought this was great…at first. Then not only was it annoying, it was really kinda (you guessed it) creepy.

8 comments:

Joe David Torres said...

Oh man, i like it. Very clever. Great artwork too.

San said...

brilliant!! the best ipod or technology reference ive seen this week!!

michael said...

i dig it! thats really nice. really. great style and idea. and its in pen too. awesome.

telamon said...

Wow a fantastic scene!

Katie said...

Hahaha, you so funny. AND I'll vote for you on threadless!

van dyke said...

Love this lots! Very funny!

Jonathan said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Eh_Yma1lY

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