i need advice.
vans decided, based on the trade show sales of my first sneaker, that they want me to do a second. but, because it's a last minute decision they are giving me zero time to decide what to do and zero time to make new art. they suggested i tweak some floral art from an old image because it's a spring shoe. so i did.
janky quick mock up of the first round they nixed:
but then they said they actually wanted a landscape, and since i'd have no time to do a new one, could i just give them some old art? but, the work they want feels so dated. or else i've already used it on blood is the new black shirts that were sold at urban outfitters.
what they want:
it was drawn in 2003 and produced in silkscreen form in 2004. by the time it comes out in 2009 it will be SO OLD. and do i really want an image of a deer and an owl gracing 50,000 sneakers? no no no.
so this is what i drew last night:
i stayed up till three rushing to do a new graphic that hopefully they'll pick instead of something old. but it really isn't something that feels that i'm particularly proud of. is it better to give them something new and janky than old and "better"?
1. just give them the deer graphic
2. give them the deer graphic and tweak it (take out the owl and deers, add some more current iconography. but really then, it's not even the image they want)
3. force them to use the beehive image
4. force them to use the archery image
5. not care anymore
i am stressed out.