Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sometimes They SHOULDN'T Copy Me

I was kidding. They were, sadly. not!

C H O P — You'll find this hard to believe I'm sure, lol, but sometimes I don't take my chops very seriously! I think of them as Editorial Page cartoons occasionally. When Ford first started touting their three-bar grille as their new corporate 'face' I thought, if three bars are good, wouldn't TEN be better? I extended the Fusion's grille a few times, and then made it into a coupe to keep my street chop cred, haha. You'll also notice that since the point of the chop was the bad-ass grille, and not the fact I made it a coupe from its original sedan, I didn't give it my full attention. Look 'inside' the windshield and the Fusion's driver side B pillar for the original 4 door is still visible—a novice chopper's classic mistake. The viewers at the sites I posted it at all got a good chuckle over the grille anyway, one of the few times my sense of humor was actually understood by the 'masses."

Well, knock me over with a feather, about 2 years later I came across this "tuner" version of the new S Class Mercedes. I'm pretty sure it was a Russian custom, a custom gone horribly awry, but I immediately remembered this joke chop. I photoshopped them together as an example of when you should NOT be copying artandcolour!

6 comments:

  1. I still can't get over that any 'real' designer would come up with the Mercedes Travesty, lol.

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  2. I LIKE THE GRILL. MAYBE I CAN GET A GRILL MADE WHEN I GET FLASE TEETH. LOL BELLY LAUGH.

    GRANNY

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  3. I would love a mouth full of metal teeth, shiny metal! I get so sick of the too-bright white teeth you see on TV all the time. Give me some chrome ones!

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  4. Shhh, Casey, now someone is going to hear you and start the chrome teeth fad. Check list for today: Open Semichrome distributorship.

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