bornstar

By: balogz

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DATE SUBMITTED

4/12/2013

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This is my own take on the born again verse, John 3:7. Usually born again Christians are being attacked/called "burned again" or "born against". I just inverted the letter "p" in pornstar to come up with bornstar. As the pornstars are the stars of pornographic media, we as bornstars are the stars of Christ's media.
reinecke - 4/19/2013 10:43:53 PM

Imagine this shirt on your underage niece or daughter, and think about how it will be received. Puns can be fun for the brainstorming process, but they seldom make for quality "Christian parodies" because of the force fits or awkward connotations. IMO, you sold out an opportunity for a clear message on an important topic, and traded it for a cheap pop culture reference and practically unrelateable. It's akin to printing pants with the word "JUICY" across the rear end, but trying to Christian-ize it by making it a reference to spiritual fruit. "My Spiritual Fruit is Juicy" does not desexualize the original message—and it does more to point to your cleverness than to the kingdom of God. I'm sorry to be harsh, but this just won't do. Half-baked solutions like these (which pop up a LOT around here) are self-glorifying and irresponsible, so I feel that I must highlight the gravity of the situation. That said, I think YOU, as a designe and creative thinker, are highly capable of making something amazing. The fact that you landed here tells me you have a creative mind and aren't afraid to try something new- This is a good thing. You just stopped way short. If I have any one peice of advice, it would be to NEVER let cleverness stand in the way of an important and sincere message. You have an excellent topic to design for, in this concept- Now, you just need to find an approach that is genuine, and give it that creative flair.


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Rowel - 4/15/2013 1:15:18 AM

Agree.


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TROY - 4/14/2013 8:29:05 PM

Yeah, not worth the connection.


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Jon - 4/12/2013 1:40:38 PM

I agree with David, I feel like the term on the shirt just sends a very wrong message. I read it as "Pornstar" when I first looked at it. I didn't see the "B" until after I had looked a second time.


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DavidGaddy - 4/12/2013 10:55:22 AM

Welcome Melvin. I get where you were going. It's about promoting and revising the term being "born again", but I don't really think using a term tied to the porn industry works.


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