back to article The best of Reg readers' David Hockney-style logo redesigns

Last week we challenged our commentards to redesign The Register's masthead in the style of David Hockney, after the artist scrawled over The Sun's logo in Paintbrush. True to form, our dear readers did not disappoint – albeit with some examples being slightly more true to the Hockney form than we had hoped. Hockney, 79, …

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V for Vulture

I'm interested in buying the film rights. I'd like to bid one empty can of Monster Energy Ultra, slightly dented.

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Re: V for Vulture

I'll see your one empty can of Monster Energy Ultra, slightly dented, and raise a raisin.

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Re: V for Vulture

I'll double the currant bid

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Re: V for Vulture

I am the Sultana of Brunei and I treble the bid.

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Re: V for Vulture

"I'm interested in buying the film rights. I'd like to bid one empty can of Monster Energy Ultra, slightly dented."

Oh, C'mon! The film rights value must be a lot higher than that. Whoever owns them probably has a legal right nowadays to charge newspapers and daily TV news programmes for the use of the IP and video contained in the film.

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Re: V for Vulture

I can add the freshly filtered contents of the can.

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Re: V for Vulture

"I am the Sultana of Brunei and I treble the bid."

Excellent! Trebles all 'round, what ho!

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Re: V for Vulture

I bid a Tin of Baked Beans!

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I don't think it's an egg...

Regarding andy00ff00's masterpiece. I think that's about the sun shining out of somewhere...

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Re: I don't think it's an egg...

Looks more like a pustule to me. Time for a new strapline as well, perhaps? "The Register: The Boil On The Arse Of IT" has a certain ring to it. (Pun definitely not intended.)

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Re: I don't think it's an egg...

El Reg - A Pile Of IT.

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Re: I don't think it's an egg...

Ah! A true connoisseur!

Would you like to buy the piece?

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Re: I don't think it's an egg...

Looks like a job for Preparation R.

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Raising by another raisin and currant (news)

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I'll raise to a whole snackbox of raisins, and a bottle of Yorkshire tap water

From there, you can rehydrate them and create your own wine

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Happy

What a grape idea!

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(suggestion)

How about a fruit with a bite taken out of it?

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Fake.Art?

It may be ASCII, but it's not Art, not if it's machine generated. IMO, anyway.

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Re: Fake.Art?

Ok, I'll admit that the writing was machine-generated, but I drew that vulture by hand (which is why it's so wonky).

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Re: it's not Art, not if it's machine generated

Doesn't it depend on whether an artist made the machine or not? Or does that make the machine itself art but not the things the machine creates?

Because the definition of art isn't vague enough!!!

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Re: it's not Art, not if it's machine generated

Because the definition of art isn't vague enough!!!

No it isn't - it's what a certified art critic says it is. That is quite sufficiently vague enough.

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Re: Fake.Art?

Newxt time, post the drawing, phuzz. THAT is art.

The thing you posted was the equivalent of a Polaroid of the Mona Lisa.

Again, IMO of course. This round's on me.

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Re: a Polaroid of the Mona Lisa.

That's another thing that I'd class as art if it was created as such. It's a poignant comment on our consumer society!

Old punks, we value intent above ability!

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Re: Fake.Art?

When I said 'drew', I meant, 'typed'.

I pulled up the original version of the vulture from the masthead ^^^ up there and typed my own version into a text editor (Notepad++). I started by getting the basic shape done in Xs and then went in and altered some of the characters to make it look a bit better.

I'm pretty surprised at how well it came out, it almost looks like the original, if you stand well back and squint a lot. Now I just need to start charging hundreds of pounds for prints and I'll be a proper artist!

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That other guy winning is FAKE NEWS.

I won, PERIOD.

It is the best image, I demand an investigation into voter fraud.

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You definitely won! Because more people voted for the other ones!!!

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Typical USAian

Labouring under the mistaken belief he lives in a democracy.

I'll get my coat. It's the one with the sarcasm oozing from the pockets.

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Drawing

Every entry here is better than Hockneys excuse for digital art, as he plainly hasn't had a lot of experience drawing with a mouse. IMHO he should stick to using a brush on canvas.

ALF

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Re: Drawing

You are not familiar with Hockney's iPad drawing/colouring-in from 2012?

See, for example, How David Hockney Became the World’s Foremost iPad Painter.

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Re: Drawing

Based on the article contents, I'm pretty impressed with Hockneys tech talents. Not many people could get MSpaint to run on an iPad.

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I find the lack of comic sans most disturbing

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As close as you could get to a Darth Vader icon?

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Pint

Hmmm.

I'll take the

Can, Raisins, Currants.

Add some fluffy powdery stuff, some spices. I'll skip the filtered content of the can, and add some brandy, mix all that up and stuff it in the can.

Cover it lightly and offer it up around the end of november.....

Not sure what I want for that, but it's what came to mind.

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Fortunately all entrants managed to retain the key feature.

The viciously hooked beak for

Tearing into PHBs

Cons-sultants from Strategy Boutiques with their paradigm de jour.

Politicians whose (lack of) temperance of view is matched only by their ignorance of the subject they are spouting on about.

Nice work. Although IRL I don't think the Sun's readership on Merseyside is going to rise anytime soon.

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Wait?

You mean that Hockney thing was real? "The sun and the sun"? (or whatever) ? It wasn't a pisstake?

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Oh dear

Unfortunately, I have the images blocked.

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We all know the Holy Jobs provided the light ...

"We all know the Holy Jobs provided the light and cast all others into the shade,"

And on the 7th iPhone he rested.

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The quiet option

The Register - putting the SHHH in IT.

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