Miami Dade County is spending $109,000 for a Britto designed shirt for airport workers to wear, according to the Miami Herald. The money bothers me, but the choice of the designer bothers me more. Critical Miami wrote about the first rejected shirt in 2007, the one which prompted Vile Natacha Seijas to say: “My maid wears better clothes than this t-shirt.” It wasn't the design so much, she didn't like the flamingo on the front because it looked like a snake. She is either afraid of anything in the natural world or anything phallic. Another blog for that musing, back to Britto.
I have seen enough! It is not art, the guy produces illustrations. Will everyone on Boards in Miami please stop installing, reproducing or buying these illustrations for public purposes? It is just tacky, well I guess that fits in with Miami, but don't do it, you are reinforcing our reputation as morons with bad taste. Maybe we need an installation at Fairchild Tropical Garden to fit in with their new image. Anyway, there is a much bigger question at work here: Which is better Brita or Britto? I will take the Brita every time because seeing a Britto makes me want to barf.