Betty White Named This Year’s Most Influential Designer

Back in late July, when we were in one of our moods, this writer let his frustration over this year’s overly-ironic fascination with actress Betty White get the better of him. After reading a press release about White signing up for a licensing partnership with the apparel company HoodieBuddie to create a line of clothing with White-featured knock-off art, like turning Shepard Fairey‘s “Obey” into the obvious “Betty,” more than borrowing a page from Fairey’s recognizable design, we screamed and pouted. Though they’ve since introduced a few original shirt designs, it was this video the company put together to promote the line that has softened us up a little to both their product and to the White phenomenon as well: