Possibly as some sort of test of Amazon Mechanical Turk, designer Aaron Koblin commissioned 10,000 drawings of sheep for The Sheep Market. Actually, it’s probably really some sort of conceptual-art thing: as a work of art it needs no explanation or justification; and as a work of its genre of course has both in spades. A two-megabyte Word document (that goes all crazy in OpenOffice) is available, with stock images, double line spacing, and a laborious explanation of marxism, the history of wool, and the Mechanical Turk, for people who can’t use Google.
Rejected sheep: 662
That’s a failure rate of around 7%. When you consider how truly bad some of the sheep on the Market are, then it makes you wonder exactly what caused those particular animals to fail quality control. The interest for me lies in that small fraction of the truly extreme ovine. I wonder if they have long tails?