Derby #36: Text As Art
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Quoth the Raven

Quoth the Raven
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bluchez


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It always surprises me just how much of this poem I can recite from memory. Great job on the raven. GMV.

Iambusyeating


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bluchez wrote:It always surprises me just how much of this poem I can recite from memory. Great job on the raven. GMV.


That's pretty funny. The designer of this shirt can recite the entire thing from memory. She's my sister btw.

haxrox


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I like the way you think.

narkus


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LOVE!


AnGeLiCbOrIs


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Nevermore is one of my favorite bands! GMV.

imthej


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I totally forgot about this poem. Nice job dude. You got my vote

Turbotuff


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The feet should be inverted Ys or something so it doesn't get the boot... just sayin'

Iambusyeating


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imthej wrote:I totally forgot about this poem. Nice job dude. You got my vote


She's not a dude .

KENPARS0NS


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Great work on the style... gritty and sketchy! I like it...

Marvin16


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I voted for this. Simple shirts are better.

excentrika


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I think this is really brilliant. Great job!

byrbwr


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nice shirt. with regards to the other raven shirt, i think this one is bit more dreary, depressing, etc. meaning, of course, i love it

AdderXYU


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While this is much better than the other raven shirt, I have to take my vote back... I did not realize until further inspection just how sloppy this is. This is way better as an idea, but the execution is just lacking too much.

suzyottomatic


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AdderXYU wrote:While this is much better than the other raven shirt, I have to take my vote back... I did not realize until further inspection just how sloppy this is. This is way better as an idea, but the execution is just lacking too much.


I kinda like that it looks more hand drawn and rough as opposed to perfection. Ravens usually look that way to me anyway. Just my P.O. Here's a vote to make up for the lost one.

chet90si


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AdderXYU wrote:While this is much better than the other raven shirt, I have to take my vote back... I did not realize until further inspection just how sloppy this is. This is way better as an idea, but the execution is just lacking too much.


This shirt still gets my vote, but I kinda agree. I love the idea, the execution not so much. I wish it was done with a "brushed" effect instead of a Sharpie look. Oh well...

eHalcyon


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chet90si wrote:This shirt still gets my vote, but I kinda agree. I love the idea, the execution not so much. I wish it was done with a "brushed" effect instead of a Sharpie look. Oh well...


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glazecovered


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This is pretty awesome. I too would have preferred for the letters to be completely jet black, but it's got my vote and my $10 anyway. =)

byrbwr


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glazecovered wrote:This is pretty awesome. I too would have preferred for the letters to be completely jet black, but it's got my vote and my $10 anyway. =)


no no, it's suppose to be like this. to me it really conveys the mood of the poem. not sure if i can explain it.

shmeedles


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Best shirt I've seen in a while. Love love love!

tallworm


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I guess Poe themed shirts are popular this week! I don't mind the rough edges. I think they would have been a little better if they ran along the back of the bird keeping the front solid, so it seems like they are coming from a light source.

afb264


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byrbwr wrote:no no, it's suppose to be like this. to me it really conveys the mood of the poem. not sure if i can explain it.


Yeah, it has kind of a gloomy, Edward Gorey feel to it. I like how the filling is "incomplete."

jeremynjaxx


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Turbotuff wrote:The feet should be inverted Ys or something so it doesn't get the boot... just sayin'



Maybe, just maybe they're inverted Ts . . . :-)

BTW . . . great design . . . it has a message, and I like messages.

thewarrior


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eHalcyon wrote:Not everyone is an Adobe Master.


this is in regard to the sloppyness of the design... however I feel if it was cleaned up more, sharper edges and so forth that would make the difference between winning and maybe placing in this derby

personnemaime


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Thanks for all the votes and comments everyone! I'm excited that my design is doing so well (although it's still early!) especially since this is only my second derby.
As for the roughness of the design, it was entirely intentional, and it's my interpretation of the poem. I really appreciate the comments and critiques, though, so thanks!

bruisie


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personnemaime wrote:Thanks for all the votes and comments everyone! I'm excited that my design is doing so well (although it's still early!) especially since this is only my second derby.
As for the roughness of the design, it was entirely intentional, and it's my interpretation of the poem. I really appreciate the comments and critiques, though, so thanks!


Incredible design.. simply stated, really like the roughness as well. good luck

milesdavis91


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I love it!

kixxster


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I love this design [and with respect, think it tops the other raven shirt], i only wish that it had more of a tail [gets cut off like that] and it was smaller on the shirt, possibly placed differently. Good luck, i hope this does well, its a very nice design




africadoug


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I would personally would buy both of the two top raven shirts. Great job! I hope you win!

cyphr9


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africadoug wrote:I would personally would buy both of the two top raven shirts. Great job! I hope you win!


I'd definitely agree. Although I like this one a good bit better.

akerbs


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Great design, GMV for sure. Hope I can buy one on Thursday!

Schrobblehead


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Quoth the raven "Eat my shorts."

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

lunartan


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africadoug wrote:I would personally would buy both of the two top raven shirts. Great job! I hope you win!

if you're voting for 1 raven shirt, might as well vote for the other so they can tie and let the fourth place shirt get printed

abpullen


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Wahoowa! Love this just the way it is.

goldenhawk


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I went for this one over the other raven because people can get the point without having to come up close and squint at my chest.

bumpass


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Come on people! Look how many of these entries are ravens... and TWO are in the fog?!?!? This is ridiculous.

iamthechased


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can i still get one of these?

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