Derby #45: Imaginational Symbols
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Sublimican Republic

Sublimican Republic
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riffmaster18


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A passive country...

Can't see in the mockup, but note there is also a message embedded in the olive leaf.


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bjdezek


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god i hope this wins. i would be in for this in a heartbeat. nice design.

etripoli


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riffmaster18 wrote:A passive country...

Can't see in the mockup, but note there is also a message embedded in the olive leaf.


Can you post a zoomed-in detail of the leaf?

KENPARS0NS


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I like it... but for some reason I can only read "Sublime Republican" when I see it... Dyslexia sux...

emerica


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I'd buy this in a second, GREAT idea.

erll, i'm ogg yo trsf snf dlrrp

Geckotek


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I wanna like it, but I need explanation. Is this a reference to the band or something?

Edit: Just picked up on the "Obey Us" but still need more. Not getting the "Sublimican" part.

hylinski


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Pretty sure it's a play off of 'Dominican Republic'... nice shirt dude. I'm in if it wins.

Geckotek wrote:I wanna like it, but I need explanation. Is this a reference to the band or something?

Edit: Just picked up on the "Obey Us" but still need more. Not getting the "Sublimican" part.

eHalcyon


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hylinski wrote:Pretty sure it's a play off of 'Dominican Republic'... nice shirt dude. I'm in if it wins.


Also play on the word "subliminal", as in "subliminal message".

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binarygeek


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sweet. I love it, I would totally buy one.

binarygeek


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KENPARS0NS wrote:I like it... but for some reason I can only read "Sublime Republican" when I see it... Dyslexia sux...


it took me forever to figure out that it said "sublimican" instead of "subliminal" weirdness.

capttylor34


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hylinski wrote:Pretty sure it's a play off of 'Dominican Republic'... nice shirt dude. I'm in if it wins.

Yea really nice....i don't get it...but I feel the strange urge to follow your orders....hmm, wierd.

kylemittskus


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eHalcyon wrote:Also play on the word "subliminal", as in "subliminal message".


Sublime can also mean an emotional state that can't be expressed in words. It's an aesthetic judgment.

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ccsprinter11


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I like this. It took me a while to realize that the red letters in the scroll at the bottom spell out, "OBEY US." It's truly subliminal. It looks cool, too.

mindspikes


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"Yur Stall Is!"

ToddlyBumBum


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kylemittskus wrote:Sublime can also mean an emotional state that can't be expressed in words. It's an aesthetic judgment.


Well, if you were trying to be a tyrant, keeping them in a sublime state would pacify them, rendering them helpless to your will

fun shirt

I like how the background is subdued and doesn't draw the eye at first, but then blatantly tiles "obey us" over and over

eHalcyon


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kylemittskus wrote:Sublime can also mean an emotional state that can't be expressed in words. It's an aesthetic judgment.


"Sublime" is itself an adjective and separate from the adjective "subliminal", although the two do share etymologies.

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gtonfire05


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Great! orshould I say sunlime?


ccsprinter11


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How did you get that aged silk screen look? It's a really nice touch. Is that Photoshop?

twincarma


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riff, you make the most wearable designs every time

GravityJMB


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This is hilarious.... would totally buy one!

Geckotek


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Just realized what's bugging me about this....I wish the "Sublimican Republic" part were aged like the rest of it.

riffmaster18


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Thanks everyone for the great comments and for the votes!


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barabajagle


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I really like this shirt, but that's because I am tractable. j/k

I want to vote for this shirt, but last few times I voted early for shirts they all fell out of the fog.

So here's what I'm gonna do: You get my vote at 11:57 PM on Thursday June 5th. Hope it keeps you at the number 1 spot!

riffmaster18


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barabajagle wrote:I really like this shirt, but that's because I am tractable. j/k

I want to vote for this shirt, but last few times I voted early for shirts they all fell out of the fog.

So here's what I'm gonna do: You get my vote at 11:57 PM on Thursday June 5th. Hope it keeps you at the number 1 spot!


Voting ends at noon on Thursday - so let's make it 11:57 AM, or Today to be safe


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andrewg2


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I really need to start using the aged look, it always seems to do well. Though I certainally don't mean to retract from the very clever idea here.

jmps2


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Geckotek wrote:I wanna like it, but I need explanation. Is this a reference to the band or something?

Edit: Just picked up on the "Obey Us" but still need more. Not getting the "Sublimican" part.


its a play on subliminal, as in subliminal messaging. in the motto banner there is a subliminal message to obey the republic as well as in the olive leaf and the background. its quite clever actually. so hope it wins

erinsillart


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This is Sweet!

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karisse


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oh Boy, I Think this dEsign is great. got My votE.

:D

barabajagle


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riffmaster18 wrote:Voting ends at noon on Thursday - so let's make it 11:57 AM, or Today to be safe


11:57 AM then. Thanks for pointing that out. Trust me, you don't want my early vote (and here is a public apology to those last few shirts that got my vote early and dropped out of the fog).

Graye


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It would be nice if you at least posted a close up of the dove/olive branch. I'm sure it says "OBEY US" but a detailed view would be nice and maybe pull in votes from people that don't want to vote on mystery text =P

joelterrific


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Riff, if there's text in the branch, please post a detail. I trust it's nothing to worry about, but it would be good to see.

riffmaster18


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Here's a closeup


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DagmarDobbs


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For some reason I feel compelled to tell you how much I love this design
Seriously, though, I will buy if it wins - great design, great concept!

Eastaer


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Very nice. great use of color. Love it.

GMV

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AlexIAm


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For some reason I felt compelled to post... and vote... and send you money in small denominations... :?

>insert funny quote here<

oblioette


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Thanks for the closeup - my decision is made!

You win. I hope.

roundoff


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Awesome design!
I want one!

crazyjeremy88


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I really want this shirt, but I know that if it wins and goes up for sale, it'll be gone in the first hour and i'll be left in the cold...without a shirt. Great shirt. GMV

Barbequepork


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Schweeet~

m1k3yj0e


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mmmmmm....i really hope this one wins, becuz id definitely be buying this the second its available

gravitybound


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m1k3yj0e wrote:mmmmmm....i really hope this one wins, becuz id definitely be buying this the second its available




I'd be willing to bet that this is the winner. It's been in the fog the longest, out of the 4.


Then again, some that I thought were sure things fell out of the fog, so what do I know?

barabajagle


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That's @$$, you should've come in first! I'll be here to pick up your shirt tomorrow.

beuneek


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me want this shirt. me want now! all ur shirt are belong to me!

great design. lovin' it! :D

gravitybound


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Bah, this shirt should have come in first. It not being first has me worried, and if it doesn't make it then no woot for me this derby. None of the other designs is one I would consider wearing.

KingWiley


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Same for me. I'll buy it if they put it up. If not, I'll probably go another 2-3 weeks without a shirt.woot purchase.

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