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Sodium: The SIlent Killer

Sodium: The SIlent Killer
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fablefire


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Hah! With a little more detailed artwork, this could so rock.

LadyChic


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My mind is willing but my skills are weak

I freely donate the concept to someone with skills because it looks nothing like I imagined.

mjc613


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ha ha ha!!! I hope the lawyers think this won't be a problem.

LadyChic


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If Fivebucks Starbucks got through, I think anything can go

Silverpsycho


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Ha, ha, this one's great! :D

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

joelterrific


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LadyChic wrote:If Fivebucks Starbucks got through, I think anything can go


"Anything can go" is a scary way to interpret this, but I do think there is arguably parody here. That said, isn't salt sodium chloride?

LadyChic


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With all due respect, if salt was sodium then the parody would not be arguable.

Unfortunately I'm not a chemist nor a good researcher apparently and it appears as you are quite correct. I just thought about all the doctor's saying watch your sodium intake. As such, I accept my pending rejection with great humility.

However, please know that this is not the last we've seen of the salt girl. =D

mjc613


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joelterrific wrote:"Anything can go" is a scary way to interpret this, but I do think there is arguably parody here. That said, isn't salt sodium chloride?


Joel, while table salt is sodium cloride, when doctors want you to watch your sodium, they usually tell you to cut down on salt. There are other ways to get sodium in your diet, but they are usually in some form of salt (such as MSG) or a preservative, such as sodium benzoate, and they normally occur in much smaller quantities in the diet.

LadyChic


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Thanks for supporting me and extra thanks for the inclusion in your signature. You are too kind to put me in with such great company.

cyphr9


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Okay. I want this. GMV on an epic scale! Great job, chic!

LadyChic


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thnx

Maybe I will do like Kenney and make this my pucker. What more can we have this sweet little angel doing?

blammoed


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Ahahaha, the hatchet addition is hilarious. And creepy for sure. We're definitely getting a stupid amount of salt in our diets these days.

superspryte


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mjc613 wrote:Joel, while table salt is sodium cloride, when doctors want you to watch your sodium, they usually tell you to cut down on salt. There are other ways to get sodium in your diet, but they are usually in some form of salt (such as MSG) or a preservative, such as sodium benzoate, and they normally occur in much smaller quantities in the diet.

Indeed, that's true, but Morton salt, which is what this is parodying, is table salt.

w: 7 | t.w: 1 | h.w: 1 | tg.w: 0 | sp.w: 0 | a.w: 0 | k.w: 0 | s.w: 15 | w.w: 15 | so.w: 2

AdderXYU


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joelterrific wrote:"Anything can go" is a scary way to interpret this, but I do think there is arguably parody here. That said, isn't salt sodium chloride?


I'm not sure I get the parody aspect, but I do get where the girl was culled from

and to me parody needs to be a lot more different than that is.

Also, Salt is a compound. No question about it.

LadyChic


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AdderXYU wrote:I'm not sure I get the parody aspect, but I do get where the girl was culled from

and to me parody needs to be a lot more different than that is.

Also, Salt is a compound. No question about it.


I'm terribly sorry this doesn't tickle your funny bone. Luckily, over 100 people get it. Here is the definition of Parody - (noun)
piece of work imitating another in a satirical manner; poor imitation

I think mine qualifies as both

do you see the parody in this logo?



Mines not nearly as good but I like to think they are conceptually similar.

By the way, nice work on your Oxygen-tree design. That may be your highest vote garnering design of all time. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next time.

DTHAI17


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... I really like this

HugoBunny


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Excellent use of color contrast. Love the implied symbolism. I don't do salt but I do crave this T. It's bound to turn a few heads and get even more of them scratched. I'd even buy one for my Doctor as a Christmas gift. Vote this one up, people. It richly deserves to get fogged !

dedo


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KevinCan


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llo funny - sweet Morton's girl swinging a big hatchet.
kinda creepy lool

thatrobert


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No argument on the parody part of this but where did you get the morton girl herself? Unless you drew it, it is still a copyright violation...

mjc613


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AdderXYU wrote:....

Also, Salt is a compound. No question about it.

Rust is a compound also. SInce you can't have rust without iron, I think salt for Sodium is a worthy stand-in.

bvillarreal


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LadyChic wrote:My mind is willing but my skills are weak

I freely donate the concept to someone with skills because it looks nothing like I imagined.


I freely donate this rough sketch of a twist on your design for next time.

Discobiscuits


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bvillarreal wrote:I freely donate this rough sketch of a twist on your design for next time.


Oh Manos, the Hands of Fate, it's an American!

mjc613


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LadyChic wrote:Thanks for supporting me and extra thanks for the inclusion in your signature. You are too kind to put me in with such great company.

You're welcome - I just call 'em like I see 'em.

LadyChic


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Wow everyone. I was gone for a few days and what a nice surprise to come back to. Over 200 votes!!! I never would have guessed it when I submitted it.

I think Fablefire was right. Had I put more detail and time into, I would have been better off. I just never expected this kind of response! Thanks again to everyone who voted. I really appreciate it.

LadyChic


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thatrobert wrote:No argument on the parody part of this but where did you get the morton girl herself? Unless you drew it, it is still a copyright violation...


I don't think it is because they haven't used this design since 1968 or something. It is just the one I remembered the most from growing up with it.

If you want to see the history of her, feel free to click here:
http://www.mortonsalt.com/heritage/mug.html

Also, you can see I changed the color and a few other things to modify it much like in the FiveBucks design above. I also removed a lot of the detail because it was for a 6 color shirt design and I thought it was close enough that it would strike a chord with people who might recognize it still. Then when I saw I could probably achieve that using just 3 colors, I gave it a shot.

For future reference, can you tell me why mine would be a copyright violation and the Fivebucks one wouldn't be?

LadyChic


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bvillarreal wrote:I freely donate this rough sketch of a twist on your design for next time.


heehee Nice That's what the current umbrella girl would grow in to. no doubt.

I have a better idea....why don't I tell you my ideas and you draw them for me?

I am not so good at freehand.

LadyChic


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mjc613 wrote:You're welcome - I just call 'em like I see 'em.


Thank you again. It was nice to have someone watch my back while I was gone

Psystal


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joelterrific wrote:"Anything can go" is a scary way to interpret this, but I do think there is arguably parody here. That said, isn't salt sodium chloride?


But...if you heat table salt, it separates the sodium and chlorine. The chlorine gas is highly poisonous, and the sodium (when combined with plain old water) is highly EXPLOSIVE!

Yes kids, you should try this at home.

bvillarreal


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LadyChic wrote:heehee Nice That's what the current umbrella girl would grow in to. no doubt.

I have a better idea....why don't I tell you my ideas and you draw them for me?

I am not so good at freehand.


She's suffering from fluid retention - sure send me ideas - I'd be glad to help when time allows. I obviously spent very little on chubs!
And all those naysayers harping about salt being a compound - ignore. It is definitely the sodium in salt that is the silent killer!

thatrobert


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LadyChic wrote:I don't think it is because they haven't used this design since 1968 or something. It is just the one I remembered the most from growing up with it.

If you want to see the history of her, feel free to click here:
http://www.mortonsalt.com/heritage/mug.html

Also, you can see I changed the color and a few other things to modify it much like in the FiveBucks design above. I also removed a lot of the detail because it was for a 6 color shirt design and I thought it was close enough that it would strike a chord with people who might recognize it still. Then when I saw I could probably achieve that using just 3 colors, I gave it a shot.

For future reference, can you tell me why mine would be a copyright violation and the Fivebucks one wouldn't be?


A copyright on an image lasts something like 75 years. I can all but guarantee this image is still copyrighted. If you look at the crispness of the "5 bucks" image it seems obvious he recreated it in Illustrator. So even though it looks very close, it was recreated from scratch.

Bluheart


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This is a seriously awesome shirt! I suffer from edema from sodium really, REALLY bad and this shirt would have been on my shopping list x3 in a heartbeat! I absolutely love this shirt! I hope you'll refine it so you can enter it again. I think it will get alot of votes. I know I'll tell everyone I know to vote on it! It's just that freakin' awesome!

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