Derby #98: Famous Quotations Illustrated
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With Up So Floating Many Bells Down

With Up So Floating Many Bells Down
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eHalcyon


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summer autumn winter spring
sun moon stars rain

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godslinger


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eHalcyon wrote:summer autumn winter spring
sun moon stars rain


very nice, but it seems Christmas-y with the red shirt and the bells. Would appear more whimsical with different colors.

imsochady


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eHalcyon wrote:summer autumn winter spring
sun moon stars rain


Winter, spring, summer, or fall. All you gotta do is call... with the bell you just drew!

hbanzapan


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There's something nice and dreamy about this.

LonChaney


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I love the picture, it's a pretty image. I'm not sure I see how it depicts your quote. There is no definitive way to interpret E. E. Cummings, but I think of this poem as, like Our Town, an expression of the passage of time and of big dreams in ordinary people with ordinary lives. "He sang his didn't he danced his did." He sang his ambitions, his dreams his desires and he danced his realities. High above the young their dreams soar and bell down the reminder of the hopes that all forget to remember when reality becomes the inevitable daily toil of the ordinary life.

women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

+1 It's beautiful and balloons always look like hope to me and it embrangles that red and bells are stuck to one of the more unimportant Christian holidays.

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I do like the Christmas feel to this one! I'd rather buy it now than have Woot sell it the day before Christmas.

whisperatdaybreak


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I really like this... Gmv

eHalcyon


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LonChaney wrote:I love the picture, it's a pretty image. I'm not sure I see how it depicts your quote. There is no definitive way to interpret E. E. Cummings, but I think of this poem as, like Our Town, an expression of the passage of time and of big dreams in ordinary people with ordinary lives. "He sang his didn't he danced his did." He sang his ambitions, his dreams his desires and he danced his realities. High above the young their dreams soar and bell down the reminder of the hopes that all forget to remember when reality becomes the inevitable daily toil of the ordinary life.

women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

+1 It's beautiful and balloons always look like hope to me and it embrangles that red and bells are stuck to one of the more unimportant Christian holidays.


The line I wanted to depict was "up so floating many bells down". The nature of this derby is to reinterpret the quote, so I have people floating up and bells going down. I kept it as a man and a woman because, to me, "anyone lived in a pretty how town" is a love story most of all. I'm glad you like it.

I suppose I should find a way to make it less Christmasy. My original plan had many more elements, which I will look into when I have more time. I was going to put it on lemon...

Thanks to the other commenters. I wasn't really expecting this to take off, but it's nice to see that some people enjoyed it!

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I see no reason to make this less christmas-y, but the perk of the simple color scheme is that it becomes easily adaptable to pretty much any blank you like.

I'd say this is easily your best derby work, for sure. And that's not just because you actually proved yourself literate with your quote selection, unlike the vast majority. It's clean and well positioned and by using cummings, you pretty much FORCED yourself to do some reinterpretation of the quote's meaning. Sadly, by using cummings, you also alienated the entire derby. You fool, no one wants literature! They want tired maxims! Go draw a bird in the hand selling for more than two in the bush!

eHalcyon


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AdderXYU wrote:I see no reason to make this less christmas-y, but the perk of the simple color scheme is that it becomes easily adaptable to pretty much any blank you like.

I'd say this is easily your best derby work, for sure. And that's not just because you actually proved yourself literate with your quote selection, unlike the vast majority. It's clean and well positioned and by using cummings, you pretty much FORCED yourself to do some reinterpretation of the quote's meaning. Sadly, by using cummings, you also alienated the entire derby. You fool, no one wants literature! They want tired maxims! Go draw a bird in the hand selling for more than two in the bush!


At last, I know what it is like to garner a mite of approval from AdderXYU. It is a glorious feeling.

Many thanks, sir. Is there any other colour scheme you would recommend? I couldn't really land on a good one; I picked grey and red but forgot about the Christmas-y implications of red and silver bells.

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I think this is great. I can't imagine why it doesn't have more votes, my only guess is that ppl didn't click on it because you didn't add a cutesy animal to lure them in.

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AdderXYU wrote:... no one wants literature! They want tired maxims! Go draw a bird in the hand selling for more than two in the bush!


Awesome. Very true. Doesn't take much more than an obvious proverbial association to solicit a reaction these days. Hence, 90% of this derby. I am particularly disappointed at the numerous literal translations of the first line of Hamlet's suicidal soliloquy.


eHalc, this design is subtly gorgeous, by the way. I love it. It's thought-provoking without being so abstract that it has no meaning. Also wouldn't change the colors. Even so, I'd wear it around Christmas anyway just to have something unique and poignant instead of the usual collared (and colored) holiday attire.

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eHalcyon


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Hey, thanks to the few who have voted and the even fewer who have left comments. I find the theory that the lack of votes is due to lack of cute animals kind of funny because the vast majority of my derby entries have been cutesy.

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eHalcyon wrote:Hey, thanks to the few who have voted and the even fewer who have left comments. I find the theory that the lack of votes is due to lack of cute animals kind of funny because the vast majority of my derby entries have been cutesy.


No. It's a good clean design, but unlike some others who think buying a Christmas-y shirt in June is a swell idea, I personally don't wear any holiday themed shirts ever.

Would have gotten my vote had it been on blue or something.

eHalcyon


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xtinaftw wrote:No. It's a good clean design, but unlike some others who think buying a Christmas-y shirt in June is a swell idea, I personally don't wear any holiday themed shirts ever.

Would have gotten my vote had it been on blue or something.


Oh, most certainly the colour scheme had something to do with it. As I mentioned above, the Christmas association completely slipped my mind.

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