Derby #101: Fake Band T-Shirts
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Galactic Riffed

Galactic Riffed
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CrescentDebris


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Re: Galactic Riffed


So after drawing nothing but blanks for nearly a day I finally had the idea of a spaceship tearing through space to create an image of a guitar once I started thinking RIFF and RIFT. So that's the reason for the double-image. I hope you dig it.

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benjaminleebates


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CrescentDebris wrote:So after drawing nothing but blanks for nearly a day I finally had the idea of a spaceship tearing through space to create an image of a guitar once I started thinking RIFF and RIFT. So that's the reason for the double-image. I hope you dig it.

Closer View:


The Good, I like the colors and style.
The Bad, the font is hard to read, perhaps it should have been solid and one color.
The Ugly, I feel dirty inside when I look at the image. Is it gonna have a baby in about nine months? ewww.

studio1172


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This makes me want to listen to Escape by Journey. And that is a wonderful thing!

tgentry


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Awesome!

jasneko


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Awesome awesome job. Just wow.
One thing - I agree with a post above about the band name font... difficult to read and kind of mars the beautiful graphics, makes it seem like crowding.

Vote!


eHalcyon


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I looked at this last night but totally didn't see the guitar. It looks great!

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IndependentVik


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I actually saw the guitar first; didn't see the spaceship and rift until I looked at it further.

Great stuff, you've GMV. So much win coming out of this derby.

heartluce


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Impressive design/perspective.

spanishmel


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I love the colors here but something about this is coming off as slightly...phallic.

CrescentDebris


quality posts: 13 Private Messages CrescentDebris
benjaminleebates wrote:The Good, I like the colors and style.
The Bad, the font is hard to read, perhaps it should have been solid and one color.
The Ugly, I feel dirty inside when I look at the image. Is it gonna have a baby in about nine months? ewww.


spanishmel wrote:I love the colors here but something about this is coming off as slightly...phallic.


Phallic? Hmmm. So you and the other guys and gals see a pen1s and or some sort of sexual image. Ever seen a guitar? Ever seen a guitar played. Oh yeah, up and down on the fret board, up and down... and lots of fingering. Are we giggling yet? Can't help but think about sexual connotations? If you want to break down the shape of a guitar itself then the body is a big round base aka SACK, then you got the fret board or neck... read SHAFT and then the head... read HEAD. That's what a guitar is. I didn't invent them. If this looks like a pen1s then guitars in general look like a pen1ses to you. Guitar, pen1s, guitar, pen1s. The ship is very angular and stretched, the streaks are the strings and the clouds there are the outline of a base. I really don't see how to make it more clear. And if the hole there is really the shape of any genitalia any of you have ever seen then I'm sorry. And yes, its going to have a baby in 9 months. It comes with the shirt.... uh ohhhhhhhhhh there goes that word again lolololololololol.

Truth is, everything is"phallic" if you want it to be. Pens, pencils, flashlights, poles, rifles, knives, stick shifts, florescent light bulbs, markers, screw drivers, Wii-motes... should I go on? People need to get over two things. One, everything looks like c0ck. And Two, everything draws attention to the FEMALE'S YOU KNOW WHATS OH MY GOD! Its really not elementary school. So lets get it out of our system. Boobies wieners sex vagina babies!! Thanks for the comments.

CrescentDebris


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tgentry wrote:Awesome!


Thank you sir!

HeartlineTwist


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spanishmel wrote:I love the colors here but something about this is coming off as slightly...phallic.


Kind of like a guitar?

xxchange


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This is really so cool, but I don't think I would wear it.

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jasneko


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Hey wow, I totally didn't see the guitar until I saw it in the comment thread. Wow, very cool.

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spanishmel


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You know, I'm sorry if that comment offended you. I don't typically look at things and work out ways to liken them male genitalia. The angle and the shape of the asteroid make it look like an anatomically correct Karen's Obesssion...as opposed to a pen...or a guitar...which doesn't (to me). Maybe a change in the shape of the asteroid could have prevented my perversity. I see what you were going for and its a really cool idea. I'm sure you are correct in your assertion that anything can be imagined to look sexual. I didn't know there were other comments, otherwise I would have just ignored it. In that vein I've surrounded myself with pens and pencils and I've yet to feel aroused...its totally disappointing.

jublin


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really nice!

didnt see the guitar at first, but now it's obvious. great illo!

asifspider


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Dig it. I saw a guitar first, when small, but saw the ship as soon as I saw it embiggened.

I'm ok with the band name font, but the font for the tour name is so plain. Granted, it is small and probably doesn't detract much, but it seems out of place.

Regardless, GMV.

CrescentDebris


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spanishmel wrote:You know, I'm sorry if that comment offended you. I don't typically look at things and work out ways to liken them male genitalia. The angle and the shape of the asteroid make it look like an anatomically correct Karen's Obesssion...as opposed to a pen...or a guitar...which doesn't (to me). Maybe a change in the shape of the asteroid could have prevented my perversity. I see what you were going for and its a really cool idea. I'm sure you are correct in your assertion that anything can be imagined to look sexual. I didn't know there were other comments, otherwise I would have just ignored it. In that vein I've surrounded myself with pens and pencils and I've yet to feel aroused...its totally disappointing.


Nope, hardly offended. Just pointing out my thoughts on the matter. And that's a spaceship by the way. There's even a little pilot in his seat flying it. Do you see him? He's so adorable. Looks more like a motorcycle helmet but what the hell.

parrotworks


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Totally reminds me of Journey - Escape. Nice.

sefjwm


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I think some of these shirts need to be marketed to current bands. This one looks great and really fits the theme. Yes the font is bad but that can be tweaked.

spanishmel


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CrescentDebris wrote:Nope, hardly offended. Just pointing out my thoughts on the matter. And that's a spaceship by the way....


Wow! That guy extremely tiny! I definitely did no see it. He's cute...

dubindoh


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Re: Galactic Riffed


Totally awesome!
I hope you win because I want this shirt!

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Deflit


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This shirt is awesome, I definitely saw the guitar first. And didnt realize the spaceship until I read the comments hoho. Sorry.

If this prints, I really hope that font does out more clearly though. Maybe it's just my monitor.

PS - lol @ your comment about describing what a guitar is. xD

studio1172


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CrescentDebris wrote:So lets get it out of our system. Boobies wieners sex vagina babies!! Thanks for the comments.


That was awesome!

benjaminleebates


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CrescentDebris wrote:Phallic? Hmmm. So you and the other guys and gals see a pen1s and or some sort of sexual image. Ever seen a guitar? Ever seen a guitar played. Oh yeah, up and down on the fret board, up and down... and lots of fingering. Are we giggling yet? Can't help but think about sexual connotations? If you want to break down the shape of a guitar itself then the body is a big round base aka SACK, then you got the fret board or neck... read SHAFT and then the head... read HEAD. That's what a guitar is. I didn't invent them. If this looks like a pen1s then guitars in general look like a pen1ses to you. Guitar, pen1s, guitar, pen1s. The ship is very angular and stretched, the streaks are the strings and the clouds there are the outline of a base. I really don't see how to make it more clear. And if the hole there is really the shape of any genitalia any of you have ever seen then I'm sorry. And yes, its going to have a baby in 9 months. It comes with the shirt.... uh ohhhhhhhhhh there goes that word again lolololololololol.

Truth is, everything is"phallic" if you want it to be. Pens, pencils, flashlights, poles, rifles, knives, stick shifts, florescent light bulbs, markers, screw drivers, Wii-motes... should I go on? People need to get over two things. One, everything looks like c0ck. And Two, everything draws attention to the FEMALE'S YOU KNOW WHATS OH MY GOD! Its really not elementary school. So lets get it out of our system. Boobies wieners sex vagina babies!! Thanks for the comments.


Um, no, actually. I did not see a guitar. I did not see anything phallic perse. Sorta pregnancy related, sperm, egg, etc. Artistically speaking the "guitar" body becomes a hole in the design. the squiggely lines from the guitar body look vascular; organic. The head and zoom lines look sperm like... It's just all strange. Because something looks a certain way, isn't always because the viewer is a pervert or sick, but rather the image has design issues.

Drakxxx


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Fantastic stuff sir. I agree with the others about the Journey album vibe, which is awesome.


KIDA26


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Somewhat phallic... more than somewhat awesome. Vote for you!

Aeoliana


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I really hate to say this because I have loved and voted for many of your other designs. But my first thought that this was a giant Karen's Obesssion guitar flying through space :/ It is a good idea though

CrescentDebris


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After three people mentioned the Journey album I looked it up and yeah it does look quite a bit like that. I'd never seen the cover before. So why the same angle? Because I busted out my guitar... yes guitar... and based the drawing on it. Since I'm right handed (oh I get it harharhar) I held the guitar with my left with the base of the guitar resting on my left knee. Drew the ship to look a bit more like the head of a flying v than mine but still be a ship.

I appreciate the honesty but is that what a pen1s looks like? Darth Vader's head looks more like a pen1s than this. But you know I'll give the fans what they want. From here on out the band formally known as "Galactic Riffed" will now be known as "Mephallica". I should get your vote for that line alone. Now, we done? Awesome. Let the derby continue.

leonryan


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i don't love the type but this should be doing better than it is. great design.

nihil


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KIDA26 wrote:Somewhat phallic... more than somewhat awesome. Vote for you!


Sorry, totally phallic looking. (somewhat) regretfully that's the first thing i saw.

spanishmel


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I think MegaPhallica is better and I'm not done. I want to help you understand why people keep saying this and to know that its totally fixable. I know its hard to hear but the trouble might be stemming from the fact that you whipped out your "guitar" and held it like you would hold your Johnson. It doesn't look exactly like a Karen's Obesssion, but the space ship is eerily reminiscent of the tip of one! The flying v is is one of the most Johnson shaped guitars ever AND you pointed it right at us! There are a million guitars that are not shaped like a man's junk. Don't feel compelled to make drastic changes but just for kicks try adding some tuning peg shapes to your spaceship or making it more of a rectangle...that might keep it from look so much like the smooth mushroom cap shaped tip of a magic stick.

It is all in good fun CrescentDebris!

eHalcyon


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spanishmel wrote:smooth mushroom cap shaped tip of a magic stick.


Too. Descriptive. AHH.

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spanishmel


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Sorry. [Blushing]. I wanted to be clear!

CrescentDebris


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spanishmel wrote:I think MegaPhallica is better and I'm not done. I want to help you understand why people keep saying this and to know that its totally fixable. I know its hard to hear but the trouble might be stemming from the fact that you whipped out your "guitar" and held it like you would hold your Johnson. It doesn't look exactly like a Karen's Obesssion, but the space ship is eerily reminiscent of the tip of one! The flying v is is one of the most Johnson shaped guitars ever AND you pointed it right at us! There are a million guitars that are not shaped like a man's junk. Don't feel compelled to make drastic changes but just for kicks try adding some tuning peg shapes to your spaceship or making it more of a rectangle...that might keep it from look so much like the smooth mushroom cap shaped tip of a magic stick.

It is all in good fun CrescentDebris!


Very detailed and in depth explaination for the sake of helping. Thank you. I did as you suggested and got right to work on a resub. I added some tuning pegs and you know what... I got some view testers in here to check it out and would you believe... 4 out of 5 viewers said it looked like freakin' genital herpes. Oh well.

spanishmel


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Ah hahah...now that is a good one!

baloonce


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Really nice design. I voted for a few others, but this one would be the first and maybe the only 1 bought from this derby. I really hope it rallies!

carmenate


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I love the design, but there actually is a great band named Galactic already. They're out of New Orleans.

eHalcyon


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carmenate wrote:I love the design, but there actually is a great band named Galactic already. They're out of New Orleans.


But this one is Galactic Riffed. Unlike pluralization or "The" at the beginning, the extra word is actually a significant difference.

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JiggaWagga


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I voted for this just cause everyone got all pissy about the whole pen1s thing. =D

KUClerks


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phallic what what? LOL

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