Derby #185: Things That Start with the Letter T
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Tinanmen Sqr. Tank Man

Tinanmen Sqr. Tank Man
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amh


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This shirt was inspired on the Tinanmen Square Tank Man (1989).

He's a symbol of resistance to oppression through peaceful protest. Your eyes will gaze at the tanks until you see the subject, small compared to the tanks, but full of courage. A true modern David and Goliath. Hope you like it.

For those who don't know about the Tinanmen Square Tank Man, read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Man

You'll find the story inspiring and shocking.

elliotdanko


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amh wrote:This shirt was inspired on the Tinanmen Square Tank Man (1989).

He's a symbol of resistance to oppression through peaceful protest. Your eyes will gaze at the tanks until you see the subject, small compared to the tanks, but full of courage. A true modern David and Goliath. Hope you like it.

For those who don't know about the Tinanmen Square Tank Man, read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Man



You do mean Tiananmen right? you know that you spelled it wrong... right?
You'll find the story inspiring and shocking.

amh


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elliotdanko wrote:


Yes; I did realize that Wikipedia spells it like that. Though apparently both spellings are correct. If you look at English editions of Hong-Kong newspapers you'll see that most spelled it Tinanmen, not sure why.

Transliterating things based on their sound in another language is not an exact science.

Cheers,
;)

irishflowrpowr


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i like this, but i don't think it'll gain much support when the man is so far over that he's basically inside your armpit...is there a way you could make him bigger and maybe more centered? i mean, could you cut it down to one or two tanks and center them more?

amh


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irishflowrpowr wrote:i like this, but i don't think it'll gain much support when the man is so far over that he's basically inside your armpit...is there a way you could make him bigger and maybe more centered? i mean, could you cut it down to one or two tanks and center them more?


Remember that a shirt prints much larger, also, the man is at the maximum left woot allows which is still on the chest and not off by the armpit. I do understand however why the shirt comp may be confusing. So the real deal should look bigger and more centered. Hope that helps

sillykris


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Original idea, and very neat piece.

amh


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sillykris wrote:Original idea, and very neat piece.


Thanks! I'll keep trying to get some political or social commentary shirt to the derbies I'll participate on.

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