Derby #200: The Silver Screen

The Silver Spectre

The Silver Spectre
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quality posts: 17 Private Messages SkekTek
Re: The Silver Spectre

I've been tinkering with an Art Deco train on a stylized skyscape for the last 5 hours. I think it's as good as I can get it. Hope you like a vehicle from a golden age of locomotion.


quality posts: 123 Private Messages tgentry
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Can you explain the movie tie-in here?...


quality posts: 42 Private Messages PemberDucky


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Looks great, Skek! I did notice a few things:

1. Where are the bunnies?
2. I think if you added the black Santa, you'd appeal to the early Xmas shopper bloc.
3. Didn't we discuss potentially adding a nude Abraham Lincoln donning his trademark Stovepipe hat and c0ck sock during the creative discussion? I think so. That would add a lot to the tone of the design.
4. It is common knowledge that Abraham Lincoln never went anywhere without his faithful poodle Mr. Muckinfuzz. Keep that in mind as you edit the piece.
5. The cremated ash of an average person usually weighs about nine pounds.
6. You should resub the design on orange. It is woefully and mysteriously underused, especially in this particular derby.

Not sure if you should post that? This slightly-nsfw-flowchart will help.


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Johndis5
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I'm missing the theme here.


quality posts: 17 Private Messages SkekTek
tgentry wrote:Can you explain the movie tie-in here?...

It's an ode to the Art Deco trains seen in 30's and 40's movies (the 1947 movie Violence, And of course North by Northwest). Reference


quality posts: 25 Private Messages Josephus
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could that be one of the 1950s movie theater train projectors that were all the rage? I'm certain that I see light coming out of the front lens

I think it just might be!


quality posts: 0 Private Messages JRWorkshop

This is pretty cool!


quality posts: 1 Private Messages katrinabean86
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Love this design. Hope it gets more votes.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Andy47240
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This is really good. I likey.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lkackman
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Reminds me of an art-deco style Amtrak poster. Looks great Skek, GMV.

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages marty88


quality posts: 17 Private Messages SkekTek
Re: The Silver Spectre

Thanks for the great comments, folks! This is one of my most favorite designs, and I'd love to redo this with some glow-in-the-dark ink on the train, lights, and cityscape elements for another venue.

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