Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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The Writer

The Writer
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rasabi


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Based off of my favorite poem, "The Writer", by Richard Wilbur. The speaker uses sailing metaphors and imagery to describe his daughter's journey as a writer and as a person. Also there is a bird.

5 colors on navy.

meedox


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Wow. Your colors choices are bold and gorgeous!

Spiritgreen


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EPIC. o_O

missmissa07


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10000 yeses! I would wear the crap out of this shirt <3. Also, I've never read that poem before, but it was quite excellent. Thanks for linking to it!

omarfeliciano


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Awesome concept!

anemality


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Amazing colors and textures.

Dolemite


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"Also there is a bird."

Well, I'm sold!

HeartlineTwist


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It's shirts like these that make me wish Woot didn't have the printing constraints it does. This would look really cool reworked to be oversized and running along the bottom of the shirt.

Still got my vote!

saralynncoyote


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I want this as a poster or a piece of art. Flippin awesome artwork!

tangolite132


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Creative! Haha, love it.

"Riddle me this, riddle me that: who's afraid of the big black bat?"

yellowflower


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This is my favorite derby. Not only is it inspiring so many beautiful shirts, but I am getting to read so many beautiful poems I never had before.

rasabi


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Thanks for all the comments, guys!

@HeartlineTwist - I've seen them do it once, but it was a daily.

@missmissa07 - Glad you enjoyed it. I ended up taking a handful of poetry classes for my creative writing minor... I uhh, of course, remember everything, but this one is definitely the first that jumps into my head when I think about pretty words and meter and stuff. .....................Caesura!

okac


quality posts: 1 Private Messages okac
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not so much my kinda shirt but its getting my vote because I have a friend that would LOVE it.

littleclyde


quality posts: 16 Private Messages littleclyde
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so well done!

seventeenjaye


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This is awesome! I'd wear this shirt all the time!

lonelypond


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That is a great poem. And this shirt makes me want to have a writing adventure.

jasneko


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Wonderfully executed!

wehealthy


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I love that it isn't on black.
also great color choice

uvapr


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I love this design so much I'm deliberately not voting for the other ones in the fog I like. Good luck!

thatbiogeek


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Very Nice. If it prints, I am in for three.

imtinac


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Usually I end up buying shirts for others. This one would be for me.

j5


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Great work as always, Rasabi!

move along

rasabi


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j5 wrote:Great work as always, Rasabi!


I don't know if my track record, warrants the word "always", but thanks just the same, j5!

incerity


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Wow, this is just amazing. Colors are fantastic, the drawing is inspiring and I'm lovin' the textures as well.

When can I buy this!

j5


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rasabi wrote:I don't know if my track record, warrants the word "always", but thanks just the same, j5!


Great work as is often the case, but not always, then.

move along

cptgone


quality posts: 4 Private Messages cptgone
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very impressive. not sure if i'd buy one though.

stopdropreload


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I am throwing money at the computer screen right now. (This is bad because the only cash I have is in quarters, and those will seriously damage an LCD.) Take my money! TAKE IT!

enaych


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I would love this as a poster!... a bit of inspiration for my office wall.

Might as well have a signature now since I have something to put into it.

sgmitter


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I am heart broken this didn't place. I've never experienced wanting a shirt this badly that didn't make it. It MUST get an honorable mention so that I can vote for it in the next Double Take. Really, really beautiful work.

And I have to admit I'm a little extra mad that we've got another Raven shirt instead.

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