Derby #246: Animals Re-Enact History
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Semper Fido

Semper Fido
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phylumsynthesis


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SEMPER FIDO
This is a respectful homage to the loyalty and tenacity of the US Marine Corps. It's based on the photo of the flag raising at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal taken in 1945.
All the dog breeds shown were used by the US military in World War II, or have special meaning to branches of the US military; the lead bulldog is based off the Marine Corps mascot.
Vote for this so you can wear it on Memorial Day, or send to a Marine you know serving overseas.

omarfeliciano


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It has a very cool vintage look!

ladykatzuya


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Awesome. Truly captures the vintage feel of the era and the grit of the war. Very cool

foghammer


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phylumsynthesis wrote:SEMPER FIDO
This is a respectful homage to the loyalty and tenacity of the US Marine Corps. It's based on the photo of the flag raising at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal taken in 1945.


Really love the homage to Rosenthal's photo! It's also, speaking as an historian, nice to see some respect for the subject matter in this derby...rather than turbunguins re-enacting historical inaccuracies.

nerdgirl985


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I love the vintage feel and the expression on the face of the dog on the bottom.

JollyRoger87


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Had to throw a vote for this one. Very nice

rapelje


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Nice tribute to military working dogs! I really hope it prints.
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Idess


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Love this! Not only is it animals re-enacting history, but you put historical significance in the types of animals as well. Hope this gets in, I would love one!

beartp


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Great picture

newnie


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When I saw the rules for this derby I was really hoping someone would do this scene :D

anemality


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The 'frame' is a little jarring but this is a really sweet design!

schlady


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This is just gorgeous! And the rectangular shape of the design actually works quite well; it's like a vintage postcard or something. Really meaningful, thought-out illustration. GMV!

"Way to leave room for the rest of us, John."

orabbit


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I really love the lack of "cuteness" in this one. Classy for sure.

viridiancat


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Wow, love the retro feel to this and it is so well done! Great use of halftone also.

myrmidonrpg


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I dont see a link to purchase this shirt. What am I doing wrong?

aerc712


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myrmidonrpg wrote:I dont see a link to purchase this shirt. What am I doing wrong?


This design is not available for purchase yet. As of right now it is one of the top designs in a contest - the derby. When that concludes later in the week the top 3 designs will then become available for purchase.

foghammer


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myrmidonrpg wrote:I dont see a link to purchase this shirt. What am I doing wrong?


One way to help increase its odds of printing (I like it too, and hope it prints) is to pass the link around to your friends and ask them to vote for it.

paigeg


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Epic. So great, how it turned out - I agree the halftones are terrific. Woot needs to print this.

kelloggjohnd


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Nice Homage to the Best. Coming from a US Marine this is an awesome print. Really hope it prints so I can wear it.

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VenusAD


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Chesty in the front really sold it for me! Fantastic work! I would get this for myself and for father, who is a former marine, retired after 25 years ^^ Awesome to see a tribute to our soldiers!

citizencoyote


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I'm honestly surprised this hasn't been done before, but you've done a great job with it. The rectangular design was a little jarring at first, but I've grown to like it. Really hope it prints!

fossilgirl1


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Just perfect! GMV

rickjones


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I'm so sorry this one didn't make the cut. This is a great design, and that's coming from a Navy man!

VenusAD


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Oh, Woot! I love you. I am an intensely loyal customer. You drain my wallet on nearly a monthly basis. PLEASE print this shirt anyway. There are so many wonderful soldiers that need the pick me up this would provide. Do your part Woot! You know you wanna.

phylumsynthesis


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kelloggjohnd wrote:Nice Homage to the Best. Coming from a US Marine this is an awesome print. Really hope it prints so I can wear it.


Hey there! We are going to print! Shirts are available here if you're still interested!

http://www.indiegogo.com/semper-fido

phylumsynthesis


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VenusAD wrote:Chesty in the front really sold it for me! Fantastic work! I would get this for myself and for father, who is a former marine, retired after 25 years ^^ Awesome to see a tribute to our soldiers!


Hey there! We are going to print! Shirts are available here if you're still interested!

http://www.indiegogo.com/semper-fido

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