darling375


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Re: Give it a Chance



It would be lovely if the next generation could nurture peace... six colors on baby blue.

kevlar51


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Re: George Woolshington



He fought for your freedom. And leaves and stuff.

mecos


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Re: George Woolshington



very well executed.

bnbsouthworth


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Re: What they think of us




I thought the e was ebay...

jasneko


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Re: An American Art - the BBQ
saritababe wrote:This is the cutest summer shirt EVER! Loving your backyard bunnies!


Aw thank you saritababe! So glad to hear it

Vote!


spikeani


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Re: we got the cream filling!



I as thinking of doing a hostess snack theme. But this is way better. Great job you got my vote.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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Re: George Woolshington



Nice job with the engraving look!

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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skirochester wrote:i found it both ways. went with this explanation for apostrophe after an s in a proper noun:

But most people would pronounce an added s in "Jones's," so we'd write it as we say it: Mr. Jones's golf clubs.

(from grammarbook.com)



Remember this label (?) is from a time when spelling was not consistent. I'd forgive any spelling or possessive errors.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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Re: Tattered Liberty



I love visual substitution. Clever!

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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Re: Messy Burger



Good-looking burger and good background of stars.
Is this hamburger making me hungry, or is it just late at night?

collinvh


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Re: Abe's



Hmm, I didn't know Abe was known for his roast beef.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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Re: All the Way UP



Forgive my ignorance, but what is the 238th?
A quickie Internet search suggests today is the birthday of the Marine Corps...or the U.S. Army, depending on the source.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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Re: Freedom



I love to see one image expressed inside of or bounded by another.
Nice job with the eagle outline, too.
This looks like good use of a clipping mask in Adobe Illustrator.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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I'm glad I can vote for an unlimited number of entries. There are a lot of entries that are clever, fun, thoughtful, etc.
Who keeps statistics? Are there more entries (at least so far) for this particular derby than for previous derbies?

theco2


quality posts: 67 Private Messages theco2
Re: Freedom

This is definitely one of my two favorites.

theco2


quality posts: 67 Private Messages theco2
Re: American Dream


I really hope this prints, because I want it!
I don't think I have ever seen a design that was more me.

cosmicsecret


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Re: What they think of us



very clever! two thumbs up, hopefully this gets printed!!!!

verminbury


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mecos


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spikeani wrote:I as thinking of doing a hostess snack theme. But this is way better. Great job you got my vote.



thanks. you should still do it.

fishbiscuit5


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EwingKlipspringer wrote:Similar design? WHAT similar design? I don't know of any similar design...

I do agree with Fishbiscuit, though. The Declaration is fair game with a patriotic derby theme. And, for what it's worth, just thinking about trying to fit the text into the U.S. outline is enough to make me blurry-eyed and cranky.



Thanks for the words of support, Ewing! Your design is pretty fab, I was happy to see it print last year. In fact, I had this idea then but wasn't able to work it out in time for that derby. And yes, I was pretty cranky while making this! :P



msj11


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skirochester wrote:i found it both ways. went with this explanation for apostrophe after an s in a proper noun:

But most people would pronounce an added s in "Jones's," so we'd write it as we say it: Mr. Jones's golf clubs.

(from grammarbook.com)



Great defense of the spelling - by the way - is it "Skiro Chester"? or "Ski Rochester"?

doctorw0rm


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Re: Stars and Stripes Forever




Amazing work! Very simple yet very creative!

skirochester


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msj11 wrote:Great defense of the spelling - by the way - is it "Skiro Chester"? or "Ski Rochester"?



Ski Rochester.... combo of my passion for skiing and the city I live with no mountains

jasneko


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Re: Dawn's Early Light

Awesome!!

Vote!


nancyzas


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Re: George Woolshington



Good drawing! Fun idea.

flemtone


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Re: American Fantasy



Completely rocking! Thanks for moving the sharkfin as well (insert scary music here). Did you add more 'waves' to the water as well? It really brings out the design outline. Obviously gmv!

expo01


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Re: American Pie



Amazing amigo! +1

expo01


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Re: Freedom



Thanks! (o;

walmazan


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Re: Freedom



My favorite! +1

amanoxford


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Re: Captain Americat



This is great, very nicely done!

Radscoolian


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Re: Founding Feathers



This is really cool, helgram. GMV (I voted last night, just in case you read this and don't see another vote and think I'm lying)

ApeLad


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Re: O say can you see?



Decided to see how this would work on black, and a little distressed. Because who doesn't love a black shirt in the summer?!

ApeLad


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Re: the Star Spangled Banner



I also have a version on black, which I think I like a little better: Check it out here.

dirtbelly


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Re: 'Murca don't run on TV



Idea popped into my head, the usual "these colors don't run" theme. Not too many design resources at my disposal, but I may try to rework it so it shows on a TV with a bit of static so it doesn't look so much like it was made in MS paint :S

Should I add a caption to it? Something to the effect of "'Murca don't run on TV"?

benalpha


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Thanks! I appreciate it

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy wrote:I love visual substitution. Clever!



enaych


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Re: What they think of us



I like this too, but technically, since Disney now owns Star Wars, they're on there twice!

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

enaych


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Re: To the Levee



Wonderfully unique expression of the Americana theme. Beautifully done with lots of thoughtful detail.

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

LPyne


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Re: O say can you see?



I think the letters show up a little better on black… Love this design on either though!

alliphx


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Re: Hey There, Soldier



This is my first submission to the derby, and a great theme to start with. I adore ephemera, and the old war posters are so inspiring.

leslieh01


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Thanks for advice! I took one out. You're prolly right. Tho someone said once to give voters a choice. I'll just start posting more before a Derby to ask abt colors or just make a choice. Haha.

taternuggets wrote:I like this... +1.

Now, a bit of advice from someone that really shouldn't give advice about anything. I've never thought it to be a good idea to offer 2 versions of your design at the beginning of a derby... the way I look at it, you are splitting your votes, potentially keeping yourself at the bottom. If half your fans vote for one and half for the other...you're going nowhere fast. I would offer one version at the start and if you wanted to float out a second version to see if it gets more interest, you might want to wait for the first one to fizzle. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!