mrwednesday wrote:I'm ever more depressed because I think if I see one more "Keep calm...stupid catch phrase" shirt I might murder the next person I see in it.
Honestly, I was hoping that those designs would get rejected based on the "no pop culture riffs" rule. I'm so tired of that phrase/poster being recycled.
There were a lot of designs that I liked in this derby for a variety of reasons. Science has never been my forte (I was the kid who failed with a tutor), but it was interesting to see the mash up of science and history. The smart folks in lab coats can do some pretty amazing and creepy things, so it works well with the tone that propaganda posters had.
Of the designs I voted for (and there were a few this time), the one that really is standing out at this moment is paxdomino's Obey Gravity.
BUT IT'S JUST ANOTHER CUTE DESIGN WITH PENGUINS! some may say. However, I think the design goes way beyond that. First off, paxdomino really nailed the propaganda style, particularly the coloring and the incorporation of the text into the graphic. A lot of propaganda posters played with text format - size, color, capitalization - and this really captured that element, particularly highlighting the three key words (obey, gravity, law).
The design of the central graphic really impressed me too. The searchlight draws your attention in, pointing to the penguins and the first half of the message. I also liked how the purple hue on the main cop penguin matched part of "gravity," further connecting the pieces. And, as I said in the entry's thread, the other cop penguin on the left, shaking his little flipper fist at the flying penguins was an amusing side detail.