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Dream the impossible reality. Then put it on a t-shirt. This week we want to see your most Escher-inspired designs, so do your homework and give us your best crack at mind-bending perspective. Be sure you're EVOKING Escher, and not just copying him.

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  • No pop culture riffs. Original ideas only.
  • No Royal Blue or Slate blanks.



no1


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predict prints from fishbiskit & lionscc.

kevlar51


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This is a tough one--tougher than most "style" derbies. Mimicking a style is one thing, but coming up with a surreal idea AND executing with Escher's precision will be hard.

tjschaeffer


quality posts: 7 Private Messages tjschaeffer

Ugh. What a tough topic. I predict that there will not be a lot of entries this derby.

Coming up with ideas is one thing, but executing them in a way that comes close to evoking Escher is another.

oakenspirit


quality posts: 73 Private Messages oakenspirit

Gonna stew on this one... I have an idea I can't conceptualize yet...

or a concept I can't visualize...

or something...

EXCITED THOUGH...

My M.C. Escher lessons are some of my favorites I teach!


no1


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tjschaeffer wrote:Coming up with ideas is one thing, but executing them in a way that comes close to evoking Escher is another.



coming close isn't the point, getting votes without getting rejectionated is. i suspect the rejectionator will be fairly lenient with on-topicness, as usual.

deboraho


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no1 wrote:coming close isn't the point, getting votes without getting rejectionated is. i suspect the rejectionator will be fairly lenient with on-topicness, as usual.



Lenient vs totally ignoring broken rules are two different actions.... in my mind.

j5


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no1 wrote:predict prints from fishbiskit & lionscc.



Predict a bunch of these:

move along

TobiasAmaranth


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Aww. Esch-er-Sketch would be considered pop culture. Oh well. :P

Infinity and optical illusions would be words I'd pick to describe Escher. I was always a fan of his stuff when I was growing up, so I'm looking forward to some neat stuff this derby. May actually pick up a winner or two.

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tjschaeffer


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j5 wrote:Predict a bunch of these:



Stop! You're letting everyone know what I plan on making.

writermist


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Damn.... that's gonna be hard.

Something like those trick buildings would be cool.

writermist


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j5 wrote:Predict a bunch of these:



maybe not.... that's one of the hardest this artist ever did. I can't even to think of what two animals i would use

lkackman


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kevlar51 wrote:This is a tough one--tougher than most "style" derbies. Mimicking a style is one thing, but coming up with a surreal idea AND executing with Escher's precision will be hard.



This. Escher was an insane stickler for detail... I might have to go down the road of tessellation for this one.

Narfcake


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writermist wrote:... I can't even to think of what two animals i would use


This being Woot ... bunnies and turtles.

j5


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Narfcake wrote:This being Woot ... bunnies and turtles.



in Argyle style.

move along

dramallama56


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Narfcake wrote:This being Woot ... bunnies and turtles.



Shush you're giving away my genius plan

tomspc


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Narfcake wrote:This being Woot ... bunnies and turtles.



Can never get enough of those and don't forget cats

runnerfrog13


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writermist wrote:maybe not.... that's one of the hardest this artist ever did. I can't even to think of what two animals i would use


Bunnies and Penguins OF COURSE!

runnerfrog13


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writermist wrote:maybe not.... that's one of the hardest this artist ever did. I can't even to think of what two animals i would use



So now we have a 4 way Bunny-Penguin-Turtle-Cat Tesselation Tranformation... in Argyle style.

Ready GO

tomspc


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This Derby should eliminate several, ahem, "artists". You know the ones who do the same thing week after week. Good riddance.

runnerfrog13


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runnerfrog13 wrote:So now we have a 4 way Bunny-Penguin-Turtle-Cat Tesselation Tranformation... in Argyle style.

Ready GO



Bonus points if you can get one single shape in the center to look like a woot logo

j5


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runnerfrog13 wrote:So now we have a 4 way Bunny-Penguin-Turtle-Cat Tesselation Tranformation... in Argyle style.

Ready GO

I'm sure there's a plugin for that.


Bonus points if you can get one single shape in the center to look like a woot logo

Woot refs are rejection bait.

move along

jayne5


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I am hesitant to comment since I have zero artistic talent, but this is the first derby where no one has asked for commments on shirt designs yet. So I am guessing this will call out some rare talents. Hope so, I enjoy the more unusual contest. Good luck everyone!

oakenspirit


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Here is what I have so far...

Is the Tesseract to small?
To crazy?
To colorful?
Is the eye TOO ESCHER and therefore copying?
Any thoughts?



BTW... making a Tesseract in photoshop SUCKS if you don't really know what you are doing... BUT, you feel like a scientist when you are done...


orabbit


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oakenspirit wrote:Here is what I have so far...

Is the Tesseract to small?
To crazy?
To colorful?
Is the eye TOO ESCHER and therefore copying?
Any thoughts?



BTW... making a Tesseract in photoshop SUCKS if you don't really know what you are doing... BUT, you feel like a scientist when you are done...



Perfect. Don't touch it.

ChuckleNorris


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Here's what I got. Any comments are appreciated.

tedschopf


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Look's amazing! From far away the expression looks weird though. Maybe give just a little more definition to the eye? idk

ChuckleNorris wrote:
Here's what I got. Any comments are appreciated.



ChuckleNorris


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tedschopf wrote:Look's amazing! From far away the expression looks weird though. Maybe give just a little more definition to the eye? idk



Thanks! I'll look into it.
Also, it's on five colors, not six. Forgot to merge my photoshop layers!

odysseyroc


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ChuckleNorris wrote:
Here's what I got. Any comments are appreciated.



the möbius strip looks wrong to me. I can't follow the surface all the way around.





TobiasAmaranth


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I have an idea request. And it's one that doesn't involve foxes but rather something more poetic.

Heart and Soul, Escher style with merging of the two in some way. Fairly simple idea but yet very romantic in a sense. Anyone with a strong chance to print interested in trying it?

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tomspc


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Apparently you are allowed to put any off-toppic crap out here you want since the Rejectionator is on a loooooong holiday. So get busy with those bunnies, turtles and cats! They're so Escher!

oakenspirit


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orabbit wrote:Perfect. Don't touch it.



heh. Thanks man.


orabbit


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odysseyroc wrote:the möbius strip looks wrong to me. I can't follow the surface all the way around.



You're right. It's got a double twist instead of a single.

zinodaur


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This is what I have, but I can't decide between white and gray:

v1


v2


v3


v4


halp please

andihansen


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A little help here - best of luck -- http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/gallery.htm

sweetaddietude

tomspc


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zinodaur wrote:This is what I have, but I can't decide between white and gray:

halp please



The duck has no feet and the cat has no mouth. I'm not getting it. To me, it looks like a seal gone wrong. JMO

orabbit


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zinodaur wrote:This is what I have, but I can't decide between white and gray:

v2


halp please



2 for sure.

zinodaur


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At what hour does the derby start ?

orabbit


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zinodaur wrote:At what hour does the derby start ?



12 PM CST (GMT -6:00).

zinodaur


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Thanks.