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With all the questionable government useful and appropriate surveillance of internet traffic in the news lately, we've picked an "Orwellian" theme for this one. Is our society turning into a "1984"-esque totalitarian dystopia​ becoming ever safer thanks to NSA oversight? Tell us your most paranoid designs! Continue going about your business. 

No text-only designs



omarfeliciano


quality posts: 33 Private Messages omarfeliciano

O_o

SkekTek


quality posts: 17 Private Messages SkekTek

Double plus good theme.

lyonscc


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I certainly hope the rejectionator will be lax when it comes to the inclusion of politics in this derby.

Kind of hard *not* to be political in this topic...

writermist


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oh this is gonna be fun.

I can't wait to see all the funny shirts

lyonscc


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Any chance of uncorking the GITD ink for this one?

Secret messages would be really nice to hide in designs for this theme...

blhilger


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lyonscc wrote:Any chance of uncorking the GITD ink for this one?

Secret messages would be really nice to hide in designs for this theme...



I agree. I can see designers doing really awesome things with it.

taternuggets


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Here I have this fancy new kick ass tablet from woot and I have had the absolute worst "idea block" lately....


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j5


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taternuggets wrote:Here I have this fancy new kick ass tablet from woot and I have had the absolute worst "idea block" lately....


It's all those "no text only" restrictions lately, isn't it.

move along

taternuggets


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j5 wrote:It's all those "no text only" restrictions lately, isn't it.



I feel personally attacked everytime they add that rule.... lol.


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rasabi


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Loooong ways to go, but what do peeps think about the wording?

taternuggets


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rasabi wrote:Loooong ways to go, but what do peeps think about the wording?



I'm guessing we'll see a number of sauron ideas... as I am working on one also....lol....

"watching you" sounds more big brother to me.


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lyonscc


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Maybe I should have hung on to the design I gave to TheOneRing.net for ComicCon last year...


J/k - it was for a good cause, and it's fun running into folks here in Indiana wearing ComicCon gear...

graffd02


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Hope you get the reference.

tomspc


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An interesting topic. Can't wait to see what everyone does. Can't see how they'll fit a cat into this theme but I'm sure it'll happen.

scrabblefish


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tomspc wrote:An interesting topic. Can't wait to see what everyone does. Can't see how they'll fit a cat into this theme but I'm sure it'll happen.



Animal Farm?

writermist


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I have an idea but i need opinions. :/

here's my idea. just a quick edit in photoshop before i start drawing it.
I'm thinking of changing the picture to just the eagle's sideways head but his eye is looking right at ya.



what do you think?


my second idea....

is using the peace sign as a graph
since the phrase "war is peace" is so famous

*work in progess*



but a graph of what?
first thought was
red - # of deaths
White - # of wounded
blue - # of missing
and the small white space which i can color maybe yellow or green... # of those left to enjoy the peace

but this seems too grim... and i fear it might anger those whose love ones went to war. :C

what do you think

mecos


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graffd02 wrote:

Hope you get the reference.





that's really funny.

jayne5


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Since you asked - It probably will unintentionally offend some people, but I would certainly wear a shirt like that. I am appalled at the number of lives our country has given for "peace" in Iraq and Afghanistan. good luck.

writermist wrote:I have an idea but i need opinions. :/

here's my idea. just a quick edit in photoshop before i start drawing it.
I'm thinking of changing the picture to just the eagle's sideways head but his eye is looking right at ya.



what do you think?


my second idea....

is using the peace sign as a graph
since the phrase "war is peace" is so famous

*work in progess*



but a graph of what?
first thought was
red - # of deaths
White - # of wounded
blue - # of missing
and the small white space which i can color maybe yellow or green... # of those left to enjoy the peace

but this seems too grim... and i fear it might anger those whose love ones went to war. :C

what do you think



cfdunbar


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Checking in to see if the parody comes across -



yes? no? Maybe not for the younger crowd I would assume... I figured that out when I was trying to explain it to my 16yo.

ochopika


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tomspc wrote:Can't see how they'll fit a cat into this theme but I'm sure it'll happen.



Oh... you'll see.

orabbit


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cfdunbar wrote:Checking in to see if the parody comes across -



yes? no? Maybe not for the younger crowd I would assume... I figured that out when I was trying to explain it to my 16yo.



YEs, instantly recognizable. Lose 'and they're watching you' though.

oakenspirit


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orabbit wrote:YEs, instantly recognizable. Lose 'and they're watching you' though.



/agree



Draike


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orabbit wrote:YEs, instantly recognizable. Lose 'and they're watching you' though.



+1 agree. It's super-strong once you get rid of that.

taternuggets


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orabbit wrote:YEs, instantly recognizable. Lose 'and they're watching you' though.



Times 4.


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oakenspirit


quality posts: 75 Private Messages oakenspirit

Any thoughts on this one?



xtinaftw


quality posts: 21 Private Messages xtinaftw

Thoughts?

cfdunbar


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taternuggets wrote:Times 4.



Thanks all - suggestion acted on.

tomspc


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scrabblefish wrote:Animal Farm?


and there it is

tomspc


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ochopika wrote:Oh... you'll see.



lol

tomspc


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orabbit wrote:YEs, instantly recognizable. Lose 'and they're watching you' though.



agree

stacvand


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cfdunbar wrote:Checking in to see if the parody comes across -



yes? no? Maybe not for the younger crowd I would assume... I figured that out when I was trying to explain it to my 16yo.



I got it and I love it. I am 51..

Narfcake


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ochopika wrote:Oh... you'll see.


Heh! So I take it we'll see kitteh in this derby?

(I'm wearing a catshirt.woot today.)

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

This would have been awesome:

move along

orabbit


quality posts: 31 Private Messages orabbit
oakenspirit wrote:Any thoughts on this one?



NOse and mouth are good, but something in the jawline/chin doesn't quite look right. Maybe narrower cheeks, pointier chin? And can the eyes be more squinty or smiling?

orabbit


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xtinaftw wrote:Thoughts?



Cool, but lose the black box. Maybe some sort of sunburst. And audition a few different fonts.

oakenspirit


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orabbit wrote:NOse and mouth are good, but something in the jawline/chin doesn't quite look right. Maybe narrower cheeks, pointier chin? And can the eyes be more squinty or smiling?



Thanks man- I tweaked it some more but am likely dropping it. I wanted it more caricatured like the OBEY image but then it didn't look like Mal, and the more I tweak it to look like Mal, the more tiny details seem OFF because it starts to look like him but, as you say, not quite... then as it looks more like him, I start to fear the rejectionator with the celebrity likeness clause. so- eh. just cutting my losses... I have a fun one to replace it though.



orabbit


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oakenspirit wrote:Thanks man- I tweaked it some more but am likely dropping it. I wanted it more caricatured like the OBEY image but then it didn't look like Mal, and the more I tweak it to look like Mal, the more tiny details seem OFF because it starts to look like him but, as you say, not quite... then as it looks more like him, I start to fear the rejectionator with the celebrity likeness clause. so- eh. just cutting my losses... I have a fun one to replace it though.



Definitely TeeFury material. Don't trash it!

xtinaftw


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orabbit wrote:Cool, but lose the black box. Maybe some sort of sunburst. And audition a few different fonts.



Thanks for the feedback by the way - the sunbursty effect was definitely the way to go.

shanevendrell


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Please make a Skynet related shirt!! I can't/don't draw so I thought this would be a perfect idea for this derby!!