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Before the GIF... before the Super Bowl commercial ... before the meme macro ... people communicated their visual information through a medium known as the "Poster." Perhaps you have seen these relics hanging in college dorm rooms or semi-finished basements, but they were once the predominant commercial/artistic form

To celebrate the high-water period of posterdom, we're looking for the best designs inspired by old-school commercialization. These will be printed as t-shirts, not posters (at least, not right away). Find creative ways to break up the "boxiness" of standard posters to make them more t-shirt friendly. Here are a few good examples. 

  • Hey, we have creme tees again! Hooray. 



cdrewlow


quality posts: 9 Private Messages cdrewlow

Woohoo! Awesome theme.

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 215 Private Messages Spiritgreen

Perfect way to welcome back creme tees!

JustLikeYou


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Oh man! I haven't been around in a very long time, but I'm gonna give this one a shot. I love vintage posters!

thatrobert


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I'm not sure I can resist this theme...

omarfeliciano


quality posts: 34 Private Messages omarfeliciano

YES!!!!!!!!!

ambergreen


quality posts: 11 Private Messages ambergreen

I once spoofed the popular Woodstock poster for a fake podcast roadshow...it turned out better than I expected. Not sure it would be popular enough for a woot shirt though

ThunderThighs


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thatrobert wrote:I'm not sure I can resist this theme...



Please don't resist.



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taternuggets


quality posts: 22 Private Messages taternuggets
ThunderThighs wrote:Please don't resist.



If I had a dollar for every time i'd said that....


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oakenspirit


quality posts: 75 Private Messages oakenspirit

I'm in like Dr. Quinn (medicine woman)...

caramelarrow


quality posts: 14 Private Messages caramelarrow

Welcome back, Creme! We've missed you around here.

07/11/14

ApeLad


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Here's my silly entry:

KEEP CALM ETC. by Ape Lad, on Flickr

Enedlhach


quality posts: 15 Private Messages Enedlhach

This is what I have so far. I am trying to do it in the style of the guinness posters so I don't think it will be too much like the copyrighted Yoshi. I haven't done too many designs here so let me know.


based on this guy. More to add to the design later...

c0y0te7


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Cool! This could be my first participation.

oakenspirit


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ApeLad wrote:Here's my silly entry:

KEEP CALM ETC. by Ape Lad, on Flickr



If you're gonna do it- this is the best way-

oakenspirit


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Enedlhach wrote:This is what I have so far. I am trying to do it in the style of the guinness posters so I don't think it will be too much like the copyrighted Yoshi. I haven't done too many designs here so let me know.


based on this guy. More to add to the design later...



I like the idea but you may need a tad more from the art- example, the arms are kind of awkward, as is the bumpy chest. I also think replacing the GUINNESS with something from the game would add some humor- like say a star, mushroom, or that fruit Yoshi always eats. Hope that helps- Can't wait to see how it ends up- Big fan of old irish beer art!

oakenspirit


quality posts: 75 Private Messages oakenspirit

Here's what I came up with- I'm pretty happy with it but if you see anything glaring, I'll have a little time to play around with it before launchtime... Thoughts?

benjaminleebates


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oakenspirit wrote:Here's what I came up with- I'm pretty happy with it but if you see anything glaring, I'll have a little time to play around with it before launchtime... Thoughts?



I see LIES!

Enedlhach


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oakenspirit wrote:I like the idea but you may need a tad more from the art- example, the arms are kind of awkward, as is the bumpy chest. I also think replacing the GUINNESS with something from the game would add some humor- like say a star, mushroom, or that fruit Yoshi always eats. Hope that helps- Can't wait to see how it ends up- Big fan of old irish beer art!



Thanks for the suggestions. I am planning to add more in and replace the Guinness with something game related.

omarfeliciano


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oakenspirit wrote:Here's what I came up with- I'm pretty happy with it but if you see anything glaring, I'll have a little time to play around with it before launchtime... Thoughts?



This is so well done. The halftone treatment is just right ;)

ApeLad


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oakenspirit wrote:Here's what I came up with- I'm pretty happy with it but if you see anything glaring, I'll have a little time to play around with it before launchtime... Thoughts?



This is so great!

Enedlhach


quality posts: 15 Private Messages Enedlhach

Here's the final draft.

background or not?

The 6 color limit made the background hard.

Mavyn


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Enedlhach wrote:Here's the final draft.

background or not?

The 6 color limit made the background hard.



Hard to say. Some background is needed, but currently, there isn't enough contrast between the yoshi and the buildings, so it gets lost in a wall of green.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

novels22


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I love this theme.

oakenspirit


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Enedlhach wrote:Here's the final draft.

background or not?

The 6 color limit made the background hard.



I agree- Yoshi gets a little lost with it as is- mayhaps putting some of the shirt color and having a few red roofs could break it up more- Backgrounds are often my bane- heh

oakenspirit


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Thanks Omar and ape- ;) Been trying to tone down my CRAZY HALFTONE USE- heh. Glad you like it-

@ben...

Yup- I am still bitter we aren't in space yet- ;)

novels22


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[quote postid="5727216" user="Enedlhach"]This is what I have so far. I am trying to do it in the style of the guinness posters so I don't think it will be too much like the copyrighted Yoshi. I haven't done too many designs here so let me know.



Love it.

Enedlhach


quality posts: 15 Private Messages Enedlhach
Mavyn wrote:Hard to say. Some background is needed, but currently, there isn't enough contrast between the yoshi and the buildings, so it gets lost in a wall of green.



Thanks for the comments, I added a little more shading to help it out. I think I should have done something with less of a bg.

bzbozo


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http://shirt.woot.com/derby/entry/77212/the-sound-of-the-fox

what do you guys think of the drawing aspect of this?

verminbury


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I suspect I'll have to see how well my idea reads without a caption: two male legs in trousers on one side of the layout, cropped from the thigh down to shiny dress shoes. Surrounding these, dozens of redheads wearing torn-off white two-piece outfits, none taller than the man's knees, throwing spears and shooting arrows at the legs towering above them. If the phrase "Attack of the Fifty Foot-Women" doesn't actually appear on the shirt, do you think it'll pass muster?