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PIRATE NATION by vhm-Alex PIRATE NATION by vhm-Alex
We dream of ways to break these iron bars
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a5q5 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
The mixing of visual metaphors is, of course, nifty--the Iwo Jima picture and the American Flag. But it's the alteration of those metaphors that's so cool. Turning the flag into a bar code--a bar code printed, it seems, in blood. Turning the American Flag, for which those Marines fought (supposedly), into the Jolly Roger. On a technical level, I love how the organic curves of the Iwo Jima sillhouette contrast with the straight horizontal lines of the flag. Does the bar code have any significance? Finally, I like the way the bar code seems lit from behind with the most powerful light source in the center. It makes the picture "pop" more.

I'm a word guy more than a picture guy . . . I'm not so sure I'd use that tagline, "We dream of ways to break these iron bars." That's more cliché. They aren't iron bars--they're bars of blood (that's why they're red). So if you said "We dream of ways to break these bars of blood," that would be better. Not great, but better. I think even better is "Fighting to Defend the Stars and Stripes of Blood" or something. But why do you need a tagline?
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vhm-Alex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The statue is iron, and the world is a prison.

I made this when I was 19 years old, I wasn't exactly the most deep.
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SpectralFusion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it.
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DADA-AALTO Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Ahoi!
Really love that!
Pirate greets!
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Autorobbie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thumbs up Alex. keep em coming
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Itachi-Prower Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay pirates
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dymka Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
great!
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AlexGrenlie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
long live piratebay?
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thicolino Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
AMAZING...
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trayp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I like. A simple image with a bold statement
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