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PIRATE NATION by axcy PIRATE NATION by axcy
We dream of ways to break these iron bars
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INNXX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Outstanding..on many levels. Featured here www.ultimateeditionoz.com/foru… Thank you and congratulations on this excellent image :)
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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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:iconaxcy:
axcy 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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:iconspectralfusion:
SpectralFusion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it.
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:icondada-aalto:
DADA-AALTO Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Ahoi!
Really love that!
Pirate greets!
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:iconautorobbie:
Autorobbie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thumbs up Alex. keep em coming
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:iconitachi-prower:
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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:icon543bs0za:
543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
long live piratebay?
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:iconthicolino:
thicolino Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
AMAZING...
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:icontrayp:
trayp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I like. A simple image with a bold statement
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:iconsinghson:
singhson Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
love this one!!!
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:iconvdemike:
Vdemike Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
One word: Wow :o
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LillaNeve Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I have enough skills to write you a critique :) so I will simply share my thoughts on this great piece of art.
It conveys the message in a straightforward and yet meaningful, deep, multi-sided way.

The main graphic idea is simply perfect, and so is the use of contrasting colors which also have a well-recognised meaning (red and black = blood and death). Turning what has been a triumphal picture depicting victory into a subtly violent one adds even more quality to this concept.

The only tiny thing that doesn't appal to my taste is the use of the pirate "brand", as I see pirates as opponents to the established powers and so a positive, though violent, force. But I can see what you meant and you also made me reflect on how much pirates actually were dangerous and violent and a menace for peace.

Let's hope our dreams come true. Kudos to you.
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LillaNeve Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this!
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kmykse84 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Como dicen en mi país, "una imagen vale mas que mil palabras, una idea Fenomenal"
As they say in my country, "a picture is worth a thousand words, a great idea"
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:iconkorgh:
Korgh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Wow, I love your stuff!
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:iconu235master:
U235master Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing. i do believe i have found my new background
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:iconcoronel:
Coronel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Excellente!!!!
Can we hav it in 1920 x 1080?¡
For wallpaper!
Thanks!
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:iconnastysauceohyes:
nastysauceohyes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
That's awesome.
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:iconeverfoster:
everfoster Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Writer
Awesome
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miniskewl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
very nice! good job!
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JohnnyBHF Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Well, I don't get it. When i see this picture, there is something i like and there is also something I hate. I can't figure out what is what. Maybe it the Red, the code bar. Ammm, I don't know. Like I said, I don't get it.
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Nemo-Kelevra Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
i realy like your work
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:iconeairin:
Eairin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Really impressive.
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:iconjonathan-e-king:
jonathan-e-king Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece! I love Thrice too!
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:iconqurcuizdat:
QurcuIzdat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Artist
very good work! I like it ...
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:iconzanarky:
Zanarky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent idea!
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Nubzilla3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Would you care if I printed this on a shirt?
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:iconbaddreams55:
baddreams55 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
strong message.
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aquinom85 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
could you post in 1440x900? I like this it would be a great background.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Click download, it's a higher resolution than that already
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imagnethis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
like it:)
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:iconvolglm:
volglm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here: [link]
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:iconair-vamp:
air-vamp Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
My dear, you are a genious
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abarnes94 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Absolutely incredible! Nice work!
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acfierro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I´m sory, i didn´t want it, but apparently i "stole" the pic...[link]

So, if it botters you, let me know, to then erase the submit..

Thanks
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apachon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
oh !
very nice work !
and so true .
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JohnnyC-JR Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
We dream of black nights without moon or stars

Awesome work with such a powerful statement.
Thrice is truely an inspirational band. My favorite one as well.
:headbang:
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FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
lol awsomeness!
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tsubasacompany-stock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Hello!! ^^
We have a pirate's group. Would you like to join our group Pirates-JollyRoger? =^_______^=

BYE!!
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quartertofour Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I tried different ways to modify the Iwojima picture,
and the American flag as well...

This piece combines both, in a way that works on so many levels.

:peace:
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Cabalwannabe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This truly is Art in so many ways. mad props sir.
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seriouslysyked Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Love it :D
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:iconfcimino:
Fcimino Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
great wallpaper, really nice ;)
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:iconcobayatchi:
Cobayatchi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
The art is a new media for to awaken the consciences. I like it.
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:iconlauraru23:
lauraru23 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
meaningful and clear. congrats
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Red-Black-Coalition Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Hi. I run this here little anarchist/anti-authoritarian artists group called The Red and Black Artists Coalition. We basically collect any and all subversive type artwork and display it together in one gallery so that all the artists involved may get better exposure and have the support of like-minded people.

I was wondering if I could add this particular piece of writing of yours to our gallery. Also, if you have anything else you'd like us to add, please let us know!

I hope you get back to us soon. :D
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Writing? I made the picture. The description is lyric from a song by Dustin Kensrue (Thrice).
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Red-Black-Coalition Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
How incredibly embarrassing. >.<

I meant picture. Can we use this picture. I had just gotten through requesting the use of someone's written text and I guess I copied the message I sent them and accidentally sent it to you. I've been doing this all night and I guess I got it mixed up. >.<;;;

Anywho, we love and and want to use it. May we?
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