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Contest Entry: Poster 1. by darkdex52 Contest Entry: Poster 1. by darkdex52
This is the first Poster I made for a IRL contest our school is holding. It's about Latvian War of Independence (1918-1920), and this is about a historical event, when our President came back home on a ship called "Saratov".
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Firstly, I love this poster.
The things that might be better is the fading gradient of the typography that comes over the image, the last two-three letters could stand out better at the bottom. And the text above "Ulmana Valdiba" should not hang on it, the lower letters (g, j, p etc) shouldn't come into the banner like they do. When you want text above this kind of banner again I'd make it a little more higher so the letters don't get in the way.
Other than that I see nothing wrong with this picture. I love the grainyness of the photograph, the old feeling you're clearly creating gets through. And the light texture of the background is brilliant.
Also love the colors in it.
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BB-Designer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
Propaganda theme, looks very good!
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shaso-rmor Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
This is an eat poster piece, especially with what has been done with the apparent aging effect. The colouring also seems to fit the types of inks commonly used on motivational propaganda posters from quick-print presses. 
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LadyFabcurly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! It's amazing!
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Sundae-deviant Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
That's really well designed, i love the colors, the stripes, the vintage style... That rocks.
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ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Very interesting, good history lesson, thanks for the work on this.
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MD-Raw Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great design. Yellow+Orange works with Red. Nice
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DeRaza360 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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eastsidefreak Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Respect Dude ...
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Zbedeusz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very nice again
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AtmosF3AR Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
beautiful design and colors!
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duytter Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work, i like this poster :)
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AnimaeB Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Photographer
nice work... really
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alejandrosantanaarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   General Artist
God work. Very eye-catching.
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atrinh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I love the composition. Nicely done!
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Vashtari Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a great design. You did a great job working with older photos and working them into a modern setting.
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LINDSEEVANLARE Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
youve got some badass design skills.
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GabrieleRivolta Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!
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moniquemariehodge Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your use of color in this. Very powerful!
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alexcalder Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
interesting background
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BlackKnight973 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice
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beachrain Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work :)
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JakEves Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Like it
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Drtalento Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
nice design :D
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AbnormalAlix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
amazing
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BradMarX Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Nice design.
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SpencerStroud Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
wells done, very nice color scheme and typography
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   General Artist
well the one with the planes stands out alot, but I like this one as a whole the most
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chromearctic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
stunning.
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BretWalda1X Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
lovely triplets m8 :)
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HeraldingChaz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I really love this image!
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look authentic without being like a pastiche.
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secretowl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. The typography works, and typography is a cruel mistress. You might consider applying a vector mask to the textured image at the bottom (is it a ship or a building?) rather than the gradient/soft-edge. Usually the sharp, graphic edges of a vector mask make it pop more, and then the overall image looks cleaner. Just the same, though, it looks pretty professional. Did you consider applying some little shapes or a subtle brush to the yellow/red rays, to draw the eye in a bit more? Perhaps consider that, if it suits you to do so. :)
Good work!
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creatorofall Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I really enjoy the look of this poster. The color pallet is perfect.
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arturovira Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional
It's very nice. I like it.
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zedka Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Photographer
Good job on this, strong composition !
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FXDRAKO Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
very beautiful great I love the poster, good job!!
congratulations your pictures also without great.
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annhelou Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
i like it, it looks retro but new...
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CreoleBeauty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
classic !
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Mllrg973 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Awesome picture!!!! Nice job!!! Really captures the emotion of victory!! :clap:
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janchamb Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I like the concept of this poster. Rising sun behind the ship "Saratov" symbolizes what a great man was Kārlis Ulmanis and what a great things he have done to make Latvia a better place to live. Very patriotic my friend. By the way I want this poster after contest will be over :P
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naileM Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student General Artist
cool! "Saratov" means something in english?
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truemouse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I believe Saratov is a city in Russian.

I like this peice, it's very moving.
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truemouse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
City in Russia, not Russian.

More coffee, less typos.
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naileM Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student General Artist
thanks for the information!! ;)
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meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
wow :) love the composition :)
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