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8-bit Anarchy by OrangeRakoon 8-bit Anarchy by OrangeRakoon
Here is my entry for the deviantWEAR 8-bit Design Challenge.

The challenge was to "create an original 8-bit inspired design that a gamer would be proud to wear." I myself am quite the gamer, so I immediately had some idea of what style to go for. The black hoodie colour gives an edgier, more 'gamer' like feel, and is great for making the white design stand out. Being highly pixellated, the design needed to be simple so that it could be created at such a small size, and yet still be bold and effective. That's why I decided to stick with one colour, namely white, rather than try to overcomplicate things with shading or multiple colours. Hopefully you agree that it worked!

I decided to use the classic 'Anarchy' symbol, as it is bold, immediately recognisable around the world, and I think the mind-set fits well with a lot of gamers. Just play 5 minutes of any online shooter and you'd probably agree anarchy is a good word to describe events! And, this being deviantART, I wanted some connection to art. Hence making the A the first letter of ART on the front of the shirt, using a pixellated font for the R and T reminiscent of old, 8-bit games.

On the back I decided to keep things simple, and simply re-create the deviantART logo that we all see daily in the top-left-hand corner of our screens as if it was from an 8-bit game, sticking with the single, white colour.

Anyway, I hope you like my design, and if you do, please do remember to vote! I would massively appreciate it and love you forever :)
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FragranceOfTheHeart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that's genius! i'd wear it. was wondering if you sell this online  t-shirts or sweaters to wear?....plz let me know cuz i really want one like that c:
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the nice comment! This design is now on my RedBubble in two different versions - you can find it here and here. Thanks again!
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FragranceOfTheHeart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw that's awesome, thx!!  Splashing in sauce Emote 
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Whimsicalfish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice Orange. - LFF
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
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LaserDatsun Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
+vote and +fav
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, appreciate it! I'll have a look at your entries too :)
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YaYaOo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Anarchy in deviantart :)
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AmateurFanArtist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it :D and would wear it:D


C 4 yourself -----------> [link]
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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AmateurFanArtist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are wellcome! :D
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kajinman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is really cool I'd wear it.
Could you please check out mine too?
llamas are awesome ----->[link]
king llama ----->[link]
Super llama ----->[link]
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comowaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
//facepalm
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...? *confused*
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comowaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm disappointed. If you were even half an anarchist you'd recognize that using the anarchist symbol for the sake of advertisement is opposing to the entire idea of being an anarchist.

the irony is almost unbearable! I'm unsure whether I should be laughing because of the irony or crying my eyes out.
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's just as well I never said I was an anarchist then, right?

Although I do fail to see how it is opposing the idea of "The theory or doctrine that all forms of government are oppressive and undesirable and should be abolished", just to take one definition of anarchism. One definition of many, what with it being notoriously hard to define thanks to being so broad in scope and including so many different schools of belief. Just look up Anarchist Economics - the wikipedia page alone will show you that there are many different ideas and beliefs within anarchism, many of which support free economies, which I think is the objection you have here?

Anyway, regardless, this is neither the time nor place for a political or ideological discussion. This design is not meant as a political statement of any sort. Read the description given right below the design if you want my reasons behind this design. I think you'll find they are mostly aesthetic ones, which, this being a design for something to be worn, is probably what is most important here.
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comowaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, no.

It's because it encourages consumerism and many punks are against that. Consumerism feeds greed and most large companies use the money to expand as oppose to help out with anything. The economy has everything to do with the government hence that big business is connected to the government.

I read the comments. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have brought this up if I hadn't. the fact that you aren't even making any sort of political statement is what is bothering me. Now the anarchy symbol is no more than a logo on a shirt for wanna be 'rebellious bad mofos'.
"FOR 15 FUCKING BUCKS YOU CAN BE PUNK TOO"
My point is it takes away the meaning to the symbol and makes it more into a fad. Isn't anarchy and rebellion used to market fabulous shit enough already? Yeah! It is.

And why not? Why not discuss ideals? Free internet right? I have an opinion and I want to express it. You choose whether to retort or not.

anyhow, since you don't seem apt for it well...to each his own.
I stand by what I said.
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like I said, it's use is meant nothing more than as a synonym for chaos, disorder, or lack of control, apropos to many online multiplayer games in particular.

I just think you're getting hung up on a point that wasn't even trying to be made here, and in fact isn't even relevant.
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comowaz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I kind of am. And I believe I explained why. I thought I was pretty clear with what I said.

I said the lack there of was my problem. Than I explained in depth.
I'm beginning to question if you're reading what I wrote or if you're just not getting it.

Calling my opinion irrelevant...that's just blatantly insulting.
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry if you feel insulted, that was not my intention. I did read all you had to say. You were calling the design ironic or hypocritical in being a commercial design the incorporates the anarchy symbol. I explained that it is in fact neither of these things, as the symbol is not used with that meaning or in a political statement, but instead simply to draw on the idea of chaos or lack of control; an equally valid if somewhat different idea of anarchy. That is why the point you were making is irrelevant - because it is based off the assumption that the design is something that it is not.

Anyway, I think that I've explained that well enough, so I see no reason for me to continue this discussion. Of course you're entitled to whatever opinion you have on the design, and you can express that in the easiest way possible - if you don't like it, don't vote :)
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Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
nice design, simple yet fantastic, I'd wear this xD
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, appreciated!
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Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no prob
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Landale Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice design =D
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers! :)
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shimon83 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
simple clean and beautiful!! great work! :-)
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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shimon83 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
you're welcome! :-)
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ICUDO Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very Cool, Contest Entry for the 8 Bit challenge, check it out
[link]
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xeramon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would wer it :D
They are so much things I like in this "picture"!

Hoodie
(A)
Art
Black
deviantart
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like all those things, I was hoping they'd work well together :)
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rainzorzmoo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
<3
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Lepisto87 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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metheriddle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I want one!
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richardbenson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This artwork looks awesome for a hoodie!
I like the colors,reminds me the great '80!
Check my work too,hope you like it!
[link]
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll check it out now :)
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kwinzilla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Damn I'd definitely wear this :la:
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D Thank you! And for the favourite too ^^
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kwinzilla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
no problem! :la:
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Dead-Deviant Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This has a great chance at winning! :happybounce:
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I can only dream! There are lots of good entries out there :3 I'm glad you like it!
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litecrush Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Simplistic but very powerful design! Well done. :clap:
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^ And for the favourite too, really appreciate it :)
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litecrush Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. C:
I voted too. :iconyeyplz:
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Nippon-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you do :)
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Kawaiist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
nice one !!! and good description ))

check out my plz [link]
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I just commented on yours :)
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GXStoon002 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
great design and amazing idea =) Of course I'd proudly wear it!

check out mine [link]
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OrangeRakoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'll have a look at yours now =D
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