The Sound of Silents

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The Sound of Silents

55 Comments

punkjr

I really like this!!

=D

jayman22

I WANT IT TO SAY "YOU CRAZY SON OF A GUN!"

NGee
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I think it's a very wearable design...and as such I'd wear it. 5

cocoabunny19

I totally say 'gasp' on occasion. For that, you get a buy.

cambert

I'd prefer it if the frame was oval, so it carried the subliminal idea of an open mouth, to make the gasp a bit stronger. Also, curly quote marks would be obligatory in the period you're referencing - straight quotes come later. It's a lovely, bold, simple idea, but with so little on the shirt you need to get each element absolutely perfect. With those changes, it would be on my shopping list for sure.

judeo18

good concept, but for design purposes, i think the design would be tighter if the "frame" around the "gasp!" were a bit smaller. It seems a big too large, and I realize its probably realistic that way because most of the subtitles in a silent movie would need more room for sentences and whatnot. But for this purpose, I would tighten it up

tracerbullet
tracerbullet profile pic Artist

@cambert & judeo18: Thanks for the constructive criticism. I actually did some research on silent film intertitles before I made this, and most of what I found showed that from the 1920s on, many of the fonts used actually did have straight quotes, which is why I went for that instead. I had experimented at first with some script-style writing, but it didn't seem to work right. Also, I purposely avoided making the frame oval because I was going more for a straight intertitle look--that is an interesting idea though. As far as the size of the frame is concerned, I did have a smaller frame originally to see how it worked, but the design seemed much too cluttered, so I opted to stay within the proportions that would be used if a longer sentence was written on the card. Thanks a lot for the feedback :-)

CurlyCue

thatnk u so musch streetwise for commenting it is from the old silent movies. u can't change the shape opf the box cause that's what they looked like in the movies. ilove this shirt to pieces and really really really want it to be printed. $5.

Noodlegirl

5!!!! This is a really great idea!!!

tracerbullet
tracerbullet profile pic Artist

I experimented with some serif fonts, but I just didn't like how they were turning out, so that's why I stuck with this one. Thanks for all the comments so far.

Down10

Heh. I like it.

ThisWouldBemark

I feel this design would be greatly improved by adding some film scratches and general "grit" on top of the design, both by adding stuff and leaving blank spots through the design.

Yeah and a serif font would probably look good too.

mezo
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I like where this is going...but not where it is. Make use of the prior comments on adding more to your concept.

curlyfry

I like it! Glad it came back!

tracerbullet
tracerbullet profile pic Artist

umm i have no idea. this was a long time ago, sorry. have fun exploding, though!

RoBaire

I want this to reprint so bad... I NEED ONE!

RoBaire

once again ... I NEED ONE OF THESE!!!

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