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Old 03-30-2009   #101
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Default Planned Obsolescence

In the shuddering remembrance of the past, we come full circle...
Complacency kills
“Oops! I did it again!

Hello all I am Angus. This was done in 10 hours stretched over two days. It's about modern day complacency evolving in an ever eroding landscape of acceptance. "Oops, my bad" is acknowledgment without remorse or attrition. Without remorse one is bound to repeat it again.

On a more positive note, I wanted to convey a most over looked aspect of the nuclear strike type of picture. So I elected to go with the street level approach which gave to composition the needed sense of urgency in the contrast and the feel of movement in an otherwise moment frozen in time. Then I center pointed the ipod and put the text Bye-Bye in the LCD display. I needed a thematic vision that would off set the mood and draw the viewer in to question the picture it self. “Planned Obsolescence” is the process of a product becoming obsolete and/or non-functional after a certain period or amount of use in a way that is planned or designed by the manufacturer. Planned obsolescence has potential benefits for a producer because the product fails and the consumer is under pressure to purchase again...”

Quote “In the United Kingdom, planned obsolescence engineered into products is considered a breach of customer rights. The Office of Fair Trading and Trading Standards Institute investigate claims of products constantly failing just outside the warranty period. A famous case of this was the 'Click Wheel' Apple iPod, which many consumers found to fail within 18 months of purchase.”
I also wanted to address the Buy, Carry, “I'm bored, Waste, issue and decided to emulate the silhouette picture of some random person dancing in black with a white contrasted I-pod in their hands.

I felt the Oops theme was a perfect axis to mold the image from and ultimately the idea is a perfectly contrasted to the others in it's dire message. I too at first sketched out the typical missile ridden sky with the nuclear strike as the center point then realized there was a deeper story at the epicenter of the blast it self, as one may know in the extreme of human experiences time slows...I at first was going to put the words "Oops I did it Again" in the LCD but felt a slight hint at A.I. would befit the grand story that is driving the piece.
This is my first entry...

By the way nice ideas all...
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Old 03-31-2009   #102
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Wrong place, wrong time: haven't we all been there?
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Old 03-31-2009   #103
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Greetings from a newcomer!

Had a great time looking through this thread on how u all handled this months topic. All these various styles and interpretations its really great.

So here is my entry for this month.
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Old 03-31-2009   #104
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Meh. Couldn't help myself. Thought of something the last minute.

Some stupid fat kid is looking for buried treasure with his metal detector. He finds this a box and inside is some remote with a red button on it. Scratching his head in confusion, he presses the red button and watches his hometown shroom up.

Oops! I didn't know! I didn't know that a red button with a skull under it meant something bad would happen! I DIDN'T KNOOOOOOOOOOW!

Why symbolism is important to know folks.
I'm the Squirrel Emperor! BOW BEFORE ME!!!:eek:

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Old 03-31-2009   #105
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So, now the cropped Version! Thanks again for the advise guys

As usual some awesome paintings in the contest (damnit )

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Old 03-31-2009   #106
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Default OopS!

~OopS!.....I gOttA SuiCidE~

this is my entry....the grim reaper is checking his schedule....and found that he is supposed to kill the death today....which means he gotta kill himself now...Oops!!

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Old 03-31-2009   #107
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Hi guys,

Great entries and ideas so far!

I have put a lot of effort and work into this work. Theme was very interesting! So here it is:

"Ooops, I think I see a weenie"

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Old 03-31-2009   #108
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Default Oops! To Much Arm Work

Isn't it a sad commentary that our celebrity culture pays more attention to
the sleeveless dresses of our first lady than the challenges facing her
husband's administration.

Oops! To Much Arm Work


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Default Oops!

Edit: removed pic.

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Old 03-31-2009   #110
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Default Mrs. Obama

Wow clarkmitchell thats awesome. I really like how you captured the Struzand style. The pencil hatch marks really add a ton of life and variety to the image.

I really like the way you painted in the red bounce light on the bottum of the arms. Really great work.

Very fresh. Great Post.
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