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Oleg Volk
February 20, 2003, 10:59 PM
http://www.olegvolk.net/newphotos/tn2/efforts_s.jpg (http://www.olegvolk.net/newphotos/tn2/efforts_s.jpg)

Refinement of earlier efforts. Thanks to madmike for the props.
Advice on phrasing is welcome. And, yes, I know I ought to have added percussion caps to the other items.

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Ian
February 20, 2003, 11:44 PM
Cool! I really like the composition and coloring...

Blackhawk
February 20, 2003, 11:45 PM
:neener:

Cliff
February 20, 2003, 11:50 PM
Oleg,
THAT is a very cool poster,and a very powerful statement.:)

45R
February 20, 2003, 11:51 PM
Oleg-
Very nice!!!!

Skunkabilly
February 20, 2003, 11:57 PM
:eek: WOW Oleg you just keep getting mobetta!

DeltaElite
February 21, 2003, 12:04 AM
I think it is perfect the way it is and the props are awesome. :D

CGofMP
February 21, 2003, 12:08 AM
Cool! I really like the composition and coloring...


Heeheeeheeheeeee Okay if that isnt the best double entendre I have heard in a while I do not know what is! hehehehehee


Oleg that is a great poster... I really like your work. Very well done as always. Just superb.


Charles

Skunkabilly
February 21, 2003, 12:08 AM
Oleg, who's the gentleman in the background?

Drizzt
February 21, 2003, 12:58 AM
oooh! now that is sharp! BZ!

Oleg Volk
February 21, 2003, 01:19 AM
Skunkabilly, look at the bottom of this page about a school where I teach. (http://www.olegvolk.net/newsite/college/college.html) He's a preacher, Viet Vet, too.

Sven
February 21, 2003, 01:21 AM
Sweet!

Maybe you could add a slight bit of leading between the first three lines and the 'kicker'?

Just a thought - no biggie.

Sactown
February 21, 2003, 01:32 AM
Very powerful statement. Definitely provocative. There should be a poster with a Swastika and a Hammer and Sickle with some kinda phrase like "We Support Gun Control"

Kaylee
February 21, 2003, 02:35 AM
WOW!


Way cool Oleg!
One of your better ones... and that's saying something!


Way to go!

-K

Pilgrim
February 21, 2003, 02:44 AM
Very powerful statement. Definitely provocative. There should be a poster with a Swastika and a Hammer and Sickle with some kinda phrase like "We Support Gun Control"

I think pictures of Chuckie Schumer and Diane Feinstein would be better.

Bruce

modifiedbrowning
February 21, 2003, 02:51 AM
Oleg, nice poster! Have you thought of reversing the images? That is, have the revolver faded in the background and the Gentleman in focus and in the foreground. Just a thought.

Col. Mustard
February 21, 2003, 02:57 AM
...and maybe Tamara can back me up (or not) on this, but you're using a possessive, rather than a plural, in "1860'S." Should be "1860s."

Ed Straker
February 21, 2003, 03:03 AM
Oleg, is Kenn Blanchard (BlackManWithAGun.net) registered here yet?

tlhelmer
February 21, 2003, 08:54 AM
That is really good! Nice job.

Kahr carrier
February 21, 2003, 09:01 AM
Nice work.:D

shadow 1
February 21, 2003, 09:04 AM
Kudos to you.:D

PAshooter
February 21, 2003, 09:27 AM
Simply fabulous Oleg. I don't often chime in on these threads, but I really enjoy and admire your work. This is one of your best. Kudos.

ojibweindian
February 21, 2003, 10:20 AM
Absolutely fantastic work. Don't change a thing!

Oleg Volk
February 21, 2003, 12:01 PM
...and maybe Tamara can back me up (or not) on this, but you're using a possessive, rather than a plural, in "1860'S." Should be "1860s."

Yep, I got a grammatical error -- all the more annoying in that I know better! Will fix it, thanks for noticing it. As for reversing the fade effect -- the gentleman in the background is wearing a modern suit and wouldn't look period. I do not have a better image available.

FPrice
February 21, 2003, 12:03 PM
This has GOT to be one of the best posters you have ever done!

seeker_two
February 21, 2003, 12:06 PM
Well done!!!...:cool:

As a juxtaposition, maybe you could do a poster w/ photos of a Klu Klux Klansman (in full bedsheet), a Nazi SS officer, and a liberal Democratic politician (your choice). You could have a caption like "What do these three have in common? All three support keeping firearms out of the hands of minorities..."

Just a thought...

buzz_knox
February 21, 2003, 12:23 PM
The racist roots of gun control go much further than that (at least to the 1600s in Georgia) but given the state of education today, you might as well stick with the 1860s. How about a poster showing a clansman morphing into Shumer? :)

Oleg Volk
February 21, 2003, 01:19 PM
Updated grammar and text spacing.

TheFrontRange
February 21, 2003, 01:32 PM
That image would be great for the back of a T-shirt, and something else, maybe THR logo, over the left chest.

jmbg29
February 21, 2003, 02:21 PM
Beautiful!

Sam Adams
February 21, 2003, 02:49 PM
Oleg, this is a great poster. My only suggestion is that you put a modern handgun (preferably US-made and non-S&W) next to the old one.

BTW, do you have a website with all of your posters? It would be nice to be able to see all of your great work.

Benjamin
February 21, 2003, 02:59 PM
very well done, sir. Succinct and insightful.

Kaylee
February 21, 2003, 03:02 PM
BTW, do you have a website with all of your posters? It would be nice to be able to see all of your great work.

http://www.a-human-right.com

Farmed Ship
February 21, 2003, 04:53 PM
Oleg,
See if the viewing of the man's clothing could be better
done with less fade. As it it, only his head and hands are distinctive, like in a medium.
But a powerful poster it is!

spacemanspiff
February 21, 2003, 05:10 PM
sam adams, it helps to save all his pics. i've got a folder full of olegs work on my computer.

and i second the idea of putting some of this work onto shirts with a THR logo as well.

Monkeyleg
February 21, 2003, 07:10 PM
Oleg, you are truly a phenomenal talent. And this is one of your best.

geekWithA.45
February 21, 2003, 08:24 PM
Oleg, your work is powerful and meaningful, and needs to be seen widely. Has there ever been any attempt to spread them around beyond the web?

In gratitude,

geek.

Edward429451
February 21, 2003, 08:41 PM
Sublime.:)

thisaway
February 21, 2003, 09:00 PM
Oleg,
If you would like to redo the poster with the gentleman in 19th Century clothing, I would be happy to introduce you to some of my friends in the Nashville area who perform US Civil War reenacting. CW reenactors will have lots of different "period-style" clothing available.

Very cool poster!

TheLastBoyScout
February 21, 2003, 09:14 PM
The southern laws against armed free blacks go back further than the 1860s. They were going to hang several POWs from the Union's 54th Infantry reg't (one of the first black units) during the Civil War under a long standing SC statute that made posession of a gun by a black man a hanging offense

Standing Wolf
February 21, 2003, 09:40 PM
Good message. Interesting color. I had to look twice to see it wasn't sepia.

Don Gwinn
February 21, 2003, 09:44 PM
I may be boring, but I prefer that coloring over the bright greens, blues and reds. Very good stuff.

Ed Brunner
February 21, 2003, 09:54 PM
What about "free Americans" instead of free people of color? Use the same graphics.

CAP
February 21, 2003, 10:02 PM
Very nice. Well done again.
It speaks for itself.

12.7x99mm
February 22, 2003, 02:46 AM
Nice!

S_O_Laban
February 22, 2003, 07:58 AM
Now that's "Black History":D


Perfect for Febuary

How about a monthly poster?

Quantrill
February 22, 2003, 08:41 AM
Some people have a way with words. I'm glad you are on our side. Excellent!! Quantrill

Oleg Volk
February 23, 2003, 02:37 PM
If you would like to redo the poster with the gentleman in 19th Century clothing, I would be happy to introduce you to some of my friends in the Nashville area who perform US Civil War reenacting. CW reenactors will have lots of different "period-style" clothing available.


Please do, that would be a great help.

Also, I am looking forward to doing photos where black folks aren't represented s anything but run of the mill Americans, w/o references to slavery or race issues.

Tshirts/etc. are in the works, maybe even in a few days...

trapshooter
February 23, 2003, 04:04 PM
Oleg, I wish I could air-drop a few thousand of these over St. Louis and Kansas City. (And East LA, NYC, Chicago, etc.).

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This poster is worth millions.

thumbtack
February 23, 2003, 06:38 PM
I think it is your best one yet.

BenW
February 23, 2003, 07:14 PM
Also, I am looking forward to doing photos where black folks aren't represented s anything but run of the mill Americans, w/o references to slavery or race issues.

I was just thinking about that the other day because of the dustup with the new S&W revolver, which according to HCI is, "...made for bored white guys." Because we all know a black man only wants a nine millimeter that he can shoot sideways.:rolleyes:

I think it'd be neat if you did a poster that smashed those particular stereotypes. Maybe a black man with an O/U, a woman with a Hawken, etc. all in the same photo.

Edited for grammar

Schuey2002
February 23, 2003, 07:35 PM
Sweet !! :D

Oleg Volk
February 23, 2003, 08:09 PM
Oleg, I wish I could air-drop a few thousand of these over St. Louis and Kansas City. (And East LA, NYC, Chicago, etc.).


Print one from the linked hi-res file. Photocopy a few hundred (cheap in volume, color isn't needed for it). Leave a copy wherever you go (bus, magazine rack, waiting room, etc.)

Cliff
February 23, 2003, 08:30 PM
Hey Ben,OLeg,

Me and My friends are available.
:D

It seems that me and a few of my shooting buddies who do not happen to be white,but are Christian,conservative,all over 40,firearms instructors should take a group photo of each of us all holding the new gun,and send it to this bozo with a caption saying:

Safety First
February 23, 2003, 08:52 PM
It is a real attention grabber,love the aged look for authenticity

gumshoe4
February 23, 2003, 09:27 PM
That's a poster that sends chills up the spine.

I'm putting it on my screen saver at work. Let's see the gun banners argue with that one.

Thanks, Oleg.

Bob
TFL# 8032

PAshooter
February 23, 2003, 10:47 PM
Print one from the linked hi-res file.

Perhaps I missed it - but where is this link? I'd love to have a hi-res copy.

Mike Weber
February 24, 2003, 02:35 AM
I like the Remington it would be just the thing to add to my other five Remington revolvers.:rolleyes:

TheFrontRange
February 24, 2003, 07:11 PM
Tshirts/etc. are in the works, maybe even in a few days...

Eagerly anticipating!!! :)

Maddock
February 24, 2003, 09:44 PM
Great!
Thanks Oleg.

FPrice
February 24, 2003, 10:29 PM
One thing bothered me about this poster - I finally figured out what it is.

The man in the poster bears (to me, at least) more than a passing resemblance to the comedian, Bill Cosby. Mr. Cosby is, IIRC, anti-gun. Or am I mistaken?

Quantrill
February 25, 2003, 02:48 PM
FPrice,
I am so glad somebody else saw that. I thought I was getting groggy flipping through th channels and so damn many Cosby Reruns. Quantrill

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