Less of a poster, more of a sentiment


Oleg Volk
April 29, 2005, 01:07 AM

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April 29, 2005, 01:30 AM
I like this one. Change nothing. Looks great the way it is.

April 29, 2005, 03:09 AM
I like it too. :D

Standing Wolf
April 29, 2005, 03:54 AM
I like everything but the letter spacing.

April 29, 2005, 04:15 AM
i'd remove the "but" (of course then the poster only works for folks who already share the sentiment)

powerful. great one as always

April 29, 2005, 08:46 AM
works 4 me ! ! ! !

Great artwork, and strong statement of fact.

April 29, 2005, 08:55 AM
Bang on, Oleg.


I think this is the first time I've had no tweaks to offer.


April 29, 2005, 09:11 AM
Thats great, It gets the point across clearly :) I saved the image (hope you dont mind)

April 29, 2005, 09:28 AM
I really like it :) No suggestions, no improvements, perfect the way it is :D

April 29, 2005, 09:39 AM

I especially like the concerned look of the woman looking down at the threat after a confrontation.........no look of gloating....no dancing..... No room for the anti's to skew this as a blood thristy promo for vigilantism.

Again another wonderful visual portrayal


April 29, 2005, 09:44 AM
I love it. Except for the yellow... did you try white or light grey?

April 29, 2005, 10:33 AM
Another great one, Oleg! Do you mind if I print off a copy to post in my workshop?

Oleg Volk
April 29, 2005, 12:13 PM
The printable version (4000x3000 pixels) is http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/arms/proportional6909.jpg

I tried green, gray and yellow, went with the latter because the others lacked visibility.

As for the text, make a mockup of improved text, I'd like to see how it can be done better.

April 29, 2005, 07:37 PM
Perfect right off, Oleg! Nice shotty, BTW! :D

April 29, 2005, 07:50 PM
Feel free to mess with the font or letter coloring as others have suggested, but I believe this is one of the best products you've produced in my time on THR. I've got a great target audience (the modern American female college student) to share your work with. Thanks, and keep it up!!

April 29, 2005, 08:50 PM
What's reflected in the pupil?

April 29, 2005, 09:10 PM
<----still waiting for Oleg to use Pamela Anderson as a model :D

As I explained to my wife, it's not an addiction, it's a fetish.

April 29, 2005, 09:51 PM
Love the sentiment. Especially effective on computer as you scroll up from top half to bottom...

April 29, 2005, 09:52 PM
Very well done. The eyeshot on the lower left softens the harsh goings-on implied to the right.

I work with ugly engineer-crafted Excel & Powerpoint graphics every day. It is nice to see what somebody with an eye for aestetics can do.

Oh, and the sentiment expressed is right-on. I'd much rather comfort my wife after she ventilated some dirtbag than have to ID her at the coroner's office.

Oleg Volk
April 29, 2005, 09:56 PM
Relection shows the softbox...maybe I should add a silhouette into it. Since my home computer got messed up by lightning earlier today (http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7800#p7800 ), it may be some time before I can update that graphic.

April 29, 2005, 10:02 PM
Oleg - like it immensely but - wanted to ''play'' a bit - so offer a slight alternative. Like most of these things - there are no finished results that will always be judged perfect - always scope for change!

I painted out the rather large (to me) eye catchlight - and changed wording a tad as well as font ... plenty of other fonts would suit tho. I chose bottom text color as a sample of lightest skin tone of model... the yellow for me was a problem .. too blatant.


April 29, 2005, 10:24 PM
Chris' graphics are AWESOME. Much better than the original.

The font doesn't matter as much though.

Good work to both of you.

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
April 30, 2005, 11:22 AM
Good poster.

Here's a suggestion for a related one: the hand with the knife and the cuff of the flannel coat is reflected in a very large image of the woman's eye, and the image of her next to it would show her with a phone in her left hand and a .38 snubnose in her right, standing over the torso of the BG in the red flannel coat.

April 30, 2005, 01:42 PM
Great wording , Mr. Volk. Simple and clear message.

April 30, 2005, 01:57 PM
love it :cool:

April 30, 2005, 03:29 PM

I can't think of anything to change except perhaps the spaces between the letters on "argument". It seems a bit hollow, so to speak.

April 30, 2005, 08:31 PM
A request from a knife knut!

I like everything about it except the knife. Why use an old style Italian auto, or "switchblade?" As a knife owner who would like to be able to legally carry an auto when I choose, I'm restrained by an archaic and silly law that was born in the 60's as a result of the old Marlon Brando/biker movies. What was the nefarious weapon of choice for all those evil bikers? Why an Italian switchblade, of course! :banghead:

The misconceptions, paranoia, and hype that surround auto knives resemble in scope and absence of logic what drove the Assault Weapons Ban: demonize the object (evil black rifles or switchblades) that will then allow lazy legislators to drive through another piece of meaningless legislation. In the end it does nothing to prevent a single crime, but makes it look as though they're keeping America safe (from roving bands of bikers and para-military civilians armed with black rifles, I guess).

Use a regular folder or fixed blade in that picture and it won't change the message at all, and in doing so also avoids playing into the hands of alarmist liberals.

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