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Words and Weapons by Anton101 Words and Weapons by Anton101
The tongue is sharper than the sword...or something like that :D Words are powerful. They create, they destroy, they give life and take it away.
They attain even more power in typography. A message on it's own is almost nothing when compared to a message embedded in words in a work of art.
In typography, there is no room for interpretation or debate. You either see the message or you don't. It's that simple.

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Alright, I had said I would do a critique, so here it is! First let me begin with what grabbed me first, the negative space. I believe part of having a good design featuring mainly type is a great grasp on negative space. This image does it wonderfully. The composition is awesome. I'm also really enjoying the color choice. The bright red-orange on black with white text is working very well.
If you hadn't chose to do a light gradient in the back, I don't think it would have worked as well as it is. That being said, I think it could be pushed just a fraction more.
Another thing is the ink splatter, it's just a little close to the edge. Maybe if you were to do something like this again, edit it so none of the pieces are getting cropped?
You have a great focal point here, you're instantly drawn to the most important bit, the message. As well as being a great grabber. Your eye is kept within the image, bouncing along between the ink splatter and the word weapon.
On that note, the "We Don't Need Guns" is almost lost, yet, I don't think it should be done any other way. It's a subtle nice touch.

All in all I love this. Great work, I want to see more!
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
i really love this concept
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Anton101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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aqeel114 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so impressed by this statement
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Anton101 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:)
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tei187 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
nicely said, dude.
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Anton101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man :) Appreciate it.
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faithexplored Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Congrats! You have been featured on our tumblr blog [link]
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Anton101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Honoured :)
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DES-FAN Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Yes Good
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Anton101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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