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Dybspread by Excosoldier Dybspread by Excosoldier
Thank you sander-seto for the feature!

For those of you who are confused, there is no hidden message. This is just a print ad, selling the services of a "made up" design company. I wanted to incorporate alignment and a grid system, but do so in a creative, interesting, fun way.

my website - [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-04-16
Dybspread by ~Excosoldier is a typography piece with a good use of colours, they just grab your attention a lot! And with typography it's important to make the viewer interested in what the typography has to say, this artist did that. I hope you like it as much as I do. ( Featured by Sander-Seto )
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eyeblackout Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAA ... i hate you, I thought that there's a hidden message
:P
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kishui Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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f e a t u r e d :
F E A T U R E S - 12 - TYPOGRAPHY

if you like it than fav it <33.
support is VERY appreciated <3.

have a nice day ^^

kisses,
Kishui

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Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
lol wonderful
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EvilNoodles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grats on the DD, very nice work!
:+fav:
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:icon7floor:
7floor Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
very cool stuff! :peace:
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:icontypografia:
Typografia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Interface Designer
I think its brilliant.
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Typografia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Interface Designer
Great work! The partially colored phrase works very well with the concept, IMO. Im not sure why a lot of people are confused. I feel that the partially colored lettering offers a message within itself, that being that after we have read the catch phrase, or even before we have, the obscurity of the text that you chose to highlight reflects on the message that you were conceptualizing.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:slow: I see it; you're changing the letters that stay the same from line to line, so that the lines connect to each other. Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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tavroast Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Interface Designer
i just figured out the dark letters.

they are the sameones that are in the words. e-r-w-a-t-l
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BlueberryBubblePop Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
AHHHH!!!

Stupid me. Didn't read artist comments. xDD
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21icefox Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Thax for telling us because I can't word problems, great job by the way.
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orik302 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
dammit....i spent ten minutes... writing down different sequences... before i looked at the artist comments....


and said quite loudly....


"FUCK...how the HELL did i miss that...."
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MissAlliferMartha Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
i feel your pain.. i did the same thing :P
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orik302 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
lolz... nice...
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Giga-man Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Spend a couple of minutes looking for a hidden message, only to realize that there was no way that one was there. :XD:
Nice job, and this should have been uploaded on April 1st. =P
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STLUKA Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
looks gr8 :kiss:
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Giver-of-Cookies Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Ugh... the fact it has no hidden message is driving me nuts.... X(
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hobobill Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Nice work!
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LeonaWindrider Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Disappointed it doesn't actually have a meaning or hidden message -- totally takes away from an otherwise great concept.

Other than that I love the subtle grid, and general layout. Personally I like the muted color, too.
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P-tecker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Artisan Crafter
not really
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Tiefsee Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
E
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R
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W
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A
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T
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L
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ey?
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mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Forma/contraforma (L)
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cyclone200 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Love it !
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DanielWickie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Writer
I still don't get it, even though there isn't a hidden message.
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Thoadthetoad Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
OH SHIT YOU JUST BLEW MY MIND.
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dehydromon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice job, and congratulations on the feature. I love the colors, and it is very creative.
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TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Why are the words broken up like that?
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pogopuggie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
This is fantastic. Really high quality well produced professional design. It's perfect, I just don't have the words. I don't think I've been this excited about typography for a long time.
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Survulus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Cool colours, and an interesting typography piece in general, great work. ;)
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jamesc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
cool, even though there's no hidden message you kinda look for it... which makes you pay attention. good job. +fav
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calgarc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Artist
hehe nice play with text and colour :D
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xryanmatthewx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
that's ridiculous. good job[link]
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emeph Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I'd say creativity looks like this :)
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kulukumaki Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
It's really great, but I can't stop wondering if there is a hidden message in it.
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mikewar444 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
yeah , try not to think about this one too much .. :P
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xbringmoreknives Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Writer
Instant attention catcher, which I believe was the purpose. Nice work!
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9Skulls Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and after this piece, I still do.
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martiens Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hmmm... after spending about two minutes trying to figure this out, I glanced down to the comments, only to realize that there actually isn't any hidden message or clever bit of advertising being employed here. So that brings me to the question... Why the DD ? :confused:

"Dybspread by ~Excosoldier is a typography piece with a good use of colours, they just grab your attention a lot! And with typography it's important to make the viewer interested in what the typography has to say, this artist did that." o_O

I honestly can't agree with mr. ^Sander-Seto on this one. Firstly the colour: If your purpose is in fact as stated above, then why go with a lifeless (almost bleached) flat orange, rather than a rich 021 or 716 orange... I believe even a simple white would have been more effective.

So now we move on to the attention grabbing part... which is entirely true, but for the fact that the usage of colour here pulls our attention to random letters with no meaning. If this was in fact a printed poster, hanging on some street corner, I would probably notice it from my car or as I walk by... but to what purpose?

Getting excited over a potentially fun and creative advertisement ploy, only to find it without any cleverness or purpose really puts people off. At least it does me.

"...has to say, this artist did that"

This artist actually did almost exactly the opposite... he managed to get me agitated over a otherwise splendid question. So in answer to that very same question; Yup... I have wondered what creativity really looks like my friend, but I'm betting it doesn't look anything like this piece. :3

Technique wise, I can't really complain though. It looks clean and to the point (until you try to figure that point out though) and I like your reverse technique there. :D

:peace:
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Yoggington Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Yet you mulled it over for two minutes, which I believe was the point.

I rarely visit the DDs, yet this one lured me in too.
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hayakatsu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student General Artist
i agree too. i got all worked up over nothing. hehe^^
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niray6 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Agreed.

Looks fine as a simple ad, but as a typographical work there is no typographical solution to be seen... As well as the general solution for "What creativity looks like?"

Nothing against the piece or author, but not a really truthful, competent or catchy example of a Daily Deviation, which should be considered carefully and seriously.
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Rhodesan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
why did you choose those letters to make them
lighter than the others? I keep trying to read them...
cool idea though.
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gemicek Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Looks really good. ;]

By the way, what's the name of the used font? Thanks.
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cynicalpixels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
This looks good, but the colouring's distracting - if there isn't a hidden message, then encouraging people to look for one is a mistake. Advertising images where finding an obscured answer makes people feel clever and encourages them to buy into what you're advertising - for example, The Economist's billboard adverts don't even say the publication's name, just use their distinctive shade of red. With this, the viewer's left feeling a bit lost; it feels subconsciously like they've failed at reading it "properly" (ie, in a way which makes the colour contrasts mean something: a hidden phrase or a link to a company's colours, etc).

I don't mean to be negative about this piece, because it is well-done and looks very professional. It's just something that's very important with adverts, to have a reason behind colour choices, emphasis, etc.
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cynicalpixels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
gah, I really should proofread.

Advertising images with an answer hidden at first glance make people feel clever once they've "solved" the poster, and encourages them to buy into what you're advertising.
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Uzi-Muzi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very cool; Really eye-catching :)
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no-preview Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Now i knew how the cr8tivity looks like ..:D

Coooool Work .. Deserve the DD
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llub3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Photographer
Awesome. Surprising how easy it is to read
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Digital Artist
well done! :)
congrats!
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