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Unused Poster Concept

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This was my initial concept for the CSLP poster design--it's a program to promote reading, the theme was "make waves" so I did a giant squid and a bunch of puffins with waves crashing on towers of books and so forth. I think it's actually a stronger design, as such, but they decided this was more suitable for kids and less for the young adult side, so we went with a more serious kind of "sea-god" concept.

Pity, I liked the squid. We tried giving him an iPod and coffee to get him more teenager-like, and I was gonna give him a little goth puffin friend with combat boots...ah, well. Cartoony is really more my stong suit, but this is often the way with design, and they did have a valid point. And the sea god came out pretty nifty.

Still, one of these days I may paint the literary squid just for my own amusement.
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the-wee-me's avatar
Way cute, I love it.
dpb003's avatar
looks like mtg
cranmere's avatar
I think you've just drawn PZ Myers in his natural form.
Vanessanon's avatar
heehee, ur own amusement is always much more amusement for the rest of us YAY! :w00t:
MaliciousMallard's avatar
I AM a teenager, and I LIKE him. Sea gods are lammeee... in comparison to squids in flooded libraries.
psychosomatic-itch's avatar
Paint the squid! Do it, woman!
Platypi's avatar
This would make a FANTASTIC poster D: And I'd eagerly throw myself in the pile of people who would buy such a poster.
FakePlasticQuinn's avatar
I love this. I love this hard. You should make it anyway and then I'll hang it in my office in the library.
SarahRuthless's avatar
Question! Do you use copic markers? And if so, which kind? If not... nice squid. Ok, nice squid either way.
Smoke-Z's avatar
I think the design was probably "too hip for the room" as in it's not immediately obvious.

Oooh, it would work on a subliminal level. Perhaps put out a line of folders and notebook covers like that person who does all the tigers and dolphins cavorting in space.
Flying-seacow's avatar
Snerk* I love the little piercings.
Novawuff's avatar
ahaaa, i thought his coffee cup was a jar.. as in.. reffing that fact they always throw out there about how squid and octopi can open the lids of jars and stuff... *random*

anyway i agree; very cute and clever ^^
malitiadixie's avatar
Is it just me, or is anyone else getting a Mickey Mouse in Fantasia vibe? O_o Just me then? lol I love it and would love to see it finished. It would be a shame if it was left like this when you could bring so much more life to an already vibrant piece.
Gel-chan's avatar
this would make a wonderful shirt. 8D also, would be a neat poster, as squids are amazing critters!
kalany's avatar
I WANT ONE. NOW. PLEASE. ON A SHIRT. I WOULD NEVER EVER TAKE IT OFF.

And I bet my friend Aiden never would either.
FaithPitts's avatar
Pshhh I think this is better than some adult-like sea god.
I mean, who doesn't love squids?

I looove squids and octopi. they are so adorable and squishy looking.
Aiyse's avatar
I'm 31 and I totally love the squid idea!
elzebrook's avatar
I would buy a poster of the Literary Squid. Just sayin'
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jhwood9's avatar
Architeuthis bibliophile.
Duzloo's avatar
Busy squishy sqid... :XD: AWESOME! I love it. :thumbsup:
sheherazahde's avatar
I would love to see a finished poster of the Literary Squid. TWBAGNFARB
bluecreekphotography's avatar
This would be darling finished....my vote is yes...if you are taking votes that is!
RivieraR's avatar
Squids are awesome! He kind of makes me want to read... if I didn't have so much art to do and a little boy to chase. Lol.
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