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Wear Your HP On Your Sleeve by YutramTsurara Wear Your HP On Your Sleeve by YutramTsurara
This is my submission for the 8-Bit Challenge. I wanted to keep the design simple, keeping it loyal to the retro 8-bit style. As such, the design is inspired by video game sprites, particularly the HP bar present in most old NES games, as well as the retro arcade-style title screen. At the same time, I wanted to bring the 8-bit style into terms with post-modern ideas, particularly using clothing as well as the body as a means of conveying consumer choice. The deviantART logo is symbolic of this notion, but the HP hearts on the sleeve are also representative of this idea, with regards to customer ratings, and the idea of the loss of intimacy due to technology.

Of course, while I do feel the hearts are a cliché (coupled with "wear your heart on your sleeve," a cliché in itself), for the message of this design, I felt it was a necessary risk to take, attempting to derive more meaning from something so overused.
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NADesigns1221 Mar 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This design is pretty cool! voted!

Could ya take a look at my designs please :)
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YaYaOo Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
simple and sweet
it would be cool id people actually would insert coins in the pokets :)
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YutramTsurara Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
And that's when you run laughing like the devil into the nearest arcade. :XD:
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:icongabriel-3x:
LOL insert coin! I really love it, that is a great desgin and amaazing idea. Of course I'd proudly wear it
check out mine and tell me what do you think about it: [link]
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YutramTsurara Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice. It's simple, but elegant in it's own way. ArcadePix for the font, I take it?
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AFineWar Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the front design, not so keen on the sleeves but it's a great design either way.
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YutramTsurara Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconmonsterbatidea:
Grat!
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Lafajev Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Heh! "Insert coin" - Good Idea and beauty of simplicity!
Voted!
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YutramTsurara Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :D
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