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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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Gabriel-3x Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student
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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:iconyutramtsurara:
YutramTsurara Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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MonsterBatIdea Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Grat!
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Will you vote for me? [link]
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Lafajev Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Heh! "Insert coin" - Good Idea and beauty of simplicity!
Voted!
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :D
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sameolderer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Nice and great, voted :)
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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litecrush Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So simple but I love it! I would wear it. :dummy:
Your colour combinations here are awesome and it is really classy.
Fits the theme well too! Well done. :clap:
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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litecrush Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem. c:
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Yaolin-Yaolin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
It's simple but yet effective and you choose the right colors for your hoodie. I think you did a great job. By the way, would you mind taking a look at my entry? [link] Thanks!
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A--S--K Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree with the others, this is a great concept that really fits with the theme. The "insert coin" idea is also quite clever. You've got my vote!
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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DGtram Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I'd wear it :D
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :D
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NorthboundFox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome idea! Quite ingenious, actually. I love it! :3
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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musicsweetheart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist
nice concept, i don't think i've seen many that have thought of the "Insert Coin" idea. you got my vote
wanna check out mine? [link] and [link]
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Those are cute. I think I like the white hoodie with the black ninja best, though.;)
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Highstar16 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool! check out mine! I made another :D [link] and [link]
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
The first one you made was definitely better, since it adhered to the guidelines of the contest properly (not using copyrighted work and keeping the design limited to two areas). I felt your second one was more creative, though, particularly with how you composed it. It would be interesting to see how you work elements from both pieces together. ;)
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Rysonn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Writer
I would wear that in a heartbeat!
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YutramTsurara Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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