Derby entry comments for Derby #178: Mid-Century Modern Art

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Beware the gutterball… it’s still waiting to strike.

Here are some close-up details:

This is a six color design on cranberry.You can see a BIG VERSION here, to check out all of the details and distressing on the design.

Thanks for looking, please vote if you like this design! :^)


Thanks for all the pre-derby help!

Some closeups:

That’s All Folks
6 colors on orange

Really enjoyed this woot theme :smiley:


EDIT: I submitted a new version of this with no distressing and different colors. See it here:

Original inspiration came from The Partridge Family logo of the partridges in a line.
Yes, I know the TV show was from the 70’s, but the style of that art is from the 60’s.
Additionally, the background was inspired by the bus in the same show, which I believe in turn was inspired by Piet Mondrian.
And I do know that Mondrian died in the 40’s. However, his style and influence pushed well into the 50’s and 60’s in several different artists and mediums.

6 colors on Navy

The Doppler Effect

Is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to the source of the wave.

I hope you like it

3 colors on black shirt!

After dinner on the Stomach Table and another drink at the Liver Bar, have a smoke in the Lung Lounge or just relax in the Heart Chair… oh wait, hey, what´s wrong with you?

Love this design… GMV

Yellow and Green Duck No. 5

I think this is one of your nicest designs, jas’. Mid-century modern art has a lot in common with your personal style already, so this was a great fit. :^)

This is a old idea of mine that I reworked to fit the theme better. I struggled for ideas and really wanted to submitt something for this theme, hope everyone enjoys the design:)kthanks!

Six color design inspired by Eyvind Earle’s “Land of the Midnight Sun” here


and “Grand Canyon Concourse Mural” by Mary Blair.

Me, Myself, and Some Birds…

Bombs are your friend. Going for Cold War propaganda with this one. Let me know what you all think.

when I think of the 50s style, I think of these colors plus abstract art.

The sleep of reason produces grooviness. A parody in a mid-C20th style of “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” by Goya.

Inspired by Eyvind Earle’s landscapes (amazing!!!) and what’s outside my window.

Mom: Honey! Put away your toys, it’s time to eat.

You: PSSH. code red. code red. Battleship to commander. PSSH. We’re floating under the city now. PSSH. Waiting your commands. PSSH.

Mom: NOW!

You: PSSH. Confirmed. PSSH. Executing plan Blow-Up-The-City-While-Underneath-It. Pewww, Pew pew pewwwwww. PSSSSSSH.

AKA heaven cents.