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United States of Wal-Mart by bchrisdesigns

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This is my entry to APG’s Weekend T-Shirt Challenge that asks designers to predict the future…250 years into the future to be exact. And, while many predict bleak glimpses and a few depict happy shiny places, I have chosen to depict the inevitable decline of our U.S. economy (because, at the rate it is going, we are almost there) into the era of “Land of the Free Gift with Purchase and Home of the Buyer.” That’s right, Wal-Mart will take over and rule the nation! But, hey, it’s already a bully, so maybe we’ll eventually gain world domination! And, who knows, maybe price cuts (aka “rollbacks”, in Wal-Mart lingo) and senior citizens greeting at the borders are what this country really needs?!?

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CREATION INFORMATION

  1. Medium: Mixed Media Design, Digital Illustration, Vector Art.
  2. Technique: Graphic Design using Vector paths, layer masks, and digital rendering.
  3. Tools: Photoshop CS3, these fine brushes, and my brain.
  4. Model: Lady Liberty.

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CONTEST & CHALLENGE HISTORY

  1. 06/23/08 – Entry to Agent Provocateur Group’s Weekend T-shirt Challenge

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Comments

  • bchrisdesigns
    bchrisdesignsover 6 years ago

    wow…so many views, so little comments. :o( sadness ensues…

  • yanmos
    yanmosover 6 years ago

    very good work!

  • thanks, yanmos, you made my day!!!!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • Inishiata
    Inishiataover 6 years ago

    Perhaps because with this you touch a raw nerve in people who can feel powerless against the all pervasive power of the corporations. An incisive comment on society – unfortunately in Australia we seem to be just a few steps behind. Personally I wish we would have a more balanced society not so driven by marketing gurus and consumerism.

  • Oh, trust me, here in the U.S. it is all about capitalism and consumerism…whatever sells better and makes more money, and however we can make that thing cheaper…sometimes i get sad….i look around and all i see is big box retail stores…wal-mart, target, khols, best buy, etc…. they are everywhere… mom and pop business fail because they cannot compete…and so, everywhere you go (at least here in the burbs), it is all fake-looking mini-malls with over-priced stores who claim to be giving you a “good deal”…. all except Wal-Mart, which actually does give you a good deal, but at what cost? ugh. makes me want to cry. i guess i am just emotional…thanks for the comment!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 6 years ago

    Nice concept – Walmart and Starbucks! together they will rul…

  • Thanks, Anthony… I had a number of possibilities with the shirt. In all honesty, it was either Wal-Mart, Starbucks, or MySpace… LOL!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • Cimmerrian
    Cimmerrianover 6 years ago

    LOL great work !!! very cool !

  • Thanks! I much appreciate it! Glad you liked it!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • PixelProtest
    PixelProtestover 6 years ago

    lol!

  • Glad you liked it!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    Well said Chris!! Cool teework!

  • Thanks! So glad you like it!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • Dreadlockedjay
    Dreadlockedjayover 6 years ago

    Very well said. Excellent design.

  • Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • jase8812
    jase8812over 6 years ago

    LOL ! thats so cool !

  • Thanks, jase!

    – bchrisdesigns

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 6 years ago

    oh i totally agree and they want to come here to OZ ,also Costco where u can buy a $75.000 diamond necklace and then move over a few rows and get your groceries lol now that just boggles the mind, but being the sheep we are we will let them …………and i am still happy to get a hamburger from our take aways than go to Macca’s and KFC which is pure fat ………..

  • I have a Costco membership. Here, they have the cheapest gas, so I am a fan! LOL! Don’t know what Macca’s is but I know KFC and it is finger lickin’ good! Hehehehehehe…….

    Thanks for the comment!

    – bchrisdesigns

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