Break The Line by rubyred

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Break The Line
This designed in protest of the laws introduced for World Youth Day 2008. Rules that forbid the riding of skateboards and wearing t-shirts with messages. It’s about rebelling and riding free.

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I’m a t-shirt designing robot. I specialise in pop culture/movie parody, paying particular attention to movies from the 1980s, my era when everything seemed much bigger and brighter – but maybe I was just smaller and wider eyed!

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  • yanmos
    yanmosover 6 years ago


  • ToxtethOGrady
    ToxtethOGradyover 6 years ago


  • Ariane
    Arianeover 6 years ago

    Brilliant – love your commentary – great work Ruby Red

  • rubyred
    rubyredover 6 years ago

    Thanks guys. I’ve tried to represent the formality of the law enforcers being broken by the freedom of the skateboarder. Simple graphic but hopefully clear message.

  • Cimmerrian
    Cimmerrianover 6 years ago

    Awesome !!! Really great work , and such a great message !

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    yeah, truly…..police don’t have time and resources to ‘police’ tees, believe me…i grew up with one :D cool design rubyred :D

  • Thanks Karin, I bet the police love it when the government create more work for them.

    – rubyred

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tylerover 6 years ago

    Love this take on the issue. Think the design does a great job of symbolising the ‘heavy-handedness’ of these measures …

  • Thanks Natalie, I’m sure the event wont be guarded by SWOT or riot police but in this graphic it helps make a mockery of the laws. but who knows how serious are they, tear gas at the ready? ;)

    – rubyred

  • margpie
    margpieover 6 years ago

    brilliant concept, very cool :)

  • Danny
    Dannyover 6 years ago

    This is fantastic in its execution and its symbolism.
    Thank you for sticking to the spirit of the original challenge, I’ve noticed a hell of a lot of designs have missed the point and have attacked an easier target instead.
    You know Roger I thought about this and realised if anyone wore one of those more graphic “slogan” tees there are some nasty people who wouldn’t think twice to rip it off the wearer.
    People tend to forget the Pope is spirtial father to the Irish, the Italins, Columbians and shit load of South American Countries who have mean tempers and put this guy high on their "must see before I die " list. They really don’t want some teenager or 20 something wearing a “fuck the pope” Tee when they’re on their way to accomplaish this.

  • I’m with you Danny. Within the context of the challenge I can understand why people have chosen to do the tees they have and as a group of designs there’s a strong message. But take some of those tees in isolation onto the street and they will seem very aggressive and could cause the wearer some very unwanted aggravation. Cheers for the comment Danny.

    – rubyred

  • Flux
    Fluxover 6 years ago

    Fucking brilliance my man!
    Simple message with such depth!!!! Love it.

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