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By avatar GlowBlue 43 on January 19th, 2009
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GlowBlue 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Another movie box! (I've been in the mood lately.) Hope you like it.

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RunawayRed 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

Wow, that is awesome!

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Sentry 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

Awesome!

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Karma 33 [ 1 decade ago ]

Yes please.

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a-beast-of-art 39 [ 1 decade ago ]

very nice!

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DeathSpawn11 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

Yarrr Tom Cruise Yarrrr
*Pirate*

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Its nice apart from the swastika :p

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Legend_Chronicles2 37 [ 1 decade ago ]

#7 Not in a Nazi mood today? :D

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shadysaiyan 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

I didnt really wanna see this movie, but great box!

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master_general 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Another Master Piece

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darkwickus 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I have to agree with #7. I don't mind the fact that the swastika is used though, just at how it's used.

In movies such as this, or like Indiana Jones, the symbol can become quite powerful because of its representation of "evil" as used by Nazi Germany. In other words, it gives an iconic strength to the enemy that allows the good that triumphs over it to become even more powerful. However, the way the box is designed, it puts that symbol on the forefront, and no real balance of good. Now I understand how the movie and characters are set up, but in the end it's still about defeating evil. I would have liked to seen more subtle and creative ways to incorporate the swastika.

From a sales standpoint, I doubt the swastika would do much to help sell more copies. Rather, I think it would have a negative impact - it's bold, bright and draws the attention away from the other elements on the front.

Aside from all that, *phew*, I very much like the back of the box. The angled designs and the creative shapes used for the screenshots work well together and compliment the trailers and promotional material already out there for the movie. The back alone is enough for me to fav this one!

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TrevOwnz 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Glowred

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Maximum 24 [ 1 decade ago ]

Lawd.

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GlowBlue 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#11, I understand where you're coming from. I intentionally made the swastika a large part of the design for two reasons: 1) It features prominently in the film. The symbol is everywhere, in every scene. I believe the director wanted to show how pervasive Hitler's influence was in the culture of the Nazi war machine. 2) The symbol draws common reaction from anyone who looks at it. Oppression. Fear. Evil. It represents all of these things. The main character struggles with his identity as a German in the Nazi army and eventually seeks to overthrow the government because that symbol, and what it stands for, have become unbearable to him. I wanted the design to reflect that overpowering sense of disgust that the main character felt.

I thought that placing the swastika into the design in an artistic way would make it seem... I don't know... too "cool" maybe? I wanted it to be obvious, blatant and ugly. I wanted it appear as an imposing object that the main character seems powerless to repel. (Hope I'm not spoiling much here, but the main character DOES fail in the film.) Still, that's not to say that the movie isn't a story filled with courage and a sense of good. There is not, however, a climax where good defeats evil and the Nazi power is crushed. It's not that kind of film.

I stand behind my design choice, but I do appreciate your input. Obviously I value your artistic opinions and I hope that you weren't offended in any way. As I said, I tried to make it it look more "oppressive" than "cool."

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

The colors and compositions are awesome. It's great to see you back Josh!

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tleeart 45 [ 1 decade ago ]

Extremely powerful imagery in a simplistic and stylish design. I agree with your thoughts on displaying the swastika so boldly. From a marketing sales point, this would be a no no, but from a graphic design standpoint, this makes such a powerful statement about the subject matter.

Just wow.

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DDWariior 3 [ 1 decade ago ]

I like it. Congrats on he HOF!

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rod 5 [ 1 decade ago ]

i like the boxart put I'm not going to fave it because of the nazi sign.(I'm African American!)

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Rossagues 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Very constructivist isnt it!

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GlowBlue 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#18, I can respect your choice not to fav the box for that reason. However, I would like to make a point about the symbol. Yes, it stood for something horrible and evil, but that time has passed into history and now we must see it for what it is: an evil that was defeated. Today the symbol is only as powerful as we allow it to be. If we treat it with fear it will only empower those who use it to promote hate. If we treat as a lesson and a warning we can create a better future and avoid repeating those terribly dark times in the time line of humanity. Let's always strive for peace, tolerance and unity instead of fear, hatred and ignorance.

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rod 5 [ 1 decade ago ]

Since you said that i guess i will fav it then.

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vanillacokenz 25 [ 1 decade ago ]

This box is fantastic. I love the layout of the back.

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☢ εnεrgy® 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

#6, Lol he is not a pirate, the actual guy got shrapnel in his eye during a strafing attack.

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☢ εnεrgy® 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

The swastika was originally a symbol of luck and it is still used by the Hindus.

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ProBenji 22 [ 9 years ago ]

awesome. love the swastika.

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