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I did this because... well, you surely know why.
I know i'm late.. but i think its never too late. Never.

All profits generated from sales of this print, by both myself and deviantART, will be donated to an aid organization that provides direct help to civilian victims of the war in Iraq.


Thank you.

If you like you may freely use/show/post/print this, whithout any special permission, on the web or anywhere else, as long as you leave it as it is.

Renderings done in Cinema 4d, everything else in Illustrator.
Text partial taken and changed from: 'The Matrix' (C) Warner Bros.


UPDATE: I realized that my first font selection wasn't that good. I love the broken helevtica, but it simply doesn't looks very good on a big poster.


° thisign ° (03/2003)



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Daily Deviation

Given 2003-03-17
2nd feature for today. I wanted to share your choice by thisign with you, because you do have a choice, and you shouldn't let it be made for you without your consent. I also have a thing for images with pills in them. Go figure. (Selected by +ekud) ( Featured by ekud )
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Seraphoid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
the blu pill!
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:iconancient-hoofbeats:
Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Student General Artist
You've been featured in an article called "More Precious Than Gold"! [link]
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:iconpineyed:
pineyed Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Brilliant...
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:iconinkxcore:
InkxCore Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
sehr schön :-). allerdings hätte ich vielleicht die anspielung auf bush weggelassen und es passend zum text auf der frieden-packung gestaltet, der kerl ist zwar ohne zweifel ein riesenarsch aber die geschichte hat noch einen ganzen haufen anderer kriegstreibender riesenärsche hervorgebracht.
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Kenjilicious Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
best piece of art I've seen since centuries. Well done <3 :+fav:
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:iconwearethegodsnow:
wearethegodsnow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Absolutely brilliant!
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:icontei-rei:
Tei-rei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Instant classic. Just add people.
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:iconxaphan:
xaphan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005   Interface Designer
eh, i don't agree fully with the message being given to the viewer here, mainly because you are mixing politics with emotion, which shouldn't always be the case.

i consider myself a super liberal, but i'm gonna have to say that ignorance does not breed war. it sometimes breeds peace because people refuse to stand up against passive opression and silent hatred.

if anything the piece made me think.

good job on that.
the 3d work is quite nice too.
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:iconnatureofmind:
NatureofMind Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
absolute and undying love for this work right here, love it
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:iconmelih:
melih Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I loved this one.
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:iconwestcoaster:
westcoaster Featured By Owner May 29, 2005   Photographer
Great concept.
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girl-withagun Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure you've been told this a thousand times - but I absolutely love this piece!!! Did you make these in photoshop or render them in a 3d program? They look stunning.
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:iconratch-and-clank:
Ratch-And-Clank Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
December 22, 2004, i swore to follow the orders of the commander-in-chief - not like them. and i don't. four of my family members served over in the persian gulf, and i most likely will too. i hope that all of the civilians in the united states realize that not all of us soldiers are bloodthirsty, warmongering evildoers. we just want to serve the country that gave us all this oppurtunity.

peace out, yo.
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thisign Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
Thanks for your comment.
I understand that patriotism is a strong force -not only, but as well- in the U.S. But please consider that the stonger the patriotism, the easier it is for the people who are impersonating the country at a time (the government) to misuse that patriotism for their own goals.
In my opinion there are much better ways to serve a country than to be a soldier, who is just to be expected to follow orders without thinking about them.
The greed for power is a very stong force. There is only one medizine against it: knowledge.

°thisign°
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seen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
this work is really great! lots of respect!:)
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:iconoutfromunder:
OutFromUnder Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005  Student
This is probably one of the best devitations I've seen on dA in a very very very long time..

Absolutely great fucking job. :thumbsup:
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FreakingMuse Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004  Professional General Artist
the idea is great. i wish more people would take the blue pill :/
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aforb-anduforme Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004
beautiful work,
sending this link to all i know.
you really put a lot of though into this- its quite clear. Using the matrix(a popular theoretical/action film) to engage with the general consensus of deviantART viewers. The detail you have put into the capsules and their boxes are beautiful. I love the small writing in the top right corner of each box. The war capsules are heavier than the Peace ones. I hope im picking up on the symbolism that its easier(lighter) to pick up a gun then to help up an innocent. But we must work hard to change they're expectations of us. We will stand up and choose to think, to question and to doubt their leadership- doubt their goals. Hope i got that correct, im sure you didnt just enter that information in for no particular reason. Excellent subtlety, "Remember: the world is not like they want you to believe it is." I'm sure someone else saw that this statement isnt about George Bush, but about politicians as a whole. The world does not need guns, the world does not need policing or enforcement of these politicians laws. WAKE UP. Realise that this is not the world, war is not an answer- it is a problem.




also- a dozen ninjas couldve got saddam out with a lot less bloodshed ;)
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thisign Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004
Thanks for your nice comment. I'm especially happy when someone take the time to look at the little details...
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shutterbabe81 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004   Photographer
I don't agree with what you put down here....but that's not why I'm posting. I love the seamlessness, the simplicity and the overall precentation (very professional). Wonderful work. !!! Just remember freedom is never free, someone has to fight for it, whether it's you or someone else. But again I love the work you've put into this!!!

"the price of freedom is eternal vigolance" -- thomas jefferson.
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thisign Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004
I dont agree to parts of your post either, but hey, thats what freedom of speech is about, right? :)
Just one thing, you're absolutly right, peace is not free at all... and if you think about the text on the picture a bit longer, you will maybe come to the conclusion that this is also not the meaning of "available for free".
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:iconmyangelofmusic:
Myangelofmusic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant idea!
Excellent message delivered!

No more words need to be said.
Bravo!
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:iconnordlander:
nordlander Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing, a favourite for sure. On the subject of propaganda, check out Machinae Supremacy's two latest songs, related to this context...

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Peace.
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chezza-t18 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
fantastic. the concpet of the idea is brilliant, as well as the composition and design. shame I missed it as a DD the first time. excellence all round! :)
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iax Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
Strong. The matrix bits were good. Instant :+fav:
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GraphX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
Wow, very touching. The Matrix references work well with the piece. I love the boxes the little touches I only noticed after studying it for a while. Excellent work.
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MattiaC Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004  Professional General Artist
You're genius. Thank you to have done this.
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:iconmr-kantz:
Mr-Kantz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
Great message man, the world will wake up, and it will be because of people like you. Thanks.
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Scipio-the-elder Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
Nice work but I'm afraid that if this were an actual product someone may feel disappointed when they find out that peace is not in fact "free" Peace is the result of sacrifice and not something that is given away. Now it sounds so appealing to believe in peace but peace is not always possible. Most of us are here because there were men willing to go against their nature and pick up weapons and fight. This print is possible because men and women have died in WAR. It's good to debate war. It's good to resist the urge to go to war until the last options have been played out, but sometimes words just don't do. Sometimes you must talk in terms that tyrants understand. The merits of the Iraqi war are up for grabs, but this business about peace being free is a fantasy. Because peace is far from free. It's built on the blood of those that came before.
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overlook Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
pills for everyone in the family
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sungddss69 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2004   Photographer
I am going to get this poster! I can't put into any form of words but it hits home my husband and many of my friends are in the Military and some are Deployed to Iraq and Afganistan and I miss them terribly and hope that the Deities deliver them all home safely and it is good to see that not only family and friends care about what is going on over seas not only to our men and women but to the innocent by standers as well.
THANK YOU
:floating: :jawdrop: :worship:
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sungddss69 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2004   Photographer
I am going to get this poster! I can't put into any form of words but it hits home my husband and many of my friends are in the Military and some are Deployed to Iraq and Afganistan and I miss them terribly and hope that the Deities deliver them all home safely and it is good to see that not only family and friends care about what is going on over seas not only to our men and women but to the innocent by standers as well.
THANK YOU
:floating: :jawdrop: :worship:
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Jukeboxhero26 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
I really like this piece as far as presentation goes. The idea for the spin-off of the Matrix is a cool idea to express a political opinion. So for that I like it. However, I don't nessecarily Agree that Bush is a 100% Pro-war person with all the ingredients found in that pill. Also whose to say that his opposition is any better? I mean Bush wasn't planning on going to War when he got voted into office but well, unexpected things happen. And while I'm certainly not Pro-war I also know that sometimes War is neccesary
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Jaxom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
thank you, so many ignorant people out there refuse to admit that war is often a necessity; look at post-911 New York, there were ardant liberals on the streets yelling at military officials helping with the clean up to go do something about what happened to the city! what the hell did they expect? had bush done nothing people would have been pissed off at letting terrorism get the upper hand on the US and ... i'm not really going to get any of these other people to change their minds of the conceptualized sterotype given to them through a liberal media's propaganda influence. Thank you for your comment though.
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formaldehyde Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dear god i wish there was a pill like this, so many people i know suffer from ignorance, so many people i know suffer from war.


masterpiece.
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Jaxom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
If ignorance we bliss, you’d be wallowing in nirvana right now… there will never be a complete peace in this world. Humanity is a quarrelsome and greedy race. War becomes a necessity for stabilization of an every fluctuating economy because people always want what they either can’t have or don’t need. If you want to end war, go ahead and try to change human nature, otherwise, don’t complain about what you don’t understand.
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formaldehyde Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on it.
;) thanks for the kind words ;)
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:iconjaxom:
Jaxom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
You know what, I'm sorry, maybe I simply misunderstood what you wrote the first time I read your comment. You are correct, people DO suffer from war and many people ARE ignorant of what is happening and why.
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004   Photographer
haha i read it and its like the matrix haha great job! I love this, if only I could buy things on here or else I would... that is so true! I TAKE BLUE! YEA! haha... thats so caring of you, amazing work!
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004   Photographer
haha i read it and its like the matrix haha great job! I love this, if only I could buy things on here or else I would... that is so true! I TAKE BLUE! YEA! haha... thats so caring of you, amazing work!
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Lloydje Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004   Photographer
great. I just love it, great writing, and cool 3d work

excellent piece :)
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:iconstarstriders:
starstriders Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
That's deep and true :clap:
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tortuegraphics Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
REALY AMAZING WORK IMAGE IDEA!!!!
Even if I don't exactly agree with the massage.
If it could be so simple...
For your own body you can choose between medicine and poison and you can call this drug and junk food or something else all this is very relative (your age, your culture...)
Just imagine that the world is made of how many ?...I don't know 6 milliard human beeings (sorry my english is very bad) so its X 6 000 000 000 less simple ;-)

Just to say that: THIS IS NOT SO SIMPLE! XD

BUT YOUR WORK IS SO GOOD! :clap:

so this is a fav for me!
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Vera-Yevtushenko Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Massage? Who wouldn't agree to a massage? Mmmmm....anyone in NE Ohio?

Anyways. Sorry. Had to rag on you for that, love.
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tortuegraphics Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
XDXDXDXD
yes MESSAGE !!....like the message in the bottle ;-)
...
but... are you doing massage ?:lolly:

I jump in a metro and arrive...
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Vera-Yevtushenko Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Nononoononono. You're giving ME the massage...
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tortuegraphics Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
ok!
what kind of massage ?
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:iconnasser:
nasser Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen this somewhere else, I guess I saw the print and I had no idea it was from here. This is amazing, I was touched by it the first time I saw it. So effective and So beautifully done :+favlove:
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Luke-- Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Sehr gut!
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:iconscart:
scart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
Simply Brilliant.

Love the details on the boxes, concept, execution of the idea, all come off perfectly, great work
+fav

Cheers
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