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Got a Light by DesertViper Got a Light by DesertViper
This is a poster we had to do for my Visual Design class. This is meant to be an anti-smoking/ awareness kind of poster. I recently started to play with typography and I wanted to explore the possibility of creating an image entirely with text.

From a distance, it should look like a lit cigarette. When you move closer, one would see that it is made up of words. These words are products which contain the same toxic chemicals found in a cigarette.

Hopefully the poster speaks for itself :) Enjoy and tell me what you think!

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Got a Light by ~DesertViper shows an interesting take in promoting smoking awareness. So which one are you addicted to? ( Suggested by FaLLingStAr14 and Featured by arhcamt )
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Otempora-Ayo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!!!
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marialny Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is freakin' awesome. I love how you put the various toxins in the cigarette itself. Your use of color is excellent. The text inside the black stands out nicely (great use of contrast) for the main point. TheTruth.com should see this. Excellent job. I know you will have a prosperous career in the visual arts!
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xspydarex Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Brilliant Work
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LostInAPhotograph Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
This is awesome! Nice work.
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irishpancakes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
this is really cool, I hope it gets people thinking about what they are putting in their bodies ^^
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WolfPaws123 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm addicted to Isoamyl Benzoate LEARN ABOUT IT---- [link]
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Thez-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
great concept. I didnt know rat poison contains stuff which is in cigarettes too o.O
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ladzc28 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
that's quite a shock for me O_O
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Madelei Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
cool
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mirrored-disgrace Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I think the "TAR" should have been done in an ember-red, personally (for the lit cigarette effect). This is a very brilliant idea. I quite like it.

Yea, I smoke but I'm the first to admit that it's a dirty and harmful habit. I'm just not ready to quit.

Good job, and congrats on the DD.

:)
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marialny Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
If there were a picture of a person puffing on the cigarette, I could see where the use of the red color to signify an ember at the end of the cigarette, where it says "TAR". However, the red ember only appears when someone is drawing in on the cigarette. I think the fact that he used the cigarette alone makes the point better because his poster describes what is in the cigarette itself.

The color he used for "TAR" is actually perfect for a cigarette sitting idle and not being actively puffed on. The fact that the list of carcinogens in the background are actually legible without the cigarette getting lost in all of that is amazing design on the part of the artist. And, I learned something from this single poster, so the message he conveys is powerful and effective. His design drew me in, and the use of the yellow text directed me through the poster. In short, the poster did its job.
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NotAFake Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I've come to the conclusion that half the shit I read about smoking is bullshit. Rat poison? Bug spray? What POSITIVE purpose could these things have, being there? Surely they must have one, or else they wouldn't be there in the first place. Forgive me if I'm maive for thinking tobacco companies aren't so evil they just stuff randomized harmful shit into their products for kicks.
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MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
good work :clap:
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loverz116 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
a very powerful message you're sending. :] i like it.
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antoanette Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This work has been featured in my new journal:wave:
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
thanks :D
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NotAFake Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Stop telling people what they should and should not do and respect freedom of choice.
Also, awareness is unnecessary; we all know smoking is bad.
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nekoxxakki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
This perosn did not say whether people should or should not smoke. It is simply a poster stating what a cigarette contains. Yes, people know smoking is bad, but they might not know what they contain.
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NotAFake Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
How can they not? It's on the fucking package.
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nekoxxakki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Yes, but all 4,000 of them? I think not.
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NotAFake Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Is it necessary to know all 4,000? Isn't it enough to know cigarettes are bad for you?
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pnginlvr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I HATE cigarettes and smoking. My mom smokes/smoked. I haven't seen her for years and hope she's still alive. BUT! Life moves on and I hope no one else gets pulled into the abyss with her.
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usawan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i m also against smoking
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usawan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i m also against smoking
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Silly me

Benzene !

:/
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Arsenic included ?

:D
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tam2u Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Very effective. It certainly conveys a strong message. Very well done indeed
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Your wonderful typography has been featured in this News Article ! [link] So hope you'll like it and meet others who does the same type of art :)
If you :heart: then you could :+fav: to show your support :) Comments are also appreciated :)

Sangiev,
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
thanks ^_^ much appreciated :D
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Pleasure :)
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PsychoDemonFox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome worrk. Both my parents smoke, and I hate that... I'm VERY anti-smoking. (Not to mentioned scared of problems due to second hand smoke...)
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
thanks :) Sucks that they smoke...
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amosis55 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
For me it's the Hydrogen Cyanide. *cough* *cough*
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FaMz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Featured your piece in my journal [link] :heart:

Have a great day :)
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
thanks!
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VentAnger Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Why do I doubt that tobacco companies willingly put rat poison in their cigarettes?

Oh yea, must be because I HAVE A BRAIN.

Anti-smoking nazi idiots.
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Nooooooona7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Good work DesertViper
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
thanks :)
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FaMz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
a very powerful message, and very good use of type
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
thanks!
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mrshan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional
very nice. .
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FaLLingStAr14 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:D I'm so glad that I made such a piece of art get a DD! you really deserved it! ;D
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
:D
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FaLLingStAr14 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
;D
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EmbersKittyKat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
That is awesome. You get an A! o.o' and like 5 trillion dollars for saving almost no ones life. People don't listen... ^_^ you should make thousands of fliers and post it EVERYWHERE!!! >.> maybe then some people will see something that grosses them out on it.
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
hahaha good plan
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djRimzi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Genius!
Thank you for creating this... hopefully this will speak to some in addition to helping others understand the danger of second hand smoke.

I personally do not smoke cigarettes and never will. However, I for the life of me cannot understand why there are so many harmful chemicals inside one little cigarette, being there are so many 'natural/organic' ingredients that are perfectly harmless on their own. It is a shame.

.... and this is coming from an herbalist/homeopathic individual.

Again, bravo and excellent execution. Congratulations on the DD.. it is well deserved. :clap:
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
thanks! it is mind boggling :nod:
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djRimzi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
My pleasure.. and yes it is.
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xgealicdraganx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
send it to the truth people they'd go nuts for it.

i love the entire compsition it's so simple and makes such a powerful statement without shoving it in anyone;s face or accusing anyone of anything. suggestion in the guise of information. love that.

i'd hang this on the wall at work right next to the cigarette case and see if it changed anything XD
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