Referencing April 5th
All right, I'll start off with the prop-poster in the explanations, I figure, cause they come first.The initial art was preceded by a slew of ideas. I wanted it all: rays of glory, gas masks, riot cops- a real scenario, like it was a premonition. And it was. If I remember correctly, our finishing that game was a reaaal riot! The tag 'Join the Fight' was taken from the IWW, and had leftist roots.
Here is the absolute flood of thumbnails that came out in about five minutes after days of researching actual posters. It may not make sense to you, but somehow, TDFC6 reads my manic scribbles and reference material like a novel. The one that is circled is the one that we went with. Kinda, w/out the roster roll call. Gas mask! Riot cops! Over 30 soccer team! Like I said, sometimes stuff was just subjective, a result of the personalities involved. The fonts used were a mishmash of asian, russian, cuban and american 'looking'- depending on the tone of the art. Some, besides the obvious, maybe were similar to a language from a non communist place. Don't care. Artistic license. All nations use propaganda anyways.
Some ideas crossed with others, some never made it, and then when planning got more concise, there was a spontaneity, with sometimes little or no preliminary work. I'm a big fan of first ideas being the best. Save your judgement, it works most of the time except for when it doesn't. The 'copyright abfu 2009' makes it's debut as a design team. The small tag of 'Power to the People' sourcing 'All power to the people,' the 60's protest slogan underneath it and in direct opposition brought us great joy.
Now something you can chew on. Facts. Facts for no reason, facts for reasons, but an intellectual stew that looks and tastes good all the same.
The 'Great Leap Forward' TDFC18 mentions references the Chinese plan to get right through agriculture and industrialization in the late 50's. If you must know, it didn't work too good. Our writer also likes to go to the 'hinterlands', or uncharted areas, cleverly used, as it also is described as going beyond the riverbanks. City folk going god knows where to play some footy. There are some names thrown in to inspire our revoltionariness (oh, I will make up words and use bad english when it suits). I think the words of the author should be used in some instances. I'll probably do that a lot now that I think of it...
So there's some stuff. Not too in depth but enough to get it. Nobody wants to read a book report or some huge player profile. We'll save the profiles for the Tartan Devils trading cards.