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REMAKE: Superman by PaulSizer REMAKE: Superman by PaulSizer
Wow, THIS is going to be an interesting week...
The pitch from Warren Ellis:
"So here's the deal:

You are an artist/designer. You have to put together the cover for a comic called SUPERMAN. It is issue 1 of this book.

You have been told that Superman is a man who dresses predominantly in a shade of blue, and wears a red S symbol. You know nothing else about the character.

The cover must include a logo and the text THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE DARING EXPLOITS OF THE ONE AND ONLY SUPERMAN.

And that's it.

It's up to you what kind of company you're at. What kind of comics you make. How you translate that description of Superman. What era you're in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.

You have one week. Go."

Decided to whip out the type-fu for this one, go all Swiss on it.
Worked really hard to keep it simple, and assume nothing more than exactly what was given.
What do you think?

Superman DC Comics, or whoever owns him this week.
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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
featured here: [link] :)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the linkage!
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:iconcaleblewis:
Caleblewis Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
This is just great
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Type is my friend.
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:iconrentnarb:
rentnarb Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
It reeks of awesome.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's a stink we can ALL enjoy! Thanks.
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:iconkaikikuro:
kaikikuro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Awesome concept! :D
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkaikikuro:
kaikikuro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Welcome! It's full of awesome. c:
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I really like the idea of this. It would be great to reimagine the character without the mythos built up surrounding him.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Some of the other entries were truly amazing in that respect.
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Aye. I particularly liked the Super-Man with the cane and the stuffy mustache, very semi-steampunk gentleman adventurer. Yours is good too. :)
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:iconcinnamonandspite:
CinnamonAndSpite Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Oh wow! A week already. I was so going to submit something for this. lol.
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:iconatemozzarella:
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student General Artist
WARREN EFFING ELLIS 8D 8D 8D
And you've got a real shot at this <3 <3 It's got the elements of pop culture and the dynamic style that made comics so great then and still do now.

Plus I think you fit the Ellis description REALLY WELL :D
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smeagol92055 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
That is seriously wicked.
Love the direction you took it in!
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:iconsonicbeanz:
Sonicbeanz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thats a great vision my friend, great typography
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much, I learned from the best...
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
GENIALITY.
Well done Sir Paul.
Caught the point of Ellis topic.
Awesome.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you sir, I dig your typography and design in your gallery as well.
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks Paul, appreciated it.
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Featured here [link]
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:iconstepfar:
StepFar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this. Has a Saul Bass feel to it.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I love Bass' work.
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:iconlightcontroller:
LightController Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:+fav: is what I think.
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:iconthe-bent-one:
The-BenT-One Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
interesting
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:iconmurve33:
murve33 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Wow, very sleek, looks excellent.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheartofthemoment:
TheArtOfTheMoment Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
This has to be one of my favorite ad/cover design on da.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks very much.
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:icontheartofthemoment:
TheArtOfTheMoment Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
You are welcome. :D
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:iconi-kingpin:
i-kingpin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Last thing I expected from Ellis.

Awesome work Mr Sizer.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ellis is a great fan of art and design, beneath his crusty and sweary exterior. And you won't find a bigger fan of good comics than him. He busts his ass to facilitate a lot of really talented people at Whitechapel, and I'm glad he lets me play along with the others...

Thanks!
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admiral-squee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Type-fu, huh? I like it.
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:iconjaebird88:
Jaebird88 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One word, two syllables: genius.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Two words: Thank you.
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SpoonOfTheDamned Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Simple, dynamic and elegant. I find this one to be awesome!

Although, in the context of the breefing, this superman seems to be flying. Where did you get that idea from?
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think I was trying more for a concept that he is rising above the rest of us, on an upward move. Hence why I didn't make a cape, and made his form not have a cape or have his arms out-stretched in the typical "flying mode" pose.

Thanks for the crits!
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sobreiro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very dynamic, I like this a lot...
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