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animal farm propaganda by Satansgoalie animal farm propaganda by Satansgoalie
***UPDATE 11-19-12
To everyone that has commented and fav'ed this piece, thank you. But really...there are better Animal Farm inspired pieces here on DA. Go check them out too...

To everyone that has commented on the use of the Cyrillic font - Ok, I get it. It was a bad choice. I agree. I did this 5 years ago so RELAX! If I were to do this today, I would choose a different font. Ok? Ok...


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this is a propaganda poster for one of my all time favorite books, george orwell's animal farm.
this poster illustrates the initial belief that all animals are equal. this is before the pigs, lead by napoleon gained control and declared that all animal are equal but some are more equal than others. I might do one illustrating that belief at a later date.

***i chose to use a cyrillic looking font as part of this design because the book is, in many ways, a commentary on post-revolution russia and totalitarian governments.

the symbols in the corners are part of the official animal farm flag as described in the book and in the cartoon.
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:iconaniiice:
aNiiiCe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
What kind of texture did you used for the background?
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:iconbiovass:
BioVass Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Dyimdl fdyam? 
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:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
FOUR LEGS GOOD!

TWO LEGS BETTER!
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:iconblueberry-fields:
Blueberry-Fields Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god I love this fan art it goes so well with the book!!!
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:iconoriginalczechball:
originalCzechball Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Diimdl fdyam?
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:icon11doctors:
11Doctors Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was such an interesting novella to read....definitely one of my favorite books!
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:iconlinkard777:
Linkard777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
BTW, the font chosen was not a bad choice at all, the people that say it is obliviously didn't read the book or didn't get the allegory ;)
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:iconlinkard777:
Linkard777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My language art teacher is gonna love you :D
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:iconkakurosu:
Kakurosu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
that movie kinda scared me, atleast it made me angry... and sad
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:icondraweranonymous:
DrawerAnonymous Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite part about this piece is the way you designed the titles.  The Russian alphabet :D
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:iconorionisinteractive:
OrionisInteractive Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
use of a cyrillic font in anti socialist and anti communist works has become a trope, and therefore completely justified in this poster.  keep up the good work!
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:iconnyamah:
nyamah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
who's gonna publish it?
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:iconelisavetta:
elisavetta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
диiмдl fдям? wut?
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:iconrainbowflour:
RainbowFlour Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
looks great!
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:icontangerineowl952:
TangerineOwl952 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorite books
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:iconthe-ironwing-kaiser:
The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read this twice.
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:iconi77ucid:
i77ucid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The cyrillic letter that you used to replace A is actually the cyrillic equivalent of the latin D, so it looks a bit weird from slavic point of view, but I like the idea and I like the colors. I would put it on my wall if I had it printed
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:icongoodnight412:
Goodnight412 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
this piece is really good.my question is that how did you get the shepard fairey look..its something im trying to get.
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:iconbolynn:
Bolynn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it a t lot. :D
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:iconblackstormwarrior:
blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the Cyrillic font! It adds to the Communism effect. I have read the book and understand why you used it, not meaning to offend anyone. It does remind me of Soviet Russia in a way (please any Russians or people from the former Soviet states take no offense) from what I have heard. The 'all are equal, but wait, only the high ranks are equal' play in both situations :) (Again, not meaning to offend anyone) And slightly in the Roman Empire too.

All together an amazing piece!
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houndiing Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is so great, it expresses both the meaning very well! And i love that font as well, very nice job! ^^
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:icona-buttered-scone:
a-buttered-scone Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Just did a HUGE report on Animal Farm for school.; This is absolutely a brilliant representation of the book!
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:icondragonflyanddragon:
DragonflyandDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool!
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Eevee-Chibi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't have a problem with the font you used. The poster you made is beautiful. ^-^ We watched Animal Farm at school today and I was thinking about this the whole time. Nice work.
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:iconthe9oodbyeman:
the9oodbyeman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
this false-cyrillic letters always look like stupid crap(...
not only because Im russian.
just so pathetic and usually ugly. like here.
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Satansgoalie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
well, thanks for taking the time to leave some constructive criticism...
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:iconkingfisher-gryphon:
Kingfisher-Gryphon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! I even like the use of Cyrillic personally. It's readable and it looks good, i see no problem here. :)
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:iconlastchanceinlive:
LastChanceInLive Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really cool, but this crazy mix or latin and cyrillic kinda hurts my eyes :D
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Satansgoalie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
so i've heard...
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:iconlastchanceinlive:
LastChanceInLive Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I didn't even realize, that there're any latin letters :D
Anyway, it looks pretty revolution-al
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Gelatodreaming Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
I'm sorry, but can we all just grow up about the font? It was stylised to make a point about Orwell's political analogy within the novel, not twist the pants of every snobbish brat who happens to know the Cyrillic alphabet backwards. It's a great piece of propaganda, so just take it for what it is.
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:iconlovelyandorra:
LovelyAndorra Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love the poster it goes with the book!! :D
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is good. :meow:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Exllcent work
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:iconthecodysickness:
TheCodySickness Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really really like this. It fits in my mind of the cover I imagined when I read the book.
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:iconflybat:
FLYBAT Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Do you know what does it mean in Russian?
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Something like "Diimdl Fdyam", which makes absolutely no sense.
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:iconsatansgoalie:
Satansgoalie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
i do now. thanks for being the 300th person to point that out. i got it thanks...
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:iconjordanthornquest:
jordanthornquest Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is excellent. I love the cartoony look to it! And the font looks fine.
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KatTheKillerOfSouls Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
I had to read Animal Farm as part of a summer project the summer before my freshman year of high school. It took me some time to get into it, but it turned out to be quite interesting as far as the storyline. (I think I would've appreciated it more if I hadn't had to write details and answer questions about every few pages.)
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:iconchasiki:
chasiki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent poster! I think the Cyrillic goes well here. :)
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:icon79490:
79490 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
fuck! wow!
ДNIMДL FДRM

awesome using of Д letter!
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:iconv3n3num:
V3N3NUM Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this! :D Such an amazing book and this flyer is right on target.
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:iconcjrstudios:
CJRstudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
People should have seen this coming.
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dimamyth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mate, if you want to write "Animal Farm" with cyrillic letters, you'll better do it like "АНИМАЛ ФАРМ".

Yours version now reads like "DIIMDL FDYAM", such a nonsence.

Of course, I understand, that my 3-rd world notice is kinda white noice. But anyway...;)
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:iconembercoral:
embercoral Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F, I, and L don't even exist in Cyrillic, so it's more like "DIMD DYM"
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:icondimamyth:
dimamyth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Речь о фонетических аналогах, а не литеральных.
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:iconjames-the-desert:
James-the-Desert Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. This is fantastic. I love the way you did the flag.
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:iconwelshcake:
WelshCake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I love everything about this poster, the colors , text etc..is great!

- WelshCake
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:iconcolormeup:
ColorMeUp Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love these! Saw these is the faux propaganda pictures!
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Fratercula Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! I borrowed it to use as my iPad's wallpaper.
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