Pixel Art Challenge: Peace Propaganda Poster


The topic of this week is Peace Propaganda Poster.

You can make it very tiny or very large but it needs to be vertical in 2:3 ratio (example resolutions: 32x48, 64x96, 100x150, 200x300). Using slogan words or entire sentences is desirable on poster design, but not mandatory. If you have an idea for conveying your message without using any words, it is probably great so go for it.

Please try to remain serious and respectful. We will try to sort out any entries which might be offensive, mocking or inappropriate in any way.

Canvas: Any resolution in 2:3 ratio (vertical)
Colours: Max 8
Transparency: No
Animation: No

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Hapiel @ 5/9/2022 00:30  |    5


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/13/2022 00:16

Argh - this is a fantastic challenge! No time to participate.

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 5/9/2022 23:44


I'm the person responsible for this challenge idea. I understand your frustration so I will try to answer.

We all try to write challenges as clear as possible, so no additional explanations are needed. This means if it's not in the challenge - it's not in the challenge - as a limitation nor as obligation. The war in Ukraine is just outside my border, so yes, it is an obvious inspiration, but It is not the topic of this challenge, and I'm upfront about it, becasue there is nothing about it in the challenge. It is not the only war, and peace is not only about war. But if someone finds Ukraine war interesting, it is also not forbidden.

Your assumption, that a poster about a specific war will inherrently be uncreative, bland and boring is an actually limiting idea.

The restrictions you are reffering to are a necessity in case if someine would want to choose a real historical or present war as a topic, and treated it in inapropriate way. I'm sure you would agree, that something can be inapropriate not only about Ukraine War but also about WWII or Congo Wars or Napoleonic Wars or Russian Civil War.

People find different things boring. Serious and respectful things =/= boring. As pixel 'artists' we find art interesting, which is boring to a lot of people. Not everything have to be jolly to be interesting. Idea of beauty is not boring but doesn't have anything to do with funny. Also there are people who think that trying to avoid seriousness all the time, and at all costs, is very boring.

The other challenges I wrote were: Tamagotchi Demake, Sock Puppet, Unusual X-rays, Animals 14 (colours with animal names),  RPG Band (rpg party of music band), this year's April Fools challenge and Pixel Tarot Cards you participated in. I promise you I will try to be much more entertaining for you next time, but I hope some other people will find this challenge interesting, even if it will be a small miniority.

JeanMine (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/9/2022 16:04

cool beans!!!

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 5/9/2022 14:21

I think that will likely be fine

JeanMine (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 5/9/2022 10:27

'Please try to remain serious and respectful. We will try to sort out any entries which might be offensive, mocking or inappropiate in any way'

all this restrictions make for a very bland and normie challenge. so boooring. If the person submitting this idea wanted the artists to drop an uncreative Ukraine or Syria peace poster he/she should have been upfront about it.

I'd like to know if the risible entries non-related to current military conflicts will be deemed as mocking or inappropiate.

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