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Design contest: Design a Poster for Slipknot

Slipknot Poster by Moana_Matron on CreativeAllies.com
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This poster is a traditional art mixed media piece of my own creation, I’ve spent 3 weeks on it in between two jobs since I got the email about it from Road Runner. The poster portrays the journey I’ve gone through from discovering the band. My journey with Slipknot started when I was around 16, I’d just discovered metal music and Subliminal Verses had just been released. I was a good student and a pretty little mosher but at school I may as well have been a murderer, I was HATED. The orchids represent me, peacefully just growing up and blossoming. The guillotine is the kids at school, my home life and depression, everything that cut me down in my teen years, made me bleed and almost killed me. The figure in the centre is me, and that is why I begin, at the bottom, as a skeleton, I was down to bare bone. I never fought back in any of the situations I was in, but the anger in Slipknot’s music was everything I wanted for myself. I wanted to scream and shout, I wanted to hurt everyone who was hurting me. Their music made me feel powerful and through my love for them, I found people just like me. Scarred little fuck ups in mosh pits, trying to get rid of all the shit that was being thrown at them. As we move through my poster/journey, the flowers start to grow back but they’re scattered with brambles and thorns. This represents my healing, but the realisation that I needed to come back stronger. I wasn’t afraid of pain, nothing and no one could hurt me more than I’d already been hurt. “What are you gonna do? ‘Cause I’m not afraid of you! I’m everything you’ll never be!” In the poster, my skin starts to reform too, and it’s branded with a Slipknot S. I don’t have any other band tattoos and I had plenty of people telling me not to get this one but that S represents everything I went through, everything I survived, how strong I’ve become and the wonderful metalheads that I’ve met that made me realise that not all people equal shit. The blood represents a hurt that only I could inflict on myself, and it was one I wanted, deserved and enjoyed. The figure’s hands are bound by chain and this chain is broken by a flytrap. This represents the most recent part of my journey. The hardy, aggressive-to-survive me that I am now, which has freed me from a past that hurt me for a very long time after it was over. It’s no accident that the chain intertwines with the SLIPKNOT heading, because I feel like my whole life is linked with this band’s music and will forever be. I lived a third of my life by their albums and went through a lot with them, and I survived it all because of them. Metal music is my strength, art is my passion and Slipknot are my forever favourites, pushed into my skin with needles and ink.
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    Moana_Matron
    about 2 years ago

    Haha, thank you Tom and no worries, wouldn't dream of judging :P

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    Tom McPherson
    about 2 years ago

    i love the flower at the base of the spine, makes me want to fuck something.... and don't you fuckin' judge me ;)

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    Moana_Matron
    about 2 years ago

    Thanks a lot Georgii :)

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    Georgii Mae Scott
    about 2 years ago

    Love the meaning behind this, plus the detail in the guillotine is incredible. <3

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    Moana_Matron
    over 2 years ago

    Thanks so much Kylie :) Link me to your creation and I'll go check it out!

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    Kylie Russell
    over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!. I read your description and your right that's what this contest is all about - expressing your journey with Slipknot. I tried to do that with my painting too, not just represent the band. I'm also a female fan, there are heaps of us!!! :D

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    Moana_Matron
    over 2 years ago

    Slipknot do have some female fans, believe it or not, and the specification for this project was a personal journey/memory/idea, not to design something to represent the band.

    Thanks for stopping by though Ricardo :)

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    Ricardo Vinueza
    over 2 years ago

    That's for a girl not Slipknot