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Are you a product? by JCea Are you a product? by JCea
"The possesions you own end up owning you" Fight Club.
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:iconokayfinewhatever:
okayfinewhatever Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
have u heaerd of ladi gaga/? she is omg siuper talented!!
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dead-toyourworld Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
featured in this news article [link]
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Sweet, thx man
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Pinocchiopiate Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Here in America, we live in a capitalist consumer culture, where the value of human life depends on the rate of consumption. The more we consume and waste, the richer the big guys become. To the large corporations, we're no more than capital goods. And that's exactly we're encouraged to consume; Madison Avenue literally wants us to live for someone else's profit.

I believe this piece reflects that sentiment quite well. I like the use of the red scan bar; of course, this seems to imply that we're being sold. The scary thing is that the corporations aren't paying us; we're paying them.

We're the pawns of our products. It's sad, but true. Not to say that I'm against all consumption, but only that which is induced by media brainwashing and the like. If you're being told what to buy, you're being manipulated.

That said, congratulations on making me go off on another rant. Needless to say, I enjoy deviations with that ability. So... I'm off to look at some of your other work.

Peace.
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JCea Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Thank you, point of art is to make people think, so I'm glad I could do that.

The meaning I had behind the piece was one day i was looking through wired, and at the end of each issue they have a parody on a future item, they make a fake advertisement for it, and this one was for selling clones, so it got me thinking about the govt selling us, or even us selling us. :)
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CircleOfLight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
I'd like to think not, or at least I make a conscious effort not to be. Nice piece.
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Thank you, and I like hearing that my piece made you think. ^.^
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:iconlunaiy:
lunaiy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
That's genius.
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Thank you ^.^
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:iconinvisible2u:
invisible2u Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Wow, it's very thought provoking! Great job! :thumbsup:
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take-this-life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
:o really creativeee
i like it. :]
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Thank you
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XonXtheXedgeX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Student Photographer
That is a really really unique and deep concept. Great great job!! :heart:
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Thank you ^.^
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XonXtheXedgeX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Student Photographer
No problem. hehe :D
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:iconmatsuban:
Matsuban Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its a bit too literal and easily copied. I'd try a different approch to get your message across.
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:iconindustrial-alchemy:
Industrial-Alchemy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Oh my god.
Love to you.
o.o
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:iconvamediah:
Vamediah Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006   Writer
its a niec reference to fight club, but allso to the endtimes predicted in the bible :)
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:iconpatrick-j-reynolds:
Patrick-J-Reynolds Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
yes.

good show
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:iconrgnet:
rgnet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006   Digital Artist
man i want that
and the quote which u said from Fight Club sorta goes with
the line in "Papa Roach - Between Angels And Insects"

The Things You Own, Own You

great work man.
i love it.
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:iconkolue:
kolue Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
hehehe this is really cool :D
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:iconrunewitch:
Runewitch Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
The product code -- supposedly the mark of the beast when used to identify people.
Neat concept.
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OutlawJapan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
I like the simplicity and the depth of the concept (Fight Club is one of the best movies). This could easily be a marketable design, follows close to Jenny Holtzer with her truisms. This would be good as a sticker or a t-shirt.
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GrayDay Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
You are not the contents of your wallet!

GREAT concept, and I LOVE that that red line can be taken as either a srike through the bar code (like no.. I'm not a product) OR be taken as the laser scanning you because you're totally a product! :worship:
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
I'm glad you liked my concept :)
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:iconlawrencededark:
LawrenceDeDark Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
Great idea ... a shirt would be fine, but I fear someday we all may actually be bar coded. :XD:
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Kinlapookahead Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
I love this! makes you think.. "fight club" rules!
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:iconfreegraff:
freegraff Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i like this one ,,nice consp
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:iconcolourinnumbers:
colourinnumbers Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005   Interface Designer
maybe being a bit petty, but im not to sure about the font, sorry but i really like it :fav+:

:milk:
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:iconmisspepita:
misspepita Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
Cool concept.
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Inukshuk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
solid design my friend.
crisp image, good context nothing other than the message.
show's a good idea for design.

and damn fight club was a good movie.
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roserrsr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
wow! I like!!! :p
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Professional Photographer
very well done. I like this a lot! Especiall since it's being scanned...like everyone is watching. Bravo
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DarklightseekerArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
This work is very original and it explains itself very well. Nice and simple without extravagant decor added to it. Perhaps the only thing that needs to be worked on is laser beam itself, which appears to be too dark and needs to be bright red or at least a red that is brighter than the current color of it. In addition, maybe the white barcode box needs centered in better.
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schizoboy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
nice i like it :)
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:iconalphie-ali:
alphie-ali Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
extremely wonderful concept. it's funny though, coz i wanted to take a picture of that the otherday, but the laser kept getting blurry. well done!
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DBLHelix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Nice. But I feel like we've seen all the Fight Club ideas, philosophy, quotes and stuff around for so long and so many times, it's like just become an accepted reference, it's "cool" and unquestioned, undebated.
Are you a Fight Club product ? I mean, it's a only film after all.
So maybe we can keep the good ideas that came with Fight Club and related artworks, and start doing our own thinking, without coming back to THE reference all the time, just make your OWN path into it, "things you own and ideas you have end up owning you and being taken for granted".

Regards.
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JCea Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
true true, but that caption came I belive after the art did, i needed a caption
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WithinIllusion Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
I have to say this right here is really a kicking' wallpaper and you really have grabbed my attention with this one right here so yay for that.

Illusion
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Vash61788 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Student
Misquoted; Both the movie and the book say "The things you own, end up owning you."


Nice concept :D
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:iconjcea:
JCea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
oh thx, I was wondering what it was, i'll change it when im not lazy
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Gealach Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Wow, I LOVE this one! GENIUS for symbolism! It's so clever... I can't think of anything else to say, it's just wonderful! Definately adding to favorites!
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SandyChan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
In all honesty thats what were missing, friggen barodes tattoed onto our forheads, friggen shnit =\
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Star-gazer35 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
I like that. So simple, yet pointing at the problems of following the mainstream...


ALSO, FIGHT CLUB PWNS. :D
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EvilTwinkle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005   General Artist
:w00t: It should SO be a shirt!! I shirt that I can :strip: off in front of you! ;P
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diamondsTwinkle18 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005   Photographer
:nod: a very good question :clap:
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:iconsimplefreak:
simplefreak Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Shirt :nod:
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:iconbeeejaay:
Beeejaay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
lol yeah... I agree with all them. XD

Get a cafepress account... i'd totally buy this on a shirt.
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Butterfly-Nebula Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
Hey that'd be a cool shirt!
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:iconshineangel:
shineangel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005   Interface Designer
ahh cuteness r u a product
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