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BABALON- art deco by Mehu BABALON- art deco by Mehu
Who gave God monopoly on heaven?

Like Andrew Ryan of the game Bioshock, I pictured a city of bold and inventive individuals, living for no higher authority but themselves, reaching skywards.
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TerryTatcher Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You, in a word, are "perfect". This is seriously the greatest thing I have seen all year. Hands down. Bravo, sir. Bravo.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's spelled 'Babylon'.
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:iconmehu:
Mehu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gee thanks for the in depth constructive criticism.. It's actually deliberately misspelled.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
Like Wyld Stalyns?
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:iconmehu:
Mehu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah totes! I only wish I could be as totally radical as them.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
nice poster by the way. Captured the idolatrous exoticism showcased in art deco. I'm guessing Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' was a muse of your's.  
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cefalexin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
son of belial
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:iconmehu:
Mehu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who, me?
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Werewulf94 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Stupid question: This IS on the seafloor, right? It's kind of unclear to me. Also, you misspelled Babylon. Now, on to better commentary....

 

Now, the next Bioshock, after Burial At Sea and the necessary sequel to Infinite, really should be in space, whether a space station or a moon-base. The 50's Raygun Gothic motif is the obvious style, and the Cold War gives enough of a premise(nothing else comes to mind at the moment). I haven't really thought of much else, though.

 

Your thoughts?

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Mehu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To answer your first question: No it's not on the seafloor, it's supposed to be a city above ground built around a great tower/scyscraper (literally) reaching pretty much all the way up to Gods ballsack (pardon the french). For effect I could picture the city on top of a high place like a great hill or mountain or something alike, as a sort of beacon to the rest of the world close enough to see it. And also, no I didn't misspell Babylon. "Babalon" is meant to be a play on words, "Baba" (as in Baa baa black sheep) being the noise made by sheep or lamb. To play further with the underlying religious (or anti-religous) theme.

Yes, that could be a good setting for a sequel, or perhaps sometime in the later half of the 1800's close to the core of the earth, like Jules Verne?
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Werewulf94 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Late 1800's? I'll admit I thought of an underground city as well, but how would that work? And as for the style, Infinite did Steampunk already....

 

I'm missing a LOT of information, as much as I 'research,' and it's hard to keep track of the styles of time periods, given the 20th century and all.

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TortillaDelPeligro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is positively stunning! And I find it, resonant as well. I'm enthralled with much from this era and in this style largely originating from the Fallout games (1 and 2). I'm even working on a bit of an original story, no ambitions just an idea I'm fleshing out; anyway, the story focuses on a small grouping of very tall buildings - rare for the situation - call the Tower of Babel. Anyway, most of the characters have connections to the "Tower" so, needless to day this image really grasped my interest.

You've certainly got a talent for this particular style, I'll soon visit your gallery, but for now I'm simply in awe. So clean, you certainly achieved the feeling of regal height and space in this poster, which is double impressive as there are no real 3D mechanics involved in the image. Lovely.

I wonder, have you an inclination for commission work?

Thanks SOOO much for sharing! You've certainly inspired me to try new things and boldly design where I've never designed before. ;D Rock on!
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arsenal1992 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Great work! I especially love the colors. You should do more art deco stuff!

P.s. I love Bioshock as well, and it too has inspired me to do some art deco styled work for my polytech class. :)
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serah53000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh man I love art deco. This is FANTASTIC! +fav!
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Mehu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot mate! :D
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avada5 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
grymt maffig:) gillar verkligen staden!
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Mehu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tackar Karl! :D Ville ge en känsla av gamla art deco affischer typ =P
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avada5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
De lyckades du verkligen med!
och apropå Bioshock så skulle den här bilden passa riktigt bra i Bioshock infinity:)
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Mehu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx yo! =P Whoah, vad är Bioshock infinity? Trean eller? :O
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avada5 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
ja! kolla trailern på youtub:) man kommer spela i en stad i luften den här gången, helt annan feeling..
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:iconmehu:
Mehu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oj oj oj, den verkar ju fet! :) Mycket ljusare också =P
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avada5 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
mhm! de är ganska vågat gjort:)
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delirious-delirium Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
That is awesome!
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Mehu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot for your kind words and for the fave! :D
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delirious-delirium Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
NP it did look like something you would see in Bioshock.
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Mehu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll take that as a compliment! :)
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