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

A couple of days ago I purchased a copy of BIOSHOCK 2, and since then I've been itching to make some "art deco poster stuff" in honor of the game, and on one day of arbitrary surfing I came across a forum inhabited by "fight club-style primitivists" posting quotes like "Kill Babylon for humanity" and so on. "Ah, interesting subject", thought I and, like Andrew Ryan of the game Bioshock, I pictured a city of bold and inventive men and women, living for no higher authority but themselves, reaching skywards.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's spelled 'Babylon'.
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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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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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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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