save the date cards - We Want You

Tags: save the date cards, Patriotic, Uncle Sam

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Fred Designs
  • Minted May 18, 2008
  • 6 Awards
  • 33 Comments made
  • 144 Votes cast

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comments from Fred:

The Uncle Sam image is public I think this is legal...


save the date cards, Patriotic, Uncle Sam

colors shown:

red, black


DIN, Cooper Black

design inspired by:

Jessica & Jeff

submitted on:

Nov 12 2008

Edited on:

Nov 12 2008

average score:




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final average score: 1.83
save the date cards - We Want You by Fred Designs


Mallory on Nov 13, 2008 at 9:29am

This doesn't exactly make me think wedding.

Fred Designs on Nov 13, 2008 at 9:36am
Fred Designs
  • Minted May 18, 2008
  • 6 Awards
  • 33 Comments made
  • 144 Votes cast

It doesn't? Oh no!

Alex Elko Design on Nov 13, 2008 at 10:29am
Alex Elko Design
  • Minted Apr 22, 2008
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Maybe if Uncle Sam was wearing a wedding gown (with a full veil and tiara!). Also, it seems that the H in THE is darker than the rest of the letters?

KRUSHgraphics on Nov 13, 2008 at 11:50am
  • Minted Jun 4, 2008
  • 5 Awards
  • 34 Comments made
  • 711 Votes cast

...I think it's creative

Paper Dahlia on Nov 15, 2008 at 9:33pm
Paper Dahlia
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No, it's not very "wedding" but I think it's funny = ) However, a couple things . . . the top line should be like the rest of the text below and it would be nice if there were some color to ol' Uncle Sam.

Guess What Design Studio on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:05am
Guess What Design Studio
  • Minted May 6, 2008
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Very cool and creative, as always :)

clear on Nov 24, 2008 at 6:51pm

quick question... since the uncle sam image is from someone else's artwork... is there any copyright issue by using the image?

kunal on Nov 25, 2008 at 3:46am

ha ha..Good idea to invite in wedding...!

Arela on Nov 26, 2008 at 8:31am

I think this might be a bit funnier if we weren't in war. Comparing the union of a couple for life to an old army recruitment poster doesn't seem to mesh, considering army spouses are often without their enlisted spouses during war.

Fred Designs on Nov 26, 2008 at 9:52pm
Fred Designs
  • Minted May 18, 2008
  • 6 Awards
  • 33 Comments made
  • 144 Votes cast

Oh dear. Well, I think if a couple was really offended by this, they simply wouldn't buy it. Others, however, might see just the humor and not the politics. To answer the copyright question - I'm not positive, but since the image is now in the Public Domain, I believe that it is free for commercial use.

Ri.S.K./Little Yeti on Nov 28, 2008 at 11:10am
Ri.S.K./Little Yeti
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
  • 67 Comments made
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Not sure on the copyright issues, but the artist's last name is Flagg (I forgot his first name from my History of Illustrators course) but yeah, I'd just double check the copyright ish. But yes, awesome as per usual for Hoodoos :D