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Octothorpe by pseudo-manitou Octothorpe by pseudo-manitou
Before it was a ‘hashtag’ on digital devices...
before it was the ‘pound sign’ on the phone...
it existed on typewriters — it was called the ‘octothorpe’.
...and this is why older generations were cooler than ours.

This poster, made for screen printing, is both an experiment and a gift: experiment with designing images that can still look cool when printed off-register; a gift for local Twin Cities art gallery, The Abstracted. (www.facebook.com/TheAbstracted…
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-06-07
Octothorpe by pseudo-manitou is a creative and unique visualization of the omnipresent octothorpe. With a pinch of humor and history this work should put a smile on your face.  ( Suggested by Moonbeam13 and Featured by pica-ae )
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sirifintland Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
nice!
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Daily Deviation... wheeeeeeeeeee -- nice -- been a while since I got one of those :)

This is a good opportunity, then, to plug the screen printing of this piece that I just finished.
The results are on Instagram (name: PseudoManitou).

Have a look and let me know if $30 is too much to pay for a three-color 18x24-inch poster of this critter-mark!
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Nyanamo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
#Tentacles
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Aja22K Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat riff on an old favourite - I'm glad I saw it on DAily Deviations, as it led me to the rest of your gallery... Wowow!  Fantastic art and commentary!
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't it a 'cross' in (sheet) music as well?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It goes by many names, and yes it is also used in sheet music ( I forgot what for now tho :slow: )
It is an old symbol, so every language got its own name for it, or more than one :lol: 
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's used to make a note sound lower by half a note. (I hope I could explain it so that it would make sense, if not please seek the explanation somewhere else...)
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Silver227 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
In music, the "Octothorpe" (lol) is also called a "Sharp" sign. It is used to denote pitch a "half-step" higher on staff paper; what you were thinking of was a "Flat" sign, which is used to indicate the pitch on paper a "half-step" lower, marked by a lower-case "b".

Source: Just go read any basic music theory lesson, or better yet, go to www.musictheory.net/ to see (if you're interested!) how music theory works.
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops, I really accidentally switched them! Thank you for the correction, giving out wrong information was really not what I wanted to do here... ^v^'

I should get back to playing an instrument, I mean, look at how rusty I got with music theory... OTL
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Silver227 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You accidentally switched the... "accidentals"!
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PFFFFFT!

Great, now I can't stop laughing XD

You made my day and it's only 3:20 am in my place...
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Oh yeah, memories come back :XD: 
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Professor-Heavy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
A sharp? Doesn't that have a slant to it?
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Taschasan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This one has as well, has it not? #
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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LilEnderArt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
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alliekat3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
yes I am not alone   in knowing the octothorpe
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Thank you for teaching me something I had not known. "Octothorpe" sounds wonderful; and the graphic design is a delight to the eyes. Congratulations on the prompt DD.
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KashiSKTH Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
x3
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perfesser-bear Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What a hoot; I l♥ve visual puns, and this one is so perfectly executed.  "...and this is why older generations were cooler than ours."  (* snerk! *)  Hell, kid, I'm not that much older... oh, wait, I guess I am...

What next, an amper... sand?  Through an hourglass?
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From now on I will refer to it as an octothorpe. Thank you for sharing that with me.
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SmurfTrail Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Octotag
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
I always liked that name for it.
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Respectless Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
#octopus.

Sorry, I had to do it. :la:
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ThePuppyCompany Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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were-were-wolfy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I always new older generations were much cooler then we like to believe!
Thanks for proving it once again.  :D
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Very nice ! Дуже красиво !
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aquaprofile Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Thats really cool .-.
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tozhma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's straight gangsta
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