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Cosmonaut   [2011]

Cosmonaut Released by :
Genesis Project [web], Vision

Release Date :
12 April 2011

Type :
C64 Graphics  (HiRes)


User rating:*********_  9.3/10 (35 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9/10 (17 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision
Music .... Danko of Censor Design, Fairlight
Graphics .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision

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Submitted by Ant on 23 October 2011

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Submitted by STE'86 on 17 May 2011
I really like this one. it's very "pop art" and captures the style of the era well.

I think i like it even more because its hard edged and at odds with mermaids usual "curvy" style.

I do think that it needs something in that left shoulder area gap to tie the images together. a couple stylised versions of those long streaky stars from the 1st book cover perhaps.
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Submitted by Mr. SID on 16 April 2011
I think DeeKay means the ones under the helmet, not the ones under the rocket...
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Submitted by PAL on 16 April 2011
In my mind they work as speed elements that actually creates the illusion of the ship moving upwards! They add the needed action in a way... And the shape down left do form a body, shoulder part... hmm...
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Submitted by DeeKay on 16 April 2011
wow, i really love how vanja managed to capture the essence and style of soviet propaganda posters and still add her own hires-style to it (which i just know Sander will cherish, since it is the embracing of the limits he loves so much! ;-). The only issue is the drippy parts at the bottom (or are these light reflexes? Why only downwards then?) and the triangular shape on the bottom left. Or don't I just see something obvious here? <:-)
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Submitted by Digger on 15 April 2011
Awesome pic. Hires still rocks. Love 4 the helmet highlites.
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Submitted by AuMTRoN on 14 April 2011
CCCP are the future. Yuri rules.
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Submitted by Linus on 14 April 2011
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Submitted by Hoild on 14 April 2011
It is slightly PETSCII-ish, somewhat CGA-ish, and I like it.
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Submitted by yonx on 13 April 2011
excellent, i really like the style!
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Submitted by Mermaid on 13 April 2011
Thank you Leon, such high praise from you means that I must have done something right this time! <3
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Submitted by Cresh on 13 April 2011
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Submitted by Leon on 13 April 2011
copy... and ugly...
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Submitted by bimber on 13 April 2011
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Submitted by aNdy on 13 April 2011
Nice. Very nice!
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Submitted by Stone on 13 April 2011
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Submitted by Yogibear on 13 April 2011
Like it! Must be hard if you can only use 2 colours per character. I always thought Go West by Village People and then by Pet Shop Boys sounds a bit like the Russian anthem. Maybe it inspired them!
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Submitted by Paul Bearer on 13 April 2011
Great Soviet propaganda poster style. You did well for Mother Russia, comrade Mermaid. :)
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Submitted by Motion on 13 April 2011
Super stylized art that captures the spirit of the era perfectly. Blew my mind - truly fantastic!
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Submitted by Perplex on 13 April 2011
Amazing, well done!
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Submitted by Tom-Cat on 13 April 2011
Wow, you and Veto are the hires masters... totally different styles but the results are mind-blowing. 10/10 :)
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Submitted by saehn on 13 April 2011
Very cool and timely \o/
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Submitted by TheRyk on 12 April 2011
Just awesome! 10/10 - from sb who usually frowns at HiRes!
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 12 April 2011
Great tribute for a great pioneer by a great artist. Total pixel domination ;)
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Submitted by Twoflower on 12 April 2011
Be my Gagarin, a shooting star high in the sky!
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Submitted by Mr. SID on 12 April 2011
Absolutely amazing!
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Submitted by hedning on 12 April 2011
Yaay! Vodka! Pravda!
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Submitted by Cresh on 12 April 2011
Somehow reminds me of:


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Submitted by Hermit on 12 April 2011
It's a bit more cubic than what I got used to in your other hireses, but I'm sure it was intended to be so to fit the theme.
10/10 for the actuality and the excellence. I always get the inspiration to paint in hires whenever I see your works.
Keep up :)

@PAL: Noooo, I cannot believe you deleted it. Hope that this is a joke and I'll see some more release for the anniversary...
(Or else we should ask for a new CSDB release type called 'Unreleased demo' :} - where you don't upload the stuff just describe how it should have looked like...)
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Submitted by Magnar on 12 April 2011
It's different, - in a good way! Very nice, Vanja
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Submitted by PAL on 12 April 2011
WOW... This time I would say that its typical Mermaid style.... just plain awesomeness... Love your work Vanja... Fuck, now I just have to delete my Yuri Gagarin tribute demo that I wanted to release today... We are even now you dirty bastard you... you... ohhhrrrgghhh!

Delete... done! Never to be seen again... hmmm... all day long I worked, but now it is too late...

I voted 10/10 for it
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 12 April 2011
Looks smooth. Not the usual style I associate with Mermaid. Good picture.
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Submitted by bepp on 12 April 2011
Another perfected release from the world's greatest hires artist. Beautiful! \o/
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Submitted by Celtic on 12 April 2011
Very nice!
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Submitted by cba on 12 April 2011
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