GRAPHICS: Wake Up And Smell The Incense!

Once I get some images together maybe we can have a little vote.

UPDATE: We might need another also with possible variations:

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42 Responses to GRAPHICS: Wake Up And Smell The Incense!

  1. Joe says:

    Are we voting? Is this a bit of democratic goodness? ‘Cause if it is, I am punching the chad for #4.

    -Joe (in FL)

  2. Joe: Let me get a pack of images together, then maybe we can have a little vote.

  3. Brian Crane says:

    Surely Vincenzo will come up with something also!

  4. totustuusmaria says:

    O Dearest Lord, by the prayers of the Mother of God grant me that tee-shirt! I *NEED* to wear it around campus at Franciscan University, and it’s pretty much the coolest thing ever! Please don’t respond by saying that I shouldn’t have any attachments to creatures. Maybe just this one little creature…

  5. totustuusmaria says:

    O Dearest Lord, by the prayers of the Mother of God grant me that tee-shirt! I *NEED* to wear it around campus at Franciscan University, and it’s pretty much the coolest thing ever! Please don’t respond by saying that I shouldn’t have any attachments to creatures. Maybe just this one little creature…

  6. Dan says:

    I want that black T-Shirt, I simply love it.

  7. I agree with Brian Crane, the Official Photoshopper of WDTPRS, Vincenzo, should
    have an entry.

    Vincenzo may be offline. He tends to post late in the day/evening our time.

  8. JaneC says:

    I like #3 the best. #4 looks ok, but the graphic is a little unclear from where I sit, whereas if you wore a t-shirt with #3 one it, no one would have to stare and wonder what the heck that thing was on your shirt.

  9. Mark says:

    I really like the last one, but I think you should also consider making t-shirts. :)

  10. Daniel Muller says:

    I am not sure whether this thought is of interest to anyone else, but while I was enjoying these images, something occurred to me. If I had seen these graphics twenty years ago with no knowledge of the context, I would have been unable to think of anything else for a week due to the excitement. The promise of reverence at Mass + something called Summorum Pontificum with a future date = overwhelming joy. At the midpoint of forty years in the desert — if a forty-one-year-old may be allowed a little hyperbole — so much seemed so grim.

    Thank you, Holy Father!

  11. RichR says:

    This is still probably too busy, but it never hurts to have more prints to choose from….

    http://aycu33.webshots.com/image/26392/2005586805914971340_rs.jpg

  12. EJ says:

    If these are the choices – #3 and #4 get my vote. While I admire the late Cardinal Lustiger for several different reasons, his liturgical preferences are NOT among them – and I say that with the utmost respect to his memory.

  13. Gary says:

    I like the black t-shirt—number 4.

  14. Gary says:

    Sorry I didn’t intend to vote/post twice. When I hit the submit button the screen froze up for a while and I didn’t think it was going to send.

  15. Richard says:

    Democracy? Voting? Aren’t things bad enough in the Church already?

  16. Richard says:

    Just wait – soon the modernists will ban incense on health grounds. Apparently it’s carcinogenic:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=PubMed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=12617287&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus

    I’ve already spotted an incense health warning for an American parish:
    http://www.stjoanlisle.org/Incense%20at%20Mass.htm

    Remember – fire may be the best test of heresy, but smoke is pretty good too.

  17. Nora Cannon says:

    Nice designs – I like the T-shirt one best, but that may be because it is on a T-shirt. I definitely WANT a T-shirt for this event. So comfy for wearing while washing altar linens and polishing chalices …

  18. Andrew says:

    My preference is for #3, and I agree with JaneC: it is simplest and clearest.

  19. Andrew says:

    My preference is for #3, and I agree with JaneC: it is simplest and clearest.

  20. Richard says:

    I agree that the drawn ones are more effective for a t-shirt or mug. But the incense still needs to be set in the context of the Mass (which the photographs do).

    I can’t draw, but for someone who can what about drawing a priest at the elevation (facing the correct way, like the logo of the Latin Mass Society – see top left corner on http://www.latin-mass-society.org/), with an angel on either side raising a smoking thurifer?

  21. Drew says:

    Just a note as designer of #4; the image I used was a small file. I would search for a better quality image if this actually goes anywhere. This was just a quick mock up to get the idea across.

  22. Derik Castillo says:

    The #1 is a good slogan for a bumper sticker.

  23. Timothy James says:

    I feel dumb asking but could someone please tell me HOW you post a picture? Thanks!

  24. Royce says:

    I’m a fan of #3 too. It would make a great T-shirt.

  25. Stu says:

    #3 would look swell on a t-shirt as well. ;)

  26. RichR says:

    Does anyone else get the pun with the phrase: “BACK to the people”?

  27. Stu says:

    I get it Rich. Quite clever in my opinion.

  28. Vergil says:

    Please: Don’t mix the sacred with the profane.
    Don’t turn this into an exercise in
    pop art or Kitsch.

  29. Marc W. says:

    I like 3 and 5

  30. Richard J Ley says:

    Why not use that glorius 2006 Ash Wednesday photo?

  31. Timothy James says:

    Could someone please tell me how to post an image? I know how to post a link to the image, but how do I get the image to actually appear here?

  32. PMcGrath says:

    I’m for Vincenzo’s creations. Having Papa Benny with the thurible puts it all in context.

  33. Timothy James says:

    Well here’s the link to my image, not sure if it will show up below but I will try to get it to show up here.

    http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/16029/2977961990102119787S600x600Q85.jpg

  34. Janet says:

    I vote for #9 (Vincenzo’s) as long as it can be on a Tshirt. Otherwise I vote for whatever CAN be done into a Tshirt.

  35. Jon says:

    Four would be good if we got rid of the Marini-style surplice and gave him a fiddle-back. Otherwise I vote for #9.

  36. Richard says:

    How about one that says, “Let us pray to the Lord”
    Multiple layers of meaning in that, but hardly objectionable.
    It would show a priest and congregation all facing East.
    And that would be the point.

  37. Seumas says:

    The numbers are above the images, right? “Usus Antiquior: Back to the people” is not one of the selections, but an alternative caption, right?

    If so, then I don’t see any number 9. Well, I see a “9″ but I don’t see any image under it. (:-)>+

    Is there supposed to be a number 9?