We’ve all heard the phrase ‘can of whoop a**”. I whipped this design up for those times when a can isn’t enough. Introducing the 55-gallon drum of whoop a**! This is the censored version, there are two other less censored ones.
As mentioned in a previous post, my sister is becoming a Paramedic. Proud of her for the long hours it takes, plus her dedication to helping people. In honor of her class, I decided to take elements from one of the patches I worked up for her district and make a patch for her class.
Today she got them and sent along a photo. These are the flat PVC patches and they turned out great.
My sister, currently an EMT, is working on becoming a full Paramedic. A few years ago, she asked about patches for her ambulance district. It’s a common tradition amongst emergency services (police, fire, EMS) to trade patches with other departments. Since her district didn’t really have a custom patch, she wondered if I could work up some designs to present to her boss. While the patches haven’t progressed, I did work up several variations.
These are the ones I most liked out of the 4 or so main variations.
This series of patch designs came about as a spoof more or less of the ‘secret squirrel’ patch often seen in the morale patch community. The original patch in this group was the ‘secret camel,’ with one variation using Joe Camel [not posted here due to trademarks and such]. Some of them are more sarcastic than others. I’ll likely add more as I research appropriate animals for other countries.
For each of these, I tried to match an animal associated with secrets or wisdom, plus the national colors (Middle East being an exception). I also tried to accurately translate ‘secret’ into each language. Word of advice when doing translation: Google Translate works for some language, but only as a starting point with others. Just think of all those people with Chinese tattoos that don’t mean what they think it means…
I recently discovered a company that makes PVC-based patches. Now, there aren’t the 3D ones you might’ve seen. Instead, these are 2D flat patches. So, I gave it a shot with my flying monkey design and a few word-based ideas.