10 Arr-mazing Pirate Designs

September 10, 2012

Modern pirates recently dominated the media, but it’s the classic, even romantic, version of the pirate that still inspires us today.  Pirates have been represented in every from of art and design, from posters and paintings to postcards and film.  Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and in celebration I’ve shared 10 amazing pirate designs for your inspiration.  Oh, and if you want to brush up on your pirate lingo, check out the official Talk Like a Pirate Day website.  Arrr ...

1.  Pirate Arena by velinov

This, I believe, is what swashbuckling is all about.

Pirate Arena by ~velinov on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-35-42


2.  Pirate Haven by MeganeRid

This pirate’s paradise would be a great vacation for anyone, especially if you came armed with a treasure map!

Pirate Haven by MeganeRid on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-37-15


3.  Manson Pirate by bullsik

If Manson were a pirate, this is what he would look like.

Manson Pirate by ~bullsik on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-38-24


4.  Pirate by mo013

A sketch of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” Jolly Roger.  Sweet!

Pirate by ~mo013 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-39-19


5.  Pirate by LimKis

This romantic pirate image vector would make an awesome printed poster!

Pirate by LimKis on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-40-41


6.  Pirate Ship by Miggs69

Sorta reminds you of “The Goonies,” doesn’t it?

Pirate Ship by ~Miggs69 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-42-20


7.  Pirate Skeleton by Ironshod

A wicked pirate skeleton design painted in Photoshop!

Pirate skeleton by Ironshod on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-43-20


8.  Pirate Treasure by Miggs69

Another Goonie-esque lost pirate treasure cave, again by Miggs69, a rather talented designer.  This is the kind of artwork I could proudly hang in the ol’ man cave.

Pirate Treasure... by ~Miggs69 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-44-24


9.  Greedy Pirate by AlexandreaZenne

Apparently, you really can’t take it with you.

Greedy Pirate by ~AlexandreaZenne on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-45-53


10.  Dangerous Treasure by maril 1

Some of the biggest mistakes happen when you open small packages.  I doubt this entrapped spirit is about to give the pirate three wishes!

Dangerous Treasure by ~maril1 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-09-06_13-47-06

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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