February 2, 2010
Here is my first design (that was accepted, lol) on Threadless, up for voting now! Tell me what you think!
September 3, 2009
I completely forgot about this contest (per usual) Beck’s Music Inspired Art-The 100 Cover project, and so I created this entry very fast and dirty-like. I chose one of the artists that no one had chosen yet, a band called Talk Talk. They’re actually really cool, more popular back in the eighties and nineties. The album is called Eden. We’ll see if it gets in.
July 29, 2009
I entered the Hugo Awards Logo contest. It baffles me that they don’t have an official logo yet, which is what spawned this contest. My entry was…a little rushed (I had forgotten about it until the day before it was due) and they were kind enough to give me some feedback on it. Entries were judged by a celebrity panel, Irene Gallo (Art Director at Tor Books and Tor.com), Neil Gaiman (3 time Hugo Award winning writer), Chip Kidd (Graphic Designer/Writer/Editor), and Geri Sullivan (Fan & Graphic Design pro).
Here’s my entry:
Here’s what they had to say: “Many thanks for entering the Hugo Award Logo Design Contest. Our judges have selected a winner and I regret to inform you that your entry was not selected. The winning logo design will be announced at this year’s Hugo Awards ceremony on the evening of August 9, 2009, in Montreal. We expect to display the new logo on the Hugo Awards web site shortly thereafter.
There has been some confusion regarding rights to the unsuccessful designs. “Hugo Award” and the specific design of the Hugo rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society. Because we asked for logos that contained both of these elements the logos as they stand are not much use to anyone except us. However, if you remove the words “Hugo Award” and remove, or change the shape of, the rocket then you are left with your own artwork over which we have no claim.
We thank you for entering the contest. We received 390 entries from 24 countries, and the judges expressed their appreciation for all of the work everyone put in on their designs.
Hugo Awards Marketing Committee”
So I guess maybe they didn’t give me direct feedback. There really isn’t much that’s “my artwork” on the logo, but I think I know what they are getting at. Can’t wait to see what they chose for their new logo!
May 25, 2009
I recently had work accepted in CQ15 in their online gallery. I entered CQ16 but the winners haven’t been announced yet. *crosses fingers*
May 18, 2009
I realized I posted those pics without posting many details about the trip itself, so here goes. I drove down with my sister Thursday afternoon to Tulsa. We both had never been to Oklahoma before so it was an interesting ride, lots of roadkill and the like. The drive itself wasn’t bad, we did get lost when trying to find the right street to turn off of. We found it eventually in a roundabout way, still made it in plenty of time before the awards ceremony.
They displayed our work on tables and on the walls in the Central Park Center. I was a little disappointed by how they chose to display things. They printed out the low-res images we submitted to them online, so everything was pixellated and gross. Even the award/piece of paper I received had their logo on it pixellated. The food was nice, the bar even better. They had quite the selection of beer and wine.
Six students from Fort Hays won awards in the single entry categories for students. They called our names and we walked up to receive the award. I didn’t realize it but as I got my award (I was the first award presented), they displayed our work on the projector screen in all its low-res glory. Ah wail. My hands were sore by the end of the night after all that clapping; the professional awards took forever to go through.
The drive home was terribly long. We got a flat tire about 100 miles south of Wichita at around 12:00 am. Had to drive the rest of the way home on a donut, which I was informed later was a miracle we made it that far (the spare is ruined). Drove through a hailstorm in Wichita on the way; we didn’t get back home until 9:00 am. All in all, it was an interesting experience and I’m glad we made it back sane and sound.
May 16, 2009
April 15, 2009
I got work accepted into Graphex40 hosted by the Art Directors Club of Tulsa. May 7 is the day where all winning work will be on display…in photograph form. I find that very odd to say the least. They didn’t even say which work I got accepted into the show…just a letter saying I had.
Word floated around the lab somehow (my roommate told everyone) and so most everyone knew about it already. Only a few other classmates got into the show, which surprised me. I’m super excited about the show tho. I’ve never been to Oklahoma before!
July 13, 2008
I entered this contest thingy while seeing Speed Racer at the AMC IMAX theatre in Olathe and apparently I won (part of it, the main display had a mini cooper *drools*)! So yeah, I get this call from Patty, a lady from Wyndham hotels (fanciful!) and I didn’t answer it at the time because of sleep deprivation but she left a message saying I had won a trip.
The vacation trip thing was either to Las Vegas or Orlando (my choice) for three days, two nites, paid hotel and round trip airfare and a $40 meal card thingy. I called Patty back and she told me all this and just needed to verify who I was. Her first question was “Are you 25 years or older?” I…replied truthfully and said no, I’m only 22. “Do you have a significant other that is 25 years or older?” “Ummm…no.” I wanted to say my mom was my significant other but…that would have sounded weird, lol. “Well in order for the winner to be valid, they or their significant other must be at least 25 years old. Blah blah blah.”
DAMMITTTT, I’ve never won anything in my life like this and when I do, I’m not fucking old enough?! I should have lied…or something. GAHH, lamesauce.