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2008.11.04 at 4:15 am in reply to: All 20th Anniversary Contest Submissions (Now Open!) #26253
my favorite is/was from zero_jme [/quote:1dy8t9v4]
there are so many good ones, natascha’s and zero_jme’s and pip’s were some of my faves.
but there were lots of great ones. i just really love the green on zero_ime’s.[/quote:1dy8t9v4]
Zero- When I saw the samples I thought this was the crispest and cleanest of all the entries. It makes me happy. I love the idea of the "black sunshine" "white crosses" on the back of your T-shirt. Great job, and congrats on second place. Congrats that PMM liked yours best, It really rocked. If I saw this poster at the concert, I’d buy it.[/quote:1dy8t9v4]
Thanks for all of the compliments! I genuinely appreciate it!
In order to explain some of my reasoning, here’s what I wrote up and sent in along with my submission to explain my design decisions:
I chose to use green as the prominent color across the series because emerald is the traditional gemstone that represents a 20th anniversary (and green is its corresponding color). Though not a color widely used in the Pumpkins’ historical color palette, I thought green was an excellent choice due to the number of emotions it conveys. It often symbolizes well-being and harmony, which Billy and the Pumpkins seem to have found both spiritually and musically since the resurrection of SP. It also symbolizes growth and endurance, both of which are quite fitting given the current celebration of the band’s past, present, and future.
Since the Pumpkins’ style is constantly evolving with each release, I thought it was a good idea to infuse new ideas with traditional elements that are hallmarks of the Pumpkins’ presence. While the typography and design may be very clean and concise, I chose to give everything a worn, texturized look to convey the sense of history behind the Pumpkins, and the radiating circles are meant to represent celebration and growth. I also created icons for the Black Sunshine and White Crosses dates, which appear on the poster, flyer, iron-on badge, and t-shirt. And finally, rather than use a traditional SP logo, I chose to adapt it once more. The number 20 fit nicely in the modified heart shape, and I rendered it to look like Billy’s handwriting.2008.11.02 at 6:38 am in reply to: Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary Celebration Contest! #22045
The list is on spfreaks’ blog on myspace and SmashingPumpkins.com. You were second
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! And congratulations on the victory! I hope you have a great time at the show!2008.11.02 at 2:08 am in reply to: Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary Celebration Contest! #22041
Is there a final list somewhere that lists the final scores? I didn’t really see anything like that other than the first set of scores that was posted. (Just curious as to how I stacked up against the competition.)2008.10.17 at 4:02 am in reply to: Smashing Pumpkins 20th Anniversary Celebration Contest! #21963
Mine is correct!
(Thanks for listing us all out like that… great idea!)