Sunday, January 10, 2010
Two Weeks Left!
Fellow artists, you have less than two weeks to get your act together and submit to the Spectrum 17 competition. I was honored this year to provide the Call For Entries Poster, so if you read this blog, you have no excuse for a missed deadline (I've certainly mentioned it enough times). If you did not receive a poster in the mail, fear not: you can still download the appropriate forms from their web site. I also have a limited number of posters (unfolded) that I will be selling at conventions and, eventually, on-line.
Spectrum is a fantastic way to showcase your work to your peers around the world, not to mention potential clients. The only barrier to inclusion is the quality of your work, so do your best and submit. Best of luck to everyone!
This is the background that I had originally wanted, but there was something about the blue that wasn't translating well into CMYK.
This is a screen capture of my Illustrator art board. When doing graphic design work, I like surrounding myself with as many options as possible, from typefaces to color swatches.
This was very early on in the process, hence the dummy content that was appropriated from a video game some of you may recognize. At this point, I was just trying to balance all of the information that needed to be included. Eventually, I axed the location options due to space restrictions.
I briefly toyed with the idea of simulating an 80s-era game via extreme pixelation, but the type suffered too much in the process.