Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Contest/Design Off Idea

Discussion in 'Classroom Assignments' started by Joe Diaz, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    With all the drama around here lately I thought it would be fun to try something that could remind us of the things that we do agree on. Like how all caps Old English looks like crap, or how we hate to see brush script on a semi. So in the spirit of comradery and fun, I thought we should have a design contest or something similer. To see who can come up with the best design using those elements of design we hate. Like script on an arch, or red on black or what ever. Let’s see what the designers on Signs101 are made of.

    What do you all think?
     
    Tags:
  2. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    I'm In....
    :banghead:
     
  3. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I'm in...

    So the goal is to design the worst looking sign ever???
     
  4. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

    6,955
    389
    83
    Apr 17, 2003
    Valle Vista
    what drama?....

    So you want to polish up turds... interesting...
     
  5. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

    3,835
    9
    38
    Apr 23, 2006
    Us
    I was just thinking of this the other day about a new design contest. I'd like to get in on this one if I could. You want to put down some guidelines joe? So everyone is on the same page, maybe a combination of brush script and bad color combo just so everyone is dealing with the exact same crap.
     
  6. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    7,459
    133
    63
    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida
    I think the goal is to design the best looking sign from the worst looking crap :smile:
     
  7. osmasterflex

    osmasterflex Member

    201
    0
    0
    Dec 1, 2008
    Im In
     
  8. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    20,439
    354
    83
    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    Love it! :thumb:
     
  9. rdm01

    rdm01 Very Active Member

    1,003
    0
    36
    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland Metro Area
    Well, it seems kind of sadistic for a sign designer, but could be extremely fun and challenging.
     
  10. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    13,027
    31
    48
    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    that's what I would think, and suggest...

    yep, guidelines required!
    (& prizes!!)
     
  11. TonyHoles

    TonyHoles Active Member

    580
    0
    0
    Nov 21, 2007
    Count me in.
     
  12. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

    4,789
    1
    0
    Apr 18, 2003
  13. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Sure, Okay here is my challenge for all contestants that want to play.

    I figured we usually do a contest where the subject matter is picked, then you choose what design elements you want to use. I thought it would be more interesting to pick out what elements have to be used but let the creative people of signs 101 pick their own subject matter. So…

    You have to use brush script and all caps Old English together in one design. Other then that, no other rules. I figure that in it self is challenging enough. You can have the fictional company be who ever you want. Kudos points will be awarded for those that make us laugh and will probably help you win, when we vote.
     
  14. D&Tgraphics

    D&Tgraphics Very Active Member

    2,222
    3
    38
    May 17, 2007
    Lockport, NY
    I'm in.
     
  15. ProWraps™

    ProWraps™ Guest

    ah.. an old fashioned turd-off.. nice.
     
  16. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    I'm in, sounds like fun. I was actually messing around with Old English the other day thinking it's a really beautiful font when used right.

    Is the goal to break all the rules and make something that looks good, or break all the rules and make something that looks bad?
     
  17. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

    4,789
    1
    0
    Apr 18, 2003
    I'm assuming this is a case where BAD is GOOD?!
     
  18. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

    632
    0
    16
    Mar 18, 2008
    Maine
    Can I get it started.

    I have this font available in my store for $129.99 plus tax and if you act now I'm running a seasonal holiday special where you can get all my other great fonts added for another $128.99 each.

    Don't miss out.

    Deal expires in 3 minutes.


    Thanks
    Eric
     

    Attached Files:

    • old.jpg
      old.jpg
      File size:
      100 KB
      Views:
      64
  19. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

    2,311
    0
    36
    Nov 9, 2006
    Southaven
    Do you really have to use upper case Old English? That's just wrong.
     
  20. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    LOL heck yeah! It's got to be challenging. You should be glad it's not all caps Brush Script too!:ROFLMAO:

    Why don't we find out how many we want in this round, pick the first that said they wanted to play and then pick a dead line.

    How many should we do?
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...