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Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby TaCktiX on Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:30 pm

The Foundry Newsletter Staff is starting their own graphics competition! Here's the basics:

What is the competition for?
The banners that current title and set apart our sections are old, and to be honest, bland. For a Newsletter covering the most graphically talented people on site, that's a little contradictory. So we'd like to replace them with better-looking, shnazzier, and more Foundry-like banners.

What banners are being replaced?
All of them save WCA's Tablet, plus banners for sections that don't have one yet. More specifically...

The Title
Sections
  • From the Senior Editor (none yet)
  • Maps in Development
  • Announcements
  • News
  • Editorial
  • A Look Back
  • Spotlight
  • Community Perspective
  • Community Request (none yet)
Sub Sections
  • Recently Quenched
  • Final Forge
  • Main Foundry
  • Advanced Drafts
  • Inside Spotlight (none yet)

What are the requirements for these banners?

- All banners should have some sort of common theme to them.
- The dominant font should be Stencil or a font very similar to it. You can use other fonts as echoes of the main one if you want.
- The dominant colors from our current scheme should still correspond to the same sections (blue for Editorial, red for Maps, green for Spotlight, purple for A Look Back, yellow for Community Perspective, teal for News). Sections without a banner (or a dominant color) already can be any color.
- The maximum width of each SECTION banner is 500 pixels, the maximum width of each SUB SECTION banner is 250 pixels.
- The maximum height of the title banner is 300 pixels, the maximum height of every other banner is 70 pixels each.
- The source file or the author need to be available should we add new columns.

So how will the competition go?
Over the next two weeks (until the 17th Issue releases, more specifically), anyone who wants to be in the competition needs to PM to me, TaCktiX, 3 of the required banners (a full set is NOT required by this time). It is preferred, but not required, that one of those is the title banner. All submissions will be posted in this topic concurrent with the release of the 17th Issue for comments.

Taking any comments gotten, all people participating then have 2 more weeks to get a full set of banners completed. On the 18th Issue's release, all full sets will be put up for a vote for 2 weeks. The top two as of the 19th Issue's release will then have a week to make final tweaks and a final week for a vote on the better of the two. The winner's banners will be present in the 20th Issue and the winner will also be brought onto Foundry Newsletter Staff (at his/her discretion) for primarily Graphics, but potentially anything else he/she wants to work on.
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby pikkio on Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:20 pm

ehm... it seems that i was the only one that propose something.. if you post my propose, maybe we can talk about it and make something good. ;)
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby porkenbeans on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:46 am

I would be interested, but I am afraid that I do not exactly know which banners you mean. Maybe you could just post these banners here. That would really be helpful. :D
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby pikkio on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:15 am

the competition it's to draw the new banners for the foundry newsletter:
viewtopic.php?f=127&t=75377

i send my test banners 2 weeks ago, but i don't have news about this competition..
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby bryguy on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:21 am

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I think thats all (or almost all) of them
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby TaCktiX on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:52 am

It's missing the blue Editorial banner, but other than that, that's all of them.
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby yeti_c on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:36 pm

This looks like something I vommed up after a very heavy night out - and a kebab.

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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby pikkio on Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:26 pm

ok, but the competition is open or it's cancelled?
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Re: Foundry Newsletter Banner Competition

Postby TaCktiX on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:19 pm

It's still open. The Staff has taken an impromptu break and won't have an issue up until this Sunday anyway.
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