Here are the general details I'll be putting into effect for all 3 planned round of this event:
.A complete front and back is required for all entries.
.Any available template is find to use, just follow standard VGBA
courtesy and credit the template's creator on your design.
.I'd prefer it if you can upload your box after I post you and your opponent's round. If we can keep the designs under wraps
until the actual match thread, I believe people will get more interested in voting then.
As a prize for the overall winner of the event, I'll be sending you a brand spanking new
"Scareperson" t-shirt that I had recently printed over at the shirt.woot site. It's perfect for
celebrating Halloween without a costume!
ROUND 1: OLD SCHOOL HORROR FILMS:
For the first round of this special Halloween event, I'd like to see you guys go back to the roots of the Horror Cinema genre, and design a box for a horror film that was released prior to 1990. Doing a search for your movie of choice for this round on www.imdb.com
would be a great place to start, as it will give you a usually detailed synopsis of the film, as well as potentially provide links to other sites for artwork and other media.
Any of the quite infamous and classic Universal movie monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man) are good examples, as are any of the number of slasher films that dominated the genre during the 80's. (Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, etc.).
The underground horror of the Grindhouse era of cinema had some of the most amazing posters for films as well. Some of which are just begging to be creatively implemented into an awesome box art.
The only requirement other than the subject matter, is that I'd like you to design your boxes as if they were recently re-released into the current market. Taglines and blurbs such as "REMASTERED DIGITAL TRANSFER, THE CULT HIT THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD, and FIRST TIME ON DVD" would be some of the possibilities I'd like to see on your design.
Also, feel free to create your design as either a DVD or Blu-Ray format movie.
I created the match ups to be as fair as possible. If you think I've squared you off against someone unfairly, please let me know and I'll do my best to make alterations.
Death vs. Geno
stevencho vs. Hawt Es
Ayron vs. Jevangod
XCore vs. Mad Spike
Pan vs. Silent Oblivion
tat76 vs. SilentMan101
Zelda152 vs. Delicious1
Ervo vs. master general
Halfswiss vs. Roza
Enchanter vs. clink
Eggboy'13 vs. super mega hyper sonic
Potential Fill ins.
(Artists here will be contacted in order if a currently signed up artist can no longer compete in the contest. There is no obligation if your name is on this list, as this is just out of courtesy and further attempts at keeping things as organized as possible.)
Please submit your design to me via PM by Friday, October 9th. As I mentioned in the sign up thread, I'd like the contest to run strong through October, and have an overall winner on Halloween. Taking this into consideration, please be as timely as possible with your designs.
Thanks again guys, and if there's any question about the contest in general, or this specific round, drop them on in the thread, and I'll get right back to you.
Thanks again for signing up guys, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Also, if anyone would like me to take a look at there design in progress for Round 1, please feel free to PM it to me.