April 04, 2005

New Banner Contest

If you've visited Rocket Jones more than a couple of times you've noticed that the banner at the top of the page changes every week or so. It's nothing automatic, I just switch it when I think of it.

I also add new banners every once in a while, and they all go into my queue and make their way back to the top in time. Derek said it best, "you can never have too many banners." He's an artist, so consider that expert testimony.

Here's your chance to be creative. Design a banner for Rocket Jones. Drawing, painting, photography, simple, complex, I don't care. Enter as many as you'd like. Even if all you can do is stick figures, as long as it's done with charm, it's fine with me.

Sometime in the near future I'll put 'em all up and we'll have a vote on the favorite and I'll come up with some sort of actual prize, but probably all of them will make it into the banner rotation.

Guidelines are simple:

  • keep the width to about 500 pixels maximum

  • keep the height to about 300 - 325 pixels maximum

  • naughty is ok, vulgar is not

Other than that, well, wow me.

I've displayed several of the current Rocket Jones banners in the extended entry to give you an idea about what's already been done. I'd love to see entries unlike anything ever seen on b-b-b-broadway!*

*Reference for the hardcore Zappa fan.

My first banner, courtesy of Carl the artist.

mucho thanks to Carl for this cool logo

Santa, photoshopped heavily from a children's book cover.

The width makes me giggle, and yes it was intentional

Lost in Space.

Something wicked this way comes

French Doors.

redefining hospitality since 2003

Posted by Ted at April 4, 2005 04:56 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Well, I'm no graphic ahtist, but I might be able to draw up something. 'Cept that I don't have a scanner, so there's no way to turn it into a jpeg.

Here's an idea that maybe Stephen can help with: A rocket is flying -- flames shooting out it's a** -- and a rider (presumably Ted) is holding the reigns. Kinda like Dr Strangelove, but this rocket is climbing up up up at a 30 degree angle. Maybe even waving a hat in the air with a determined gonna-kill-me-some-washing-machines look on his face.

Eh. That's all I got.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 4, 2005 10:30 PM

Hah, just thought of something. Have to wait 'til I get home and fire up the old scanner.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 11, 2005 03:50 AM
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