May 12, 2005

Rocket Jones Blog Banner Contest - Time to Vote!

Stuck up top for a week, scroll down for new posts.

A month ago I wrote this:

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.

Then I mentioned voting for favorites and actual prizes and what not. Banners were thunked up, creativity was exercised, and links were tossed about with abandon.

They're all gathered in the extended entry (in no particular order) for your perusal. Some you've seen before, some were last minute arrivals, all are super-neato-keen. Check 'em out and vote for your favorite by leaving a comment.

Thank you.









Posted by Ted at May 12, 2005 02:28 PM
Category: Links

Oh, this is hard. I like a bunch of them. The rocket in the pocket is hilarious but I'm also very keen on the 50's retro sign. I like the medieval one too.


Okay, if I have to pick only one I'll cast my vote for the 50's retro sign.

Posted by: Jim at May 5, 2005 08:57 AM

I gotta go with the Rocketeer Extraordinaire banner. My second choice would be the Rocket Jones banner with the lady and the kid riding the rocket. It reminds me of the old Golden Age pulp covers, like something you would have seen on a van Vogt book or Astounding Tales.

Posted by: eric at May 5, 2005 10:03 AM

The 1950's banner caught my eye, but I gotta go with the Bayeux Tapestry version. Nobody else has anything like it!

Plus, the "Rocket in your Pocket" one misspells "Jonesin'" - and uses an open single quotation mark instead of an apostrophe. Yeah, call me Mr. Grammar-Pants.

Posted by: Elisson at May 5, 2005 10:37 AM

50's Retro!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 5, 2005 11:38 AM


The tapestry design is truly inspired, but since nobody is voting for the Werner Von Braun design (I can vote for my own, right? I can't? oh.)


Posted by: Derek at May 5, 2005 12:08 PM

I like the pocket, the medievil one and the one with the lady and kid on the rocket. Also the road sign one. Just put 'em in rotation, Ted!

Posted by: Susie at May 5, 2005 01:27 PM

They're all going into the rotation, we're just choosing up who gets the secret prize. :)

Posted by: Ted at May 5, 2005 02:33 PM

It's hard to pick just one. I like the "Rocketeer Extraordinaire" a lot...but I gotta go with the tapestry.

Posted by: Victor at May 5, 2005 03:12 PM

numbero seis! or as you darn gringitos would say, ::counts fingers:: "this many!"

(number six!)

Posted by: kyer at May 5, 2005 03:38 PM

Wow, those are cool.

The '50's one is the coolest of the cool, I think.

Posted by: nic at May 5, 2005 04:50 PM

How about just rotating the lot of them?

Posted by: ethne at May 5, 2005 09:34 PM

'50's retro rocket! Luv it!

2nd choice would prolly be the medievel one, followed closely by the rocket in the pocket.

I also like the simplicity and color of numero seis.

And my German isn't just a little rusty, it's dust. But, I think that reads "This can not BE! Oh, well! It IS... Rocket Jones!" Is that right, Beuller?


Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 5, 2005 10:10 PM

Ooops! I meant numero cinco! Damn dusty Spanish...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 5, 2005 10:21 PM

Wow!They're all so cool.If I gotta choose I choose the retro.My grandma had one of those wild designs on her kitchen table.Red counter tops with the gold metal flakes,the drinking bird,the string art and the bullfighter on black velvet hanging on the wall,the drinking glass from a bottle cutter,rabbit ears,Speed Racer and Ultraman with Captain Chesapeake in the afternoon on UHF 45,the huge strawberry cookie jar..........oh,man I'm really flashin'!!!!!

Posted by: Russ at May 6, 2005 12:23 AM

Spork, you're *almost* right. It's not "oh well!", it's "oh shit!"

LOL I knows me German swear words.

Posted by: Ted at May 6, 2005 07:55 AM

I like the 6th one down best.

Posted by: Maelstrom at May 6, 2005 01:14 PM

I like the fifth one down the best, although I like the second and third ones too.

Posted by: Donna at May 6, 2005 01:38 PM

I like the midevil one myself. They're all top notch, though.

Posted by: Paul at May 6, 2005 03:04 PM

The tapestry one.

Posted by: LeeAnn at May 6, 2005 03:51 PM

I too...have to say 1950's inspired design. Why? I think Rocket Jones sounds like some sort of 1950's TV show.....

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 6, 2005 03:54 PM


Posted by: pam at May 7, 2005 08:21 AM

Even though I have several up there, I have to say I like the 50's retro is great! Even if I did not do it!!! :)

Posted by: Amy at May 7, 2005 09:08 AM

I like the pocket one, only the "jonesin'" part needs to be fixed, and that bottom line should be knocked down a point size or two.

I am an editor who works with designers all day -- can you tell? I drive them nuts. :)

Posted by: dawn at May 7, 2005 10:24 AM

I like the Rocket in the Pocket, the second one, and the 6th.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at May 7, 2005 01:53 PM

I vote for the tapestry banner. Somehow I can you see totally on board with sending a rocket back in time.

Second up is A Rocketeer Extraordinaire.

But hey, no hockey-themed logo? I'm crushed.

Posted by: Debbye at May 8, 2005 05:32 AM

It is a real toss up for me. My natural inclination is to vote for the Bayeux Tapestry one. It is really inspired.

But the Tom Lerher fan in me screams out to vote for Werner Von Braun.

I am torn. We can't split our vote can we?

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at May 9, 2005 11:23 AM

I vote for the most excellent 50's retro banner!

Posted by: michele at May 10, 2005 10:04 PM
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