AC Challenge Thread: Retro Poster Style

exitexit Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Artist's Corner
1. Grenn

THS.gif



2. Nibcrom

GearsofWarPosterNibcrom.jpg



3. Veritas

fromtheearthtothemoon.jpg



4. Angel_of_Bacon

deathprincess_poster.jpg



5. Belruel

wwtw.png



6. Mustang

blood2.png



7. Vann Diras

citylights.jpg



Jives’s is broken


8. NeoRedXIII

PosterFinal.jpg



9. Shiboe

sssh.jpg



10. Mr Sgt Sir

14306165.jpg



11. Robcham

classy.jpg



12. Dulcius_ex_asperis

KristinandTrippVaudeville.jpg

Retro Poster Style

"Retro" may not be the exact right descriptor but the only other thing I could think of was "WICKED AWESOME" which doesn't really say much but I guess it is also one of the goals. ANYWAY, basically remember when posters used to have attitude and, on top of that, glitz and pazazz? I do and I miss ye olden days, so I think it'd be fun to try and bring them back a bit.

Anyway since I am incompetent with words here are some pictures. All I have is examples from cheesy horror films (mostly), but I think they are also the best examples.

Attack of the 50 Ft Woman
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (this thread would have been a COMPLETE loss without even one reference)
Hollywood Burlesque
Mama's Dirty Girls
Monster on Campus
The Abominable Dr Phibes
The Masque of the Red Death

the subject of said poster or whatevs doesn't need to be a film but I couldn't think of any other examples to pull. So! Yeah! I think that kind of cheesey fun style can lead to cheesy fun :D

(if everyone disagrees and thinks this is a horrible idea i will make something else or something D: )



Deadline: The 23rd Awesomeuary (edit: Feb is now officially the awesome month)


~ BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE THREAD ~


For those of you who frequent the conceptart.org forums this should be pretty familiar; tens of artistic combatants thrown together in to an artistic arena, each struggling for the honor of being dubbed a master of the visual arts. Those of you who succeed will be bathed in glory and the blood of their competitors, those of you who fail will be exiled to a life of shame and isolation.

The aim of this thread is to try and spice things up a bit here in the ol' Artist's Corner. This thread is for entries in to the challenge or the discussion thereof. If you'd like to suggest a topic for the weekly challenge, go right ahead, but understand that the last winner of the challenge has total control over the task (unless they have won more than two challenges in a row, see rules).

The rules are simple;


RULES:

* One entry per person, per challenge.
* A contestant cannot win more than two challenges in a row.
* Winner gets the privilege of choosing the next challenge.
* At the end of a challenge, the thread is locked and a new one is begun.
* Stick to the challenge topic; no going off on a tangent.
* All formats welcome, whether they be traditional or digital; 2D or 3D; still or animated.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out the aforementioned conceptart.org forums (specifically the creature/environment/character of the week sections).


PREVIOUS CHALLENGES:

CHALLENGE 1: Hidden World
CHALLENGE 2: Red Vs Blue
CHALLENGE 3: Satan Teapot
CHALLENGE 4: Crime Fighting Hobo
CHALLENGE 5: Universal Monsters
CHALLENGE 6: Lyric Interpretation
CHALLENGE 7: Santa vs Dinos

exit on
«134

Posts

  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm in. :)

    NibCrom on
  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    really does sound awesome! i can't wait to get started
    are we doing a poster for an existing film or for a made up one? i didn't quite catch that from the description

    sharky t on
  • ShiboeShiboe Registered User
    edited January 2009
    This is way too perfect a challenge for me, now if only I had the skill... I'm definitely in though!

    Shiboe on
  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited January 2009
    I'll give it a go...been a while since I've had an actual assignment

    crawdaddio on
    Try putting your donger in a dishwasher and see how that comes out.
  • Mr Sgt SirMr Sgt Sir Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Im in!

    Do you have to say you're in or just post a pic?

    Mr Sgt Sir on
  • crawdaddiocrawdaddio Tacoma, WARegistered User, ClubPA
    edited January 2009
    I think you just have to post a pic, but I figured saying I'm in would solidify it in my own head.

    crawdaddio on
    Try putting your donger in a dishwasher and see how that comes out.
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah, I don't think you have to sign up. I just wanted to offer my unbridled enthusiasm.

    NibCrom on
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    god damn, i am excited for this

    Orikaeshigitae on
  • exitexit Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    sharky t wrote: »
    really does sound awesome! i can't wait to get started
    are we doing a poster for an existing film or for a made up one? i didn't quite catch that from the description

    the subject of it is 100% up to you, the challenge is just the style :o

    exit on
  • Mr Sgt SirMr Sgt Sir Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Oh man, too much freedom

    Mr Sgt Sir on
  • NeoRedXIIINeoRedXIII Registered User
    edited January 2009
    The polls are closed. Moss wins.

    NeoRedXIII on
  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    NeoRedXIII wrote: »
    The polls are closed. Moss wins.

    NightDragon on
  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    NeoRedXIII wrote: »
    The polls are closed. Moss wins.

    honestly, if he enters anything, the rest of the contestants have had it

    Tam on
  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quit being self defeating.

    Forbe! on
    bv2ylq8pac8s.png
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Seriously, you guys can be really depressing.

    NotASenator on
  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ah don't let them get to you.

    If there's one certainty in these threads, it's that not just one person knocks off socks.

    earthwormadam on
  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    oh come on, since when has Moss entered a contest?

    I was only jokin'

    Tam on
  • StokedUpStokedUp Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Well i've never posted anything in these boards yet, so i'd love to participate, this thread being as good a place as any to begin art!

    StokedUp on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Gamertag(SSF4/MW2)StokedAidzzzSC2 ID Stoked.655
    Uploaded SC2 Replays
  • no_toastno_toast Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    This seems interesting and I might even have the time to do something!

    no_toast on
  • Arden CaneloArden Canelo Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'll do my best as a new member of these forums.

    Arden Canelo on
  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I REALLY wanted to put something together for this but just haven't had time... So I'll just repost something I did already which just happens to fit the challenge brief...

    My gigposter for the Hold Steady (which is also for sale):

    THS.gif

    Grenn on
  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Grenn, you're the guy I don't see post too often, but when you do, it's awesome, right?

    Yeah, I thought that was you.

    NightDragon on
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Thats a neat poster I think it smells nice

    Loomdun on
    splat
  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited January 2009
    ND - aw, thankyouverymuch. <3 I've sort of been in a bit of a slump with my art recently... busy with my job.:|

    Loom - The commercial screenprinter I used uses oil based inks, so these do actually smell awesome! :P

    Grenn on
  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Any chance of a bit of an extension on the deadline, or should I just hope for the usual week long delay? I have an idea that appeals to me, but I let my homework pile up a bit much this past few weeks.

    Surfpossum on
    icon.png facebookIcon.png tumblrIcon.png
    is this how nations are born
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Considering Grenn is the only entrant so far....i'd say that it's fairly likely.

    Mustang on
  • Arden CaneloArden Canelo Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah, I don't have time to do this now. May as well do something with the next one.

    Arden Canelo on
  • BetelgeuseBetelgeuse Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah, more time would be really effin' sweet.

    Betelgeuse on
  • VeritasVeritas Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Yeah more time would be sweet, at least the weekend maybe. This contest is really cool but I'm having a hell of a time coming up with a concept let alone a subject.

    Veritas on
  • exitexit Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    if it's up to me then idc about the deadline :o

    exit on
  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Oooooh shiiiiiiiiiiit gotta finish

    The Black Hunter on
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Wow, I was afraid I was the only one having trouble finishing this. Even if I miss the deadline, I'm going to finish it this weekend.

    NibCrom on
  • ShiboeShiboe Registered User
    edited January 2009
    NibCrom wrote: »
    Wow, I was afraid I was the only one having trouble finishing this. Even if I miss the deadline, I'm going to finish it this weekend.

    Can we even be sure of the deadline?
    Deadline: The 23rd Awesomeuary

    I always thought February was more awesome than January, it's always doing some crazy shit with it's days. It has a whole year of leaping for it!

    Shiboe on
  • ThePacerThePacer Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Hate to ask this but, I'd also like a little extension on our deadline.

    ThePacer on
  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I don't think there can really be an end to a competition that only one person has sort of entered.

    srsizzy on
    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    As long as I'm not too late, here is my entry:

    GearsofWarPosterNibcrom.jpg

    NibCrom on
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    that's sweet as all hell. i love the title and credits - what fonts did you use for that?

    Orikaeshigitae on
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Thanks!

    Here's the font breakdown:

    Headline - Haettenschweiler
    "See" - Helvetica
    Title - Battlelines (I don't remember downloading this font, but I'm guessing I got it from Blambot
    Credits - Helvetica Neue

    NibCrom on
  • ShiboeShiboe Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I demand this remain open till the same date of February. I just got an idea for mine, and I must have time to implement it! And nicely done Nibcrom, I can't help but think it needs a wackier font though.

    Shiboe on
  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah. Battlelines is from Blambot.

    ManonvonSuperock on
Sign In or Register to comment.