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3rd Place in the Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo movie poster contest

July 27th, 2009

Some may call it spec work—which often isn’t well accepted within the design community—but I chose to see it as a valuable exercise in design, a great opportunity to be a part of what looks like a very interesting movie, and it’s simply fun to take part in a challenge like this.

The contest was a collaboration between Designer Daily (links to winners page) and Jessica Oreck, the Director of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo. The winning poster will in fact be the official movie poster—that’s a pretty significant accomplishment, I’d say! Congratulations to Eric!

The prize packs were very generous. Mine alone being worth $360.00!

My entries are below. The last one being the one they chose for 3rd place.

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A total of 84 entries were submitted.

Regarding spec work: yes, be careful and considerate of the design market and subsequent value of what we do, but also be sure to make your own judgments when it comes to designing for the fun of it. For more info about spec work: no-spec.com