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#76 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:11 PM

Nathan Strum's latest is hilarious. :D

Thanks! :) I had a lot of fun with that one. I've been posting about the "making of" my labels in my blog, if you want the story behind it.

#77 nonner242 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:07 PM

Hey folks... here's my design... thought I'd give you a preview since it's not up on the site yet. Ended up using markers first, then scanning and manipulating the drawings before adding the digital background. Hope you dig it! :D


What scanner do you have? I'm trying to look for a decent one so I don't have to start from scratch in photoshop.

Can't speak for anyone else, but I'm very pleased with the Canon Pixma MX700 I just picked up. It's a mutli-function (printer, scanner, copier) for about $150. (I needed a new printer anyway, and the copier function is extremely handy.) I use VueScan for running it, although the included Canon software is pretty good.



Yep, Canon rules! I use a Pixma 850 for ALL my ART,"Nuff Said"!
Got mine half off at Staples!

#78 holgibo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:08 PM

Nathan Strum's latest is hilarious. :D

Thanks! :) I had a lot of fun with that one. I've been posting about the "making of" my labels in my blog, if you want the story behind it.



Nathan, the last entry ist really funny! It's my favorite and I hope someday Ben will add a level with these kids throwing water bombs... :ahoy:

#79 Hernán_Callo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:25 PM

my favorites in no order

Nathan #2,#5
Nonner242 #7,#17
SEgamer #1
Dan Monceaux #1
Darrin Rose #1
Tom Kerese #1

yes there are to many wonderfull entries!!
..pick only one ..hard hard work for ben


i saw the Nathan´s blog, its amazing!
highly recomended read :thumbsup:

#80 jahfish OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:57 PM

my favs:

Nonner242's #17
SEgamer's #1
Tom Kerese's #1

call me retro, but i would somehow adapt the rest of the label designs more to old well known labels.


and for the fun factor: Nathan Strum's #5 ... hillarious!

#81 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:17 PM

Nathan Strum's latest is hilarious. :D

Thanks! :) I had a lot of fun with that one. I've been posting about the "making of" my labels in my blog, if you want the story behind it.


Pssst. Don't tell anyone but its currently my favorite, and the blog was a good read too. I admire the skills and time it takes to do, what to a layman like me, looks like something simple but is actually fairly complex. Great job.

To all the artists too. Great job! :thumbsup:

#82 Supermarket OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:33 PM

What scanner do you have? I'm trying to look for a decent one so I don't have to start from scratch in photoshop.


I have an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo (with an upside-down lightbox embedded in the lid). I was more into photography 4 years ago when I got it, and I have scanned everything from slides and negs to drawings on napkins, even a burned piece of pizza.

Highly recommended... provided they haven't strayed to other parts manufacturers in recent years...

#83 CobaltHex OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:57 PM

it was fun making, doubt ill win :(
good luck everyone, they look really nice

Edited by CobaltHex, Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:58 PM.


#84 Godzilla OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:44 PM

my faves are still natahans. now the kids in boxes is my #1 fave, the other is number 2, and whoever made the smiling shells falling from the sky gets my number 3 vote :)

#85 Ben_Larson OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:51 AM

Well, I think I've made a decision. I'm still waiting for Al to send me the high-resolution versions to look over before I make anything official though...

Ben

#86 iwan-iwanowitsch-goratschin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:51 PM

I've been posting about the "making of" my labels in my blog, if you want the story behind it.


Wow, your "making of" post is very impressive! Everybody should have a look! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

#87 ginnidog OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:51 PM

I liked so many of them...but my favorite/funniest is the one with the 2 kids and the water balloons,
my 2nd was the grinning bombs falling out fo the sky

Hope to get a cart soon from the AA store..

Paulie
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#88 Ben_Larson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:59 AM

OK everyone!

First off, thanks for everyone who participated. The decision making process wasn't entirely easy, especially when I know that lots of people have sacrificed their free time to make these entries and that only one of them can be picked. I sort of feel bad picking just one...if I had it my way we'd perhaps do a gimmicky multi-cover 'Incoming!' extravaganza and use 10 different labels on 10 different numbered cartridges. :) But since 'there can be only one', I've decided that the winner is...

*dramatic pause *

Holger Bommer #1!!!!

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Like I said, a lot of them were very good. I liked Holger's first entry due to it's general theme, comic-book-ish feel, colors, and layout. Everyone else... please don't hate me for not picking you! :)

Lastly, I figured I might mention that I'm working on a new game which is completely different from 'Incoming!'. All I can say at this point is that it involves a panda on a quest to save his brother's penis... :) so perhaps I'll have the privilege to solicit label designs from you guys again at some point in the near (or far :) ) future...

Thanks again,
Ben

Edited by Ben_Larson, Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:13 AM.


#89 iwan-iwanowitsch-goratschin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:09 AM

Holger Bommer´s entry is my favourite.......... :cool:


Congrats........ :D

#90 holgibo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:44 PM

Wow!
This is really a suprise! I didn't expect this, because so many good entries have been posted! The entries in this contest were as good as the entries in the last contest, LEAD. I just sent my entries because I like to draw and create labels for VCS carts.
I had the comic book style idea, because I'm a big fan of the old DC and EC war comics... :cool:

In a really hard week this is the best news for me!! Thank you, Ben!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


:D Holger :D

#91 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:24 PM

it involves a panda on a quest to save his brother's penis... :) so perhaps I'll have the privilege to solicit label designs from you guys again at some point in the near (or far :) ) future...


Good lord. I'm afraid of what those labels will look like. :-o :D

#92 holgibo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:48 PM

it involves a panda on a quest to save his brother's penis... :) so perhaps I'll have the privilege to solicit label designs from you guys again at some point in the near (or far :) ) future...


Good lord. I'm afraid of what those labels will look like. :-o :D



Maybe there are some naked pandas on it. ;)

#93 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:07 PM

Holger Bommer #1!!!!

Nicely done! Congratulations!

#94 nonner242 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:41 PM

Holger, Congratulations!

#95 LS_Dracon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:44 PM

Congratulations Holger, you did one great entry.

Edited by LS_Dracon, Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:46 PM.


#96 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:41 AM

it involves a panda on a quest to save his brother's penis... :) so perhaps I'll have the privilege to solicit label designs from you guys again at some point in the near (or far :) ) future...


Good lord. I'm afraid of what those labels will look like. :-o :D



Maybe there are some naked pandas on it. ;)


The mist clears to find Ben Stiller nude wearing a panda head as a hat. :rolling:

AX

#97 antron OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:40 AM

I remember reading about this game in the mainstream media years ago. It is how I found this site. I can't wait to get it, and I am inspired to finish my game that I haven't worked on in a year.

#98 Ben_Larson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:18 AM

I remember reading about this game in the mainstream media years ago. It is how I found this site. I can't wait to get it, and I am inspired to finish my game that I haven't worked on in a year.

Oh yea, you're probably referring to this article:

http://www.extremete...,1156412,00.asp

...which was written probably 5 years ago or so. I had actually completely forgotten about it until several months ago when I was googling myself... :)

Ben




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