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#51 jahfish OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2002 8:06 AM

well, the space ships where used for the main actor of the game, the 'playfield' has been transformed .... you see clearly that it's playing with the game elements, not with the fact it was a portion of a perry rodan illustration.
a quarter of the illustration was covered with typo, i took out all the laser beams (as there is none is this game).... it's totally adapted to the game .... and the bumping space-smileys are really cool, you must admit ;-D

that's one point that made sense to me, as most old games had incredible artwork on the cover, while at the end the super-multicolored-superhero is just a bunch of pixel, eventually just in one single color.

i don't think that one is more "on-the-edge" than for example my fourth one: as it uses the atari logo and i am not 'allowed' to use it.

everybody 'sampling' artwork in a creative way to make something new has my support.

to see what i mean, compare the 5 ITT-Perry-Rodan carts to my artwork. you will see that my label has more relations to the game, than all 5 ITT-carts together to their respective labels. they simply used them hoping everybody would recognise perry rodan (not a big deal using 1:1 cover illustrations) and just buy the carts.

that sucks, when a foreign artwork is supposed to replace your lack of creativity .... (somebody thinks of E.T. here?)

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2002 9:00 AM

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Originally posted by liveinabin:
A question, I don't think it says in the rules. Do you want 'Special Edition' on the label or are we just sticking with Qb.
What's yer preference?


I have no preference. Whatever looks good to you is the best way to do it. Entries so far are so amazing, I'd like to include every one of them in the special edition documentation. If you do NOT wish your entry included please drop me a note.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2002 9:07 AM

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Originally posted by jahfish:

that's one point that made sense to me, as most old games had incredible artwork on the cover, while at the end the super-multicolored-superhero is just a bunch of pixel, eventually just in one single color.


That's what I am struggling over right now... I would really like to come up with some fantastic 70's style artwork in order to misrepresent Qb the same way all its digital counterparts were misrepresented!


BTW jahfish: I really like the "Fuji as playfield" label.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2002 9:58 AM

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Originally posted by Lost Monkey:
That's what I am struggling over right now... I would really like to come up with some fantastic 70's style artwork in order to misrepresent Qb the same way all its digital counterparts were misrepresented!



feel free to do that

but make sure to find something that really makes sence too .... it hasn't got to be old, it has to be authentic.

i bought a CD will 1500 cover pics to pick the right one for label #3


actually i thought about taking back submission #2, it was more out of fun, i just liked the hozer guy in the spacegear on the left .... i made some colored playfields but somehow they got lost .... making the label a litlle off-topic. i could imagine it more as a regular hozer label, with changing planet-illustrations in the back ...

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2002 10:03 AM

Hehe yeah I know what you mean - like a photorealistic painting of two old men playing chess which has **** all to do with the game content. I loved the way that Atari though 'hmm, breakout - I know ...Squash!! '

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2002 12:34 AM

Even though many of the games were savagely misrepresented by their art, I don't think the intention of the artist was to "trick" the consumer. At the time, the concept of videogames was very abstract to the common person...the art served to provide a concrete visualization of the concept of the game.

Yeah right...

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2002 2:03 PM

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If anybody is interested, my current votes go to (unordered): ....... - Dale Crum #3 (except for the weird "b" )

I wanted to say thanks for this nice comment. I was just commenting to a friend about the Thrust cover that was posted, when I noticed you post. Thanks.

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Anyone know where I can find the font used in Dale Crum's submissions? It's the font used for the 'game
program' and 'using joystick controller' type. I've tried atarian, but it's not exact.

I used Bauhaus font and I believe it is commercial. I'm almost positive you can find it on the internet somewhere, just be sure to spell it correctly.



One final note: I definitly made label #4 for Thomas Jenztsch. Thanks for noticing.

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2002 1:24 AM

Just looking at Dale Crum's submissions I'm wondering if there's a new Hozer logo I should know about...

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2002 1:28 AM

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Originally posted by Chris Johnson:
Just looking at Dale Crum's submissions I'm wondering if there's a new Hozer logo I should know about...


Heh, no. I think he's just taking some creative liberty with it. If Dale wins, he'll probably have to stick the real Hozer logo on the label somewhere, unless he can convince Randy it's time for a change..

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2002 7:00 PM

The latest round of Qb Labels has just been posted. Here they are for your viewing pleasure:

Brett Gladson - Submission #8
Uwe Heinrich - Submission #1
Jason Parlee - Submission #3
Jason Parlee - Submission #4
Benjamin Maes - Submission #1
Lokesh Dhakar - Submission #1
Stacie Cregg - Submission #2
Stacie Cregg - Submission #3

I'm not counting, but we're now up to 48 labels (!) and we still have a week left before the contest ends. And I know other labels are in the works. I'm about to the point where I'm going to write some database queries to generate these pages automatically.

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2002 5:24 AM

I'm starting to pitty Andrew - he may have a harder time selecting the winning label than programming the game!
It's not only the quantity, but also the quality of the submissions ... from highly professional to funky, llamasoft-style

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Posted Sun Jan 6, 2002 8:00 AM

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Originally posted by Eric:
I'm starting to pitty Andrew - he may have a harder time selecting the winning label than programming the game!
It's not only the quantity, but also the quality of the submissions ... from highly professional to funky, llamasoft-style



Yes, it's already a VERY tough choice. Couldn't be happier, though

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 12:34 AM

Guess what! That's right, time for more Qb Label Submissions! Here are the latest candidates to make Andrew's life even more difficult.

Efren Ramirez - Submission #4
Efren Ramirez - Submission #5
Cristiana Yambo - Submission #1
Hernan Callo - Submission #1
Hernan Callo - Submission #2
Hernan Callo - Submission #3
Hernan Callo - Submission #4
Hernan Callo - Submission #5
Hernan Callo - Submission #6
Uwe Heinrich - Submission #2

In addition, the following labels were updated:

Efren Ramirez - Submission #1
Efren Ramirez - Submission #2
Lokesh Dhakar - Submission #2

Enjoy!

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[ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: Albert ]

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 12:39 AM

HOLY CRAP!!!!!! 58 labels

Good luck Andrew

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 1:20 AM

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Originally posted by Lemmi:
HOLY CRAP!!!!!! 58 labels


Now 59, I just added another label (which is why I edited my post above). They just don't stop!

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 2:10 AM

Good Grief 59 labels and it still has a week to go, if this keeps up there will be over 100 labels to choose from

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 9:57 AM

I've just added David Exton's Qb Label to the fray. He actually sent this a few days ago, but I neglected to link it to the main Qb page. Sorry, Dave!!

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 11:00 AM

I'm really enjoying this label contest, what I like best is that no ones seems to know what the heck a "QB" is, (Me included). I love the ones with the sand piper bird thing on them and stuff. The labels are all incredibly impressive.

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002 4:39 PM

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Originally posted by Albert:
I've just added David Exton's Qb Label to the fray.

As if anyone cares, but this one is a clear winner in my mind. If only I could draw...

#70 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2002 12:12 AM

Another batch of labels has been added to the swelling Qb Label Contest Page. These evening's entrants are:

Tyson Auchter - Submission #1
Jason Parlee - Submission #5
David Exteon - Submission #2
Cristiana Yambo - Submission #2

These labels have been updated:

Cristiana Yambo - Submission #1
Efren Ramirez - Submission #3
Efren Ramirez - Submission #4
Efren Ramirez - Submission #5

..Al

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2002 12:38 AM

Wow!! I'm glad Im not the one who has to choose. At this point there's about 10 of em that I'd pick!!!

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2002 2:03 AM

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Originally posted by Chris Johnson:
Originally posted by Albert:
I've just added David Exton's Qb Label to the fray.

As if anyone cares, but this one is a clear winner in my mind. If only I could draw...


Cristiana Yambo - Submission #1 is worth a closer look too. You gotta have to love how brilliant she even did the endlabel!

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2002 3:03 AM

Yeah, I love Cristiana Yambos#1 also.
Wonderful use of line and composition.
cool.

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2002 6:33 AM

I like the artwork of David Exton's #1. If this artwork were combined with the Atari red silver label design and typeface, it would be perfect.

I also like the one where the letters "q" and "b" are spelled out as the playfield. Very clever.

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2002 7:30 AM

Man the labels just keep getting better and better. David Exton - #2 looks like a Quake level. Hehe. Still an awesome label though.




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