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  • Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

    Artists! Want your art and name to be featured on our exclusive tshirt at DefCon XX? We are looking for an artist that can work within a frame work of Nintendo, Atari, SEGA, light gun playable, vintage game related styles. Artwork must include "Scavenger Hunt" and "DefCon XX" text. Other details can be discussed with serious individuals. Deadline to submit art will be June 1st, 2012 (unless previously negotiated.)

    Art may also be submitted and discussed on our Facebook fan page located at
    https://www.facebook.com/defconscavhunt
    "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

  • #2
    Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

    Questions, designs, and commentary welcome at SCAVLIST@GMAIL.COM
    "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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    • #3
      Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

      Originally posted by eris View Post
      Questions, designs, and commentary welcome at SCAVLIST@GMAIL.COM


      In reply to an email received at the above address:

      " Thank you for your interest in our tshirt design! We can't offer a payment for the end result much more than an honorarium at best but keep in mind your art will be on a shirt that our judging staff will wear throughout the convention. It will be seen by approximately 10,000 people walking by and our top three winning teams (of five each) will receive one to keep. So we do insist that you put your name or url on it somewhere for your own benefit!

      In regards to your question, last year our art was inspired by "Duck Hunt". Our artist tweaked it to fit the "geek" culture and the Scavenger Hunt contest's sense of fun and practical joking. Attached is the "classic" game image. In last year's shirt some elements of "geek culture" were added in, such as a phone booth, alcohol(the dog held beer instead of ducks and "shots" were indicated by shot glasses) and "31337" was the high score, and other tweaks to customize it to us. This made the design distinctive yet recognizable. We do not require any of those elements, they are purely explanatory.

      This shirt complimented an accessory one of our team built, a light gun, originally used to play "Duck Hunt" but modified for modern day, non video game, use. We will have these guns again next year which is driving our request for a similarly inspired, but completely different, game art shirt. All we ask is that your inspiration come from a game that would have been played with a light gun. It can be as simple or as complicated as you wish, specifically derivative or barely inspired by, but it should only require a 3 color print onto a tshirt.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_light_gun_games

      Only three items are required in any design you submit. "Scavenger Hunt" and "Defcon 20" or "Defcon XX" in readable text, and the apple design, in some fashion, that I have also attached to this email. We require the art be submitted in vector format, ready for printing.

      I hope this has cleared up some of your questions or generated more specific ones. Perhaps some inspiration may have already struck! Looking forward to hearing from you again!

      -Scavenger Hunt Team "
      "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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      • #4
        Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

        Along with the Call for Art, we're also looking for artwork in .svg format. If you've got any nifty artwork related to the con, hacking stuff, logos, designs, icons, lockpicking, beer, or pretty much anything else that strikes our fancy there's a high probability that it will get printed on ping pong balls and hurled into the crowd at random intervals!

        Last year someone stepped up and gave us a flash drive with a fuzzy little bear taking a walk, and we printed a couple hundred of them!

        If you send us artwork that we decide we like, I'll make sure to print up a few copies just for you (aside from any that we print up specifically as projectiles, but no promises that the ones you we print for you wont also be thrown at you.)

        Send any submissions to the above address.
        Of course its fully cooked... we had it set on "linen".

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        • #5
          Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

          Happens every year. Multiple people get all excited about giving us art for our tshirt "next year" but when the time comes no one submits anything. Teases.

          Missing out on an opportunity to have your work, and URL, featured on a shirt that all the judges wear, for three days straight at the table, and that will be seen at closing ceremonies and in the closing ceremony video. Free advertising to about 15K people.

          Just saying.
          "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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          • #6
            Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

            Originally posted by eris View Post
            Happens every year. Multiple people get all excited about giving us art for our tshirt "next year" but when the time comes no one submits anything. Teases. Missing out on an opportunity to have your work, and URL, featured on a shirt that all the judges wear, for three days straight at the table, and that will be seen at closing ceremonies and in the closing ceremony video. Free advertising to about 15K people. Just saying.
            So you'll take any art for the "random trinkets"; not specifically scav hunt related? e.g. from another DCXX event such as the DEFCON shoot?
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            • #7
              Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

              Originally posted by eris View Post
              Happens every year. Multiple people get all excited about giving us art for our tshirt "next year" but when the time comes no one submits anything. Teases.

              Missing out on an opportunity to have your work, and URL, featured on a shirt that all the judges wear, for three days straight at the table, and that will be seen at closing ceremonies and in the closing ceremony video. Free advertising to about 15K people.

              Just saying.
              You have some ScavHunt Shirts.
              And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, And I looked and behold: a pale horse. And his name, that sat on him, was Death. And Hell followed with him.

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              • #8
                Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

                Originally posted by wrøng! View Post
                So you'll take any art for the "random trinkets"; not specifically scav hunt related? e.g. from another DCXX event such as the DEFCON shoot?

                If you are referring to Salem's additional art request, yes, that art is for a different project at the Hunt table, not for our "official" tshirts, and any art is accepted. Want to cross pollinate for the Shoot? Feel free, we like cooperatives.
                "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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                • #9
                  Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

                  Originally posted by HighWiz View Post
                  You have some ScavHunt Shirts.
                  We do indeed have some lovely, bright red, well made and handsome shirts already. But those are OURS. We don't want winners dirty little hands on them!
                  "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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                  • #10
                    Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

                    Random thing I made- http://dc816.org/tmp/dc-pick-angel.svg

                    Feel free to use however you see fit
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                    • #11
                      Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

                      Originally posted by wrøng! View Post
                      Random thing I made- http://dc816.org/tmp/dc-pick-angel.svg

                      Feel free to use however you see fit

                      Thank you, wrong! This is one for Salem's project it looks like.
                      "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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                      • #12
                        Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

                        It is now mid-May. We need art for our custom tshirts by End Of June.
                        If you have ever thought of having your art on our shirts, seen by everyone who comes to our table during Con, worn by 15 team winners, and on your own back, please get a submission to us! Put your URL or handle, or whatever, in the art itself, that's ok! Just get it to us!

                        Submit to scavlist@gmail dot com now!
                        "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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                        • #13
                          Re: Scavenger Hunt Call for Art

                          Our tshirt art contest is over! We received only one submission so it wasn't that much of a competition in the end. Congratulations to @Ni7ita and thank you for the fantastic design! If we don't see you at the contest table we will post a shirt to you afterwards. This piece is amazing folks, so come check it out! Only the top three winning teams will receive them and they are never for sale. Hunt Well!
                          "They-Who-Were-Google are no longer alone. Now we are all Google."

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