Friday, August 14, 2009

Old School BLT Poster Contest Finalists

Help us select the winner of our poster contest. Some creative and cool entries came into Chicago TomatoFest headquarters from art students around the city, and we have selected two finalists. Both posters might be tweaked, but we want your opinion as to which artist should be the winner of the First Annual Chicago TomatoFest Poster Contest Winner! Please leave comments below to help us decide.

Our first finalist is a collaboration between Chicago based artists Emily Szopa and Paul Slayton. There is something about the bright colors and folksy feel they have evoked that seems to scream "grow something!"

Finalist # 1 : The Plant


Our second finalist is from freelance artist Debi Nafis (http://www.debinafis.com/). Look carefully at this one. We found it creative and rich in texture, and we loved the subtle inclusion of the Chicago skyline. Well played!

Finalist # 2 : The Sandwich

So what do you think? Please tell us quickly as we are deciding by Sunday, August 14th at noon.

39 comments:

  1. Two is super cool, but not necessarily for this. I have no doubt. 1 is the winner.

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  2. I love #1 (the plant)...it's so vibrant and definitely eyecatching. Very "Chicago in the Summertime"

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  3. Have to go with #1 for readability as well as the amount of info it supplies. Looks fresh!

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  4. I LOVE #1 "The Plant" Excellent!

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  5. I love #1! The colors are so eye catching and really emphasizes old school. Makes me think of farmer's market with all those fresh veggies.

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  7. (not sure what happened above...I was trying to edit a typo, anyway....)
    #1, hands-down. Great color choices, cute graphics and type...It definitely looks fresh and summery!

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  8. I like #1, The Plant, it just seems very Chicago art style.

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  9. Love #1, it gets me so much more excited to eat some maters! I like #2's textures, but #1 is the clear winner.

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  10. Both are fantastic -- number two makes my mouth water but #1 gets my vote.

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  11. I'm not sure exactly what everyone else is seeing, but #2 is the clear winner for me. Referring back to the original contest information, #2 is by far more "clean and sophisticated." And I think #2 does a better job evoking "the space of Chicago" with its use of the skyline than #1 does with its use of the stars.

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  12. Agreed, it's imaginative and eye catching. #1 i would pass on the street and never bother looking at buy number two would really grab my attention and stick in my mind long after. I vote for #2.

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  13. Number 2 is AMAZING! It makes me want a fresh BLT right now. The fonts give off a fun and funky vibe and graphic pops immediately and sticks in my mind. I hadn't heard anything about the BLT Bonanza but after seeing this poster I definitely want to go. YUMMMM

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  14. No. 2 is my favorite. The skyline bit is so cute!

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  15. Number One, totally! The other one is trendy and all, but Number One evokes images of organic growing... and it made me hungry.

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  16. I'm all about #2. The organization is better. Communicates what it needs to with greater pith. All in all, there's a cleverness and simplicity to it that I appreciate.

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  17. Number one gets my vote -- it really picks up on the "old skool" theme and the stars immediately tell you you're in Chicago.

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  18. #1 is cute, but #2 is impressive. #2 is just much more visually interesting too, which earns my vote!

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  19. It was hard to choose -- but I wanted to eat that tomato in "The Plant." That's my vote.

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  20. My vote goes to Number 1, The Plant. It makes me want to reach in and take one of those tomatoes to eat.

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  21. #1 is easier to read and very eye catching. Love all the colors. My vote is for #1!

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  22. I love number one. It makes me hungry!!!!

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  23. The BLT design is better, but I don't think people walking byu would actally read the words. So, I vote for #1, but it needs to be much less wordy especially inside the tomato. I would delete the "featuring tomatoes from farms near you".

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  24. #1 incorporates all the details of the event in the design and therefore is the better option. #2 seems incomplete.

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