Feb 29, 2012

Darwin and the Evolution Posters Contest

Hello again! This is a contest that was organized by the University of Girona during early 2009 about Darwin and the evolution. The idea was to do a din-A1 poster related to the theory of evolution in groups of four and almost four hundred groups of students participated. From all the groups only three had a prize and we were awarded with the second prize! This is what we did:

It's written in Catalan but the idea is that it is Darwin's last manuscript, the day before he died. He explains briefly his life, his memories and how he got the idea of the evolution of the species. The text is written in a sentimental way and tries to tender the reader while imaging his last days of life, saddened by the death of his wife, tired of writing and ready to die, hopeful that his theory takes effect and is never forgotten.
Feb 20, 2012

Playstation Contests

It's been a while since I haven't written anything here, and although I know few people will read this, I wanted to share two of the photomontages I did when I was a bit younger that made me win a Playstation Portable and a bunch of Playstation 3 games.

The first one was done during later 2004 for a contest organized by the official spanish "Playstation 2" magazine. This was about doing a photomontage that had something related with games and the brand new Playstation Portable. There was a total of a hundred of winners and I was lucky I was among them. This is what I did:

The one in the right it's me and you don't have to be very smart to know who won that battle (I am here writing this post). 

At that moment I didn't know much more than "cut and paste" in Adobe Photoshop and so if I had to redo it now, probably one of the things I would do is add reflections on the floor and do some better color retouching. However, what saddens me the most every time I see this picture is the fact that I lost all the files I used for the scene... so I can't do any retouching without repeating it all. 

The second contest was during summer of 2008, and it was organized by the "Dandel" blog, which no longer exists, and it was about doing a photomontage with the cover of the football game "Fifa 09" that was about to release. This is what I did:

Although I added myself in the first photo and it's been a while between them... NO, this guy is not me! (Sorry if I disappoint you). The idea of "fofo" was because "fofo" in spanish means a person who is "fat" in a more kindly way and its similarity with "Fifa".

This contest had only one winner and many people participated, so I was really excited it was me. 

I haven't participated in any more similar contests since then... but as soon as I see one that interests me, I won't hesitate to participate!