36 Point Student Design ChallengeSeptember 10th, 2008 |
Students, do you feel a lack of excitement in your current project? Do you need more direction on the design? Do you want to have a few unneeded rules to work with? We’re here to help!
Welcome to the official kickoff of the 36 Point Student Design Challenge! We think your college years are some of the most important years for graphic designers. While generally we like to think of graphic design students as a serious, studious bunch, with lots of learnings and yearnings going on, we know there’s a lighter, brighter side to your experience as well. Specifically, the side that knows how to use graphic design for awesome, instead of for good.
Prizes will be awarded to students who complete a graded, class assignment/project that contains the following subversive Three Eements:
Element Number 1: The number 36, prominently. (rule by Donovan Beery)
Element Number 2: A color pallet that consists only of red and black ink on white paper — classic graphic design colors. (rule by Nate Voss)
Element Number 3: An
adult human male penis. (rule by Chip Kidd) Sadly and upon great personal and profession introspection about the possibility of us getting into trouble for getting you kicked out of your program for the inclusion of said adult human male penis, and the slightly-less-troublesome, slightly-more-heinous replacement suggestion (by another friend of the show) of “dead puppies,” we have opted to amend Element #3 to the most penis-like thing we could find:
Element #3 (Revised): Donovan Beery’s head.