Woot Contest 233: What Would Don Do?

by Jason Toon

The new season of a certain cable-TV drama set in an ad agency in the early '60s is underway. And aside from making us crave Pall Malls and gimlets, it's making us wonder what the likes of Sterling Cooper would've done with some of the junk we sell. The dynamic illustrations, the cool layouts, the verbal wit, the casual sexism - your challenge this week:

Show us an ad for a past or current Woot product, as created by the ad men on Mad Men.

You can create your own entirely new ad or alter an existing one, but you will get points for starting from scratch.

Post your entry here by 11:59 AM (central) on Monday, August 31, 2009. Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 550px. If you need a place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com. We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use. And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.