No other profession demands the kind of brutal physical punishment that is routine in the universal symbol modeling trade. For decades now, these unassuming, featureless figures have been crossing our roads, and designating our restrooms, and falling into our trash compactors, and summoning angry voltage monsters from our electrical wires. They've borne the cloddish brunt of our stupidest consumer mistakes without a word of complaint. And we think they deserve more. Your challenge:
Create a universal-symbol graphic warning about something you shouldn't do with today's Targus AC/DC laptop power adapter.
Let us caution you to, as always, keep things PG-13. If you'd be embarrassed for your mom to see you posting something, don't. Otherwise, put those rounded little bastards through the wringer. It's all in the name of safety.
Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, July 8, 2007.
Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for
winning: our panel of geniuses can and will make stuff up as it goes
along. Use Photoshop, pen and ink, collage, MSPaint, scrimshaw carving,
tattoos, ice sculpture, 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 450px. 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.
Past money winners:
If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email
your selections (with links to each individual post) to Jason Toon at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon CDT on Monday, July 9.