April 2, 2009

Design contest!


So I’ve been pondering doing a decal or graphic that would advertise the fact that I build my bikes with solar power (as in, panels on the roof kind of solar, and yes, I run all my tools and welding equipment off of them). There’s just one problem – I’m the world’s worst graphic designer (not to mention that my 10 year old computer isn’t so hot in the graphics-software department).

So that’s where you come in. I’m making this a contest – design me a graphic that tells the bike owner (and all her friends) that this sucker was built (very indirectly) with the fusion energy of the sun. Email me your idea (it’s gotta be an image, not just a description) and I’ll post them on the blog. Enter as many times as you want!

Entries should be relevant to Waltworks bikes, solar power, and anything about me (bagels? science fiction?) you can come up with. Funny and friendly are good, skulls and lightning bolts and general Wagnerian imagery not so much.

If your idea wins you’ll get a sweet 20% off ANY Waltworks frame/fork. If there are good runner-up designs, I’ll give out some consolation prizes of 10% off. Prizes are transferable, too, so if you win and you don’t need/want a frame, you can sell your discount on the open market (I’ll even help you do it) or give it to a friend.

Only other rule is that all entries become property of Waltworks once submitted. I won’t use anything but the winning entry, but I don’t want anyone getting all angry at me years from now for swiping their cool graphics idea.