Finding contests of all types is very easy when searching the web. Not surprisingly, I found one in which images of vintage backgrounds can be used for advertising purposes. In this particular online contest, graphic artists are asked to showcase their marketing strategies. The challenge is to design an advertisement using one of two options.
The first is to take vintage products and present them in a modern way. The second option, as stated in the contest rules, is for a modern product to be showcased in a vintage light. Some of the entries using the later guidelines featured such products as Tivo, Ninetendo Wii and SEGWAY. (You can see the latter featured above. Please follow the link to the contest site to view other entries.)
In earlier posts I have discussed those who design myspace vintage layouts. Could they have a distinct advantage in winning a competition such as this given their familiarity with the use of just that type of background?
Someone recently asked me why vintage myspace layouts are so popular. They thought it particularly interesting since many who do a search for vintage backgrounds don’t really know what the term “vintage” means. There are several good answers to those questions about why someone would want a vintage myspace layout.
That’s where designers of a great vintage background come in. Many myspace vintage layouts, for instance, have been created using the beautiful background patterns in old material. Most vintage fabrics are no longer manufactured. In summary, perhaps it could be said that a person downloading a vintage layout is one who wants their own piece of history. Below are some examples.
My favorite web sites are those that feature vintage backgrounds. I’ve recently found a great site for downloading vintage myspace layouts. A friend turned me on to Cleanupmyspace.com. Now I love to go to that site once a week to download a different myspace vintage layout. Below I’m posting some examples of the vintage backgrounds you can find there. I don’t know where they come up with such incredible layout ideas. All I know is they have great creative ideas.