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Gallifrey 2008 postcard update: Actors allowed
by Chaz Boston Baden (hazelchaz)
at October 29th, 2007 (01:20 pm)

current location: Santa Ana CA
current mood: chipper
current song: The opening credits theme as the Tardis whirls through hyperspace

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We just got permission (as of 2007-10-29) to use Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, and Daphne Ashbrook on our postcards. You can do a collage of photos, or you can draw any of them. My apologies for this coming so late on top of the deadline!

Who wants to design a postcard for Gallifrey One's Nineteenth Sympony: Opus 2008? The prize is a pound of See's Chocolates, or half a kilo of Cadbury Roses (or other Cadbury). Full rules available on www.postcardartinfo.

We're going to cram an entire progress report onto one side of a little postcard. What should we put on the other side? We've got full color printing capability. Bleed, even -- you can have color and stuff going right up to the edge.

(Pacific time) 12:01 am 01 November.
(British time) 8:01 am 01 November.

Dimensions at 300 dpi: 1350x1725 or 1725x1350 pixels. Display thumbnail size, if you post your designs, should be 270x345 or 345x270 pixels (i.e., 60 dpi).

Design your art to be 4.5"x5.75" at 300 dpi, and allow for at least 1/8" along the edges where you won't have any text or anything vital to the design. It'll be 4.25"x5.5" once it's trimmed. So, don't have any text or logos within 40 pixels of the edge (1/8") and we should have no trouble trimming it.

You can e-mail the high-resolution version to gallifrey at postcardart dot info, or just publish a link to it on your server. (Post the link here or send me e-mail.)

You could have a photo of Canary Wharf in flames and a big banner that says "Greetings from Torchwood!" like a standard tourist photo postcard. You could pretend you're designing a color cover for the convention program book and make a photo montage with lots of dark blue swirls in it. Make it look like a still from the opening credits sequence with the Tardis flying through hyperspace... Whatever. It should probably have the official full name of the convention on it somewhere, although that's not actually required

Prize for the one we use will be a 1-lb. box of See's chocolates, or 500g of Cadbury Roses (or other Cadbury chocolate), or something else or you're allergic/dieting. If you've used someone else's art in your composition, get their permission -- you'll be splitting the prize with them.

It doesn't matter if you're in USA or UK or somewhere else, all are welcome to participate in this contest. We'll ship you your chocolates wherever you are.

If you would like to be put on our mailing list, send me a PM, or send e-mail to gallifrey at postcardart dot info. Your info will be kept on a computer in California, and will only be used to send you Gallifrey One postcards.