Post by Christmas Chief on Apr 1, 2021 13:12:25 GMT -5
Inspired by You Look Lost 's excellent research of Award Shows past, I will be posting a collection of 667 Award Show banners concurrent with this weekend's ceremony.
Some of this collecting will require outside participation, as there are large gaps in years when banners were only PMd and never posted. But many of these senders and recipients are still active, so I have high hopes for recovering at least a few.
Elle 's banners this year used dynamic text placement, Helquist imagery, and plenty of white space to easily focus the eye on the awards and the winners.
Tiago James Squalor 's banners incorporated his trademark gradient text and unique background images. His spooky font choices for this year's banners feel especially fitting for the Most Unfortunate (now Best Volunteer) and Most Notorious awards.
blakegriplingph makes his banner debut this year just a few months after joining the forum in January. His banner features Liam Aiken and the vintage wallpaper background he would use in later projects, such as Daniel Handler's birthday gift.
MyKindEditor 's banner makes clever use of the TRR cover image and the wallpaper background that would see regular use in banners the following year.
Finally, we have Sixteen 's contributions: you can always spot a Sixteen banner by its gradients. His use of coloring to unify image composites is a theme in his work, and we see it here in his banners for Best New Member and Most Valued Poster.
It is not clear whether banners for Most Improved, Best Pairing, or Most Consistent were ever made. There was a call for artists that went unanswered in the threads, but perhaps work took place behind the scenes in PM form.
I made a lot of banners this year - I think Emma might have asked me to fill in gaps at the end. I drew direction from the previous year’s banners, which you can see in the background choices, text fillings, and use of Helquist art.
Bryan’s banner features a unique ray pattern and fitting use of Helquist’s Carmelita illustration from TAA:
There were two Funniest Member banners made this year: the first by blakegriplingph and the other by its winner, BSam. blakegriplingph’s banner uses a bold sans serif font - the only in this award show to do so - and an overlay that puts this banner ahead of its time. BSam’s banner makes use of a lesser-known photo of Handler in action to great effect.
Consistent in csc’s banners this year are a creative variety of borders. We also see combinations of Helquist art (including art from The Complete Wreck), images from 667, and images from the wider world web.
Dr. Stein’s banner uses inversion to create an eerie, spectral effect. Presumably, this was inspired by the worm-creature in TBL, also featured in the bottom center of the banner.