deviantART, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd. What more could you want in one sentence? How about poster contest? That’s right, deviantART is happy to present the Sweeney Todd Poster Contest for the upcoming movie, in theatres December 21st.
Sweeney Todd once again sees the long time duo of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp working together again, with Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and many others in this interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed and award winning musical, Sweeney Todd.
It is the imaginative tale of a man sent to prison for crimes he didn’t commit, who seeks ultimate revenge upon release for the tragic events that befell his wife and daughter while incarcerated. He becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who “shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again.”
It would seem that every contest we run gets just that much harder for us to decide upon a winner, but in the end, winners must appear, so much like Sweeney Todd himself we must sharpen our straight razors and narrow down the field. And after the cutting is done, three were left. Three shining examples of the talent of the deviantART Community!
The Grand Prize Winner
Making sure none survived his icy wrath, *saiaii and picking up the Logitech MX 620 Cordless Laser Mouse with USB Wireless Receiver 910-000240 in the process is this fiery and passionate rendering!
Thank you to all those who participated and provided us
with so many gorgeous pieces of work to peruse!
That said, I want to congratulate the winners. Quickreaver, I saw your entry on Pixelbrush a while ago, but didn't realize DA was holding a contest. And as for the logo issue, yes, DA apparently needs to clarify that for any future contests. Since I'm not a visual artist, but a writer, it will be interesting to see how they handle to legal issues for next time.
I like the winning entries. They look crisp to me, though not "oh mah gawd professionally" I believe it was a point not to pick a professional. You can tell they tried hard and, gasp, I feel like they must have deserved the prize in the eyes of the judges.
That said, congrats to the whiners. DIAF to the sore losers, and suck it up.
These comments have provided me with a big source of amusement, but I hope the winners can ignore the hurtful remarks and see them for what they are-- nothing to think on.
I think all three would look great as posters, but they're attractive art pieces as well.
The internet gives idiots the opportunity to be able to be insulting without much punishment.
The rules DID state we couldn't use the logo in question. They read: "No copyrighted images can be used in any way except for the creative resources linked below." The Logo is indeed a copyrighted image that was definitely not in the group of images given.
And Congratulations to the winners, because truly you did your own thing and maybe that is what "it" is all about