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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Face It Contest Says "No Coal!"

Architecture 2030 selects winners of graphic design contest. Students use face/body paint to send a clear message: "No Coal!"

If you could only use a single still image, your own face or body as a canvas, and body paint as your medium, how would you communicate the powerful message: "No Coal!"?

That was the challenge laid out by Metropolis magazine, USGBC, American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), and Architecture 2030 in their "Face It" graphic design contest, part of Architecture 2030's ReVERBerate project, launched on January 30th-31st (along with Focus the Nation).

The entries, from students across the nation, were varied and creative. Many were frankly stark and disturbing! Check out the submissions here.

And without further ado, here are the winners in the three categories: face, black-and-white, and body:

Check below the fold for the grand prize winner and some good runners up (my picks, may take a while to load given the number of images)...

Some other good submissions...

My favorite runner up (particularly relevant given upcoming Fossil Fools Day):

Some other good ones.

I think this one broke the rules, but it's pretty good...

Here's to some patriotism...

And finally...

Face It also involved a video contest. Check out submissions here. Voting has closed and winners will be announced soon by Architecture 2030 and the Face It partners.

This one has my vote for impact...

And this one for humor!

[A hat tip to Edward Mazria at Gristmill]

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