David Vander Laan got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
Create the art for a Carcassonne-like, vista-inspired board game
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Games & Recreational
I've designed a fun tabletop game that will appeal both to families and to serious gamers, something in the Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne neighborhood.
What's your vision?
I am looking for art for a tabletop game. It’s called 10,000 over Iowa, and it’s inspired by what you see when you look out an airplane window at a patchwork landscape of fields. The aesthetic emphasis is not on agriculture so much as the beauty of the vista. You can see some visual ideas at https://www.pinterest.com/playsyrtis/10000-over-iowa-inspiration/ and images of some very homemade versions of the game in the attachments. 10,000 over Iowa is a tile-laying game in which players build a landscape of fields. There is no board—the main components are 1” x 1” and 2” x 2” tiles. Since these are the heart of the game, their visual appeal is important to the gameplay experience. I am open to suggestion about the artistic style. When the contest is done, I will be looking for box art next, so a 1-to-1 follow-up project is a possibility. In each of five colors, I’d like art for: five 2” x 2” field tiles with center-pivot irrigation circles one 2” x 2” field tiles containing buildings one 2” x 2” field tiles containing silos five 1” x 1” field tiles with center-pivot irrigation circles one 1” x 1” field tiles containing buildings one 1” x 1” field tiles containing silos For effective play, the five colors and three types (irrigation, building, and silo fields) should be distinguishable at a glance. But some visual texture would be welcome. The irrigation circles I definitely want to keep, but I’m open to suggestion about what the other two types are. I would prefer some aesthetic variation within each type. (See examples in the attached rules and photos.) File requirements: The anticipated producer writes, “Make sure each file has each graphic element separated so we can cut and paste as required. You can leave a 1/8 gutter around all pieces to ensure full color registration.” I’d like PDFs of at least 300 dpi; if you can provide Corel Draw files in addition, that would be helpful.
Let me know if any additional information would be helpful to you.
US$299 Bronze package
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It all began with a design brief.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Really enjoyed working with Max. Picked his design because it was the most unique and edgy one. He was also very responsive along the process and a great communicator.
Looking forward to work with him again!
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