Judging Round 1

No major announcements yet. But just so you don't think we are sitting around twiddling our thumbs: the judging of The Black Jacket Mechanical contest is under way! We have already sorted through the first two rounds of eliminations, and have winnowed the selection down from the close-to-a-thousand entries received, to about fifty, and then down to about ten or so. The judges are going to convene again tomorrow to determine a final cut. At some point after that, (and before Monday) there will be a palaver with Vertical Press, then I'll post the winners, along with an in-depth look into the process used by the judges (as a teaser, I will say that our already all-star judging panel was enlarged further to handle the volume of material). (N.B. if you do not see your comp amongst these particular photos, it does not mean that your comp didn't make the final cut. I only snapped these pics during one ten minute period of the judging. So fear not!)




The existing volumes were used as a reference...




As you can see- we cut out the middle and top panels of your palettes, to see how they worked with different pieces of art...








More soon,

-Mendelsund