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NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:53 PM »
Hello all artists and designers!

Each year, DonationCoder runs a programming challenge called New Apps for the New Year, or NANY. It's a celebration of programming and encourages coders to provide some new app, tool, utility, game, etc., to the world, free of charge. Anyone who submits an app to NANY is rewarded with a commemorative mug or t-shirt which has a fun design on it. There has always been a standard design, which looks like this:

NANY Standard Design.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
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But there has often been an alternate design to set that NANY's even apart from the others. In addition to seeing all the new apps being released each year, one of my favorite things about NANY is seeing the fun new alternate design each year. As someone who has participated in a few of the past NANY events, I have to admit that having an alternate design I liked has often been a motivator for me to submit something. Sadly, the past couple of years there haven't been alternate designs.  So after seeing mouser express his desire for an alternate design this year, I approached him with the idea of holding some kind of competition to solicit submissions. He agreed, and this is the result.

This design competition aims to make sure we have an alternate design to be offered alongside the traditional design. Some of the details are still being hashed out, but here's what we have so far:

  • We want to find one alternate design for the NANY 2018 mug and t-shirt.
  • The design must include:
    • The words "DonationCoder.com" (without quotes)
    • The words "NANY 2018" (without quotes)
    • Our mascot, Cody (the bird)
  • Artists can submit as many entries as they would like by the deadline (tentatively set for December 1, 2017). These entries can be rough drafts/sketches.
  • We will hold a forum poll, wherein previous NANY coders get to choose the winning design.
  • The winner of the design competition will receive $75, and gives us permission to use the design. (We may require the design to be licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 or similar. Exact license TBD.)
  • If the winning design was just a sketch, the winner must submit a finished design before the end of NANY 2018 (potentially to be used in apps, the website, and of course for the mugs/t-shirts), which is January 1, 2018.
  • We may award $25 as runner-up prizes for other images if they can be used for other website purposes.
  • The father of Cody, nudone, will receive $75 since we have used his images (and the likeness of Cody) for all these years without paying him anything.

The design for the mug must be 1662x600 or larger. We can use the same image for the t-shirt, or a larger, square image. Artists should feel free to make a larger image with the t-shirt in mind which can then have less important parts cropped out to fit the dimensions for the mug.

Some previous designs and other art to give artists ideas:

If you have any questions, comments, submissions, or other feedback, this is the place for it. Please let me know if I left anything out or if I can assist in any way.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 04:31 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 06:35 PM »
Thanks for posting this Deo!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Deo and I talked about this idea for a while and he generously agreed to run with the idea.  Please help us spread the word.


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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 06:44 PM »
Is there any Cody psd, svg? I clicked on a couple of those threads linked but asking here ...

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 06:57 PM »
Here's a model sheet nudone made a while ago:
cody-model-sheet.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 06:59 PM »
And here's an original Adobe Illustrator file for a past NANY mug:
http://www.donationc...club/NanyMug2009.zip

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 07:00 PM »
But note that the new design doesn't have to look exactly like Cody as long as it captures his spirit.
I don't think anyone is ever going to capture him quite the way Nudone did.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 08:41 PM »
Thanks mouser. And yes understood  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 07:11 AM »
I'm looking for image/s that show a bunch of the different designs over the years.
Someone uploaded a picture at some stage of all their mugs over the years -- skwire maybe?

(PS this type of thing not my strength, but am asking someone else if they interested, and want to give them an idea of the other designs used)
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 09:31 AM »
Most of the NANY mugs have used the standard design.
In 2013 we did have this alternate done by a friend of Stephens:
hallymu1600x600.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 10:37 AM »
Thanks mouser, found this one too:

Screenshot - 2017-09-13 , 17_35_53.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 08:33 PM »
I'm looking for image/s that show a bunch of the different designs over the years.
Someone uploaded a picture at some stage of all their mugs over the years -- skwire maybe?

Skwire always goes with the standard design each year, so his impressive collection of mugs will not show off the alternate designs we've had over the years.

I've scoured the forum for all the mug designs from over the years, and here's what I've found:



NANY 2007:
Mug Thread: Cody Mug for NANY Participants
Alternate Design(s): None

NANY 2008:
Mug Thread: It's time for NANY and GOE mug pictures!
Alternate Design(s): None

NANY 2009:
Mug Thread: Post your NANY 2009 Mug/Shirt Pics here..
Alternate Design(s): Pirate Cody or Peg People

NANY 2009 Pirate.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
NANY 2009 Peg People.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

NANY 2010:
Mug Thread: NANY 2010 - POST YOUR MUG PHOTOS HERE
Alternate Design(s): Franken Cody

NANY 2010 Franken Cody.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

NANY 2011:
Mug Thread: NANY MUGs
Alternate Design(s): DoCoTo Defense (Mission Impossible)

NANY 2011 DoCoTo Defense.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

NANY 2012:
Mug Thread: NANY 2012 Mugs, etc. -- All participants please read in
Alternate Design(s): Cody Statue

NANY 2012 Cody Statue.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

NANY 2013:
Mug Thread: None found. But see --> DonationCoder.com NANY 2013 Roundup Summary or also Re: N.A.N.Y. - New Apps for the New Year - 2013 for design images.
Alternate Design(s): Gangsta Cody

NANY 2013 Gangsta.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

NANY 2014:
Mug Thread: NANY 2014: Mug-shots here
Alternate Design(s): None... Kind of. I delayed ordering my mug because I was unhappy that there wasn't an alternate design, so I complained privately to mouser until he found one for me with ninjas.

NANY 2014 Ninja.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

NANY 2015:
Mug Thread: None found. But see NANY 2015 Mugs designs? and NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! for some discussion.
Alternate Design(s): None.

NANY 2016:
Mug Thread: None found. But a couple mug photos (with the standard design) were posted in N.A.N.Y. 2016 Announcement
Alternate Design(s): None.

NANY 2017:
Mug Thread: NANY 2017 post your mug photos here
Alternate Design(s): Contruction or Keyboard Keys

NANY 2017 Construction.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
NANY 2017 Keyboard.jpgNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition



If anyone has any mugs with alternate designs that I didn't list in this thread, please point me to a post with a photo of it, or take a new photo of it and upload it to this thread. :Thmbsup:
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 10:06 PM »
Those are some rare mugs! Nice finds.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 03:15 AM »
I've scoured the forum for all the mug designs from over the years, and here's what I've found:
Wow, deozaan, many thanks for that comprehensive report!
Tom

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 07:52 AM »
Needless to say the winning artist will also receive a mug or shirt with their design to show off to friends and family!

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 11:56 PM »
Regarding sizes, the design for a mug, which is what we normally give out for NANY should be 1662x600 (or anything larger with that aspect ratio).
Ideally a t-shirt design will be square, but we could always use the same 1662x600 image on a shirt.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 01:49 AM »
Thanks. I modified the original post to have more details about the image dimensions. :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 03:11 AM »
I'll add one more thing about the image -- in an ideal world you will use a graphics program with layers so that you could easily update the image for future years (NANY 2020, etc.).

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 03:22 AM »
Less than 2 months to go before deadline!

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 02:58 PM »
The deadline from the first post has passed, but is there another ... "unofficial" deadline?

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2017, 04:29 PM »
The first post said the deadline was tentatively Nov. 1, but seeing as we haven't had any response thus far, we don't really have any choice but to extend it if we want custom mug designs. I'll update the original post to another tentative deadline.

We'd love to have a custom mug design this year, so anyone reading this, please share this thread with any artists you know who may be interested.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2017, 06:10 PM »
(PS this type of thing not my strength, but am asking someone else if they interested, and want to give them an idea of the other designs used)

I didnt have any luck there unfortunately...
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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2017, 09:53 PM »
I also pointed out this thread to a couple of artistic folks I know but they didn't seem interested. :(

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2017, 11:08 AM »
I could probably produce a variant of my 2017 effort (and I grant my artistic skills aren't particularly high) if that's any help. Not, perhaps, particularly inspirational though.

[Afterthought] While the above design wasn't entirely a vector, quite a lot of it was -- so I could probably also regenerate it in a format someone with more graphic skill could modify.
-- bests, Tim

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« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 11:15 AM by oblivion, Reason: afterthought »

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 07:20 PM »
On a possibly related note, I tried running some existing cody images through style-transfer utilizing programs/services (e.g. deepart.io) to get things like:

0300.pngNANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition

A few more examples at:

  http://ewemoa.dcmembers.com/tmp/1.jpg
  http://ewemoa.dcmembers.com/tmp/2.jpg
  http://ewemoa.dcmembers.com/tmp/3.jpg

May be this sort of process might be leveraged toward a design.

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Re: NANY 2018 Mug/T-Shirt Design Competition
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 09:42 PM »
Ewemoa I really like that image (and also the similar 1.jpg)!

Oblivion, go for it!