We have a date!

Good news everybody, Qwertee.com confirmed me that they’ll be printing “1980 Strikes Back” on saturday, July 7th. I’m really excited, because it’s one of my favorite designs. It received a lot of support at Woot and now at Qwertee’s. But the day is finally here. So mark your calendars and make sure you Like the Primitive Tool fan page at Facebook to get a chance of wining at a contest I’m planning for next week. Once again, thanks for all your support, you guys rock!

Available @ Qwertee.com on July 7th

1980 Strikes Once Again

Hey everyone, my design “1980 Strikes Back” is up for voting @Qwertee. Just sign in, comment and vote! It’s very easy and everyone can join in. Let’s make this one happen! It’s already making good numbers.

1980, the awesome year when Pacman was released in Japan and The Empire Strikes Back movie came out.

Story: Blinky asks his new ghost friends to help him against the evil Pac-Man, who already ate 3 of his defenseless buddies. Now the ghosts will Strike Back…

1980 Strikes Back

Oh yes! I’m really excited about this week’s derby, “The year you were born: Redux”. The idea behind this theme is to design something related to the year you as an artist were born. And what do you know, two awesome events happened the year I was born, the game “Pacman” was released and the movie “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” came out. The year was the great 1980. I immediately thought I had some advantage against a lot of the other designer because of the cool things that happened that year. Plus I was one of the few that was allowed to design something related to Star Wars, and actually be on theme.

I started with a completely different design, but then I came up with this new idea which is more powerful as a concept. The idea behind my design is that Blinky asks his new ghost friends to help him against the evil Pac-Man, who already ate 3 of his defenseless buddies. Now the ghosts will Strike Back… His three new friends happen to be ghost forms of Darth Vader, a SnowTrooper and Boba Fett.

Update (02/21/12): This makes me sad, my design was rejected this late in the derby. I don’t have a computer home, so I rely on the computer I have at work (hope that’ll change soon). This means I cannot revisit a design during the weekends and it will be too late if I resubmit it tomorrow. Ohh well, till Thursday again.

1980 Strikes Back

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