1st Annual Art of the Year Contest

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sunsetbrew
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:52 pm

Today starts Expresso Beans' 1st Annual Art of The Year contest. Please take the time to vote for your favorite print! As with everything EB does, it is an completely fair contest.

How to Vote
1. Vote Here
2. On each page pick the best print on that page.
3. The best print will be moved to the next page for further comparison.
4. Once all pages have been completed, the last selected print is the vote.

Contest Length
1. Started at 1AM on 1/1
2. Will last at least 7 full days

Winner Selection
1. The print with the most votes by members wins.
2. Ties are possible.

Candidate Selection
A print was automatically qualified if:
1. It was nominated for the weekly EB Art Awards at least once during 2006.
2. It was made in 2006.

Winner Benefits
1. Extended front page exposure
2. A sexy trophy
3. Bragging rights
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Chris
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:25 pm

That was fun. It will be interesting to see the results.
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:31 pm

Very cool. 1/1/7 already.....
Will we be able to see all the numbers?
Personally I like to know the top 20 or so, to see how close everything was. Just thinkin'....

Thanks for doing the poll. :)
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sunsetbrew
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:33 pm

There will be a permanent record of the full results. But probably not the number of votes each. :)
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:35 pm

I had a hanging chad.





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Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:52 pm

anyone care to share what they voted for? Or is there even any reason too, I am sure everyone is voting for EMEK's amazing Nick Cave poster!!!
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:55 pm

I don't know what happened in the restructuring of this, but in the test I had my pick on the 1st or 2nd page and kept it the rest of the way. This time out, I think I went thru 5 or 6 prints in the course of the selection process. Liked it a lot, although I'm a bit curious about a 2nd, 3rd, etc. place finish as well.
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:02 pm

pjtaper wrote:anyone care to share what they voted for? Or is there even any reason too, I am sure everyone is voting for EMEK's amazing Nick Cave poster!!!
That's what happened to me :lol:
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:30 pm

I had to stay with the emeks ween print! love the cave print too...
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:53 pm

Can I view the selections after voting or must I wait until voting is over? There are several posters and artists (most) I am unfamiliar with and I would like another look.
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sunsetbrew
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Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:55 pm

Unfortunately, there is no way for you do this until the voting is over.
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Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:53 am

pjtaper wrote:anyone care to share what they voted for? Or is there even any reason too, I am sure everyone is voting for EMEK's amazing Nick Cave poster!!!
I didn't see any Emek's that grabbed my eye enough to vote for 'em. I will reveal that I picked Everett's cuttlefish, then it was ousted by Hosman's Dylan St Louis poster, but in the end (just like in the test balloting), Alex Grey got my vote for St Albert (Hofmann).
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Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:48 am

ONE FLAW THAT I SEE. Example: Rob Jones' 2006 NYE Racs prints will only have a chance for nomination in 2007. Since they were created in 2006 they will be disqualified from next years contest. A crime to see those slip through the cracks.

Horkeys DRDC print made it to the last page for me, then DD's "please dont worry" stole the vote.
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Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:11 am

I had Emek all the way, but crazily enough, had to choose Long Quiet Life 06 McCarthy - 1st as the print of the year. It appeals to so many people that I've shown it to, and the fact that it's glow-in-the-dark is a bonus. I dunno. I think there are posters that are better illustrated with more detail, but McCarthy got my vote.

Twas a good year for many artists, though I'd say this had to be one of Emek's record years for bad ass poster after bad ass poster.
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Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:51 am

despite all the fine emek work he wasn't in the running for my vote. i went with hampton's sid print.
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