It’s often the simplest idea that yields the best results. Arseny Vesnin, founder of the Designcollector – one of the best-respected web resource dedicated to design –knows it full well: three months ago his brainchild passed its ten-year milestone and, Vesnin thought, what better way to pause and marvel at a great achievement then to invite a bunch of graphic designers to take over the anniversary issue of the Designcollector’s print cousin, DCMAG magazine, and make a contest out of it? The celebratory DCMAG Issue#3 was supposed to feature all of the contest’s future participants and the first four were to be awarded some seriously cool prizes. Simple idea, and yet what a creative fiesta it turned out to be!
It’s no secret that every once in a while things just pop into our head for no apparent reason. Sometimes people in art departments wait precisely for that – for a word, for a sign, for some kind of jolt of energy to push them in the right direction. After all, any creative knows what “The Block” means, and that the block may be unblocked anytime by something absolutely unexpected and highly unusual.