Friday, July 30, 2010

'Burning' poster competition results

Congratulations to cead for his winning entry in the competition to design a poster for the Brooklyn screening of Mogwai's 'Burning' live film.

The other entries can be viewed here:

North American screenings for 'Burning':
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 27 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
Aug 29 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 11 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


seb said...

Competition's brief:

'Artwork should complement Mogwai’s aesthetic and album artwork for this film. This is most easily conveyed through their website (, Facebook ( and in a clip from the film featuring “I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead” ('

The dimensions are wrong (not the one asked in the brief)...

And well done for still spelling the director's name wrong!!!!!!!
Le ScouarnEc with an 'E' and not an 'A'...

I personally find the design interesting but it doesn't complement AT ALL Mogwai’s aesthetic and album artwork.
This competition hasn't been fair and I think that it's not respecting all the designers who worked according to the f* brief.
Also for the organizers,CHECK THE SPELLING before running a competition!!!

katrien said...

Agreed with the first comment - how can they they specify constraints such as size and "artwork should complement Mogwai’s aesthetic and album artwork for this film" and then give the winning design to something completely and utterly different. Something stinks about the whole competition.

I was looking forward to seeing the winning entry, but it's something that contradicts every single rule set. A fucking joke.