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What comes to mind when you hear the name Pablo Picasso? That’s right, it’s time to break it down, Cubism-style! For the first time ever, we are hosting a Messenger Bag Design Challenge! We want you to create an original design for the flap of the bag in the style of Cubism.

For this challenge, we are defining Cubism as an art style in which instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from multiple viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often, the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. The background and object planes interpenetrate one another to create a shallow ambiguous space.

Your design should appear on the flap of the bag (below the zipper), using only four colors. The templates provided come in black or grey so please do not change the color of the bag. Remember that the color of the bag can be used in your design without counting as one of the 4 colors you use!

With the Cubism Messenger Bag Design Challenge, we hope to see some exciting new images and perhaps some new deviants who haven’t participated in a Design Challenge yet. Give it a shot and get cubed!

:bulletgreen: Participation is easy!
  • You come up with potential designs for our deviantART Messenger Bags.
  • Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
  • Judges choose 2 designs from the highest-voted submissions.
  • Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on Messenger Bags for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images in the style of Cubism. For more inspiration on this deviantART Design Challenge, check out the Cubism asset pack!

The templates:
 

:bulletgreen: Update!


Unfortunately there has been some confusion in regards to the design templates for the Cubism Design Challenge. Many entries have shown a different image for the top and bottom views of the template; however, the idea is to have only one unique image per entry. The top image of the template is a view of the full messenger bag. The bottom is a close up of just the flap where the design will be printed. If your current design entry has multiple images please adjust it to only have one. Any entries that show a different design on both template images will be removed from the design challenge category.

You may submit your entry with a design on the top image, the bottom image, or both but it must be the same image.

If you have multiple designs you may submit each as separate entries. Just note that only one of your Entries may be chosen as a Semi-Finalist or Finalist.

Please read the rules listed in the article for further guidance.

Thank you.


:bulletgreen: Prizes, prizes, prizes!

Two winners will be selected! Each winner receives $1,500 cash and 10 Messenger Bags with his or her winning design! Plus, each of the winning designs will be sold in the deviantART Shop. You could find your Cubism design printed on someone’s bag out in the world someday.

:bulletgreen: Not a designer?

You can vote, too! Just like the last Design Challenge, you still have a chance to make an impact and determine the future of deviantART’s designs without being a designer by voting. All throughout the Design Challenge, keep an eye on the Cubism Category.

If you see a design that would make a great Messenger Bag, click “I Want This” on the deviation to cast your vote for the entry. View the entries right now!

:bulletgreen: Worried about cheaters?

Don’t worry. When the contest is over, deviantART will review the source of all entry data (including but not limited to username and IP data) for suspicious activity and remove fraudulent votes. Also, just because a design has the most votes doesn’t mean it automatically wins. Some designs are disqualified for not following the rules. The 100 qualifying designs receiving the most votes will move to the final judging round, where our panel of experts will pick two winners.

:eager: Don’t delay!

Hurry! The deadline for entries is June 12, 2012, and voting ends on June 17, 2012. Submit your designs and cast your votes now!

Click here to get started! And be sure to read the Official Terms for all the technical details.

Let those Cubism ideas jump out of your head and onto a Messenger Bag! :la:





What comes to mind when you hear the name Pablo Picasso? That’s right, it’s time to break it down, Cubism-style! For the first time ever, we are hosting a Messenger Bag Design Challenge! We want you to create an original design for the flap of the bag in the style of Cubism.
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:iconmasdedi666:
masdedi666 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dancing Pumkin head 4 Dancing Pumkin head 2 Dancing Pumkin head 3 Dancing Pumkin head Dancing Pumkin head 5 
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Seavannah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For anyone that needs to check it out here is the link [link] for the finalist for the cubism contest.

They say to watch them over and over. I have always but somehow there are no messages in my messages from them and if it is being sent by journal well I get hundreds of those a day, sure it got lost in all that.

They used to send it to the announcements as they do when they first advertise the contest but it doesn't seem like they do that anymore. Wish they did.

But well they are not even answering questions leaving it up to us and then not answering the questions of those that have helped so many freely. I still don't mind helping you all out for sure when I can, as well as some others whom have done so out of the kindness of their hearts will probably continue to do so, but I won't be doing it for them. Really sucks because some of the questions I have heard others ask and they won't answer them so I can tell anyone that asks.

I am kind of bummed out about this, if you can tell or even care, and I am always one to stick my neck out for them ohh well they are too busy I guess.

Also not very happy with some of the results of this contest. Not mad at anyone or anything but well some of them used way more then even 7 colors, one has a broken link entirely and not in that person's gallery at all anymore, and some have really small lines that are way smaller than 2pts apart but oh well. Was always the one to say how this was fair but they proved me wrong and some that followed the rules didn't make it. Not happy at all. Still won't give up though no matter what I never have.

Well congrats to all those that did make it in to the finals though. Good luck in winning.
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know what you mean, but let me tell you this,
if you have an important question, just use the ticket/contact system to send a message to DA.
There's even an option to tag it for challenge related questions.
I did recently and got an answer withing a few days.
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:iconpotaeda:
Potaeda Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student
Also on you're comment about what made it into the gallery; I have to agree, and say I was displeased as well since a good portion of them aren't actually using cubism design elements, just geometric form.
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:iconpotaeda:
Potaeda Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student
thank you for the link.
I even ended up on the list and never got a notice.
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:iconslickbrush:
Slickbrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, it's taken almost a month to judge? Isn't it their job to do this? Why is it taking so long? It's just annoying the community, as-per-usual, deviantART's staff is slacking.
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:iconseavannah:
Seavannah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go here [link]
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:iconpotaeda:
Potaeda Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student
Are they done yet?
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:iconseavannah:
Seavannah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here it is [link]
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:iconpotaeda:
Potaeda Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student
:D
Thank you, cause-
MY GOSH I MADE IT.
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:iconchelseamay:
chelseaMay Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Keen for the results, watching my message center for deviantARTGear updates :squee:
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:iconseavannah:
Seavannah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's here [link]
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:iconchelseamay:
chelseaMay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconcjk4christ:
cjk4christ Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Why is it taking so long to hear who the top 100 are?
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:iconseavannah:
Seavannah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] here is the link if you haven't seen it yet
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:iconcjk4christ:
cjk4christ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconathenastorm:
AthenaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It takes weeks for them to examine every entry they will let us know when the top 100 are listed and then they will go through those and make a decision and inform us of winners. It takes time and there are only three admins on this.
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:iconnoonachan:
NoOnAcHaN Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
WHO WON PLEASE TELL US ><"
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:icondeviantartgear:
deviantARTGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Please add deviantwear.deviantart.com to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconnoonachan:
NoOnAcHaN Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
done :)
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Where are the results?
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:iconigorposternak:
IgorPosternak Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'mon guys tell us who in that 100 please
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:icondeviantartgear:
deviantARTGear Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Please add deviantwear.deviantart.com to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconjoleneblessing:
joleneblessing Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
first and last challenge for me.
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:iconjfaranal19:
jfaranal19 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student
how can we know if we are in the top 100 or not?? and when will the winners be announced??
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MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Please add deviantwear.deviantart.com to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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dixiedoodles Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artist
When will the 100 finalist be announced?
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freakyphil1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~cjk4christ 1 day ago
When will the 100 finalists be announced?

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Clint J. Keffer
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~Shockowaffel 21 hours ago Professional General Artist
Most are already sorted out, although it doesnt seem to be enough for 100, just like I expected.

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Check out my Gallery,...do it...you know you want it.
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~cjk4christ 21 hours ago
Do you know when they will announce the 100 or however many qualifies?

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Clint J. Keffer
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~Shockowaffel 19 hours ago Professional General Artist
Just look at the entry folder. It's just 2 pages of entries left.

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Check out my Gallery,...do it...you know you want it.
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:iconcjk4christ:
cjk4christ Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
When will the 100 finalists be announced?
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Please add deviantwear.deviantart.com to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Most are already sorted out, although it doesnt seem to be enough for 100, just like I expected.
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:iconcjk4christ:
cjk4christ Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Do you know when they will announce the 100 or however many qualifies?
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just look at the entry folder. It's just 2 pages of entries left.
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:iconathenastorm:
AthenaStorm Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How does one locate that? no matter how many things I click on I end up back to the entries that look like only the first 2-3 pages have been gone through and the rest untouched with many pages...
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, okay there are more left, I'm sorry,
but there are definetely entries beeing sorted out already.
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
wow, all my cubism designs disappeared from the entries...something is odd here.
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Nevermind back to normal...lol my bad
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
My vote count disappeared..bummed
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Nevermind back to normal...lol my bad
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:icondumitrufurculita:
DumitruFurculita Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
as ussually on deviant,contests turn into utter shit
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:icondrauphner:
Drauphner Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are they going to show the top 100 now or after they announce the winner? I don't really know if this contest is over yet or not???
:hmm:
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Please add deviantwear.deviantart.com to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:icondrauphner:
Drauphner Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much that really helps!!! :wave:
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
If the winners have been chosen, as always, youll be able to click on any of the entries and hit the "show winners" button.
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Drauphner Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Roxyrn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really was a fun contest. Though, I'm hoping that Devart will be strict on the rules. Honestly, it's a joke (to put it in a nice way) that submissions that do not fit within the colour-rule or aren't cubistic at all, get more than 200+ votes.

And once again I see the popular deviants with countless votes. Perhaps they should expand this system towards other social networks if they are really that lenient on the voting system?
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ForeverTeaTime Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it irritated me too to see that there were but a few entries that actually sticked with the 'guidelines' of the contest and looked like the deviant put some effort in it.
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Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
While we're at it: They should skip the voting completely, leave it to a qualified jury and (this one is important) limit the amounts of entries !
I've seen guys spamming the contest with dozens of bags from which maybe one was following the rules or looked nice.
It's really a joke how disregardng people are towards the rules.

You get entries that go over the zipper, show two different pics on the template, have more than 4 colors, are a fanart or just old stuff and have nothing to do with cubism....and than you read comments from the artist like:
"At least I've tried"
...No! I gave a shit about the contest rules, you didnt try at all !

I know I'm sounding mean here, just letting off some steam. >:<
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:iconroxyrn:
Roxyrn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries, I totally get whatcha mean. Sometimes blowing off steam is needed.
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:iconshockowaffel:
Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
That one line should have been:

...No! you gave a shit about the contest rules, you didnt try at all !
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