Magic: The Designinging – A Contest

Earlier tonight I sent my buddy Frank Chimero an IM that simply said,

“Idea: Make a deck of Magic: The Gathering cards based around current and classic designers.”

His response:

“i’m tapping 7 mana to summon josef muller brockmann

And with that we decided to create a contest where you, the reader, should design a Magic: The Gathering card for your favorite artist/designer/architect. Frank and I are both nerds and played magic when we were younger, so this is our tribute to this fine sport.
Here’s the gist:

– They can be dead or alive.
– Their Mana needs to be their country of origin or where they currently reside, the choice is yours. As you can see Josef is Swiss powered. You design what you think is rad.
– You must create original artwork for this. I made that whole damn card, except for Mr. Brockmann’s portrait which was done by Frank, in like 3 hours, so no whining.
– Make it funny. This is a stupid contest, so be creative and have fun!
– All designs should be 8″ wide at 72 DPI so it fits in the blog nicely.

The deadline for this little contest is Saturday, March 20th at Midnight PST. Frank and I will be judging these Sunday and then announce the winners on Monday. The winner will receive some Frank Chimero posters or maybe some of the weird crap he’s been buying lately like this pipe smoking viking. No matter what we promise it’ll be cool shit.

Please send all entries to with the title Magic: The Designinging. Failure to do so may get you kicked out of the contest and all that jazz.

Happy designing and if you have any questions just leave them in the comments.

Bobby + Frank

P.S. We have no affiliation with Wizards of the Coast. Please don’t sue us.

13 Comments Magic: The Designinging – A Contest

  1. Gideon March 15, 2010 at 3:26 AM

    I don’t think you’ll ever know how much I love you for this.

  2. Bobby March 15, 2010 at 3:29 AM

    @Gideon – The only way I’ll know is if you show me… in Magic card form.

  3. aidan March 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    Best. Contest.

  4. pedro freenandes March 15, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    JESUS F***** CHRIST!!!! I’m on it!

  5. matt March 15, 2010 at 6:42 AM

    they did away with mana burn.

  6. Jordie March 15, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Fantastical!! I never would have imagined you were a Magic fan. Bwahaha. Now it’s just about choosing someone.

  7. Kenn March 15, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Crazyyy!!! my secret shame/ curiosity from h.s. without the compromise of my coolness.

  8. lewis March 15, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    You have just jumped the shark.

  9. Rodrigo March 15, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Can I use a person who wasn’t considered a designer but made great efforts to design?

  10. Justin van Zyl March 16, 2010 at 3:26 AM

    this may just be the best contest ever. i will try get EVERYONE i know on it.

  11. Gideon March 17, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    @Bobby – If I get a chance I’ll be glad to.

  12. T March 22, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Wasn’t able to enter this contest, but still waiting anxiously for the verdict, and to see what people did with it. I hope you got a ton of submissions!

  13. Rose December 18, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Ok, so this has prompted my first ever comment because I simply love the idea so very very much. Curse me finding it half a year late!

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