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Photographer
Brian Diaz
Posts: 61,700
Danbury, Connecticut, US


We have a winner! The judges sorted through hundreds of submissions, got into many arguments, and got into even more arguments.

In the end, however, the contest boiled down to two favorites.

Based on the criteria of “creativity, originality, aesthetic appeal, continuity with current site banner, and clarity”, the judges picked this banner as the winner.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/images/Modelmayhem_head.jpg
MichaelO is the photographer/digital artist, and Mosh is the model. Congrats, MichaelO and Mosh! Together they win 5 years of free VIP membership.

Running a close second was this entry by digital artist Matthew Lane and model Yelena21. (Image by photographer KARELEA) Together they win 1 year of free VIP membership.

http://daydreamcreative.com/mm/banner1.jpg

Many thanks to all who participated and offered their visions as to what Model Mayhem will look like. We’re excited about the change.
May 07 12 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DOUGLASFOTOS
Posts: 7,630
Los Angeles, California, US


Sorry Brian..I opened up a thread...about this...

I do bitch and moan a lot even about the ever old Banner..But I do Like this one..well done..by all. IT is perfect.
May 07 12 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Philipe
Posts: 5,144
Pomona, California, US


I like the old one much better.
This new one looks like Instagram photo.
May 07 12 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
daephotography
Posts: 7
Sacramento, California, US


Wow, looks a lot like the old one. Except the model took off her sunglasses and put on some headphones.

Great job to MichaelO on your image treatment! Was my favorite too. Aside from mine, of course.

Great job to MM staff on sticking to your guns about the font. It may be the fugliest font ever created but it has become the trademark style that we have grown to love.
May 07 12 11:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Layla Charme
Posts: 3
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US


Oh, Miss Mosh... so wonderful! smile
May 07 12 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Model
KATHY JEAN
Posts: 5,511
Pekin, Illinois, US


Congrats.
May 07 12 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Wardrobe Stylist
Cherie Pickett
Posts: 1
Miami Beach, Florida, US


Philipe wrote:
I like the old one much better.
This new one looks like Instagram photo.

......it makes it look like it's a DJ page i feel as though it doesn't go with Model Mayhem

May 07 12 11:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
joven_photo
Posts: 213
Los Angeles, California, US


Got no complaints about this. So much to love about Mosh.
May 07 12 11:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DANACOLE
Posts: 10,153
Oslo, Oslo, Norway


hmmm...well...its darker smile

looks to much like the old one for me to really have a different opinion on it....

If you all wanted the same look with just a darker color and different llama, then mission accomplished.
May 07 12 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Model
PA55ION
Posts: 1
Orlando, Florida, US


Nice!!!
May 07 12 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Kozmina
Posts: 6,531
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


I'm in agreement with others,it looks just like the old one but the model(Mosh did great)is wearing headphones(not sure how that relates to MM).

With the vast amount of entries,I saw many others that IMO would've been a nice change from the old banner.Why stay so similar when this a site for,mostly,the art community? *shrugs*

Sidenote-the image itself is really cool,job well done by all involved smile
May 07 12 11:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Philipe
Posts: 5,144
Pomona, California, US


Cherie Pickett wrote:
......it makes it look like it's a DJ page i feel as though it doesn't go with Model Mayhem

Your right it does..
I think it should be a model posing or modeling.
This looks like club flyer..

May 07 12 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rev Arielle
Posts: 208
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


DanaColePix wrote:
hmmm...well...its darker smile

looks to much like the old one for me to really have a different opinion on it....

If you all wanted the same look with just a darker color and different model, then mission accomplished.

The model isn't different. Mosh was the model in the other banner as well.

Much love.

May 07 12 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Model
0SarahMae0
Posts: 2
Kent, Ohio, US


I think it looks very nice. Yes, it does look a lot like the old one, but it does look significantly better in the area of quality. The site owners know what they want, no point in arguing that, if it wasn't for them we wouldn't have this site or all of these opportunities smile Besides, it's just a banner.
May 07 12 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
aliasalbrecht
Posts: 48
Buffalo, New York, US


I agree, don't get this as a banner for a modeling site.
May 07 12 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TRC Photography
Posts: 611
East Brunswick, New Jersey, US


Wait... someone at MM got into an argument??  NOooooooo.
May 07 12 11:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lifestyle_Images
Posts: 3,951
Bradenton, Florida, US


DanaColePix wrote:
hmmm...well...its darker smile

looks to much like the old one for me to really have a different opinion on it....

If you all wanted the same look with just a darker color and different model, then mission accomplished.

I agree, lots of time and effort when the choice was likely already made.

May 07 12 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BeautybyGod
Posts: 3,003
Los Angeles, California, US


kinda Halloweenish looking...
May 07 12 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Blooddance
Posts: 4
Saint Robert, Missouri, US


Grats to the winners and great pick! Nice fresh look and both look amazing and font much better. =p
May 07 12 11:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
William Kious
Posts: 8,830
Delphos, Ohio, US


1. It's 90% the same as the old one.

2. It has absolutely nothing to do with the content of Model Mayhem (well, aside from the fact that it started life as a photograph and features a chick.)

3. Is MM selling headphones now?

Hell, the old one was more "fashion" than this!
May 07 12 11:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lifestyle_Images
Posts: 3,951
Bradenton, Florida, US


Kozmina wrote:
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With the vast amount of entries,I saw many others that IMO would've been a nice change from the old banner.Why stay so similar when this a site for,mostly,the art community? *shrugs*snip

Why stay so similar?  Clearly the folks who run MM have no interest in changing much of anything.  Banner, SOP, documentation, etc.  This "contest" was an interesting exercise in public relations.  Make the masses feel like they are somehow involved in the future of the site, then do what the crew wanted all along.  Cross the t's, dot the i's so that the contest is "legitimate" then pick MM banner v 1.000001 instead of v 2.0

May 07 12 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
William Kious
Posts: 8,830
Delphos, Ohio, US


Blooddance wrote:
Grats to the winners and great pick! Nice fresh look and both look amazing and font much better. =p

Uhhhh... the font is the same.

They're not going to change the font because it's being used on merchandise. I've always wondered if the website owners ever  got permission to use the font for this purpose... LOL!

May 07 12 11:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Designit - Edward Olson
Posts: 1,613
Eureka, California, US


Why is she wearing headphones? Is MM becoming a music website?
Why is she pawing at her face? Is she tripping on acid?

Hate it.
May 07 12 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KC King
Posts: 848
Brea, California, US


I thought there was a clear winner that just needed the font fixed and neither of these are it. 

I like Mosh, she's great, so congrats to her.
May 07 12 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,436
Newark, New Jersey, US


Kozmina wrote:
I'm in agreement with others,it looks just like the old one but the model(Mosh did great)is wearing headphones(not sure how that relates to MM).

With the vast amount of entries,I saw many others that IMO would've been a nice change from the old banner.Why stay so similar when this a site for,mostly,the art community? *shrugs*

Sidenote-the image itself is really cool,job well done by all involved smile

+ 1

May 07 12 12:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Darkness Overcomes Me
Posts: 1,077
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Awesome... I'm glad one of my favorite artists (Michael O) won!  That kid has talent!
May 07 12 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brian Diaz
Posts: 61,700
Danbury, Connecticut, US


Rev  Arielle wrote:

The model isn't different. Mosh was the model in the other banner as well.

Much love.

No, Mosh was not featured in the previous banner. Her name is Laurel, and I don't believe she ever had a Model Mayhem account.

May 07 12 12:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mbertacchi
Posts: 2
Naperville, Illinois, US


Meh.
May 07 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K A M A
Posts: 1,160
Miami, Florida, US


It's a pretty shot, but more like a re-envisioning of the one we all know. Should have gone with something totally different, like the runner-up, rather than yet another blonde on a couch photo.
May 07 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Frances Jewel
Posts: 9,149
Dayton, Ohio, US


Completely boring. Of all the things that could of been done with a new banner......I am disappoint.
May 07 12 12:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Fifi
Posts: 58,112
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


So, we go through all of that and pretty much end up with the same thing.


Gotta love MM.


lol
May 07 12 12:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Briscoe
Posts: 11
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


I like the photographer and model a lot but . . .

I thought it said original and creative?

This is the same banner except she is wearing headphones, didn't the brief say "Bye bye couch?"     

Eh, hello . . . couch!

I feel sorry now for all those people who entered and probably spent hours coming up with something more original.
May 07 12 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Reflected
Posts: 16,036
New York, New York, US


So many excellent choices.  A shame they were overlooked.
May 07 12 12:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Reflected
Posts: 16,036
New York, New York, US


Brian Diaz wrote:
We’re excited about the change.

Other than for holidays and other special occasions, are there any plans to rotate the banner more frequently?

May 07 12 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lifestyle_Images
Posts: 3,951
Bradenton, Florida, US


David Briscoe  wrote:
I like the photographer and model a lot but . . .

I thought it said original and creative?

This is the same banner except she is wearing headphones, didn't the brief say "Bye bye couch?"     

Eh, hello . . . couch!

I feel sorry now for all those people who entered and probably spent hours coming up with something more original.

Let's be fair, it said Bye Bye GREEN couch.  This couch is blueish gray.  TOTALLY original !

May 07 12 12:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stacy Leigh
Posts: 3,062
New York, New York, US


love it!!! Mosh is so pretty too!


smile
Stacy Leigh
May 07 12 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dikki
Posts: 35
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Come on MM, you guys can do better than this!

What's up with the couch and the model positioning on the right side of the banner anyways. Some kind of Chinese Feng Shui?

Sorry, a bit disappointed. It doesn't do anything for me. Looking forward for next year.
May 07 12 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T A L A N
Posts: 28
BUSHKILL, Pennsylvania, US


Nice headphones. Beats by MM.
May 07 12 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
An Italian
Posts: 96
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Beats by Modelmayhem..I like that idea. Congrats to Mosh and her photog but this literally looks just like the previous image minus the sunglasses and green background. Was the criteria for selection having a similar look as the previous banner?
May 07 12 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brian Diaz
Posts: 61,700
Danbury, Connecticut, US


Reflected wrote:

Other than for holidays and other special occasions, are there any plans to rotate the banner more frequently?

No, there are no such plans.

May 07 12 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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