The recently concluded contest to design the Official fan poster for the film Bombay Velvet was an exciting one with the contest drawing in over 90 submissions in just under 10 days. One of the most interesting facets of the contest was that we received submissions not just from artists and fans in India, but also from countries like Iran, Mexico, Peru and more; some of them were even winning entries!
This contest wouldn’t have happened weren’t it for a fantastic group of people. A big thanks to the team at Phantom Films and Fox Star India for making the contest happen. Ranjan Singh of Phantom and Prithwiraj Choudhury of Fox Star India were crucial for the success of this contest and it was a pleasure working with them. It was an honour to have Anurag Kashyap on the jury to help select the winners; a big thank you from the entire Cupick team for taking some time out to review the entries.
As with any competition, there can only be a handful of prizes given out, but in our eyes, everyone is a winner for having spent the time and effort on letting the creative juices flow.
Selecting the winners of the contest wasn’t easy. Apart from the jury, we also factored in votes from the general public who showed their love for various artwork. Without further ado, we’d like to present all the winners below.
Prize: The winning prize is a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch graphic tablet. In addition, the artist will receive a poster and t-shirt of their artwork.
When you look at the poster, you can see the thought that went into creating this piece. Liberal use of colors and the hand-painted vintage feel of classic Bollywood film posters gave this winning entry that extra edge.
Prize: Each runners-up receives an Artists Box worth Rs.3500. This box will contain a hand-picked assortment of art material. In addition, the artist will receive a poster and t-shirt of their artwork.
RJ Artworks (Brothers Rohan and Rahul Jha)
The Jha brothers have established themselves as one of the better graphic artists to work on pop-art. With their entry, the watercolor along with the monochrome effect bring about a rather vintage feel to the poster.
Unlike the first previous two entries, this one stuck to using stock images, but made good use of effects that make it a worthy alternate poster to the film.
Seven Honourable Mentions
Prizes: Artists will get an Official Bombay Velvet Goody bag in addition to a Large poster and t-shirt of their artwork.
Great use of color and photo-manipulation.
The digital redrawing made this piece rather irresistible.
Jorge Carbajal aka Akyanyme
An entry all the way from Mexico! Badass is written all over this.
Minimal. Enough said. An entry from Armenia!
If Bombay Velvet were to be made into a graphic novel, Abhishek Choudhury would be the guy to put it together.
Uttam Kumar Pandey
There is something epic about the texture of this one.
Arushi Kathuria aka Swine Flew
Not compromising on her usual style, she doesn’t hold back on the colors whatsoever. Trippy as hell!
There are tons of other great submissions and we’re happy to see that everyone had good time. If you’d like to take a look at all the 97 submissions, head over to the Bombay Velvet contest page on Cupick.