I do want passersby to be let in on the joke. Maybe it should have a caption like "Hallo-Thanks-Christma-Hanu-Kwanz-Year!" or something stupid like that. The design should be entertaining, cynical and funny. Here is my initial concept sketch.
Do you think you can do it? Here are the rules:
2. For 2009 I'll take anything I can get, subsequent years I'll pick winners each year on November 1st or so.
3. Winners will have their work used on this website, possibly published in a book, and distributed to people for free. The goal is to get the design out to as many people as possible so that people will make these and put them in their yard.
4. In return you will get a fairly crappy prize, something worth maybe about $40-$50 but nothing you want. The prizes come from leftovers and free crap that suppliers send to PriveCo Inc.
, my company. Usually it is funny stuff.
The 2009 Winner for the best unified holiday decoration is Craig Horky. Craig must be some kind of design wizard, because he completely busted out a great design. For his trouble Mr. Horky received a check for $100 and a box full or sex toys and other crap that PriveCo had used for product photos.
Now that Mr. Craig Horky (design genius) has received his prize, this design now belongs to the public domain. You are free to use it to create your own yard decoration, placemat, invitation, whatever you want. Craig and I give you this design as a present, a sort of holiday gift.
If you want to design a crazy holiday decoration that unifies all of the holidays, please send it in. I am giving crap (and possibly money too) away to support this project.