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1HDC 08.06 - Back to School Bag! Discussion Forum

Posted: August 20th, 2008, 1:30 pm
by jon_winebrenner
THEME:
Back to School Bag!

DOORS OPEN:
Wednesday August 20, 2008
12 PM PST (7 PM GMT)

DOORS CLOSE:
Monday, Sept 1, 2008
9 PM PST (4 AM GMT)

BRIEF:
It's back-to-school time...back to lugging books, art supplies, sports gear, and kegs around campus. Core77 is firing up this month's 1HDC just in time for the daily grind of school. We want to see what kind of over-the-shoulder carrying mechanism you can come up with. Knapsack? Shoulder bag? Book bag? Messenger bag? Hybrid? You tell us! We've enlisted the talents of the Timbuk2 design team to guest judge this month's gig. So pull that Rocko Ruler and Prismacolors out of your ratty backpack and take an hour to put your work up in front of the Timbuk2 crew and all your peers for the chance at this month's bragging rights and a sweet custom Timbuk2 bag!

CRITERIA:
Judging will be based on quality of presentation, strength of concept. (You need to execute your design in only 1 hour--on an honor system.)

PRIZE:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be featured in the Core77 October Newsletter, on the Core77 Blog, and bragging rights. 1st prize will receive a Custom Timbuk2 bag, with custom fabrics and trim!

Jury:
Winners will be selected by the Timbuk2 Crew and Core77 Admin. From Timuk2: Bopanna Ulliyada, Senior Designer; Chris Chung, Head Developer; and Ryan Henbest, Marketing. Community discussion is encouraged to help ensure that the best designs win.

Posted: August 21st, 2008, 12:26 am
by subtraction
Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but this is my firs time...does the conceptualization of the design have to be completed within the alloted hour or is the hour only for drawing/digitizing/presenting?

Posted: August 21st, 2008, 8:14 am
by bennybtl
As far as I have seen this addressed in the past, the clock starts when pen hits paper. You're free to ponder and think before-hand (in the car, in the shower, whatever).

Posted: August 21st, 2008, 11:17 am
by Sain
Sweet, seems like a fun challenge

Posted: August 21st, 2008, 11:21 am
by jon_winebrenner
bennybtl wrote:As far as I have seen this addressed in the past, the clock starts when pen hits paper. You're free to ponder and think before-hand (in the car, in the shower, whatever).
Correct.

Posted: August 21st, 2008, 4:20 pm
by jon_winebrenner
I want to expand on this a bit:

1HDC is completely honor system. That said, we want the focus of the competition to be on the creation of content, not the clerical work involved in uploading, scanning, etc.

Here's a quick laundry list of what should and should not be counted towards your 1 Hours:

Clock ticks for:
sketching
CAD
Pshop
model making
rendering
doodling
noodling
anything that involves the CREATION of your presentation and content.

What you can stop the clock for:
Scanning
Photocopying
uploading of content to Core77, etc.

Hope this clears things up.

Posted: August 24th, 2008, 10:40 am
by jon_winebrenner
Nice work so far!

DesignUgly....setps in with a first post to Core77 and steps up the sketching skills a few notches!

Posted: August 25th, 2008, 11:44 am
by yo
Some really nice stuff.

I'm really liking DesignUgly's as well as Mike Serafin's

Posted: August 25th, 2008, 11:21 pm
by shields1554
strange leg pack. it's like cargo shorts for every pair of pants you own.

Posted: August 26th, 2008, 6:55 am
by Sketchme
I quite like the modpac although i think they allready exist, i know all my sports bags have wheels in them.

Not a new idea

Posted: August 26th, 2008, 10:04 am
by frdiby
When I came up with my leg pack, I thought my submission was a new idea, but further research proved not, of course. For evidence that a leg pack is feasible, you'll find some by googling "Grabit Pack".(cooler than a fanny pack :) )

Posted: August 26th, 2008, 11:51 am
by Mr-914
My early vote is for Shields1554. Rock on!

Posted: August 27th, 2008, 8:50 am
by mikeserafin
the belt bag by peoples is pretty interesting. I like the fresh approach and the presentation of the concept is simple but kick ass

Posted: August 27th, 2008, 9:57 am
by shields1554
mikeserafin wrote:the belt bag by peoples is pretty interesting. I like the fresh approach and the presentation of the concept is simple but kick ass
Not trying to put it down, but it looks dangerous and impractical. Any load over a few pounds would be stressful and debilitating. The single anchor point means every step would be a beatdown from behind by the swinging mass. And no girl I know wants to have anything anything ANYTHING near their head that might make their hair look less cute. It's a different approach yeah but it doesn't appear to have been terribly thought out.

EDIT: Sorry! I was thinking about the head-pack too much and I was talking about it instead of the belt bag which I think is extremely clever.

Posted: August 27th, 2008, 10:36 am
by purplepeopledesign
It's irony folks. A long time ago, kids attended one-room schools and used belts to tie up their bags.

:)ensen.