The Visible Oscar.
Tomorrow marks the conclusion of the 38th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival. Every year the Fest ends with “The ‘Thon,” a 24-hour Science Fiction Movie Marathon that runs from Noon on Sunday to Noon on Monday, and is currently held up the street from me at the lovely Somerville Theater. This will be my 5th (!) marathon, which sounds impressive until you realize that many of the event’s attendees have been doing this every damn year since the mid-70’s.
In 2010 and 2011 I did the logo design for the festival’s merchandise and whatnot, seen above. In the cold light of 2013 there’s a number of things in these designs I’d adjust or fix, but whatever, right?
Listen: if you’re in the area and are nuts enough to attempt this, tickets are still available and you should definitely go. It is a grueling test of will and fortitude, plus also a ton of fun.
Etched in black-on-gold acrylic plastic. I’ve only got one for right now!
Here, watch it get made:
There are still a couple of these left.
ALTERNATIVE HISTORY: the Bipedal Drive-In RoboCinema™ was a wild success until one evening - 20 minutes into a double-feature - it malfunctioned, began marching, and flattened its automobile-bound audience.