Brochure/Poster/Hat II, Electric Boogaloo
My name is… never mind what my name is. I am a spy. Or, I might be. There is certainly a certain probability that I am, anyway. What I am spying on and who I am spying for is irrelevant, for I have infiltrated the Chicago Skeptics and MADE THEM A NEW POPE.
MUA HA HA HA HA, my plan to promote the Ministry of Silly Hats was a resounding success!
And so was Chicago’s third* and LARGEST EVAR Skepticamp, held just this past weekend. And not only did I make new posters, that folded into programs, that folded into hats, I made TWO OF ‘EM.
The requisite pirate hat was relatively simple, as I could use last year’s template. Aside from from having to cram in a LOT of VERY DESCRIPTIVE talk descriptions (dang wordy skeptics!), I tidied up a few things, tightened up some kerning, changed the date, added the location, and boom, HAT.
But was that enough? NO. I mean, why wouldn’t I want to be origami-ing a new hat-program at midnight two days before an event?
First, PROTOTYPES. (With my supervisor.)
Then, scribble-dy layout.
MAH MAD SKILLZ, YO
I test things out…
They are now posters! And programs! Live at Skepticamp!
I even got up on stage and did another demonstration of how to fold a paper pirate hat. (Yaaarrr, Cap’n Cuddles! Yer crew be ready!) The crown took a bit more work, though, so I did demos for those in small groups. However, I was so busy actually Skepticamp-ing that I didn’t get any photos of all the people wearing the hats. THIS IS TRAGIC! SKEPTICAMPERS UNITE!
…got any pics for me? Share ’em with our viewers at home!
*counting Skepchicamp in 2010.
These hats were fun! I’ve got one sitting on my desk at home. Also, wooooo Skepticamp Chicago!
I think this is our third brochure/poster/hat design, which would make it, what, “Brochure/Poster/Hat III: The Last Hatstand”? “Brochure/Poster/Hat III: Revenge of the Hat”?
Ooo, crumbs! I forgot about your printer’s hat! The crown looks like that one, but with points. I think I prefer Revenge of the Hat, the Last Hatstand implies no more hattiness!
Either way, the next one will need to be “Brochure/Poster/Hat IV: A New Hat”. 😀
I knew with 43% probability that you were a spy!