The blipshift.com Lime Rock Park “crowd-sourced” t-shirt design contest: We have a winner!
There were almost 90 entries, some amazing artwork – you guys made it really hard for the judges – and a lot of great ideas. We just think it’s so cool that a Lime Rock fan has designed a shirt that the whole world can buy.
First Place: "Since 1957," by Simon Paul (above)
Here’s Simon’s creative inspiration: “When you're here, you're trying to squeeze out every last drop of talent you've got. Like Paul Newman used to say, "When life gives you limes, make the apex." Or something like that. We may have misheard him. He was going pretty fast and we were sitting up on the hill...”
About the Artist, Simon Paul
Simon Paul is a user-interface designer and photography hobbyist. He has a background in industrial design and has had a passion for drawing since he was three years old. Simon is actively engaged in the design community and frequents local IDSA and IxDA events. He’s obsessed with always improving the user experience through research and user feedback. When he’s not designing websites, Simon is wrenching on cars or taking photos at local autocross events.
As the grand prize winner, he earned a Skip Barber One-Day Racing School. Congratulations, Simon.
The blipshift people originally intended to recognize two runners-up, each of whom would earn a $500 Gift Certificate to the Skip Barber Racing School. But Skip Barber and Sam Posey, the final judges, lobbied us hard to provide one more Racing School prize than was originally announced – hey, Skip’s the Boss and Sam’s the Legend – so we didn’t say “no.”
Here are all three runners-up...
Second Place: "State of Speed Seal," by Joe Clark
Replace the outline of Connecticut with the LRP track map, add the word “Fast” in front of “Transportation,” and you’ve got our second place finisher.
Third Place: "National Treasure," by Benjamin Duell
We’re going to re-work the graphic a bit; the concept is great...
Fourth Place: "Lime Rock Park as the Track," by Andrew Barca
Anybody remember the made-for-TV pop rock band The Monkees? Or the cover of the Beatles “Rubber Soul” album? That's what we were reminded of when this design hit the scene, man. It's groovy...
“Thanks!” to everyone who submitted designs to Blipshift’s Lime Rock tee shirt contest.
Hint: Keep an eye on Lime Rock’s online merchandise store. Just sayin'...