elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth. Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post. In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Graphic Design Contest - Sponsored by Sir Reel Films & Trinity Comics

Deadline: Only 1 day left!

Update: I've decided to up the ante a little bit by adding $50.00 in cash, and free advertising, to the winner of the prize package, in hopes that it will increase the number of entries.

I've also created a flickr account to host all the banners that have been submitted to the contest. To view them click here

I'm proud to announce that Sir Reel Films and Trinity Comics are sponsoring a graphic design contest for Digital Meltd0wn. I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve this blog, and I've decided that it's time to replace the plain text header with a well designed banner. Since my graphic design skills are sub-par, I am leaving it up to the professionals to come up with the new look for Digital Meltd0wn. What I need is one banner for the Digital Meltd0wn music blog, and one small button. Sir Reel Films and Trinity Comics are offering a very generous prize package to one lucky winner. The winner of the contest will recieve the following:

The Prize Package

1 Signed Copy of The Wraith Movie on DVD
1 Signed Copy of The Wraith #0
1 Signed Copy of The Wraith #1
1 Signed 8x10 Glossy The Wraith Movie Poster
1 Certificate of Authenticity
Free Advertisement on both DM Blogs
Music Blogs Stats - Blogroll Stats
$50.00 (US Dollars)

All signed material will be signed by Actor David Cooper and Director Stephen J. Semones. The two comic issues will be signed by the comic creator Frank Dirscherl.

Contest Rules

1. Design a banner and button using the existing color scheme for the Digital Meltd0wn music blog.

2. The banner does not need to be a specific height or width, but it should be no wider than the existing header on the Digital Meltd0wn blog. The button needs to be 15 pixels in height and 80 pixels in length. The button can read either 'Digital Meltd0wn' or simply 'DM'. Both images need to be in either JPG or GIF format. It is not necessary, but if you would like to include PSD files, I would be very greatful.

3. The deadline for all entries will be December 31, 2007. Please include all files in a .zip or .rar archive and e-mail them to to dmcontest@hotmail.com Please be sure to include an e-mail address that I can reach you at should your entry win so that I can contact you about where to mail the prize package.

One winner will be chosen by myself, and once the winner is declared, all prizes will be shipped promptly to the winner by Director Stephen Semones of Sir Reel Films. If you have any questions please e-mail me at dmcontest@hotmail.com and I will respond as quickly as possible. Let your imagination run wild and may the best gfx artist win! I would like to thank Sir Reel Films and Trinity Comics for helping to make this contest possible and for offering up such great prizes to the winner. Please visit their websites and help to promote two great independent companies.

Sir Reel Films - http://www.sirreelfilms.net/
Sir Reel Films Blog - http://sirreelfilms.blogspot.com
Trinity Comics/The Wraith - http://www.the-wraith.com


Frank Dirscherl said...

Glad to be a part of this contest. I hope it triggers big interest in everyone's endeavours :)

vrs1943 said...

Ok! Please add too my link http://rockandroll.blogspot.com/
Rock Links Mp3

Zer0_II said...

At the present time there still haven't been any entries to the contest. I hope to see some entries to the contest soon so it will not have been in vain.

Zer0_II said...

vrs1943: I'll check out your blog as soon as I get a chance and add a link to the blogroll if it qualifies.

Anonymous said...

ooo I like it! i 'm a grafic designer and I'm like your contest!! its cool// so..lets work!

Hippy dj kit-dj fanis said...

Very nice blog.Thanks for your comments.Keep going!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment. I'll definitely be submitting something!

CDAD said...

Hi Zero_ii, it´s a honor for me to be invited for this contest!!!! Thank you so much. I´m in!!!! Hugs from Brazil.

Anonymous said...

excellent blog. i'll try to send an entry your way in the next week or so.

TheUniversal said...

Thanks for the invitation to participate! Hope you get lots of entries...I sent mine this morning.

PS Perkins

Frank Dirscherl said...

Good luck everyone! :)

Jason said...

Great blog roll. I added your link.

Zer0_II said...

We're up to 9 entries now, and they're looking great. Please keep them coming.

Frank Dirscherl said...

Awesome! Keep it up, guys, the prize package is a fantastic one, let me assure you of that!! :)

Anonymous said...

hi Zero_II how have you been long time I must say....
nice blog make me think of DM
good music choice btw

greetz raysun

greetings from Holland

Anonymous said...

Hey, is the dealine really December 31st ? This post says you're already December 30 !!! I hope I still have one week to be part of this contest. See you soon.

Frank Dirscherl said...

Yep, you're fine. But hurry, you wouldn't want to miss out on the chance for such a great amount of prizes :)

Zer0_II said...

Radiolux: Yes, you still have till Dec. 31st I had to set the post date to Dec. 30th so it would stay visible. Otherwise every time I posted a new album it would get bumped down.

Raysun: Hey Jeff.. It's good to see you again. I've been thinking about starting another DM forum. However, this time I wouldn't be able to pay for hosting. I still have all the backup settings and posts from the old DM forum.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, from what you have posted on flickr, I'd say entries 1, 2, 6 and 9 are the ones to watch for. 6 has a very nice clean and simple look going for it; 2 is similar, but more ordinary and less minimalist in approach. 1 is playful as is 9, where 1 probably works better because of a better overall balance in the image / less empty space and a better match between font type and imagery... bah, just rambling. Hope you got lots more submissions, and curious to see which one you're going to choose. Rock on.

Frank Dirscherl said...

Remember, everyone, if you wish to preview some of the fantastic prizes on offer, you only need to click on The Wraith's Lair website to see what The Wraith character is all about.

Hope everyone here had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you'll have an even better New Year :)

Anonymous said...

hi mike :)
very happy to hear you want to start up another DM we could talk about the hosting though I am game....this weekend I will be in Amsterdam maybe we can meet after this weekend...
happy new year b.t.w. all the best in this new year...
peace raysun

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Anonymous said...

Wow! Besides web development,im a graphic designer as well and I'd love to be a part of your gig! :P

Nice work on the banner by the way.