I was asked to help make a flyer to announce a Youth Dance at Church. I'm Mormon, as are many of the people i work with (all my Bosses included), and often i get to mix Religion and Work. So one morning several weeks ago one of them asked me for some help putting together a flier. The parameters: Star Wars theme, the Catchphrase was "May the dance be with you." and it needed to be designed for B/W printing (It would be emailed out, and printed locally for distribution). Oh, and it needed to be Quarter-Sheet.
Easy enough I thought. Wait, When is it due by? 3pm? Not a problem! So, instead of making 1 design, i made 8. I figured that the extra designed would add a few things to the dance. 1)The dance was different, i mean, look at the flyers, 8 versions? And that seing the multiple flyers would help the kids remember to go (I know i forgot to go to a few dances that i wanted to go to) and 2, That this one was worth coming to because it was going to be better than others. Here are the 2 quarter sheet
To make a long story short: I'm a huge Nerd, and i got pretty into the idea of a star wars dance. I thought that having prizes (for star wars trivia, or any game we might do at the dance) would be cool. I ended up making/bring 4 kinds of prizes with the $85 budget they gave me to work with.
The easiest one was Cubeecraft starwars characters. These are paper cutouts that fold into characters drawn on the paper (you print thme and cut) = brought 89 different characters
I had the idea to bring something that was feminine, so i designed Deathstar Earrings. I forgot to get a picture of them (and we actually forgot completely about them at the dance aswell) but they were still cool = 8 pair
I designed 2 toys, using slide-together construction from really cheap insulating foam. We hung them abover the dancefloor, and then gave them ut as prizes at the end of the dance = 3 - X-Wings and 7 - TieFighters
The last thing i brought was a 4ft x 8ft STAR WARS sign i designed. I used a 3d model of the Deathstar, and of the Millenium Falcon i got from Good Sketchup's 3D Warehouse.
The kids really enjoyed the dance. We had a great time, and the props were a really big success.
So, to all those Star Wars fans out there: "May the Force be with you!"