Tuesday, September 19, 2006

What a Couple of Winners!!!

Congratulations to Don Tate and Paige Keiser!!! They each win an autographed copy of The dePaola Code. Who were they autographed by? Why, by us, of course...and some genius named Tomie dePaola.

WINNING JOKE by Paige:
Three Disco Mermaids walk into a bar with frogs on each of their shoulders. The bartender says, "Where did you get those?" The frogs say, "At the SCBWI National Conference. They were all over the place!"

WHY IT WON:
A cute twist on a classic joke…and clean, too! We received many jokes--some of which were a little inappropriate to publish in this somewhat kid-friendly forum (especially The Aristocrats inspired joke…though we may do some creative editing and publish that one soon!).

WINNING LOGO by Don:
(it's at the top of this post...ya can't miss it!)

WHY IT WON:
We love how the caricatures Don created resemble each of us perfectly. If you look closely, Jay has five chest hairs (how did he know!?), Eve has big, beautiful teeth, and Robin has big…well…let’s just say they’re big! What was evident to us was that Don looked back at the evolution of the Disco Mermaids through the years and incorporated our looks into one image that, in the words of someone who left a comment on his blog, “immortalized the wild and crazy disco mermaid spirit.” Look for his Disco Mermaid logo to appear on t-shirts, coffee mugs, and mousepads across the nation.

Thank you to all who entered our contest! Please check out the other logos that were submitted by clicking through the Disco Designs in the index to the right of this post. They were all beyond our expectations and so different! We plan to give each logo special recognition in an upcoming post.

But as for this post, once again, congratulations and thank you to Don Tate and Paige Keiser. What a couple of winners!!!

- Robin, Jay, and Eve

6 comments:

Don Tate II said...

Thanks guys and gals! Whoo-woo! And dePaola, too.

Nancy said...

Whoo-hoo for the winners! And for me now that I no longer feel pressured to be funny!

Rita said...

This logo is absolutely fantastic!! The Disco Mermaid joie has been captured!!

Disco Mermaids said...

I just looked up the word and, Yes!, Don did capture our joie. So not only did we get an awesome logo, but I just learned a new word, too!

- Jay

Tammi said...

Groovy, baby!

I'm pretty sure I saw Jay busting that move while wearing actual mermaid gear in 2005.

Anonymous said...

Totally perfect. Don, you really nailed it. I love how you did Jay's mouth. Cracks me up everytime I look at it.
-Kristen