Reality Cues, the firm that brought you the Le Cor(nudie)r Competition, is back with a new collage challenge: create provocative architectural images that make us shout, “OMG!!!!!!!!!”
The competition is based around eight provided images whose architectural content entrants are asked to redefine or even insert new architecture of their own. According to the brief, “Within the culture of reposting, reblogging, and retweeting is the opportunity to modify and subvert prevailing tendencies. Combine this with the ease with which anyone can alter images to create virtual worlds, and you are left with an increasingly fuzzy area between the so-called virtual and real.” Judging by the examples, The Architecture of OMG has more to do the absurd manipulation of images and architecture than with the representation of buildings. Fuzzy indeed.
The jury will be comprised of Juergen Mayer H. of J. Mayer H. Architecture, Shelly Johnson of Graffiti Lab, Kelsey Keith of Dwell Magazine, Kelsey Camplbell Dollaghan of Fast Company, Sammy Medina of Architizer, and Chris Barley the Future Predictor. The top collages will take home some very unique prizes. Please email your submissions to the Reality Cues Librarian in JPEG or GIF formats, maintain the pixel and resolution of the original. Include a title and your name to be posted along with the image on Reality Cues and Graffiti Lab. All submission are due by May 31st, 2012. Need some inspiration? See some more of Reality Cues’ examples below.
Via Luis Pina Lopes