Cook Off Poster, Typography, and Ideation Help


I want to do something to give back to my hometown, so i've come up with an idea for a pasty cook off. This would be an interface to strengthen and further bond Marquette, Michigan. Through pasties I hope to strengthen, facilitate and connect the community, as well as stimulate the local businesses.

The National Pasty Cookoff
2010 Marquette, Michigan

I want to make a website and a poster series to begin the promotional process.

I am breaking a few "type rules" using too many typefaces, but I want this to have a retro/vintage feel.
Any feedback about typography or ideation for the event itself would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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etahchen's picture

i think cookoff should be bigger

riccard0's picture

I would try to make the rosette more 3D.

aluminum's picture

UP Pasties! Haven't those in years.

I like where these are going. I agree with both etahchen and riccard0...the 'cook off' seems subdued compared to the rest of the poster. I think it needs to be emphasized more.

animal's picture

Thanks for the feedback.

I've tried what you guys are saying..
I could even go into Cinema 4D for the rosette.. If you think it would be necessary.

What do you think?

I couldn't get them to upload to this post, so I've just added the images to the original post.

riccard0's picture

With "more 3D" I meant mainly in order to link it more with the 3D effect of the PASTY shadowed text.

bemerx25's picture

Sweet! Love the UP! Maybe use numerals for the year as opposed to writing it out. That is if the year is supposed to be somewhat useful to know/read. Other then that (and yes, make Pasty Cook-off more pronounced) I like the feel of these.

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