Raiders Fan Photo Contest: A Success

Last week we (Artistic Hub) launched a Fan Photo Contest for the OAKLAND RAIDERS. We know the Raiders have fanatical fans and we were excited to allow them to post their own photos and vote on their favorites. They have truly shown their support for the team because the traffic and submissions have been through the roof! GO RAIDER FANS!

Do you know someone that’s a part of the Raider Nation? Tell them about the contest.


1. Submit a photo of you in all of your Raider glory.

2. Vote! The winner is based on public votes, so tweet, post and promote.

3. WIN – new winners announced every Wednesday so get started…
The team offers great prizes including a game football signed by Shane Lechler, tickets to the games and RAIDERS Gear. New Prizes every week. Check it out!


The first 24 hours: 180 Photos Submitted / 100,000 votes

Today – Day 11:  915 Photos Submitted / 555,000 Votes

Fan Engagement… it works! Go Team Hub!

OH, also check out this interesting post from Patrick Dillon about Why Most Contests Don’t Work.

Masks by Shin Murayama

These masks from Shin Murayama are right up my alley. A little bit disturbing, beautifully made & accompanied with a touch of sadness. You can purchase them through I Don’t Like Mondays and 50% of proceeds go to Designers Against Aids. I love love love the “The Beast Within” and “Sock Eater.” Which one is your favorite?

Shin2(via Design Milk)

Tracy Chapman – LIVE MUSIC does a body good


I went to the Tracy Chapman concert at Humphrey’s By the Bay in SD last night. The venue is awesome, with fold-out chairs gathered on grass, the bay on one side and the stars above. Ten feet away from the audience is the harbor with sailboats where people gather to get a glimpse of the concert. The sun sets with the girls and I enjoying a drink and listening to Tracy belt out her lyrics with such ease. She seemed so casual, like it was effortless. After the show I couldn’t play any other music or TV show because I didn’t want to taint my ears, and I fell into the deepest sleep I’ve had in a while.  Live music does  a body good.

You have to check out her new CD (even though I’m partial to the oldies) and her new website which is interactive and fun. It starts as a white coloring book and it let’s you choose your color and paint the scene. Each web page offers a new scene to color and is a metaphor for her new CD “Bright New Future.” Let’s all see what impact we can make on the world.