Behind the scenes at The Monster Mash

It may seem that we at Computer Arts shamelessly bang on about self-promotion, but if you're really serious about a career in visual design there's no point in being modest. Nowadays, with the world and his wife registering a .com for their business, sewing circle or pet goldfish, just having a website isn't enough. So, to ensure they get noticed, designers are increasingly looking for ever more inventive solutions to showcase their work.

The Monster Mash: A Tournament and Exhibition of Monsters was the brainchild of Peskimo (also known as Jodie Davis and David Partington), a design agency that creates an eccentric array of illustrations and cartoons, as well as toys of its characters. The duo's exhibition had a simple but intriguing premise: artists were invited to design their own monsters for inclusion in a presentation to be held in Bristol, where visitors to the gallery would be given the chance to vote for their favourite in a series of heats, leading to an overall winner.

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