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Updated @ 1:16 PM with entries thus far: Malik Report banner comparison/contest extended

FYI: The Malik Report’s banner contest/comparison has officially been extended for at least another week, so those of you who are artistically inclined can crank out banners to your heart’s content, and we’ll get a formal vote upon all submissions rolling over the next week.  The dimensions of said banner are: 490w x 75h in pixels.

The submissions so far:

From Craig Wicks:

From Clark Rasmussen of DetroitHockey.net:

Clark edited by RWBill:

From Jenn “Jenemy of the Skate” Schwab:

From Eric In Phoenix:

From TheFreak:

And for silliness’s sake, from me:

ALSO: Any entries posted in the comments section are up for voting, too, so check them out, please!

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bdos's avatar

I like any of the entries from the freak, but they’re all great! smile

Posted by bdos from Columbus, OH on 09/16/10 at 09:32 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

I had a request to modify the last version, so here it is:

Posted by TheFreak on 09/16/10 at 09:46 PM ET

bdos's avatar

Oh that last one is awesome!

Posted by bdos from Columbus, OH on 09/16/10 at 09:57 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

Thanks bdos.

Posted by TheFreak on 09/16/10 at 10:06 PM ET


Kinda taking everyone else’s idea, and adding it to mine. These are all great. Cant wait for some play-off photoshop action.

Here’s mine with more betterness

Posted by aaron in phoenix from Section 102 on 09/17/10 at 12:19 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

Wow, Aaron, that is considerably more better. Very impressive.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 09/17/10 at 01:13 AM ET

HeilThom's avatar

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 09/17/10 at 11:18 AM ET

HeilThom's avatar

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 09/17/10 at 11:38 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

More banners:

From ZeFreak5:

From Brendan Sang:

From Kyle Watson:

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/17/10 at 12:38 PM ET

Sullyosis's avatar

Jennemy’s middle bandera.  Finito!

Posted by Sullyosis from A hateful lair in Post Apocalyptic US (or Arizona) on 09/17/10 at 02:54 PM ET


I’m a long time reader of Kukla’s and Malik and recognize many of the regular names commenting here. I registered because of this post and want to weigh in.
I am thrilled George is joining the ranks here at KK and that he’s got many fantastic banner designs submitted here so far and would like to offer my take without “ruffling any feathers”.

I see many of the regulars liking Jennemy’s Russian take on the banner. I like it as a design but not the message it conveys. The Wings logo is barely visible but much emphasis on the Russian look. To me it doesn’t say Detroit and if I didn’t know who Malik was, it looks more like Maliks blog would be about something on Russian hockey/culture/politics than Wings. I just think it should say more “Detroit” since that’s been George’s take.

I do like the latest submissions by HeilThom, Brendon Sang and Kyle Watson but my favorite so far is the last one by TheFreak.

Nice work everyone. Really, George is going to have a hard time picking one.

Posted by BONT4_July on 09/17/10 at 03:45 PM ET

moocat's avatar

My quick attempt. Going for the lockerroom nameplate vibe..

Posted by moocat on 09/17/10 at 05:14 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Two more:

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/17/10 at 06:05 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Two more:

Bingo. Bango.

I’ve like almost everything that Jennemy and TheFreak have submitted (and there aren’t any that I really disliked). But whoever did those two should be the winner. Classy. Clean. The Winged Wheel. What more could you want?

So now is when you reveal that you did those yourself in MS Paint, right George? smile

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 09/17/10 at 08:38 PM ET


Kyle Watson’s banner gets my vote - love the Detroit skyline.

Posted by Kristin on 09/18/10 at 12:45 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

Those are from Anders Brandt.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/18/10 at 01:15 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

Four more:

Two from Courtney Fathers…

And from TheFreak:

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/23/10 at 01:20 PM ET

El Gato Pollo Loco!!!'s avatar

I like Clark Rasmussen’s second one the best, but there’s a ton of great banner. Maybe have a rotation?

Posted by El Gato Pollo Loco!!! on 09/23/10 at 04:13 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

The Malik Monitor
All Red Wings, All the time

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 09/23/10 at 07:23 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Like the 2nd of the latest two from the freak, with winged wheel between Malik and Report.

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 09/23/10 at 08:00 PM ET


I like the first one from Jennemy, but the second of the latest two from the Freak is a very close second. Nice work on all of these though!

Posted by TheNorm41 on 10/01/10 at 02:29 AM ET

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