Saturday, April 26, 2008

Young Me Now Me

Young Me — Now Me (YMNM) started as a contest on Color War 2008, a website side-project by Ze Frank and Erik Kastner. Color War is a site devoted to putting on a series of online contests, from rap battles to scavenger hunts to merit-badge making. Although you don't have to be on a team to play on Color War, you have to join one to claim any prizes. And you have to understand Twitter. And the Interwebs.

The rules of YMNM were that users must submit a recent photo of themselves recreating a childhood photo (along with the original for comparison). The photo could not be Photoshopped save for color adjustment. The winners were announced on Tuesday, and so far as I can tell, they won a picture of a trophy on a weird website. Though the contest is over, people can still submit photos just for fun-sies.

Flipping through the gallery is like perusing your extended family's photo album, but way less boring. The whole site is charming. Grade: A for nostalgia.PS: In case you're wondering, yes, I re-sized, re-cropped, and re-framed the pictures because I have OCD.
(From Boing Boing and Buzzfeed)

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