Because the contest information mentioned vintage posters and a love of creative type, my first move was to check out FontSquirrel and look at their retro font collection. An art deco styled font took my fancy and from there I began some sketches.
Although I knew the sort of feel I wanted for the titles, I couldn't picture exact art deco elements I could include. Google Image Search to the rescue!
One of my inspirations was the middle one of these Art Deco style wallpapers:
|Source: Sample Board Online in Australia via Google Images|
Are you working on something for a competition? Where do you like to go for inspiration? I often find it will start with a font for me!
Art decoratively yours,