In 2009, Future of Web Design held a competition for the design of the holding slide that would be used at the conference in London that year. I was a big fan of Carsonified at the time, and I loved the design work that Mike Kus was doing for them. So I decided to play with a few options based on that visual style.
I submitted two entries to the competition, and one of them won the first prize! I had the pleasure of attending the conference for free that year in New York, which was awesome.