Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Strand Totebag Design Contest
The Strand Book Store has partnered with the School of Visual Arts, TOON Books, Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics Books to host a tote bag design contest.
Beginning March 1, 2010, artists from around the world are invited to submit original illustrations featuring the Strand Book Store.
March 1-March 31, 2010
The illustration must represent the Strand Book Store.
The illustration must include the artist's signature, "Strand Book Store NYC" and "strandbooks.com" or a representation of the Strand logo.
Size of Illustration: Artwork must be no larger than 11"w x 10"h.
Line Weight: Use a minimum of a 2 pt. rule.
Halftones: Must be at a 40 line screen or less, with percentages no less than 20% or greater than 60%.
No Trapping: If colors come in contact with each other they CAN NOT overlap.
Typestyles: Should be no smaller than 20 pt. on 15 oz. fabric with a minimum of 2 pt. rule. Do not use reverse type smaller than 22 pt. with a minimum line rule of 3 pt. Avoid serif typefaces! Their detail tends to get lost in the canvas.
Contest is open to all, aged 18 and above. The Contest is void where prohibited.
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor of The New Yorker & Editorial Director of TOON Books
Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize winning comic artist
Steven Heller, co-chair MFA Designer as Author Program, School of Visual Arts
R. Sikoryak, creator of the book, Masterpiece Comics
Adrian Tomine, author of the bestselling book, Shortcomings