Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Untitled Summer show 2008: Call for poster designs: Deadline April 30, 2008

Wanna design the poster for the next Untitled show?
Untitled's Summer Show 2008: "Multiple Origami"
Poster Design Contest
April 30, 2008
Kazu in Cummins Sation

Artists bring posters to a meeting and those who attend the meeting vote for the design they like the most.
The chosen poster design will be printed and distributed/hung all over town as well as posted on the internet as the official poster for the show, including the Untitled website, MySpace, or any other promotional website or networking site, in numerous emails, press releases, show invites and wherever else Untitled artists would like to post the image to promote the show. A link will be added to your personal website or portfolio on the Untitled website and in promotional emails.

What to bring:
A printout of your design. It helps to have it printed in the final size but it's not necessary. Just be sure that everyone will be able to see the image and get the idea of how it will be formatted for printing. It also helps to have most or all of the required text and images on the design. If we do not have a location confirmed, just add some text like "COOL VENUE 123 Main Street".

If you can't make the meeting but want to design a poster for consideration, have a friend bring it if possible.


digital, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, etc. The design should leave room for important text & images about the event. The final file will need to be ready for printing. Artists may collaborate as well. If you are an artist with an image but no graphic design skills, you will need to hook up with a designer who can format your image for printing and include the necessary information.

Posters can be full color or not, up to 11"x17”. Please keep in mind that we also print small postcard size fliers. The design will need to be scalable to a postcard size and readable or redesigned with text that is readable.

The important text & images to include:

+ image - the Untitled logo – Prominently displayed, undistorted and at least 3 inches long (download here: )
+ show date - June 13, 2008
+ 6-10 pm
+ free
+ one-night-only art exhibit
+ uncensored art for unlimited audiences
+ Venue name or logo : TBA
Venue address: TBA
Venue Logos:
none at this time

+ (easily legible)
+ image - the Metro Nashville
Arts Commission logo - undistorted and 1-3 inches long (download here: )
This logo is usually at the bottom or side of poster, along with any other sponsors' logos. Try to leave some room for small logos (if we have sponsors confirmed before printing).


You can put these in whatever order, font and configuration you like.

Before printing, the final draft will be approved by PR chair and board members. Untitled reserves the right to request a designer to change the layout of the design or text style to effectively communicate the message of the poster to a viewer.

The final draft will need to be ready a week after it is chosen to be sent with the press release.

Artists are welcome and encouraged to design, print & distribute their own posters or promotional items for the show. Untitled will only pay for printing of the chosen design.


Need some inspiration?

Here is a link to our flickr group for examples of past posters:
Also, check out our past shows section on our website for more poster designs. (under construction)


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