Design A Coaster For

Dr. Dog

Project Brief


December 15, 2014 11:59 P.M. PST

Cash Award

$500.00 USD


A Dr. Dog prize pack and two tickets to a show on the upcoming tour.

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Coaster Specs

Your round coaster MUST be 4 inches wide x 4 inches tall at 300 dpi. Use of the supplied template is optional. 

Your file must meet the the following requirements: At least 300 dpi resolution; RGB or CMYK. Flatten all .TIFFs and trace fonts for .EPS files; An 1/16 in. bleed is recommended on all packaging files. Remember to keep all text and important information/artwork at least 1/16 in. inside the trim line. 

  • Min Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Size: 4 inches wide x 4 inches tall
  • Max File Size: 60mb
  • File Formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS

Download the coaster template HERE

Design a beverage coaster inspired by Dr. Dog and their upcoming Flamingo Hotel Tour. One winner will receive $500, two tickets to a show on the upcoming tour, and a few coasters featuring the winning design. Plus, the winning design will be printed on a limited edition run of coasters to be given away at dates along the tour.  

Dr. Dog has just announced the first leg of their upcoming Flamingo Hotel Tour. See all the dates and purchase tickets here.

Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines

To help commemorate and kick off what is sure to be an amazing run of shows across the US, Dr. Dog is asking you to design a one of a kind and uniquely awesome beverage coaster. If you aren't familiar with Dr. Dog, we highly suggest first checking out the band's music and vibes here.

While keeping the band's style and music in mind, we're looking for coaster designs that embody the name of the upcoming tour: Flamingo Hotel. Think outside the box and design something based on what this theme means to you.

HINT: Make sure to check out this inspiration board that Dr. Dog put together with "The Flamingo Hotel" in mind.


The dates of the tour are located on the More Info page. Feel free to pick a date from the tour to help inspire your artwork but this is not required. Most important is that your design is unique and different!

IMPORTANT: Please pay attention to the technical specs for this project. Your design must be limited to 4 colors. The coaster should be a circle measuring 4 inches in diameter. We are recommending that you leave a 1/16" bleed for printing. There is a template available in the Support Files for use. 

Good luck!

Things You Need To Include

  • Required text: "Dr. Dog" and "Flamingo Hotel Tour" and "2015"
  • The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design.
  • All submissions must be original art/illustrations.
  • Your design must only use 4 colors.

Things You Should Avoid

  • Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
  • DO NOT use stock images or clip art.
  • Absolutely NO photos.
  • Avoid the obvious (dogs, doctors, dogs dressed up as doctors, etc).

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