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Album Cover Specs
- Your file should be 12" x 12" and have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi
- Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS
- .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened
- .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
- RGB colorspace only
- Max file size is 60mb
Design an album cover for The Posies and their upcoming release Solid States. One winner will receive $500 USD and a special Posies prize pack.
Indie rock band, The Posies, are set to release their 8th full length album, entitled Solid States, in spring of 2016.
Listen to The Posies new single 'Squirrel Vs Snake' here!
Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines
For themes and inspiration for your submissions, the band has provided the following note:
We are making our 8th album, which for us represents major changes in our lives from the recovery of the loss of our drummer, Darius Minwalla, who passed away last year, to major musical reinventions of our sound and style. The album Solid States encapsulates an irony. In fact, we acknowledge that nothing is solid; everything is fluid, exploding, falling apart, recombining and that is the true nature of life. As much as we try and hold on to things, they change. And getting comfortable with this concept is the source of a lot of anxiety for most people (including us).
Our ideas for the cover concept are that it's very scientific (solid being one of the states of matter). We envision a little bit of the above mentioned anxiety coming thru in an abstract drawing. Something frenetic and frantic, but also mathematical. We imagine the lettering for the band/ title would be several layers, like an exploded drawing.
Yes: Pencil, pen & ink, precise, scientific, hand made but controlled. Computerized art is OK too, but there needs to be a human aspect to it. Not *too* cold.
No: Photographs. We're looking to avoid anything "retro" as well.
- Ken and Jon
Important: The winning designer must be able to work with The Posies to make small tweaks to the final design if needed.
Things You Need To Include
- Required text: 'The Posies' and 'Solid States'
- All submissions must be original art/illustrations.
- The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design.
Things You Should Avoid
- Absolutely no photographs.
- Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
- DO NOT use stock images or clip art.