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Design a Poster For Slipknot

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Deadline

Deadline

August 31, 2012 11:59 P.M. PDT
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Cash Award

$500.00 USD
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Prizes

A Slipknot Prize Pack
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Poster Specs

  • Your file should be 16" x 20" 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 for upload.
  • Max file size is 60mb

Slipknot wants you to create new art that will twist your mind around in circles. Illustrate an original piece of art in poster form for Slipknot inspired what you have "felt, imagined, and gone through" while listening to the band's music over the last 12 years. 

Slipknot is releasing the album Antennas to Hell, a very special collection of their songs, that reflects the amazing odyssey of their last four projects over the last twelve years. 

The extraordinary percussionist, M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan, has written a moving personal directive welcoming you to open up your creative floodgates to envision the personal impact that the music of Slipknot evokes for you. We are excited to share clown’s passion for this very special event.

DESIGNERS READ THIS:
A Note from clown – A Collection of Your Visions

Hello to all of our fans out there, everywhere in the world. As you probably already know Slipknot is embarking on a one of a kind tour this summer, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and culminating with the first annual Knotfest in Iowa and Minnesota on August 17th and 18th. Since this will be the last tour for just a little while, we decided to do something very special for all of you while we patiently await a new record (which will come sooner than you think).

We have put together a special collection of our songs that takes you through our thought process over the span of four albums. One of the greatest things about this collection is that it has been put into a specific order by the band. It will be a unique way to listen to our songs by yourself or with your best friends and follow our lives while recording four albums over twelve years. This truly will be a one of a kind experience. Also, as you know when we release an album of any kind we give you new art to twist your mind around in circles, making you think and create visions related to the songs you are listening to. This has always been important to band because everything we do has a precise intended concept connected to it.

With this said, we’ve decided to let you open up your mind and love for our band, our connection to all of you, which makes up a one-of-a-kind culture under the name Slipknot. We want you to create an original piece of art in poster form that explains what you have felt, imagined, and gone through over the span of our four records. We know how personal our music is to us so we know it’s equally as personal to you. Open up your creative floodgates and let the pain of love out onto tangible art forms and make a poster describing your connection with our band, albums, songs, art, performance, and most importantly with our culture that begins with you. We, Slipknot, patiently await your visions. This will be a new way to connect with one another and for everyone to enjoy the culture we have built. We await and are very excited for this project that is inspired by art that only the school of Slipknot would assign to all of you. This will be one big saturated dream. Thanks for everything. We love each and every one of you. Again, get to work already.

-clown  

Suggested Theme & Style

READ CLOWN'S NOTE ABOVE... Listen to the songs on the 'More Info' page, open your creative floodgates and envision the personal impact that the music of Slipknot evokes for you.

We're looking for an original piece of art in poster form that explains what you have felt, imagined, and gone through over the span of the band's four records.

Things You Need To Include

  • Required Text: "Slipknot".
  • Original illustrations ONLY. No photos.

Things You Should Avoid

  • Avoid literal imagery like clowns, knots, etc.
  • Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work.
  • DO NOT use stock images or clip art.
  • You MUST be able to prove ownership of any photographic elements (even in a modified state). Please provide attribution in the description field.