What better way then to celebrate the year that was than with a Visual Response! Good excuse for a party I say.
Turns out this one is going to be pretty special. You see, way back in 1999, the dawn of the internet, a few local crew wanting a platform for creativity in Australia got together and formed what you see here today – Australian Infront. That’s right, this ye olde website is turning 15 at the start of 2014. Hard to believe, I know.
We decided that we would kick off the party a bit early (like any teenager would) and get you guys in the spirit of next years official celebrations by theming this Visual Response ’15’.
You could create a hot looking piece of type of the number 15, you could do 15 things you love or hate about Australian Infront, you could draw 15 Purple Monkey Dishwashers wearing tin foil hats. It’s really up to you to have some fun with it.
Now, if you are new here and are thinking ‘what the hell is this guy on about?’, listen up:
Visual Response is an excellent chance for you to flex your creative skills and let loose with a open brief, win some excellent prizes (over 8k up for grabs), have your work exhibited online (and potentially in a gallery) and come along to a great gig at the end of it all. It’s just a bit of community fun, you know? Your work can be illustrated, designed or even a photograph – whatever you please, as long as you follow the guidelines below, your work will be included.
So lets get down to business. The timeline on this one is rather short, so pay attention.
What you need to know:
The Visual Response Theme Is: 15 (fifteen)
Sizes & Copyright:
THERE ARE TWO SIZE FORMATS REQUIRED TO ENTER. FOR YOUR WORK TO BE DISPLAYED AT THE EXHIBITION IT HAS TO BE A1. WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO UPLOAD THE A1 FORMAT! JUST WORK TO A1 AND UPLOAD THE SMALLER VERSION FOR VOTING PURPOSES AND EMAIL US THE BIG ONE STRAIGHT AFTER YOUR WEB UPLOAD.
YOU RETAIN ALL COPYRIGHT. HOWEVER, BY SUBMITTING YOUR WORK YOU GIVE US PERMISSION TO PRINT YOUR WORK FOR DISPLAY AT OUR EVENT AND ON OUR WEBSITE. WE WILL CONTACT YOU FOR ANY OTHER USAGE OUTSIDE OF THIS.
Version for print:
Dimensions: A1 – 594 mm W x 841 mm H – include 5mm bleed if your artwork needs it. If the colours go to the edge, include it.
Resolution: 300 dpi
Saved as: RGB Jpeg
File size: 20 mb if sending via email. Unlimited if using file sharing apps like Dropbox to email us the file. Email to:firstname.lastname@example.org along with your real name or Infront username. If you can email a link to the file, even better.
Version for upload / voting:
Dimensions: 585 pixels W x 800 pixels H
Resolution: 72 dpi
Saved as: RGB Jpeg
File size limit: 500 kb
Saturday 7th of December 2013 at 11.00pm AEST (you may upload / email at anytime prior in the coming month. You must do both to be in the running).
There will be a judging panel and no public vote. We will be picking a top 10. Our judges include Gemma O’Brien, Chris Doyle, Georgia Perry, Dan Pike (The Letter D), Lorena Mercado (Higher Order), Eva Dijkstra (Toko), Kate Banazi, Damien Aistrope, Zann St Pierre, Justin Fox (Australian Infront).
Winners will be notified by email prior to the event so they can attend. Names and winners will be released on the day of the exhibition on the 11th of December 2013.
it is just a theme, you don’t have to have the word ‘15′ included in your work. You can also enter as many times as you wish. Have fun!
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors AÃRK Collective, AIAIAI, Asahi, AS Colour, Blurb, Digitalpress, General Assembly, Machine, Made Quarterly, Mail Chimp, Process Journal, Topo Designs, The Tate.
Even if you don’t take part – see you all at the exhibit:
Aus Infront Presents:
VR #07 Exhibit – Sponsored by Mail Chimp
Wednesday 11th December 2013
6.30pm till late (one night only)
345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia
Facebook Event Page. Go join it now.