So three months have gone by and we’ve introduced three very different monthly Type Cards. April’s card is going to be even better! That’s because today we’re announcing a contest that will allow you to submit your own design. Here’s how it works: We’re going to be accepting submissions starting today and through March 26th, 2012. At the end of the submission period we’ll share the top designs and let everyone decide the winner.
What’s at stake: The winner will have their design letterpress printed and shipped with every order we send out during the month of April (free advertising?). They’ll also receive 75 prints of the design and one of each of our previous Type Cards (that’s the printed FREE part).
Design Guidelines: The Type Card is meant to celebrate new/unique typefaces so we want to see how you’ll use type to highlight one of April’s holidays. Here’s a list of holidays this month: April 2012 Holidays. The most popular holidays include Easter, Passover, and Income Tax day. Some of the more odd holidays are Eight Track Tape Day, Barbershop Quartet Day, and my personal favorite National Cheese-ball day. The design should be no larger than 4″ x 4″ and 1-color (any Pantone color you like).
How do I submit: Please email all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. For printing, we’ll need your file in vector format (preferably in Illustrator or PDF). Feel free to send us a short description of the design with your submission.
We’ll be updating everyone as the contest proceeds so check back frequently. We’re really excited about the contest and look forward to sharing all of the amazing designs. Now stop reading this and get to work on your design!