Call for Poster Artists

We’re looking for poster entries for the Design+Music Festival 2019! Design a poster for your favorite song, band, album, concert, or music festival. If you’re feeling supportive, design a poster for a local JAX band, or one of our performing bands!
Poster entry is $10, which gets you free admission to the event and a 24×36 poster printed on matte paper, courtesy of PrintJax!

You are welcome to print or hand-make your poster on your own, but please be sure to register with us so we can keep an accurate account of submissions!

If you are having your poster printed with us, the deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 25 at 8pm

If you’re printing/making your own poster, the drop-off deadline is Wednesday, October 2 between the hours of 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bold Bean on Stockton.

Even though there will be live bands this year, we will still be playing a playlist of songs/artists that posters were designed for in between sets, so be sure to add your song to our Spotify playlist if you want it to be heard!

About the event: Our biggest event of the year, AIGA Jacksonville’s Design + Music Festival showcases the power of design and AIGA’s influence in shaping the music industry. Whether you’re a designer, artist, music lover, or just like to have a good time, this is the event for you!

The Design+Music Festival includes a poster gallery featuring designs by Jacksonville artists and designers, performances by local bands, a cash bar, free popsicles* from The Hyppo, amazing tacos from Dos Vatos Tacos, and even some delicious vegan and gluten free cotton candy from FLOOF! Cotton Candy Creations*. It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!

*free Hyppo pops given out to the first 200 guests

*FLOOF! will be set up at the event from 6:00-8:00PM

You can pay for your poster submission and order additional tickets here.

We’re excited to have the following local bands performing at this years festival!

5:00: Doors open
5:15 – 5:45: Indy
6:15 – 6:45: Modern Violence
7:15 – 7:45: Folk is People
8:15 – 8:45:  Glazed
9:15 – 9:45: Hurricane Party
9:50 -10:00: Closing Announcements

Poster Submission Details 
Yay! We’re excited that you want to submit a poster. Your poster should be set up at the size of 24″ x 36″. Make sure the resolution is at least 300dpi and includes crop marks with a .125″ bleed. Name your file accordingly. 

Example file name: JONSNOW_SONGTITLE_24x36.pdf

Email your poster to

Poster Submission FAQs:

  1. How should I set up my file? 
    24″ x 36″ (if you’re planning to print with us). Make sure the resolution is at least 300dpi and includes crop marks with a .125″ bleed. Name your file accordingly. 

    Example file name: JONSNOW_SONGTITLE_24x36.pdf
  2. It says poster submissions only go up to 24×36* and can only print on paper. Why?
    We highly encourage artists of all disciplines to create a work of art from music that inspires them, no matter what the medium. Unfortunately, we are unable to hang any heavyweight objects or anything larger than 24×36. Feel free to take a picture of your wood burned, Lite-Brite, food-type lettering masterpiece and tell everyone about your process at the show!

    *Your submission will only cover 24×36 matte finish. You can print with a different printer, but we cannot accept a poster size any larger than 24×36.
  3. My file is all set. What’s next?
    Email your poster to Make sure you add your song to our Spotify playlist so we can include it in our mixtape to play the night of the show in between bands!
  4. What if my file is too large to send in an email?
    You can upload your file to Google Drive, Dropbox, or WeTransfer and share the link with us. 
  5. When is the deadline to submit my poster and song file?
    Wednesday, September 25 by 8:00 pm. We need to send all files to the printer and allow them time to print, cut, and send us the final prints. 

    Note: You do have the option to go with a different printer. If you are printing with another printer or making your own, you can drop off your poster on Wednesday, October 2 between the hours of 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bold Bean on Stockton. 

  6. If you need to drop your poster off earlier, send an email to and we will set up a time for you to drop off your poster. Don’t forget to add your song to the playlist!
  7. Why do I need to submit my printed poster by Wednesday, September 25, if the show isn’t until October 5?
    We need time to layout and organize all prints to make sure they look great in the space and hang the entire show.
  8. Is there a limit to how many posters I can submit?
    The limit does not exist. Just submit a form for each poster.

  9. Can I screenprint or hand-draw my poster?
    Yes! Just be sure to register with us. You will be responsible for the production of your poster. Keep in mind the size and weight constraints previously mentioned above.
  10. Can I sell my poster?
    Yes. Place your name, contact information, and price of the poster on the back of your poster. Artists are responsible for their own transaction.

For additional questions, email

We’re always thankful for support <3 As a 100% volunteer-run non-profit, we are committed to offering quality events at an affordable cost to the design community and general public. Events like the Design+Music Festival are supported through partnerships and in-kind donations. If you’re interested in becoming a partner with AIGA Jacksonville, please contact

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By aigajacksonville
Published August 15, 2019