Design+Music Festival 2018 – Call for Poster Artists

We’re looking for entries! 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 and pay the $10 entry fee 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 19. If you’re printing/making your own poster, the drop off deadline is Wednesday, September 26 between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 pm at CORK North.

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: 
For Always Summer’s 10th year, we decided to go big! Whether you’re a designer, artist, music lover, or just like to have a good time, Design+Music is sure to be a blast.

The Design+Music Festival includes a poster gallery, performances by local Jacksonville bands, a cash bar, free popsicles from The Hyppo, and amazing tacos from Dos Vatos Tacos!

Bands Schedule: 

  • 5:00: Doors open
  • 5:15 – 5:45: LANNDS
  • 6:15 – 6:45: Made by Friends
  • 7:15 – 7:45: rickoLus
  • 8:15 – 8:45:  Willie Evans Jr. + GeeXella
  • 9:15 – 9:45: Faze Wave
  • 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:

  • 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


  • 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 $10 fee 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • When is the deadline to submit my poster and song file?
    Wednesday, September 19 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, September 26 between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 pm at CORK North.


  • 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!


  • Why do I need to submit my printed poster by Wednesday, September 19, if the show isn’t until September 29? 
    We need time to lay out and organize all prints to make sure they look great in the space and hang the entire show.


  • Is there a limit to how many posters I can submit?
    The limit does not exist. Just submit a form and pay $10 for each poster.


  • Can I screenprint or hand-draw my poster?
    Yes! Just register with us and pay the $10 entry fee. You will be responsible for the production of your poster. Keep in mind the size and weight constraints previously mentioned above.


  • 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

When & Where
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Cork Art Studios
603 Cork North
Jacksonville, FL 32204