Design+Music 2020 Poster Show

Event Details:

So, your summer has not been the most ideal. Things seem bleak and change is on the horizon. As a way to combat the COVID blues, we’d like to spread some positivity through art in our community and want you to be a part of it!

The Design+Music initiative showcases the power of design and AIGA's influence in shaping the music industry. Whether you're a designer, artist, or music lover this event is for you!

This Year’s Format:

The effects of COVID-19 have rippled through our local business operations and put musicians in a tough spot for performing. Our new format will feature posters hung around town in the windows and on the walls of local businesses, and in an online gallery. This new way of viewing posters and bands not only keeps everyone safe from a large gathering, but is also a way to help out our local businesses and musicians!

We invite you to join us anytime on Friday, October 16th - Friday, October 23rd at participating locations, or online at AIGADesignPlus.com (Coming Soon!) to view poster submissions by Jacksonville artists and designers, and performances by local bands.

Interested in submitting a poster? Design your poster based off of one of the following themes:

  • Songs that give you hope for a better tomorrow.
  • Songs that inspire you to want to get out, and change the world.
  • Songs that make you realize how much love is in the world.
  • Songs that drive you to want to create a stronger community.
  • Songs by your favorite local JAX musician/band or one of our performing artists!

Poster entry is $5, which gets you a 12×18 poster printed on matte paper and hung at participating locations, courtesy of PrintJax!! Your poster will also be featured on our online poster gallery at AIGADesignPlus.com.

Sorry, no self-printed or hand-made posters this year, but motion/animated designed posters are allowed this year. (See poster submission details section for specs).

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm.

Even though there will be no live bands this year, we will still be featuring music from local bands/musicians, and also creating a playlist of songs/artists that posters were designed, so be sure to add your song to our Spotify playlist if you want it to be heard!

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Poster Submission Details:

Yay! We’re excited that you want to submit a poster.

There are some new steps this year so please follow along.

1) Download THIS template and place your design inside the respected area. (You must submit your poster in this format in order for it to be accepted)

2) Save your poster as a PDF - Example file name: JONSNOW_SONGTITLE_12x18.pdf

3) Email your poster to designmusic@jacksonville.aiga.org

Your poster should be set up at the size of 12″ x 18″. 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_12x18.pdf

4) If you would like to submit an animated version of your poster for our digital gallery please send it along with your print-ready file. Your animated poster should follow these specs:

  • 1500 x 2250 px (3:2 Aspect Ratio) - Vertical
  • GIFS only allow 256 color
  • Uploads are limited to 10 seconds, although we recommend no more than 5 seconds.
  • Uploads are limited to 20MB, although we recommend 8MB or less.
  • Minimizing the total number of frames will help us to preserve your content when downsizing and reformatting. Fewer than 200 frames works well. Fewer than 100 works even better!

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Poster Submission FAQs:

1. How should I set up my file?

Please download this years template file HERE - (12″ x 18″) 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_12x18.pdf

2. It says poster submissions only go up to 12×18 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 except self-printed or hand-made posters this year. Feel free to take a picture of your wood burned, Lite-Brite, food-type lettering masterpiece and tell everyone about your process via social media. Don't forget to tag @AIGAJax!

3. I’d like to submit an animated version of my poster! What are the requirements?

  • 1500 x 2250 px (3:2 Aspect Ratio) - Vertical
  • GIFS only allow 256 color
  • Uploads are limited to 10 seconds, although we recommend no more than 5 seconds.
  • Uploads are limited to 20MB, although we recommend 8MB or less.
  • Minimizing the total number of frames will help us to preserve your content when downsizing and reformatting. Fewer than 200 frames works well. Fewer than 100 works even better!

4. My file is all set. What’s next?

Email your poster to designmusic@jacksonville.aiga.org. Make sure you add your song to our Spotify playlist so we can include it in our mixtape that we'll share via social media!

5. 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.

6. When is the deadline to submit my poster and song file?

Wednesday, October 8th 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.

7. Why do I need to submit my printed poster by Wednesday, October 8th, if the show isn’t until October 16?

We need time to layout and organize all prints to make sure they look great in the spaces.

8. Is there a limit to how many posters I can submit?

The limit does not exist. Just submit a form and pay for each poster submission.

9. Can I screenprint or hand-draw my poster?

Sorry, not this year :( For everyone's safety we are not accepting self-printed posters or arranging a poster drop-off this year.

10. Can I sell my poster?

Yes. But you’ll probably want to handle that over social media or your own website. Artists are responsible for their own transactions. We ask that posters remain on display for the entirety of the event (October 16 - October 23)

11. Where can I pick-up my poster?

Poster can be claimed at PrintJax.

3728 Philips Hwy , Suite 11

Jacksonville, FL 32207

9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Posters will only be held for a total of 3 months after the final day of the poster show. 01/23/21 is the final day to pick-up.

For additional questions, email designmusic@jacksonville.aiga.org.

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 partnership@jacksonville.aiga.org.

Membership Drive!

Become an AIGA member before October 8th and your poster submission fee is FREE!

Being an AIGA member allows you access to exclusive events. In times like these what better way to connect with your fellow creatives all over the country. Join today!

When & Where
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 - Fri, Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM EDT
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