Submit your ticket artwork for Firefly 2012!
The deadline is May 31.
Submissions should be sent to FFTicketArt (at) fireflyartscollective (dot)
"Firefly" and "July 4 - July 8, 2012" must be featured in your design
300 dpi or higher resolution
2" x 4 1/2" image size, no borders
pdf, Illustrator, Photoshop, png, high quality jpeg.
We've always had good-looking tickets at Firefly. The unique and radically
DIY ticket artwork produced within the community is just one of the
countless awesome things that define the event. Admittedly, we may have
even come to take it for granted, that so many of you artistic people would
come forward with beautiful designs every year. Indeed, most years we have
had more submissions than we could print. So last year we weren't even
trying too hard and only sent one announcement early on. We still got some
truly beautiful tickets (thank you guys!), but alas, there were fewer of
them than in the years past. Well, we've learned our lesson. This year,
there will be extra reminders, and we'll be taking it seriously; working
with the artists, and making sure that if your entry ends up going to
print, you are made appropriately famous inside our small but fabulous
community! We're also doing something new this year! After Firefly,
there will be an online picture gallery with all art ticket submissions,
even if your design wasn't chosen to print. Ticket Art submissions are
open to anyone in the community, even if you aren't going to be attending
Firefly this year.
Also, some general guidelines:
There are no formal requirements for the artwork. It is definitely not a
design competition. Remember, Firefly is all about DIY. So you should not
be afraid to submit your work because you don’t think it looks
“professional” enough. But it should be original, above all. If it’s based
on some really awesome graphics, but you simply found it on the internets,
then it kinda goes against the very philosophy of our event. It may be very
simple, it doesn’t have to contain multiple levels of painfully elaborate
detail. But it always helps when it looks like some loving effort has been
put into it. If it’s just a picture taken at the event, with the word
“Firefly” written in whatever was the default font in Photoshop... granted,
it can be a really good picture and can still be a good-looking ticket, but
it just spells “lazy”. And that may work against your design when compared
to others. It’s always a good idea to avoid anything that’s potentially
divisive -- such as things that are explicitly about politics, religion,
etc. And any references to anything illegal and otherwise inappropriate --
we don’t even have to mention that, do we?
So yes indeed, it is time to go and produce some nice-looking tickets!
See you in the woods!!