Submit your ticket artwork for Firefly 2013! The deadline for submissions
is 11:59pm on Sunday, June, 9th, 2013.
Submissions should be sent to FFTicketArt(at)fireflyartscollective(dot)org
IMPORTANT! As an experiment, we are going to accept ticket artwork images
in a 3:4 aspect ratio. Have you had a great design idea that could not be
squeezed into the long outline of the "traditional", 2” x 4.5” Firefly
ticket? Here's your chance! The image must be 3" x 4" in size, at *300 dpi
or higher resolution*, no borders.
Already working on a great design in the old aspect ratio? Didn't finish
your design last year, but were hoping to submit it for 2013? - No problem!
Artwork for "classic" size tickets will also be accepted: 2" x 4.5" in
size, at *300 dpi or higher resolution*, no borders.
"Firefly" and "July 3 - July 7, 2013" must be featured in your design.
PDF, Illustrator, Photoshop, PNG, high quality JPEG.
Last year, we received quite a few awesome submissions. Like last year, we
will send out 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! 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 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!!