Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Make a Christmas Card!

Last month, Stranger launched a competition offering artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and anyone else who fancies it a chance to design a Christmas card for ShelterBox, with the winning entry to feature alongside some of the world's top illustrators in a special range of charity cards. If you're interested in entering the competition, you might want to get your colouring pencils out at some point in the next 24 hours as the deadline for submissions is midnight tomorrow (20 October).

We are now pleased to reveal that our list of artists is complete, with the superb talents of Geoff McFetridge (illustration above), Marcus Oakley and Nick Radford adding their card designs to a set also including work by Jon Burgerman and Jenny Bowers (who we announced in September).

We're delighted to have such acclaimed names onboard for our first ever set of Christmas cards for ShelterBox. Californian graphics legend Geoff McFetridge has produced some of the most recognisable images around, including the title sequences for Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. Marcus Oakley has exhibited eye-catching artwork and illustrations all around the globe, including a current Scion exhibition in LA (curated by French) and exhibitions of skateboardable sculptures with
The Side-Effects of Urethane. Meanwhile, Cornwall-based illustrator, musician and howies surf team rider Nick Radford has created illustrations for Cadbury, Vodafone, Random House, the Guardian and Freestyle Records.     
"Being someone who gets paid to draw, it makes a positive change that somehow my drawing can do some good. I am very happy to submit a card design connected to such a great and worthwhile charity."
- Marcus Oakley

Get your entries in quick
So far we've received a great variety of interesting and imaginative entries from all over the UK and abroad... But there's still time for you to send us your entry too. This fantastic opportunity to contribute a design is open to everyone, but you'll need to get a move on! The competition closes at midnight tomorrow, Wednesday 20 October.

Here's how to enter:

Email your designs to:

Illustrations should focus around a seasonal theme of Christmas, contain no specific religious content and appeal to a wide audience. Designs should be 300dpi, 105 x 150mm JPGs in portrait aspect ratio.

The finished cards will come in packs of 12 - 2 of each of the 6 designs - and will go on sale to the public in shops across Cornwall and the rest of the UK as well as online at Stranger after the launch.

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