- CMYK Poster Show 2018
October 29, 2018
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We’re coming up on one of our most favorite events of the year – the CMYK Poster Show! This event has been a fun and smashing success since its introduction 4 years ago. Yeah, we’re on our 4th Annual CMYK Poster Show and we’re about to start accepting artist registrations.
For those of you who are new to the show, CMYK is one of AAFCM’s most competitive events on the programming line-up. It’s a design competition and silent auction for local professionals and students. We chose the name CMYK because it’s an obvious nod to design, yet flexible enough to change the format as trends come and go. So if coaster design is all the rage three years from now, we just might host a coaster design competition. You get the point.
Back due to popular demand, our format is posters once again. Back also by popular demand (are these guys ever not popular? We didn’t think so…) we’ll be hosting our event once again at Beaver Island Brewing Co.
Have we mentioned this is a thematic design competition? Yeah I guess that’s an important tid-bit. So without further ado, let me introduce to you our 2018 CMYK Poster show Theme: QUOTES & PUNS. Because damned if we haven’t been inspired by a cutesy little coffee mug along the way.
So how should you approach this theme?
Well that’s the beauty of this competition, you can approach it however you darned well please. What inspires you? What makes you laugh? What tells the world a little more about who you are? The idea here is that you’re designing a unique poster with your favorite quote or pun to share with the world, er, at least some local beer and poster enthusiasts. So use your favorite font, textures, colors, etc to share a little piece of you. Make it pretty, make it clever, make it whatever you will – just make it and join us at the 4th annual CMYK Poster Design Competition.
DO I NEED TO BE A DESIGNER TO PARTICIPATE?
Nope! But you do need to know how to get whatever you create into a digital poster format using the specifications that you can download below.
HOW IT WORKS:
Using their medium choice, artists will follow the specifications outlined in the Call for Designers Form to create a Quotes & Puns-themed poster. All posters will be put on display at the event and available for all event attendees to purchase via silent auction. Half of all silent auction proceeds go to Central MN’s advertising students, so help us keep the creative juices of the future flowing.
WHEN: Monday, October 29th
TIME: 4:30-8 PM
WHERE: Beaver Island Brewing Company
COST: FREE – Bring your friends!
CMYK is open to the public! Whether you’re an artist, a beer drinker, or you just love Quotes & Puns, this is an event you don’t want to miss. The event will feature food and beer for purchase.
THE FINE PRINT:
Cost to submit a poster for auction is $15 to cover printing costs. 1 extra poster will be available for each artist at a cost of $10 (paid at time of registration).
Competition is limited to the first 40 designers.
Competition is limited to 1 poster per designer.
Final artwork files must be uploaded via the upload link by Sunday, October 21st @ 11:59 pm.
NOTE: This is a public event; therefore, all posters will be subject to screening before print. AAFCM reserves the right to reject (without refund) any posters deemed offensive, inappropriate or vulgar.
Poster Specs & Template
Download the PDF poster template.
All artist must register and pay the $15 fee.
Once your poster is done, submit it here by Sunday. October. 21st at 11:59 PM.
Venue: Beaver Island Brewing Co.