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Design a Poster 11x17 in. For

The Nova Echo

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Deadline

Deadline

April 09, 2011 11:59 P.M. PDT
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Cash Award

$200.00 USD
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Prizes

An autographed CD prize pack, an autographed print of the winning design, two free tickets and backstage access to the Nova Echo's next show nearest you, and an unreleased track from the Nova Echo's upcoming new album.
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Poster 11x17 in. Specs

  • Your file should be 11" x 17" and have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi
  • Accepted file formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS
  • .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened
  • .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
  • RGB colorspace only
  • Max file size is 60mb

The Nova Echo is a gut shot of synth-driven electro-rock full of catchy, uplifting hooks wrapped in a dreamy sci-fi aesthetic. Frontman/songwriter Caleb Hanks and producer Evan Bradford have created a sound that's both hauntingly beautiful and delivered with a blistering rock energy. And they've done it with total artistic independence from a basement studio in Asheville, North Carolina.

The band's 2009 full-length album The Nova Echo and the 2010 Voyager EP (free for download here) loosely follow the story of a lonely space traveler longing for his true love across the vastness of space. Through the Nova Echo, frontman Hanks (AKA "The Clerk") is weaving together these narrative strands with a consistent visual aesthetic to create an ongoing, epic science fiction mythology.

For their first-ever project with the Creative Allies community, the Nova Echo want to have some fun and expand on their love for sci-fi. Reference imagery from classic sci-fi films to create original poster art for the Nova Echo. Reimagine the band as Watchmen, stage the group in a Hoth snow cave or enter the Clerk in a light-cycle race from Tron. It's up to you, so let your imagination run wild!

Design Do's:

  • Create a poster for the Nova Echo that incorporates imagery from classic science fiction films in an original, compelling and non-copyright infringing way
  • Include the text "The Nova Echo"
  • You may, but are not required to use images of the band. Support Files are included for inspiration or as a starting point for illustration
  • Draw inspiration from the band's music (free for download here)

Design Don'ts:

  • Don't use stock photography or copyrighted images

Links for inspiration:

Download the Free Voyager EP

The winning designer will receive $200, an autographed CD prize pack, an autographed print of the winning design, two free tickets and backstage access to the Nova Echo's next show nearest you, and an unreleased track from the Nova Echo's upcoming new album. The deadline to submit your designs is midnight on Saturday, April 9, 2011.