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Call for Submissions // BLISTERS 2018

Blisters is back for its 7th edition!

You’ll be glued to the screen…

BLISTERS: SEASON SEVEN

A FULLY SCREEN-PRINTED POSTER EXHIBITION

After the success of Our Blisters show in 2017, we’re bringing you back-to-back episodes of your favourite screen-printed poster show!

It’s based on ‘TV SHOWS’ and it’s an entirely hand-pulled screen-print show!

Tune in and take inspiration from your favourite TV show, cult classic or famous one-liners!

Coming September 2018

We are now open for submissions and want to get the word out there to any illustrators/aspiring artists who want to take part.


Blisters: Season Seven – The Brief

ONE. Submit a poster in your own style inspired by your favourite TV show, cult classic series or a famous one-liner!

TWO. The catch is that, you cannot use the name of the show or character names! Use of other text is allowed of course, but this should stand alone as an image/scene/typography

THREE. Most importantly, your work must be COMPLETELY new and original for this project and never seen before! We will not accept any submissions that are displayed anywhere else, including personal blog or portfolio.

FOUR. The artwork specification – It needs to be in B2 format (500 x 700mm) but, can be portrait of landscape.

FIVE. Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected] and

When sending the low-res file please ensure it’s saved ‘YourName.jpeg’ and you state in your email the book/author/quote your design is inspired by.

The deadline is Monday 21st May’18


Producing your screen prints

We can offer free use of our studio to successful submissions to print your own work but, if you aren’t printing yourself do be aware that the more colours you choose the more expensive it is to produce.

2018 Blisters show will be full to the brim with 50 artists, each with 50 signed and editioned screen prints selling for £50 a pop!

The idea is that whether you are just out of college, up and coming or a well-known artist, everyone is on the same level platform and the prints speak for themselves.

Our aim is to take affordable art prints to a wider demographic, encouraging buyers to invest in original artwork

Artists who have taken part in our Blisters show before include: Ben Eine, Jamie Reid, Mr Bingo, Pure Evil, Peter Stitson, Anthony Burrill, Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross, James Joyce, Clifford Richards, Mike Perry, Ryca and many, many more!

Submissions must be sent as a low-res .jpeg file to [email protected] and the deadline is Monday 21st May 2018


FAQs

 

Q: If I have artwork that I’ve used for previous projects, can I reprint this?

A: The artwork for your submission should be original. If there are elements from previous projects this is fine but the submission should appear to be new as a whole.

Q: Does the “poster” need to contain text or type?

A: No, this is up to you. “Poster” is the format size paper and the term we use to describe this. You can either:

1. Create artwork that is composed of an illustration or design inspired by a TV Show, or line from a show

2. Submit an entry composed entirely of a typographic design (as long as it does not mention the TV Show title/Character names

3. Mix the two!

 

Q: If I have several designs, can I submit more than one?

A: You can submit as many designs as you like!

Q: When the artwork is printed and signed, do we also need to put a title to it? For example; The TV show title or not, as it might give the game away?

A: The title of each print edition will be the same as the TV show it’s inspired by

Q: How much of that goes to the artist?

A: It’s a 50/50 split between the artist and Print Club London. The artist will receive 50% commission as will Print Club London

Q: What happens to prints, which remain unsold?

A: All prints are sold via Print Club London on our online gallery after the show.

Q: Do they remain the property of the artist or of London Print Club?

A: They’re owned by the artist/designer, but we retain the right to be the only seller of these prints as they are from a show we have curated.

Q: If ownership remains with the artist, can the artist resell them elsewhere – for example, through independent shops?

A: No, the prints can only be sold via Print Club London

Q: If the artist is not producing the prints themselves will Print Club be producing them?

A: The artists are liable for the printing the work. They can use our studios for free if they know how to print! If artists are unable to print, they can ask Tuckshop our bespoke printing service who, will offer a discount for all Blisters artists. This Year we’re sponsored by G.F Smith who are supplying all the paper for the show

Q: Who owns the rights to the image?

A: Artists always own the rights to their work. However a rule of Blisters is that the work cannot be reproduced at a later date as another screen print or giclée

Q: Can the artist/designer use the imagery for, their own products again?  For example, using the imagery for t-shirts, greetings cards etc.

A: No, we ask that the image to be just for the show. This is what makes it ‘limited edition’ and this is a key part of Blisters.

Check out last year’s show;

The deadline for submission is Monday 21st May 2018