My friend runs this non-profit in NYC that helps promote up and coming artists/designers in all disciplines. They are running this really cool t.shirt competition. It's actually not what you would expect. NYCollective takes the original concept of a t.shirt competition and subvert it to the extreme. I've attached some stuff from their press release below. I thought you would all want to know about it.
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New York Collective for the Arts presents...
anOTHER T. SHIRT COMPETITION
June 21st, 2005 to September 25th, 2005
anOTHER T.SHIRT COMPETITION, is a NYC-based competition/ exhibition/ limited-edition sale of "work of art" t-shirts submitted by graphic designers and artists from all over the world, and juried by a select group of professionals who represent the design, fashion, and gallery world. The COMPETITION is a reinterpretation of the traditional t-shirt competition. Using a t-shirt as medium/raw-material or a jumping off point, we are looking for submissions which extend the boundaries of what a t-shirt is and what graphic design is. We are seeking entries that bring us into the world of inventive, playful, unconventional design.
New York Collective is now accepting entries for the contest portion of this event (as of 6.21.05) Submissions must be received by Midnight GMT of August 13th, 2005. A total of eight winning submissions will be selected by our judges. Those winning entries will be shipped to New York (by NYCollective) and featured at a NEW YORK COLLECTIVE flash environment; a temporary exhibition space/store. Open from September 13th—September 25th, 2005, during NYC fashion week, it will be kicked off by a DJ'd opening night party (9.13.05), and will also include the sale of winning artists' entries in limited edition multiples produced by NEW YORK COLLECTIVE.
Rachel Comey – Fashion Designer- Rachel Comey
Adam Glickman – Publisher/Creative Director - Tokion Magazine
Peter Hahn – CoFounder - Turntable Lab
John Hobbs – Courator - Riviera Gallery
Toshiki Okazaki – Director - Zakka Corp
Isa Saalabi – CoFounder - Nom de Guerre
Anyone 18 or over is eligible to enter anOTHER T.SHIRT COMPETITION. You may enter as many times as you wish. Please visit nycollective.org for entry key, submission form, and complete contest details.
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