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Congratulations to STRAND tote bag contest winners
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under contests 19 Apr 2010 9:24 AM

The Strand Book Store, School of Visual Arts, TOON Books, Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics Books are pleased to announce the winners of the Strand Tote Bag Design Contest, which kicked off on March 1 and concluded on March 31, 2010. The winners were chosen by a prestigious panel of judges, including Françoise Mouly (art editor of The New Yorker & Editorial Director of TOON Books), Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist & Strand tote artist), Stephen Heller (Co-Chair MFA Designer as Author Program, SVA), Adrian Tomine (author of the bestselling book, Shortcomings & Strand tote artist) and R. Sikoryak (creator of the book, Masterpiece Comics & Strand tote artist).

Artists from around the world submitted over 800 unique and creative representations of the Strand Book Store, for a chance to win many prizes, including an afternoon with Françoise Mouly and staff at TOON Books, over $1000 worth of books from Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics Books and TOON Books, a complimentary Continuing Education class at SVA, a $300 gift card from DaVinci Artist Supplies, a $100 gift card from Think Coffee and a family membership at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

The winning image will be featured on a Strand tote bag, available at the Strand and on strandbooks.com, beginning in June.

The images are still up on the Strand site, if you haven't yet had a chance to see them all, go HERE and click "view submissions" to see all 811 designs.

The Grand Prize winner is Zak Foster, for his image "Contents, color":

  

Second Prize winner is Domitille Collardey, for her image "Rainy & Birds":

Third Prize winner is Tim Goldman, for his image "Strandbot loves books!":

For more information, and to view a slideshow of the Top 20 finalists' designs, go HERE