|Fanta Sponsors STRAND Tote Bag Design Contest!|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under contests||1 Mar 2010 8:24 AM|
Announcing the STRAND Tote Bag Design Contest! WIN BOOKS from Fantagraphics, Toon Books and Drawn & Quarterly! The Strand Book Store has partnered with the School of Visual Arts, TOON Books,
Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics Books to host a tote bag design contest.
Beginning today, March 1, 2010, artists from around the world are invited to submit original illustrations representing the Strand Book Store.
In April 2006, a Japanese language financial newspaper named the Strand tote bag the #1 souvenir to bring home to Japan from New York City. In one month, tote bag sales tripled and have been at the same level ever since.
In June 2007, the Strand unveiled the first Artist Tote Bag: Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman loaned his iconic Maus image for the first time ever to celebrate the Strand's 80th birthday. Three years later, the Spiegelman tote bag is still a best seller! Now, the Strand Book Store wants to give emerging artists the opportunity to have their artwork featured on a Strand tote bag. One lucky winner will receive over $1000 worth of free books, with hefty runner-up prizes available as well.
Go HERE for full submissions details.