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Portland Zine Symposium Poster Art Call 2013!

October 22, 2012: FROM PORTLAND ZINE SYMPOSIUM: The Portland Zine Symposium is looking for art submissions for the 2013 poster. This year's theme is "Portland Zine Symposium 2013: Luck of the Zine." Your art submission should be your creative interpretation of that theme.

We encourage artists to use any medium or style. We strongly prefer that the chosen artist is able to assist us in the process of transferring (resizing / cropping / etc) the image multiple mediums.

The formatting guidelines are simple:

  • We are looking for a 11" wide x 17" tall poster that will also be used in other formats (the website, post cards, buttons, stickers, etc), so your design needs to be visible and striking at multiple sizes and resolutions (or have smaller, breakaway pieces).

  • Only 3 colors! The design will eventually be silk screened / screen printed onto t-shirts, so limit your colors to black, white and one other color.

  • If your artwork is chosen, be prepared to help make breakaway pieces for the sticker, buttons and postcard designs.

Your design should include (or be able to include once all details are finalized) the following:

  • The Theme - "Portland Zine Symposium 2013: Luck of the Zine!"

  • The Dates - TBA (for now)

  • The Place - TBA (for now)

  • The Website -

  • "13th Annual Portland Zine Symposium" and the year "2013"

  • "A conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture."

Submission deadline is December 16th.

Submissions can be emailed to (most strongly preferred) or mailed (1322 N Killingsworth Portland, Oregon 97217).

We can't wait to see what you come up with!