From ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Congratulations’, to ‘Merry Christmas’, ‘With Love’ and ‘thinking of you’ – we are all well versed in the simple expressions and sentiment of greetings cards.
Therefore, we would like you to challenge the traditional ways of expressing sentiment and come up with an original phrase. For example, ‘Merry Christmas’ could become something simple and contemporary like ‘Cool Yule!’
Once you have your new sentiment, we would like you to design a piece of typography using the words. The outcome can range from cute, fun and traditional, to humorous, pattern based, photographic or even 3D – anything you like!
Be as experimental as you wish, using a collection of mediums from hand-drawn text and watercolour, to linear drawings, collage and digital effects. Think about different formats and watch out for inspirational posts on our blog over the coming weeks to help you.
We would like you to keep the Marks & Spencer customer in mind, and your design must have a commercial feel. Pop down to your local M&S store or go online to see the type of designs we create.
The winner will receive £200 and a possible placement.
Images must be 500px x 500px or 500px x 700px, jpeg at 72 dpi.
Each entrant may submit a maximum of 5 designs each.
Please submit entries from Wednesday 12th November until Monday 8th December 2014 (Midnight GMT) using the 'Enter Now' button below.
Don’t forget, to retain your original artwork at a resolution of at least 300dpi, incase your design is selected as the winner.
You are not allowed to submit a design that is for sale or has been sold to another party. Tigerprint can only accept original or unpublished work. If you submit an unsuitable entry we won't be able to choose you as our winner.
We will endeavour to approve your designs within 48 hours, after which they will be displayed in the current entries gallery.