As you may know, the excellent artwork and design for Magick, Music and Ritual 5 was done by Valerie Herron, a Portland, OR artist. I’ve already mentioned how awesome the design has turned out, and you can now see the cover illustration yourself, and the physical CD will be super impressive this time around too.
Fall 2012 marks the first issue of the anthology album where a guest artist has volunteered their time and effort, but I’d like to continue this. So, today I’m announcing a call for proposals for the artwork and design of the quarterly anthology albums for this next year. I am looking for an artist or artists to create the various illustrations needed for the cover and other collateral such as the physical CD design.
One option that I’ve been seriously contemplating is the do a unified design across the full year by having an artist propose a large scale poster from which each anthology cover will be a detail. This would mean one large illustration with several elements, from which portions would become specific anthology album covers over the year. I’d then be able to offer a full poster as well as the specific album designs. I think this might be a really fun project and a neat way to expand and deepen the artwork for the entire year.
For any proposal, I’ll need at least the artwork and design for the first album in time for Winter 2013, so that means having proposals for at least that issue in by Jan 15 and to have the artwork for at least the cover done and to me by Jan 31th. I can provide more details about format and design constraints if you are interested, so contact me for those.
That’s a pretty tight schedule, all in all, so if you or someone you know would be interested in working on this with me, either implementing the idea for a design that spans the entire year or just specifically for Winter 2013, the next anthology, feel free to let them know about this and to get in touch with me!
Call for Proposals: Dec 3rd, 2012
Deadline for Proposals: Jan 15, 2013
Deadline for Winter 2013 artwork and design: Jan 31, 2013