Calling all designers — let’s create something exciting!

Feast are delighted to announce an excit­ing com­pet­i­tion for local tal­ent to design shut­ter art on Nor­wood Road, SE27.

In col­lab­or­a­tion with the Lam­beth Outer Lon­don Fund and the Great­er Lon­don Author­ity, we are invit­ing local graph­ic design­ers, artists and bud­ding cre­at­ives to sub­mit their ideas on how to bring to life the shut­ter façades of four shop units which make up the Adar­shi Phar­macy 485 — 491 Nor­wood Road, West Nor­wood, Lon­don, SE27.

This is a won­der­ful oppor­tun­ity for one of our many local tal­en­ted cre­at­ives to see their work immor­tal­ised on our high street on a prom­in­ent, large site.  It is also a great oppor­tun­ity for the people of West Nor­wood to have their say, as the win­ning design will be chosen by you!  There is lim­ited budget avail­able on this pro­ject — enough to cover the pro­duc­tion costs, but no design fee. This design would be a ‘gift’ to the people of West Nor­wood and a chance to cre­ate some­thing the res­id­ents and busi­nesses of West Nor­wood can be proud of.

First stage:  call out to design­ers to sub­mit their ideas [as a pdf] to hello@westnorwoodfeast.com by Wed­nes­day 25th June — mark the sub­ject title as: “Shut­ter Design Sub­mis­sion by [your name]”

You can sub­mit more than one design per per­son, but please no more than five.

Second stage: the judging panel — made up of mem­bers of Lam­beth, the GLA, Feast, The West Nor­wood Pub­lic Realm Pro­ject team and the owner of Adar­shi Phar­macy — will then short­l­ist the entries down to three designs that meet the cri­ter­ia.

Feast will then post the three final­ists art­work on the Feast Face­book page and invite fol­low­ers to vote for their favour­ite.

Whichever design gets the most votes, wins the com­pet­i­tion.  The win­ning design then goes into pro­duc­tion, to be in place by the end of July.

The entry cri­ter­ia:

This com­pet­i­tion is open to all graph­ic design­ers, artists and cre­at­ives who live or work in West Nor­wood.

The brief is to cre­ate a piece of art­work that will work across all four of the shut­ter pan­els.  Two pan­els remain closed per­man­ently whilst two are open daily.

By means of a cre­at­ive launch pad we are keen to see ideas that reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the area.  West Nor­wood has a rich his­tory of people, build­ings and char­ac­ters — it is an oppor­tun­ity to bring the essence of West Nor­wood alive in a fun, humor­ous and vibrant way.

Lam­beth have advised not to fea­ture words on the designs as this would have to go through plan­ning for advert­ising con­sent — it also helps con­trol the visu­al noise.

The sur­face of the shut­ters is cor­rug­ated, so the design will need to work with that — highly detailed designs don’t trans­late well on that kind of sur­face — graph­ic sim­pli­city is best.

The pref­er­ence would be to apply the win­ning design to vinyl to allow for longev­ity.  The shop owner is required to main­tain this design for 10 years.

All design sub­mis­sions must be received by Wed 25th June by 6pm.  Fol­low­ing an online vote with the pub­lic, the win­ning design will need to be chosen by 7 July 2014.

This is a nice little oppor­tun­ity for West Nor­wood to once again, show that we have a col­lab­or­at­ive com­munity who are pas­sion­ate about their loc­al­ity.  Let’s grab this chance to work in part­ner­ship with Lam­beth!

Adarshi Pharmacy Shutter Comp

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