Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2010 Calendar Art Call!

It's almost 2010 --and you know what that means, right? Yep, a new calendar!

Art Forty-Two is calling members to submit art for our 2010 full-sized calendar.

  • Submissions should be digital and follow the specs outlined below.
  • Submissions are due by November 15th 2009
  • The permission release form needs to be included with your submission.
  • E-mail submissions to: Webmaster@artfortytwo.org, Subject: 2010 Calendar Art Call
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Submissions specifications:
  • Submit a PNG, PSD, GIF, JPG, TIFF, AI, or PDF file that is 14.25 x 11 inches (or 2850 pixels x 2200 pixels) at a resolution of 200 dpi. The work can be digitally created or a scan of an original work - but scans must be of the specified resolution (or better) to ensure a fantastic final product.
How work will be selected:
  • If we receive 12 submissions each will be included in the calendar.
  • If we receive more than 12 submissions, Art Forty-Two will select 12 for the calendar.
The Fine Print:

Each artist will submit a permission form that will provide Art Forty-Two with the following permissions regarding your work.

If the artwork is used in the calendar, Art Forty-Two may:
  • Upload the work to Zazzle.com for inclusion of the 2010 Art Forty-Two calendar
  • Use my art in icons for the sole purpose of promoting the calendar
  • Not use my work for any other purpose, besides the 2010 calendar, with out first obtaining additional permissions.
If the artwork is not used in the calendar Art Forty-Two will not use it for any other purpose without first obtaining additional permissions from the artist.

That's all. Have fun and happy creating!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Artist News

Monskey contest opportunity

The Monskey Project was designed to provide a platform for Artist and
Designers from all over the world to share their creativity. To date,
we have designs from over 10 countries. Check out the new website at

Monskey is heading to Target and wants you to come along! Your custom
designed Monskey could be part of Target’s new Designer Toy section!
So grab a template and get to it!

Contest ends October 31.


1) 12 winning designs will be chosen and included in the Target Monskey series.
2) Winners will receive 100 toys with their design.


1) Enter as many times as you like. Use the template from http://monskey.us.
2) You can use up to 6 unique colors in your design. Please include
the PANTONE swatches along with your submission.
3) Accepted file formats: ai, eps, psd, jpg, pdf
4) Submitted work must be original and may not contain work previously
published, trademarks, logos, copyrights, or any other intellectual
property from a third party (If you didn’t draw it, you can’t submit
5) Artists retain rights to their design and may use it for other
private or commercial uses if your design is not chosen once the
competition is complete. If your design is chosen, by submitting, you
grant Octopus Design the exclusive right to use your design on vinyl
6) 12 winning designs will be chosen by Octopus Design’s art team.
7) Winners will be contacted via email.
8) Contest ends October 31. Winners will be announced November 14.
9) Send entries to jason@bigatron.com with the subject line “Monskey
Target Design Entry.”