Generally, the cover image includes our mascots - "the freaks". The five main freaks are included on the cover all former guides printed guides (see below for some examples). The "look" of these freaks should be adapted to fit your unique aesthetic so feel free to play into your comfort zone.
Please bring an ORIGINAL illustration/take on the mascots. We aren't looking for recycling the existing images. That said, the mascots must be recognizable in form and color.
This is our TENTH YEAR, so if there's any way you can incorporate that info into the design, that would be great. Number 10, roman numeral X, etc...
Generally we are considered a light-hearted, colorful festival; fun, light, friendly. Bright colors, lovable characters.
Please incorporate the LOGO (attached) and the YEAR (2019) into the design.
We are most interested in VECTOR drawings as these images will need to be scaled to fit various sizes.
We'd also like each freak in the design to be on its own LAYER so they can be used separately.
Every year, we produce a printed guide of all the shows produced at our festival. This contest is centered around the GUIDE COVER IMAGE; the seminal representation of the 2019 festival.
Here is last year's guide.
(again note that the freaks don't need to match the exact look of the above image)
Dimensions of the guide cover are: 5.5" (width) x 8.5" (height)
For your reference, we have attached a pdf containing former adaptations of the freaks. You can also see examples in the links above.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The winner of this contest is immediately eligible for additional work finishing off the rest of the guide design. See below for more info.
Last year's contest can be found here:
Here's the 2017 contest:
And here's the 2016 contest: