Your fictional band just found its record store. PUBLIC POOL, a community artspace in legendary Hamtramck, Michigan WANTS YOUR FICTIONAL ALBUM ART. From September 06 to October 18 we’re transforming our gallery into THE LAST RECORD SHOP. We’re inviting you to submit ORIGINAL ALBUM ART (for a standard 31.43 cm square cardboard LP album sleeve and interior label) from the MYTHIC recording artist of your imagining. The finished sleeve should feature artwork back and front, including the artist/band’s name and track listing, along with - and this is important - artwork for the spindle label. Plus, liner notes, band bios, lyrics, however much (or little) you want to include – anything that brings to life your imaginary band’s legendary album.
A randomly chosen used LP acquired locally will be relabeled and slipped into the artist-created sleeves, and then sold at Public Pool, with all proceeds going to you, the LP sleeve creators (minus the evil record company cut, i.e. our modest gallery commission.) If we have enough great submissions, we might publish a book.
Please let us know if you are interested in participating and we will send you more details! Deadline for final submissions has been EXTENDED: August 31. Email us at email@example.com
1. The Recording Artist MUST BE INVENTED.
2. All data about the Recording Artist (personnel, biography, track listings, etc.) MUST BE INVENTED.
3. The Recording Artist’s visual identity system MUST BE ORIGINAL.