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FREE gig poster graphic design

funnelbc 24 Mar 2006 14:26

I run a music website, but I'm also a graphic designer. (my site is

A few years ago I ran a bit of a thing and offered free graphic design for bands who were unsigned and needed single and album art. Even then with the relatively meagre amount of visitors my site got then I got quite a few responses.

What I'm offering is simple. Design for band posters (at this stage) FREE. All you have to do is bear mind the following:

1. It must be for a real gig, that means you have to a venue name, details etc.

2. I'm doing these for free, so I will fit them in around my normal paying clients. This means, depending on the response I get you may not get artwork done, simply because I don't have time. Please don't take this personally. As I said, it's free so you gets what you pay for.

3. I'm also doing this to blow out the creative cobwebs as it were, and I want to try and do these to kind of experiment with different styles and looks. If you are know exactly what you are after in terms of a look, please take it to a regular graphic designer. (Unless you want to pay my normal hourly fee ;). I'm looking to do pretty interesting stuff, but if you for example, if you don't dig how my site looks for example, you might not want to go with me for your gig poster.

4. How to make it more likely I'll do artwork for you - You are polite in your email request and you have music online I can listen to so I can hear your music. If I dig your tunes, I'm probably more likely to do stuff for your band.

5. I retain all copyright and all that jazz on the artwork. If you want to use it on an album cover etc without asking for permission or working out something with me means I'll be pretty un-excited. I'm trying to offer a genuine service here. Play fair folks. A photo of the artwork printed up and stuck on a lightpost or in a window would be nice too!

Here's the details I would need filled out:

Band Name:
Gig Location:
Website if applicable:
Genre of music:

If this all sounds like it's up your proverbial alley. Drop me a line on info {at} and I'll bung you an email back with artwork if I get a chance to look at your request.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href= >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href= >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>

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