Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize!

Hey all… I’ve been busy drawing and painting things but nothing to show you all just yet! In the meantime, if you fancy yourself as a designer of most excellent and rad skillz, check this out! It’s a great comp with a nice little cash prize!

All you dudes and dudettes should get going and design up a storm.. word is, a certain illustrator is one of the judges too… um, me! 🙂

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize

The 2012 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize is back again this year and we’re once again seeking your creative talents to create the 2013 design concept for South Australia’s leading regional arts festival.

The chosen design will be used for all promotional material including a full colour 44 page programme, A3 poster, flyers, website, television commercial and more. This is a great opportunity to have your work viewed by mass audiences!

The invitation is extended to design an A3 poster for the 2012 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize.

The Prize

The winner will receive a $1000 cheque kindly donated by the Arts Festival Committee (wouldn’t that be great to put towards your next laptop or software?!) and the designers of two highly commended entries will each receive one dozen bottles of wine from Raidis Estate.

Submission Deadline

Poster concepts must be received by Friday, May 11. That’s only 9 days away!

Download the Design Prize info and submission form!

Further information about the festival can be found at: with the 2012 programme being available for download in a week’s time.

For those interested, this year’s festival is running for a massive 12 days from May 17 – 27. Don’t forget to check the programme out for workshops, exhibitions and our headline acts.

The Modern Multi-linguist (#20)

Rodney is a busy man.

The worldly gentleman in this day and age is a busy, hectic creäture. Gone are the days when one could relax in the study, sipping a cheeky Pinot and ponder the questions of existence. Likewise, the time taken to learn a second, third or fourth language is simply too much. This is why those who must keep up appearances enlist the help of the fine people at Google translate. The world becomes a veritable orgasm of multi-linguistics without the need for extended study be it French, Latin or German just to name a few.

Today’s illustration has taken me back to the “let’s get this stuff out the door quickly!” as opposed to the last few efforts which have taken me a little while longer to do. Nice bold lines, simple colouring and hand drawn lettering done VERY quickly! All done approx. 25 minutes for this one. Mad props to Mrs Simone Kain for the “I’m fluent in English and Google translate” phrase!

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