Make History – Create a poster for Paper Monuments by Dec. 19th

Make History – Create a poster for Paper Monuments by Dec. 19th

Paper Monuments is a project designed to elevate the voices of the people of New Orleans in the process of creating symbols for our city that represent all of our collective vision. We reached out to some of New Orleans’ greatest activists, historians, storytellers, and artists to get this project started, and we need you to keep it going.

We’re calling on artists and designers living and working in New Orleans to create posters that celebrate some of the people, places, movements, and events from New Orleans’ 300 year history.

All submitted poster designs will be shown in our online galleries.

The Paper Monuments review team will select some posters to be printed and given out at various galleries, festivals, bookstores, and restaurants, as well as put up throughout the city. If your poster is selected for print, the Paper Monuments team will work with you to refine your design.

If your poster is selected to print, you will also be awarded a $250.00 honorarium.

Submission Steps / Timeline

1.Fill out an initial interest form here, so we know you’re planning on submitting.

2.Choose a topic from the subject list below:

Poster Subjects

-PMMV-004 Comité des Citoyens

-PMPPL-023 Marie Baron and the Forcats

-PMPLC-010 San Malo Maroons

-PMMV-008 1892 General Strike

-1870s School Integration (Narrative ID pending)

-PMPLC-014 La Village de Chapitoulas

-1867 Street Car Protests (Narrative ID pending)

-PMPPL-017 St. Louis La Nuit

3. Learn more about the person, place, event, or movement you’ve chosen: read the narrative, visit the site, research its history, and discover its importance in New Orleans today.

4. Think about the forms, images, and language that shape your topic’s identity.

5. Design a poster that incorporates the entire written narrative.

6. Submit your poster here by midnight on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

7. Selected artists whose posters will be printed  will be notified the weekend of December 22nd, and be given feedback to finalize poster designs.

8. Final poster designs will be due Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Submission Specifications:
-Final size must be 22”×34” with portrait orientation
-All files will be digitally printed and must be print ready in CMYK
-Submit hi-res PDFs (at least 600 dpi) or Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop files
-Files must be labeled “LastName_FirstName_NameofPerson/Place/Event/Movement” to be considered.

Ex: Doe_Jane_SouthernChristianLeadershipConference

Helpful Hints

-Be creative! There is no restriction on the medium or layout: draw, paint, sculpt, click, build, stomp, craft, bead, glue, screenprint, cut, slash, weave, collage, carve, letterpress – have fun!

-Learn as much as you can about the subject of your poster design.

-If you’re feeling stuck, check out a project that has influenced Paper Monuments: Justseeds Celebrate Peoples’ History poster series.

PMEV#002: The Enslaved Peoples' Uprising of 1811

PMEV#002: The Enslaved Peoples' Uprising of 1811

Paper Monuments' History Unbound

Paper Monuments' History Unbound