The brief is to design a male birthday card that uses typography as one of the main elements. The card must have a wide appeal and have either the words ‘happy birthday’ or a caption relating to birthdays and celebrating.
You may want to incorporate pattern and icons into your design, or just concentrate on the type. Keep in mind that it needs to have a strong impact and think about the colours you use - do you want them to be bold, sophisticated, bright etc
The examples shown below have worked well in M&S and give you an idea of the styles that we use, but these are old designs and need refreshing.
Make sure you do your market research to see what works particularly well and those that do not. Consider what cards you would buy for your male family and friends.
Please note that this competition has now closed.
How to enter:
The format for entries must be a 500 pixel square jpeg at 72 dpi in RGB. However please retain your original file type i.e. Illustrator/Photoshop at a resolution of at least 300 DPI should yours be selected. Please email all entries in this format (max 5 per entrant) together with a brief description of your work and your user name (nick name) to Vic at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all entries that do not meet the required format will be returned to you for re-formatting and will only be accepted and uploaded to the site in the requested format.
We will endeavour to upload your designs within 24 hours.
All entries are featured in our on-line Competition Gallery and the winning prize is £200 as well as the possibility of a placement at Tigerprint and your design may even feature in a future range!!!!
Please ensure you read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions of the competition before submitting your entries.