Big ups to everyone who has submitted artwork for our contest!
Here are a few of the submissions we've received so far!
Remember, the contest is still going... so you can still claim the $100 prize!!!
Hello Graphic Artists...
We will be printing up physical CDs for our album, 'Who Cares if We're Dope?' and we are looking for artwork for our album cover... You can read up on what inspired the original Episode artwork here, and draw inspiration from these thoughts, or take it in a completely new direction!
When? We need this artwork by Friday September 23rd (but you can submit at any time)
Where? Please submit your cover ideas to us at email@example.com - there is no limit to how many submissions any one artist can make, and we will respond with feedback to each and all
What? The winner of this contest will receive $100 (via paypal), as well as credits (name and website) in our album cover.
*** We will probably need a little help from the winner for back cover layout as well...
Below you will find the plain AZT Logo as well as the Hippoe Logo, should you want to include either/both in your designs...
Questions? Hit us up directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to spread this link and tell your friends.... Thank you!
We've had a lot of people comment on our the Who Cares if We're Dope? artwork, so I wanted to take a moment to give a quick shout out to TNES from Hippoe.com and explain the thought process behind this Season, and the art.
The thought process behind the Season title, Who Cares if We're Dope?, was basically our way of saying that we are doing trying to compete or impress anyone. Our latest music was very much made for us, and everyone involved in the project, but as we were making it, we realized we had to put it out. When we emailed TNES about our idea, he had the Hippoe over to us within a few hours... If you look close, it's a dude, inside a Hippoe suit, trying to be a rhino - which to me meant, he's trying to be something he's not; over and over again.
What's funny is that when we sent around the artwork to our team, 1 or 2 responders felt like it might need, "more". So, I asked, "like what?"
The responses were anything from, 'a street light', 'a 40oz', 'a blunt' etc etc ... The irony is that all of those things would contradict our intent! The intent is to stay away from hip hop cliches and do 'us', whatever 'us' may be ...
For those who dig the cover art - thanks for the positive feedback and be sure to check out Hippoe.com !!!! For those who think it could have been 'busier', think about what you would have put onto the cover instead... would it have been 'dope'?