Create art for Matisyahu
 returns in 2014 with a brand new album and he wants you to be part of designing the artwork in the campaign. Check out the video from Matisyahu below and get to work on creating your design!

One winner will receive $500 and a special Matisyahu prize pack including a signed copy of the new album. Plus, the winning design may even be featured on the album’s cover.

Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines
Check out the video below from Matisyahu to get an idea of his aesthetic vision:

We are open to your own interpretations of Matisyahu’s concept and originality is highly encouraged. But be sure to include these key elements in your design.

  • The palm of a hand facing upward.
  • A flame inside the palm, ideally created out of water.
  • Use the symbolism of the biblical “Burning Bush” for more inspiration.

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. IMPORTANT: If you would like to include the album title in your artwork, please be sure to spell it “AKEDA“. For those of you who have spelled it “AKEDAH”, your submissions will still be considered and will not be penalized for the different spelling.

Things You Need

To Include Required text: “Matisyahu”.
Suggested text: “Akeda”.
Original illustrations only.

The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai) of the winning design.

Things You Should Avoid

Respect copyright.
DO NOT submit copyrighted work.

DO NOT use photos, stock images or clip art.

You MUST be able to prove ownership of any photographic elements (even in a modified state). Absolutely no photos of Matisyahu are allowed.

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by Jimmy Ovadia  



Kanye West e il nuovo album Cruel Summer. Dal 4 sept.

Kanye West ha rilasciato la copertina del nuovo album ‘Cruel Summer‘ per la G.O.O.D. Music via Twitter. Data di uscita dell’album, in ritardo e previsto in autunno, il prossimo 4 settembre 2012.

Twittato alle 8: 17 pm di oggi ha già 7.906 retweet e 1.979 preferiti. Fra cui anche il rapper italiano Marracash. Che scrive: ‘@kanyewest: SEPTEMBER 4TH” aspetto solo questo’. 

Oggi il rapper statunitense ha comunicato una data certa per l’uscita del suo prossimo album, con un mese di ritardo rispetto al primo annuncio che dava fuori ‘Cruel Summer’ già nel mese di agosto. 

Cruel Summer è l’album di debutto di Kanye West, che con un grande progetto di collaborazione e una buona etichetta, la GOOD Music fondata dal rapper nel 2004 ha opportunamente pensato di annunciarlo per la fine dell’estate, il 4 settembre.

Anche se appare ovvio che sia West ad avere in mano le redini di questo progetto, Cruel Summer sarà caratterizzato da un consistente numero di potenti collaboratori. Oltre ad una lunga lista di rapper fra cui 2 Chainz, Big Sean e Pusha TCruel Summer è pensato per includere i contributi di John Legend, Common e Kid Cudi.

Come l’anno scorso My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyCruel Summer uscirà con un West-directed short film, un cortometraggio diretto da West. Prodotto dalla West’s design organisation DONDA e girato in Qatar, il film è stato presentato in premier al  Cannes Film Festival di quest’anno.

Finora, abbiamo sentito due singoli da Cruel Summer, ‘New God Flow’ e ‘Mercy’.

Kanye West has released the cover to G.O.O.D. Music‘s new album ‘Cruel Summer’, Via Twitter. The album’s release date was delayed and is supposed to come out in Autumn, September 4th 2012. Check out the tweet and cover art below, tell us what you think!

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