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At a time when all is possible by touch of a button, the ability to realize complex and exotic design is more accessible than ever before; nevertheless, constraint fosters creativity and drives innovation: With SPARE THE CHANGE: Design Under $2, we ask young designers to stretch the value of a Canadian Toonie.
Through the exploration and reconsideration of material, form, and technique, design an object with less than $2.00 Cdn in material cost. Participants will have a chance to be exhibited at IDSwest 2010 and mingle with thousands of visitors. Proof may be requested of origin or cost of materials for all design submitted.
SPARE THE CHANGE is open to all designers of any design discipline residing within Canada.
Early Application Deadline: May 1, 2010
Application Deadline: June 1, 2010
Submission/Delivery Period: Shortlisted Entrants will be contacted by July 1 to arrange physical submission and exhibition logistics.
Material cost must be less than $2.00 Cdn. Sweat labour costs not included.
Must satisfy at least TWO of the following design principals:
Durability – it should hold up robustly and remain in good condition.
Utility – it should be useful and function well for the people using it.
Beauty – it should delight people and raise their spirits.
General communication will be done via Artsy-Dartsy.com and the corresponding FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.
Application via email only (email@example.com). Provide us with info below and images for consideration.
Please copy and paste below form into the body of your email for your use.
Subject line: Spare The Change,
PROGRAM/YEAR (if applicable):
OVERALL DIMENSIONS (LxWxH):
Include 3-4 web publishable images of your design (640 x 480 pixels)
(Please retain your high-res images and original design object for later use/exhibition)
By entering Future Masters: Young Designers West, you, the designer, grant IDSwest and Artsy-Dartsy.com rights to fair use in any medium and method. All credits will be given. Selection: all decisions will be final once the selection for exhibition is announced.