Print Is Dead (Good) – Open for submissions

Calling all illustrators, artists and designers!

We’re now accepting submissions for our upcoming exhibition ‘Print Is Dead (Good)’ which will run alongside Liverpool Print Fair on 4th November 2017 at the Bluecoat.

Feel free to go abstract or literal with your interpretation of the theme as we want you to really have fun with it. For example you could send us anything which showcases an old, long forgotten printing method or maybe even combines a few methods to create a mixed media piece. The print content can be whatever you like; it doesn’t have to be themed around zombies if you’re showing us how good printmaking can be!

Don’t forget if you’re playing on the word ‘dead’, electrical items can die too. You can also go all out for Halloween and give us something inspired by the ghosts, ghouls and the living dead though. It’s entirely up to you.

The only rules are it must be A4 sized and must not be a digital print, but there’s no limit to colours or materials if you are supplying your own print.

Can’t print? No problem!

If you don’t know any print methods yet or don’t have access to printing facilities, don’t worry! We will be accepting a limited number of 1 colour A4 designs which we will screen print for the exhibition. Artists will receive complimentary copies of their printed designs to keep or sell as they choose.

As there is limited space for the exhibition not all submissions will be accepted, so please make sure your piece fits the theme by celebrating print or is a play on the word ‘dead’. The successful submissions will be printed at A4 size, so please make sure your artwork is suitable for this size.

How To Submit

Submit your ideas to by midnight 24th September 1st October 2017 or use the form below to send your application. You only need to submit your design at this stage and we will be in touch shortly after the deadline to let you know whether your submission has been successful.

Please include your name and brief description of the submission, along with your website or social media details for display at the exhibition. This exhibition is a celebration of printmaking, all about method and technique, so digital prints will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, please read our FAQs, send us an email, or tweet @theprintsocial. We’ll try to answer right away.

We will be showcasing a diverse range of styles and print methods, so if you have something which you think would work with the theme or would like to create something new we’d love for you to get involved.

Submissions Form

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