While the cult of the Wu Tang Clan lives on forever, we can’t help but to dissect all of its remixed incarnations. The latest Wu reinterpretation was three years ago, when Shaolin Jazz was created. Conceived by Gerald Watson (who has been in the game in many facets for a long time) and produced and crafted by DJ 2-Jones, this project garnished attention from NPR and other notable media back in 2011. The project itself became a brand, and they are now having another design contest, which will peak the interest of a lot of you readers. This contest asks you to interpret Shaolin Jazz into a Kung-Fu poster. Here are the details below:
The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest, which is an extension of the notable SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber music project (an artful fusion of jazz instrumentals and hip-hop acappellas) is a month long competition (Wednesday September 16th – Wednesday October 15th), whereby participants can submit designs that interpret SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber as a Kung-Fu movie.
“The movie poster contest takes further cues from our monthly event series entitled CAN I KICK IT? where we screen two classic Kung-Fu movies while a clever blend of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music are played courtesy of SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones, who’s essentially creating a live sound track to each movie.
The winner, who’ll be announced on Tuesday October 21st, will receive an exclusive prize package that includes an official copy of The 37th Chamber Mixtape, two (2) SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel items of your choice, and footwear from a surprise brand.
-Designers can submit up to two (2) movie posters only
-A design collective can only participate as one (1) designer – submitting only two (2) designs
-Size specs 9.111 x 15, 300dpi
-Acceptable file formats: jpg, png, pdf not to exceed 25mb
-Deadline for submitting work: Wednesday October 15th
-Submit work to email@example.com
-To see an image of a past CAN I KICK IT? flyer click here
-Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, creativity, and connectivity to the theme of SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.
Eligibility: the competition is open to everyone, worldwide
Prize: an exclusive prize package that includes an official copy of The 37th Chamber Mixtape, two (2) SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel items of your choice, and footwear from a surprise brand.”
Sounds badass to us. You need more info? Contact Gerald Watson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now get to work, we know you love graphic design, hip hop, and Kung-Fu movies.