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Art Spiegelman to Judge Strand Bookstore Tote Bag Design Contest

.jpegGenerations of readers (including this GalleyCat editor) have spent hours browsing the crowded shelves of Strand Bookstore in New York City. Now a lucky designer can put their personal stamp on the bookstore.

From March 1 until March 31, designers from around the world can submit a design for the iconic Strand Bookstore tote bag, vying for a number of prizes. The grand prize winner will have their design featured on a tote. The contest will be judged by New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, School of Visual Arts faculty member Steven Heller, Masterpiece Comics creator R. Sikoryak, and graphic novelist Adrian Tomine.

The entire press release is embedded after the jump. Here’s more about the contest: “the Strand Book Store wants to give emerging artists the opportunity to have their artwork featured on a Strand tote bag. Design Requirements: The illustration must feature either a representation of the Strand Book Store or books. The illustration must include the artist’s signature, ‘Strand Book Store NYC’ and ‘strandbooks.com’ or a representation of the Strand logo (as seen on strandbooks.com).”

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Obama Book Raises $11K in One Day

kickstarter_book.jpgUsing a unique pre-pay model, the creators of the book “Designing Obama” will self publish via funds submitted by readers: a $10 donation for an ebook, $50 donation for a print and digital copy.

Scott Thomas, the design director of President Barack Obama‘s 2008 campaign, is raising money for the first print run of the design book about the artwork that helped Obama win the election. The author used the online fundraising site Kickstarter to finance the book, and collected $11,056 the first day he posed. As of this writing, Thomas has raised more than $15,000 of the $65,000 he hopes to collect by November 5th to print the book.

Here’s more from the site: ” Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created unofficially, by grassroots supporters. The 360-page book is full-color and hardbound, highly crafted with an embossed sleeve. Forewords written by Steven Heller and Michael Bierut.” (Via Robin Sloan)