Here is the deal, we are not rich. In fact we are broke. However, like every other musician, we have aspirations, and a pride in what it is that we do. ( voai ) begun life in 2003 as a one-man band project, playing experimental minimalist ambient. Over the years, the repertoire changed and expanded, and our new work 'Sleepwalkers' will be an amalgam of dream rock, minimal ambient, trip-hop and shoegazer.
We have a very specific minimalist cover art in mind. We simply want a totally white art that features a very minimalist, sparse white/shades of light gray background with a man or a girl (can be realistic, or a cartoon, or a stick-figure, or in another style) walking on a tightrope with hands raised as if sleepwalking. There needs not be any background and the art should be kept to a completely minimalist style and approach -- so as not to detract from the main illustration. Very sparse backgrounds, such as the outlines of a city are also accepted, but the ideal design will only put focus on the sleepwalker on the tightrope in a white background. The picture shall be 24x12 centimetre (cm), with the figure on the right hand side (so that it can become part of the main cover art). The left hand side of the image will span onto the back of the digipack and should also be kept absolutely minimal. There should be no crucial art on the left hand side (the left 12 centimeters), and it can in fact be left completely blank, although this is up to you.
As we said, we are completely broke and we cannot offer a reward above $40 or so, but we are totally happy to reward the person who works with us with full credit for their work, a link to their e-mail, and 2 free copies of the release (as well as the fee mentioned).
PS: If you can provide a sample of your work at voai AT lycos d.t COM it will be greatly appreciated. No samples sent will used in any way or be sent to anyone else, so don't worry....
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