Design for Paloma Faith

Winner Announced On
November 3, 2014
the brief
Artists, designers and illustrators from around the world are invited by Paloma Faith to design their own interpretation of her amazing Platinum certified 3rd album, 'A Perfect Contradiction.'

Using her current artwork (originally designed and photographed by David Standish), music and general persona for inspiration, Paloma is looking for you to come up with your own eye catching design. There are no limitations on medium, however it needs to be a design that can later be turned into a limited edition poster.

Paloma and her team of judges, including Rankin and Michael Stephens of Liberty London, will select one artist to receive a portfolio meeting with a Sony Music Creative, exposure for their artwork as her official social skins for a week and $1,300.

Check out Paloma Faith's website and the original images below for inspiration to help get you started.
about paloma faith
The already platinum ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ marks a change in sound for three time BRIT nominee Paloma Faith. She said: “Its tone is the very opposite of what the last album was. There are a couple of melancholy moments, sure, but it’s much more a ‘if it’s all gone to shit, fuck it, let’s have a dance’ kind of record." Paloma wrote a lot of the album whilst living in New York last year, and completed the recording process between there, Miami, LA and London. As well as the older sounds she has always adored, Paloma channelled Eryka Badu and Jill Scott, The Fugees and N.E.R.D. One of the benchmarks for the album was Candi Staton’s classic ‘Young Hearts Run Free’: a song in which the lyrics speak of sadness, but the delivery leaves you feeling absolutely empowered: “I’ve been reflecting on things that have been tough, but I’m almost celebrating that. If you haven’t been to the bottom, you wouldn’t be able to recognise how it feels to feel really amazing, after all.”

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the career opportunity
One artist as selected by Paloma Faith as well as guest judges Rankin and Michael Stephens will receive:
  • $1,300
  • Portfolio meeting with a Sony Music Creative*
  • Their artwork used as Paloma Faith’s official social skins for a 1 week takeover
  • A feature for their artwork on Hunger
  • Artwork may be used as Paloma Faith’s limited edition Poster for ‘A Perfect Contradiction’
*Please note: If you are not based in the UK the portfolio meeting will be via Skype.
the community choice
One artist as selected by the community will receive:
  • $350
Meet the Judges

Rankin is a British photographer, publisher, film director and humanitarian. With a portfolio ranging from portraiture to documentary, he has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Tony Blair and The Queen to name only a few.

Having co-founded the magazine Dazed & Confused, he has remained a prevalent force in publishing and has over 42 photography books to his name.

He continues to direct commercials and music videos for some of the biggest artists and brands, as well as directing and producing numerous documentaries and dramas.

Michael Stephens currently heads up the Graphic Design Department at Liberty London, the unmistakable and much loved cornerstone of British design heritage.

Having finished his BA in Fine Art and Modern European Languages in the north of England, Michael made the much anticipated migration down south. Settling in the creative hub that is East London he spent his first few years in the capital working at renowned style bible i-D Magazine, cementing a true passion and career in luxury fashion, media, design and retail.

Acting as a busy internal agency, the talented studio of graphic designers at Liberty work on a wealth of unique, exciting and innovative print-led projects, producing multidisciplinary creative assets for all internal departments as well as external brands and clients, including Liberty's associated wholesale fabric businesses.
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open to global residents.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi) but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 5MB.
  • All entries must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Artists must have an up-to-date Talenthouse profile.
  • Artists must include a description about their submission and about themselves.
  • The copyright in and to the selected submission shall be owned by Sony Music.
  • The selected submission may be modified to accommodate production requirements.
  • All submissions will feature as part of a global gallery with public voting on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify artists who we believe are cheating the voting system as this is against the spirit of the Creative Invite.
  • Inappropriate, offensive, harmful or submissions that do not fit the brief will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
Official Rules
It's important to know our Official Rules before starting your creative work.
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how paloma faith will choose
Paloma Faith together with Rankin and Michael Stephens will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The community
can support their favorite submissions through social voting via Facebook and Twitter. The artist with the largest public support will be chosen as the Community Choice.
Key Dates
  • Submit By: October 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: October 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: October 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: November 3, 2014