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Re-design the cover for Ice Cube's Death Certificate

Creators Selected On
November 18, 2016
October 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Ice Cube's landmark album, Death Certificate.

To commemorate the milestone, artists,
illustrators and graphic designers from around the world are invited to re-design the original album cover art for Death Certificate.

Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records are looking for fresh album cover designs that embody the spirit of the album and resonate with longtime Ice Cube fans. Before creating their design, artists are encouraged to listen through the album and check out Ice Cube's website and social media pages for additional inspiration.

One Selected Artist will receive $1,500 and have their artwork potentially featured in the promotional and commercial acknowledgements of the album. Four Highly Commended Artists will also receive $500 each.
submission requirements
When creating their submission, artists must follow these requirements:
  • Designs must be produced into these dimensions: 12 in x 12 in.
  • All submissions must be original artwork or photography (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials or images). No stock images/photography will be allowed.
  • Artists must include the words "Ice Cube". Artists may use Ice Cube's existing logos within their design.
  • Artists must include the name of the album, "Death Certificate" and "25TH ANNIVERSARY".
about ice cube
As much as technology, business and society have changed since the 1980s, one thing has remained constant: Ice Cube has been a premier cultural watchdog, astutely commenting on, examining and detailing the breadth of the American experience in uncompromising terms with an unflinching honesty and a sobering perspective, as well as a deft comedic touch that has endeared him to several generations of fans.

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the career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as chosen by Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records, will:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in the promotional and commercial acknowledgements of the album
  • Potentially receive exposure across Ice Cube's social media channels
  • Receive $1,500
Four Highly Commended Artists, as chosen by Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records, will each receive:
  • Potential exposure across Ice Cube's social media channels
  • $500
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Limit ten (10) submissions per artist or artist team.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi) but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork or photography (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials). No stock images/photography will be allowed.
  • If any persons appear or are referred to in the submission, the artist is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting, all necessary usage rights and permissions for the contents of their submission. Proof will be required if selected.
  • Designs must be produced into the following dimensions: 12 in x 12 in.
  • Artists must include the copy "Ice Cube", "Death Certificate" and "25TH ANNIVERSARY". Artists may use Ice Cube's existing logos within their design.
  • The Selected Artist may be asked to modify their design to fit production requirements.
  • Highly Commended Finalists and artists that are not selected will not give up any rights to their work, however Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records have the right to promote submitted work on their channels for up to one year after announcement of the Selected Artist. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The Selected Artist will be required to assign the copyright to their work to Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records in exchange for the incentives set forth above. The Selected Artist will be required to sign a Release Form.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within 2 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, guidelines or Official Rules.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how ice cube and Lench Mob Records will choose
Ice Cube and Lench Mob Records will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
key dates
Submit By: October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Selection Period Starts: October 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Artists Selected: October 28, 2016*

All times are in Pacific Time.

*Please note, at the request of the host, the Artists Selected Date has been moved from October 20 to October 28.
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