'Les cravates par Hermès' - graphic design competition - call for entries

C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S

designboom international graphic design competition.
participation is open to to applicants from every country in the world,
to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.
free registration required.

the french luxury brand, Hermès, in collaboration with designboom organize
a graphic international design competition:

the subject of the international competition is
'les cravates par Hermès'

Hermès, house of quality, is world renowned for its fine silk, and particularly for ties.
they embody fine craftsmanship, masterful design and timeless style.
we expect to receive innovative and original pattern designs for ties that brighten up
men's wardrobe. we want to be surprised by refined 'all-over' designs -
repeating or non repeating patterns in which the motifs recur in a design covering the entire cloth.

you are asked to develop a new pattern that could be either a re-interpretation of the
Hermes classic patterns (equestrian -, sport -, marine theme, whimsical animal motifs,
geometric variations including stripes, plant and flower designs and the H delicately
imprinted across the surface of the tie) or something completely different,
that could be used for the silk-screen printing - or weaving technique.

please download THIS pdf file and use it as the canvas for your pattern design.
you are asked to work on the full length of the tie to illustrate the pattern development.

-first prize € 3000 euro
-second prize € 2000 euro
-third prize € 1000 euro

register here

deadline for submission of entries:
works can be submitted through august 05, 2009.