The Strand Book Store is partnering with the School of Visual Arts,Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics Books and Toon Books to host a tote bag design contest. Artists from around the world are invited to submit original illustrations featuring the Strand Book Store.
In June 2007, the Strand unveiled the first Artist Tote Bag:Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman loaned his iconic Mausimage for the first time ever to celebrate the Strand’s 80th birthday.The Strand then partnered with artists each year, including AdrianTomine, Seth and R. Sikoryak, creating the Strand’s Artist Tote Series.
Now, the Strand Book Store wants to give emerging artiststhe opportunity to have their artwork featured on a Strand tote bag. Go here for competition information. (Lettering by Andrew Schaff)