To help us all get off our collective couches during the London 2012 Olympic Games, Random Project 2012 are inviting everyone to create a postcard for display in Rich Mix’s cafe gallery from early next month.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of having your work exhibited is to submit a postcard inspired by a word that you will receive in an email response, just by sending an initial email to email@example.com stating a whole number between 1 and 100 in your message. Postcards don’t need to be sports-themed, and can combine photography, typography, illustration, collage or you can do something entirely unique with unusual materials…
If you don’t think you can get together enough glue and tissue paper at home there are postcard making workshops at Rich Mix on Sunday 5 August at 1 to 5pm, Wednesday 8 August from 6 to 9pm and Saturday 11 August from 1 to 5pm. Organiser Sarah Hyndman, who is also a London-based graphic designer, will be on hand to help at these sessions. When you’ve created your postcard just mail it off to Random Project 2012 at the following address:
Random Project 2012
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Short-listed submissions to Random Project 2012 will appear in the display at Rich Mix in Shoreditch from 2 to 19 August, but you can submit your piece at any point up to and including the 19th (bearing in mind the time it takes to get there by post of course!). You can see my postcard below, which is a play on a certain word and a very personal dilemma which I resolved in ’87 (I chose that as the number to email). The photographs used on the top row were taken at this year’s World Pride in London, while on the bottom row they are from June’s Pride Parade in Lisbon, Portugal.
If you take part in Random Project 2012 you will be joining the august ranks of people such as Sir Alan Rickman, Ralph Steadman and Ken Garland who have all submitted entries. Good luck!