Design Generator Information Pack 

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Design Generator

Alongside our creative workshops, Mesh Mash is launching its 2018 design generator, a new way to connect for emerging young designers and artists from the western suburbs who are keen to be part of the Mesh Mash story.

 We are looking for creative young people to develop designs for the Mesh Mash product range that address one or more of the following themes:


1.    Special Edition for Art and Industry

Following the theme of Art and Industry with particular focus in Hobsons Bay (ie including Altona, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Spotswood, South Kingsville, Williamstown areas). The artworks under this theme will be selected by Donna Jackson, Artistic Director, Art and Industry Festival and be printed on a series of official Festival merchandise that is launched during the Festival in November 2018.


2.    Natural Environment

Under this theme we are looking for artworks that explore biodiversity; examples include flora, fauna and images of our coastal, wetland landscapes.

Works under this theme will be selected by the Mesh Mash crew.

3.    Social, Political and Environmental

We are looking for work that responds to social, political and environmental themes which could be expressed in the form of text, drawing, collage, poem or composition of images. Works under this theme will be selected by the Mesh Mash crew.


Design Pack Information


Designs can be provided as sketches, collages, graphic compositions or photographs. The design will need to be scaled and prepared to become a one or two colour print.


Tips for creating screen print ready artwork:

–        Use a black pen or marker to create artwork final to create clean and clear lines

–        If using collage use contrast for the best positive/ negative balance

–        Use appropriate language

–        Use your own ideas

–        Create a design appropriate/ suitable to our product range

–        Create a design within the parameters of the theme (s) nominated or selected.

–        Limit to one or two colour










Here are some examples of effective print design:


·         One colour designs from our existing range


                           Artwork : Alex Hotchin                                                                  Tom Civil