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Design Justin Vernon's Next Tattoo

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As you may heard that Bon Iver recently hosted a remix competition for songs off their self-titled sophomore release.  Well, that is not the only competition Bon Iver is hosting.  Now, Justin Vernon is asking illlustrators and designers to design his next tattoo

Vernon is looking for a tattoo design that is based on a Northern Exposure episode in the style of Mucha.

Here is an excerpt from the design brief:

"I named my band after an episode of Northern Exposure. In the episode a women transforms a gold rush village into a cultural place with one single dance in a tavern. They name the town after her, Cicely, Alaska.


The art direction in the episode is unmistakably Mucha and I want to get a very large tattoo of this on my left arm.

Ill include some images of the actual episode, of Cicely herself, and of some of the Mucha pieces I want the shape and style to be like. A tall rectangular, stained glass, bold lines shadow box!
Please, help!

My favorite, hopefully what your illustrations will be based on, is the image I uploaded of Cicely with arms outstretched in mid-dance. You can't see her with the flowing scarf in her hands, but that would be cool if we could involve that..."

Included in the design brief are images to draw inspiration from, which you can download form the contest website via 99designs.  The deadline to submit your design is on September 16.