Fringe 2013 Design Contest Winner
Design by Chicago Artist Alex Kostiw Design to Appear on All Promotional Materials for 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival
The Chicago Fringe Festival is proud to announce the 2013 design contest winner is Alex Kostiw of Chicago. The design will appear on all marketing and promotional materials for the 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival, August 29 – September 8. “We look forward to seeing Alex’s design in Jefferson Park and all over Chicago this summer on our ads, posters, t-shirts and more," says Vinnie Lacey, Fringe Executive Director. "The design sends a strong message and was chosen for several reasons: the colors invoke the Chicago flag, the use of the tall fruit-bearing tree reflects the audience’s emphasis on choice — picking the ripe fruit of the performances they would like to see.”
Artist Alex Kostiw, originally from New York and now living in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, is a freelance designer in editorial, book, poster/ad and web illustration. She also designs for print and apparel. Kostiw described her inspiration for creating the winning design; “The [Fringe Festival’s] 'Pack a lunch' theme wound up evoking this design for me. The Fringe Festival strikes me as nourishing, both for audiences and performers. I originally thought of a salad growing out of this guy's neck, but the explosive flavor of oranges and their bright color and abundance seemed more fun— Fringe-like.”
Runner Up Entries
by Silas Reeves
by Helen Koh
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The Chicago Fringe Festival is partially funded by The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.