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Invitation to design a Limited Edition tote bag for the London Design Festival

Do you have a design for the VIP press bag at Tent London 2015?

Each year over 1,200 International & UK lifestyle press visit, and this year we want to give them something special and unique.

This year Tent London & Icon Printing are teaming up to offer a unique opportunity to create a limited edition design to be printed on a tote bag, which will be distributed free during the London Design Festival.

This opportunity is open to designers from all backgrounds - from illustration, product, lighting, graphics, architecture or ceramics - maybe you have a sketch or doodle you think will look great on a bag... don't be shy, let's see it!

The 5 winning designs could be seen by Tent London's 24,000 visitors as well as the 350,000 London Design Festival visitors!

The Practical Stuff:

  • There will be 5 winning designs with 100 of each design printed: 4x unique designs that Tent visitors can win each day, and 1x design for UK & International press.
  • Design must not contain more than 3 colours.
  • Submissions can be on a napkin, post-it or envelope, but the final design can be no larger than 38 x 42 cms.

Important Information:

  • Please note, this is a free opportunity - all print and production costs will be covered.
  • This is not a financial award, you will not be paid. It is an amazing promotional opportunity only!
  • There will be a selection panel consisting of people from Grafik magazine, Kemistry & People of Print. The judges decision is final.
  • The winning designers selected must provide the final design as an .eps file.
  • Your image will appear on one side of the bag; the other is reserved for partner logos and the winners names.
  • All successful applicants acknowledge that their design is unique and not a direct derivative of anyone’s design.
  • The design must not incorporate your branding or logo


Call for submissions: Open now!
Design submission deadline: 27th June
Select short list/finalist: 7 July
Final designs signed off & to print: early August

How to Apply

Send an email containing the following information to

  • Name
  • Contact phone number
  • Design submission as High Res PDF