Sticky Fingers: “My City, My Vibe” Viber Photography Competition
Sticky Fingers: “My City, My Vibe” is a global design initiative inviting photographers to create original stickers inspired by their favourite international city. Artists are encouraged to submit three original designs that bring to life the vibe and personality of their favorite city.
A judging panel including Viber Creative Director Erez Shocher, Stanislav Makarenko, aka ‘Drawk’ (the Selected Artist of the first Sticky Fingers), online personality Julieanna “YesJulz” Goddard and graffiti artist Alec Monopoly, will select 20 finalists which will then be narrowed down to five Selected Artists. The Selected Artists will receive the opportunity to work with the creative team at the Viber design studio to see their image come to life in a Viber sticker pack, which will be sold throughout the world and used by millions of people worldwide, putting their designs on a global stage. The Selected Artists will also receive a revenue share for every sticker sold.
About Sticky Fingers
My City, My Vibe is the second Sticky Fingers initiative. The first Creative Invite, which was a brief to design a mascot for Sticky Fingers, saw Drawk chosen as the Selected Artist for his quirky squirrel character, ‘Chew. ’ Launched in partnership with creative platform Talenthouse, the first initiative elicited thousands of design submissions from more than 100 countries around the world, setting the record as one of Talenthouse’s most successful brand campaigns. Drawk travelled to Viber’s office in Tel Aviv, where he spent a week designing a sticker pack featuring his character Chew with the creative team. The Chew sticker pack is now available for download from the Viber sticker store for £1.99, with Drawk receiving a share of the revenue.
“I have been drawing and sketching characters since 2008, but being Selected for Viber’s first Sticky Fingers Creative Invite was a dream come true,” says Drawk. “It was such an incredible feeling to be selected, but also a great responsibility. I got the opportunity to work alongside professional artists at an international level, to travel more and now my sketches are in a sticker pack that will be used around the world. I’m looking forward to helping choose the Selected Artists of ‘My City, My Vibe’ and encourage all entrants to get inspired, be yourself and let your original style come through in your sketches.”