Viber has launched the second Sticky Fingers Initiative – My City, My Vibe. It’s all about a search to uncover new design talent from all over the globe & in partnership with Talenthouse. My City, My Vibe is a global design initiative which invites artists & creative minds 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 favourite city.
Commenting on the initiative, Shocher, said:
“With more than 600 million Viber users all over the globe, we wanted this Creative Invite to celebrate the diversity and unique style of cities around the world in the form of our favorite creative expression, stickers. We encourage people to submit designs for a sticker pack that best represents the culture of their city. We don’t want you to focus on the famous landscapes or buildings; we want to see how you can create a communicative sticker pack inspired by your favorite city’s vibe, colors and soul.”
Adding further, Alec MonopoIy:
“It’s cool that a messaging app is giving artists like myself a huge platform to show their work and creativity in a new and unique way. I can’t wait to see the different sticker creations from around the world and discover how creative talents bring the My City, My Vibe design brief to life.”
Emma Trant, Talenthouse’s Chief Revenue Officer says:
“We are excited to partner with Viber on their 2nd global design initiative. Viber are all about spreading ‘good vibes’ to the world which aligns perfectly with our goal to provide the next generation of creative talent with opportunities to drive their careers forward.”
A judging panel including Viber Creative Director Erez Shocher, Stanislav Makarenko, aka ‘Dwarke’ (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.
The Creative Invite brief is open to anyone 18+ years old and it will starting from October 15th and end on November 18, 2015. The 20 finalists will be announced on 9 December, 2015 and the five Selected Artists on 15 December, 2015.