Moog Music has announced a Moog Factory Mural Contest. Create a new design for the side of the Moog Factory, and you could win a Moog One.
“Calling all artists and designers: Imagine your art as the new face of Moog Music’s headquarters!
We are excited to be accepting artist submissions for a design that will be the new face of the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, NC. Locals and visitors of our vibrant city have come to know our factory by the iconic synthesizer mural that has adorned the building?s exterior for more than eight years.
Now, we?re ready to breathe new life into the public artwork that represents who we are and the instruments that our employee-owners build inside these four walls. This is where you come in!”
The contest winner will get a Moog One 16-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer and their artwork displayed on the Moog factory.
Details are available at the contest site.
Update: Moog has put the contest on hold, based on feedback:
“We’ve been working to revise the scope of this project so that it is fair, accessible, and worthwhile for anyone who is interested in participating. Over the last few days, we’ve been engaging in some truly insightful conversations with artists and designers to better understand the range of viewpoints related to our initial guidelines and outreach.
We appreciate your patience as we rework this—based on community feedback—to be the inspiring, creative, and fun opportunity we were so excited to share with you. We anticipate announcing the revised details early next week. Have a safe weekend!”
Some had raised objections to the contest – based on both accurate and inaccurate readings of the licensing terms – and others on the idea that Moog was undervaluing the work of artists.