Montclair, NJ – Out Montclair is collaborating with Montclair Brewery for a specialty craft beer to celebrate the first-ever Montclair Pride Festival in June. Out Montclair is also announcing a competition for local designers to create the beer can label and other promotional elements for Montclair Pride.
Out Montclair’s collaboration with Montclair Brewery will promote one of their craft beers specifically for Montclair Pride. Sales will support the Montclair Pride festival in June and all additional Out Montclair programming for the region’s LGBTQIA+ community and allies.
Now through February 18th, Out Montclair is inviting local graphic designers to create a label for the Pride brew cans and promotional materials. The competition will draw on and include Montclair’s deep well of artistic talent to elevate them and celebrate this historic event.
“Montclair Pride isn’t just a celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community, but a way for us to show and celebrate our Pride in Montclair, including in incredible small businesses like the Brewery.” said Andy Kahnke, who created the competition and leads Out Montclair’s Visual Branding and Identity. “We’re so excited to partner with Montclair Brewery and engage with our robust local creative community as we weave both art and creativity into Pride in every way we can.”
“Montclair Brewery prides itself as a creator of craft beer which welcomes all and as a place where all can belong and be together,” said Denise Ford Sawadogo, co-founder and co-owner of The Montclair Brewery. “We are excited to energize and challenge the creative talents of our community to create an impactful design for our special brew’s label. We can’t wait to see what designers come up with to toast this historic moment.”
Competition guidelines and design specifications can be downloaded here.
Designs can be submitted here. Deadline is midnight, February 18th, 2022.