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    Ginger Joe X Bad Monday

    Bad Monday hand-drawn competition winner 2020

    Bad Monday has always been passionate about putting the artist and the creative process at the heart of everything we do. Last month we ran a competition for artists, encouraging them to share their hand drawn creations with us, for the chance to win an iPad Pro. We were overwhelmed by the response to the competition, and the quality of the designs we received was truly unbelievable. Thank you to everyone who entered! 

    We’re pleased to announce Ginger Joe as the winner of the competition, as voted by our fans over on Instagram. Find out more about the inspiration behind his design...

    Due to the awesome response to Joe’s illustration, we also created a limited edition run of tees featuring his artwork. You can grab yours here.

    Staying creative during these times of uncertainty has been difficult, and we want to encourage continued expressionism through art. Keep your eyes peeled for more creative competitions launching soon.

    Bad Monday Artist Competition

    Bad Monday Competition, June 2020

    Hand drawn, ink inspired art competition 2020

    Want to win an iPad Pro?

    Here at Bad Monday, we’ve always looked to hero the artist and the creative process. As well as working alongside our favorite established artists, we love to support the development of new talent. We want to support your growth as an artist, as we grow as a brand. 

    Staying creative during these times of uncertainty has been difficult, and we want to encourage continued expressionism through art. We’d love to see what you have been drawing whilst in lockdown.  

    Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or budding illustrator, we’d love you to share your hand drawn creations with us, and in exchange we’ll be shortlisting 8 artists to win an iPad Pro 11” and Apple Pencil.

    Here’s the details

    We’d like you to create and submit a piece of tattoo-inspired artwork for the chance to win an Apple iPad Pro 11” and Apple pencil.  Although we’re giving you full creative freedom on your subject matter and style, we’d like you to hand draw your artwork in a flash style. Your art can truly reflect your personal style. We’ll shortlist 8 entries, and then ask our trusted community to make the decision on the artist they would like to win the prize. 

    • Competition launches 1st June 2020
    • Competition will be closing at 11:59pm GMT,  15th June 2020
    • We’ll shortlist 8 piece of art 
    • The shortlisted 8 artists will be contacted via email after the closing date to be informed
    • Head-to-head rounds will be held on Bad Monday Instagram week commencing 22nd June 2020

    (details of head-to-head rounds to be confirmed - watch this space!)

    How to submit

    Email your submission* to: Artists@badmonday.co.uk

    In your submission email, you must include: 

    1. Your name and Instagram handle 
    2. A short bio about you, including your inspiration (200 words max, please)
    3. Artwork submitted as a single JPEG please 
    4. Artwork  must be hand-drawn, signed and dated by the artist 
    5. Submissions can also include images and videos of the process, however, this isn't a requirement to enter

    *Remember, submission closes on 11:59pm GMT,  15th June 2020 and anything after this date won’t count  

    Share the love

    We love to hear from our fans and customers through social media. Share your inspiration, process and designs with us on Instagram using @badmondayapparel #BadMondayArtComp

    Please note, by sharing your designs with us through emailing us, or through social media, you’re giving us permission to reshare your imagery (we’ll tag you, of course). 

    Here’s the fine print:

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    An Introduction to Bad Monday

    An Introduction to Bad Monday

    Hello and welcome to our blog! We thought that it’s only right that the first post we make be an introduction to our blog and a brief rundown of our story up until now.  

    Established in 2017, Bad Monday began as a self-funded project out of Mark’s Garage. Mark’s wife (Alice) was starting maternity leave with their second child and they needed a little cash injection to survive the coming months. 

    The idea of Bad Monday was born and within a week Mark was printing t-shirts whilst Alice packed them in the kitchen! 

    3 Months later Mark leaves his full-time job and is working 16-hour days in the garage, trying to keep up with orders. In the meantime, the house is full of orders that are either waiting to be picked up by courier or waiting to be packed.


    Mark Printing

    Bad Monday turned over £100k+ in that garage in the space of 5 months, all with only the two of them working whilst raising two children under 2. 

    Bad Monday was only born in October of 2017, but to this date (November 2018) has generated over 35 Thousand orders. From the beginning of June, we started outsourcing our print and production and have seen a turnover increase of over 300%, finally being able to meet the demand the brand brings. 

    We have now entered a new stage in our brands very short life, we want to expand even further and really cement our place in the industry. We are only just getting started and can’t wait to see where we will be in the next 5 years. 

    Mark wanted to create a brand that was not only inspired by the tattoo culture, but also merged other art influences whilst still respecting more traditional styles. A brand that cared about their quality and also offered great premium designs but without the premium price. 

    We are a small Independent family run brand, but we are growing and growing all thanks to your support. We hope this has given you a little more of an insight into our business and how it all started! 

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