Wanted: local artists and coffee lovers

Wanted: local artists and coffee lovers

Are you or do you know an artist or designer inspired by coffee?

We're kicking off an exciting new project, and we'd love to have your help. Padre are looking for creative Melbourne and Sunshine Coast locals to collaborate with us on a limited run of high quality printed tee shirts and tote bags. 

The design could be an existing work or a new piece for the project, so long as it references or relates to coffee or Padre Coffee. 

We’ll look after the production and promotion of the gear, and we will, of course, pay our artists fairly for their work. The finished loot will be sold in Padre’s Victorian and Queensland retail stores as well as online, and we’re open to sale through your own channels too, should you wish. 

If you’d like to take part, please email the following to by July 24 :

- your full name, contact number and email address 

- a sample (via email attachment or a link to your folio or social media stream) that demonstrates the style of design you would like to submit
or an image of already completed work, if you have one, that meets the brief

The finished piece will need to be provided in .eps and .ai files, can be full colour or black and white. Dimensions should be 150mm x 150mm x 150mm (minimum) to 260mm x 260mm x 260mm (maximum) and tee shirts will be printed in small, medium and large – please bear this in mind. 

We’ll choose our artists by July 24 and work with them to have finished designs completed by August 21 for a mid-Spring launch of the new range.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone to (03) 9380 8225.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!