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South Africa celebrates Lyle & Scott’s 140th Anniversary with the launch of The 140 Series

 South Africa celebrates Lyle & Scott’s 140th Anniversary with the launch of The 140 Series
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To commemorate 140 years of Scottish heritage, artists, fans of the brand, and fashion enthusiasts have all been commissioned by Lyle & Scott to create an original masterpiece for The 140 Series.

Each creative taking part is invited to submit one artwork that represents their chosen year between 1874 and 2014. The 140 pieces of artwork will then be used to construct a timeline that represents Lyle & Scott’s success and tireless innovation since 1874.

Once all entries have been submitted, the 140 artworks will be available to view on the South Africa Lyle & Scott website www.lyleandscott.co.za, with viewers given the option to bid for the artwork of their choice. The live auction will commence on the 10th of September, inviting everyone to participate in celebrating this milestone with Lyle & Scott. The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in a gallery for everyone to see. The proud new owners of the artworks will finally take their piece of history home.

The artists will receive full profit from their artwork; in addition to this the pieces of artwork that fetch the three highest bids will receive: R5000, R3000, and R2000, respectively.

To support this creative series, the advertising agency DDB will also offer two six month paid internships to student participants.

The 140 Collection by Lyle & Scott:

The 140 capsule collection launches this summer to celebrate Lyle & Scott’s anniversary and Scottish heritage. The collection sees Lyle & Scott delving into the roots of the brand to create a premium line of argyle knitwear and classic polos. The range will be distinguished by the original ‘L&S Ltd’ logo branding on the left chest, the famous eagle motif on the arm, as well as a label carrying the Royal Warrant marking the quality, craftsmanship and superiority of Lyle & Scott products.

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What’s in it for students?

You’ll be paid R200 for your submission, and any profit made on top of that at the auction will be paid to you as well. R 5000 goes the artwork that fetches the highest bid, R 3000 for second place and R 2000 for third place.

But wait, there’s more:

DDB South Africa offers two six-month creative internships to the two artists of their choice.

So, there you have it. This is an opportunity to kick start your career in the advertising and design industry. And you’ll get paid even before your first day of work.

Here’s what you need to know:

You’ve got the talent, the drive, the ambition and surely you have the time to create your masterpiece for the 140 Collection.

The 140 Collection celebrates 140 years of Lyle & Scott. To mark this occasion, Lyle & Scott is launching the exclusive 140 range as a part of their Summer 2014 collection. The 140 Series is a project that embodies co-creation and it’s your time to shine.

Each year since 1874 has seen an event, and invention and individuals who have shaped the world as we know it today. Lyle & Scott has lived through it all, and through The 140 Series will own these moments in time.

Visit lyleandscott.co.za, select the year you would like to illustrate – for your convenience, we’ve done the research already. See which one draws you, reserve it and start creating your masterpiece in your favourite medium. Once you’ve submitted your artwork, you’ll be paid R200.

Next is the online auction. Once all the artworks have been uploaded to the Lyle & Scott website the bidding will start. The reserve price on each piece is R200, and any profit made on top of that will be paid to you, the artist.

When the bidding is complete, all the artists and buyers will be invited to The 140 Series Gala Event in September.

Important Dates:

31 July                                      Campaign goes Live – Reserve your year!

1 September                        Completed artworks back to organisers

10 September                     Online bidding commences

6 October                               Bidding closes – payments finalised

9 October                               Gala Gallery Event

Follow the campaign on Twitter at @LyleandScott_SA or on Facebook at /LyleandScott

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