ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Flapos is a brand that stands for everything today's youth believes in. Our language is bright, bold, young, and fresh. We love ideas that are relatable and light-hearted. The following are a few characteristics we look for in our designs-relatability, humour, wit, positivity, fun, young, fresh, original, happy, joyful, and bright. An idea/ thought that fits the brand is more likely to be accepted. However, we’re always open to anything an artist can come up with, so we encourage you to send us your ideas and we will consider it.

COPYRIGHT

The Flapos is a brand that encourages original ideas, and supports passionate artists. We do not accept content that infringes a third party’s copyright in any manner.

Artwork We Accept

  • Artwork base on an original idea you might have had
  • Spoofs/ Parody –An artwork falls under spoof or parody, in the eyes of the law, when the new work calls to mind the original work (the original author’s design or trademark) and criticises or ridicules the message of that original work. This is permitted by law, in some circumstances, and falls under fair use.However, this is a fairly complicated area of law, and it’s always best to consult your lawyer buddy when in doubt.

Artwork We Don’t Accept

  • Google images
  • Artwork created by another artist
  • A copy of artwork created by someone else (Inspired styles should have not more than 5% of the visuals taken from the inspiration, and should be 100% different in idea and concept. In case the original artist requires, your artwork may be taken off immediately, without notice.)
  • Designs for our Official Merchandise section
  • Artwork that is offensive/ insensitive, or mocks race, religion, creed, politics, etc.

THEMES

Here’s a list of themes/ ideas you can refer to while making your design. These themes are just to guide you in case you’re unsure on how or where to begin. You’re always free to think outside the box, and surprise us with something completely different.

Music, Books, Funny, Gaming, Geeky, Movies, TV Shows, Superheroes, Sports, Travel, Corporate/ Office Humour, Zodiac Signs, Animals, Puns, Minimalist, Desi, Childhood/ Nostalgia/, Nature/ Environment, Social Causes.

PAYMENT

Once everything is in place, your products will be listed on the site. We’ll be paying you royalty every month, for all products sold. A login username and password will also be provided, so you can track sales and royalty.

FAQs

I want my art to go on your products. How do I go about this?

We accept digital art in vector format, so we can re-size it, and place it on the appropriate product (framed art prints, posters, t-shirts, etc.). The accepted file extensions are .eps, .ai, .png.

What if my art isn’t in digital form but I still want it to go on products?

If your artwork isn’t in digital form, you can take a high resolution photo or scan the image- get the help of that photographer friend of yours. He/ she will be able to guide you with the lighting, centering, and related stuff. The final print of your work will depend on the quality of the photograph or scanned image.

What if my art isn’t in digital form but I still want it to go on products?

If your artwork isn’t in digital form, you can take a high resolution photo or scan the image- get the help of that photographer friend of yours. He/ she will be able to guide you with the lighting, centering, and related stuff. The final print of your work will depend on the quality of the photograph or scanned image.

How do I promote my artwork?

Tell people! Get the word out, share your work on Facebook, tweet about it and pin it. We will also regularly promote any new design you come up with on our social media channels. You can also share individual products on your social media channels, using the buttons provided on every product page.

Can I sell these designs on other sites as well? Or will be the designs be exclusive to Flapos?

Your designs, your babies. You have complete freedom to sell your artwork on any other platform/ channel. However, if the theme/ concept for the design has been provided by us, and you’ve created art around that idea, then sale of those designs shall be restricted to The Flapos.

What are the commission rates?

We’ll be paying you up to 12% commission for each of your product sold on Flapos. We will give the complete access of our dashboard, so you can track sales and commission of each product.

Is there any withdrawal fee?

Yes, we will charge 2% processing fees for settlement of your amount.

What are the details I have to provide to be able to receive payments?

To receive payments, you will have to submit the following details:

a. Payee Name (Same as PAN)

b. PAN Details

c. IFSC Code

d. Bank Account Number

e. Mailing Address

f. Contact Number (preferably mobile)