WHAT IS ART PATROL?
Art patrol is a free service offered by Studio Opolis. Every business day, we spend one hour redesigning one piece of ugly graphic design, as submitted by you and chosen by us. We then post before and after images on our blog and on Facebook, and send a press-ready PDF file of the “after” to the individual or company that submitted the “before.”
AND YOU DO THIS FOR FREE? WHY?
Because there’s too much ugly design in the business world. Because there’s a lack of understanding about what design can add to business communication. Because we’d like people to see what even one hour of design can do for their marketing materials. Because we like showing off. And because we hope people such as yourself will like what we do enough to hire us to do other design work as well.
WHAT TYPES OF THINGS DO YOU REDESIGN?
Brochures, flyers, menus, ads, web sites, direct mail … Art Patrol will tackle anything and everything, free, for one hour every morning.
Except logos. Brand identity is too complex to tackle in an hour, or for free. But you can hire us to do logo design!
WHAT IF IT TAKES LONGER THAN AN HOUR?
When the hour is done, so are we, and we post the design in the state it is in. While we'd love to complete a redesign in an hour, that’s not always possible. If your submission isn't completely redesigned in the hour time frame, you can always hire us to finish it, though you are under no obligation to do so.
CAN ANYONE SUBMIT UGLY GRAPHIC DESIGN?
Yes, absolutely. If you see something ugly, send it in.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE?
Not for the same company. We limit submissions to one free hour of redesign per business. You can, however, submit bad designs from multiple businesses, or better yet, hire us to redesign as many pieces as you’d like.
WHERE DO I SEND THE UGLY? HOW DO I GET IT TO YOU?
Submission instructions are to the right. We accept ugly in PDF, JPG and TIF formats, with PDF being preferred.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
E-mail us! We’ll do our best to answer them!