Design Justin Vernon's 'Northern Exposure' Tattoo

Via the design website 99designs, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has initiated a contest to design his new tattoo, an image based on Cicely from Northern Exposure. Vernon explains via the contest page:

Hi.
I named my band after an episode of Northern Exposure. In the episode a women transforms a gold rush village into a cultural place with one single dance in a tavern. They name the town after her, Cicely, Alaska.
The art direction in the episode is unmistakably Mucha and I want to get a very large tattoo of this on my left arm.
Ill include some images of the actual episode, of Cicely herself, and of some of the Mucha pieces I want the shape and style to be like. A tall rectangular, stained glass, bold lines shadow box!
Please, help!

My favorite, hopefully what your illustrations will be based on, is the image I uploaded of Cicely with arms outstretched in mid-dance. You can’t see her with the flowing scarf in her hands, but that would be cool if we could involve that.THANK YOU!

A cash prize goes to the winner. Vernon has selected five finalists, whose designs can be seen here. Attached is a submission by entrant Giulo Rossi. Also, it may be time to revisit that gallery of all the Bon Iver-inspired tattoos people got. Never forget.

Comments (2)
  1. If they don’t come up with anything good, maybe Amanda Palmer’s fans can help out.

  2. It’s a good thing he’s offering a cash prize or this would get real ugly real quick.

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