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News: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver asks fans to design his new tattoo

Bon IverJustin Vernon, founder and front man of the phenomenal indie folk-rock group Bon Iver, has reached out to his fans via his Twitter account, asking them to create a design for his new tattoo.

Vernon has already revealed that he took the name for the band from an episode of the early 90s dramedy ‘Northern Exposure’ in which the citizens of the town wish one another a ‘bon hiver’ (‘good winter’ in French). Earlier this week on Twitter, Vernon unveiled details for a contest on 99designs to come up with a tattoo based on the very same episode.

“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,” Vernon posted on the competition’s page. “The art direction in the episode is unmistakably Mucha and I want to get a very large tattoo of this on my left arm.”

Head to the 99designs page to check out the brief, or skip ahead to have a look at the five finalists.

[via Pitchfork.com]

‘Bon Iver’ is out now on Jagjaguwar through Inertia.
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Posted in News on September 17th, 2012 - By Leo / Tags: , , , ,