The Plus International Design Festival has launched a search for the graphic designers, typographers, craftsmen, artists, graffiti artists and other visual creatives to create one-off works at this year's festival, which takes place until November.

The festival organizers are seeking pieces based around word, language and letterforms, including non-Roman alphabets. Two experimental works will be selected, and their creators will be given £1,500 each towards the creation and installation of the work.

The works must explore this year's theme, Hybrid: the festival organizers say they have chosen this theme because, "It not only aptly describes Britain today but it also expresses the current state of graphic communications. Britain is a
hybrid community that absorbs, transforms and transmits myriad influences from around the world to create something new and exciting, but is still recognizably British. Graphic and typographic design are also fusion disciplines that amalgamate graphic languages from around the world and from across the creative disciplines, often with
surprising results."

In addition to paper-based work, artists may use other mediums and environments: 2- or 3-dimentional; large-scale installations; screen-based media; or site-specific work enabling the artist to explore how the graphic arts reflect, blend and interact with the urban environment and the community beyond.

To enter or for more details, email info@youplusus.net. To enter, send a 500-word proposal with up to five low-resolution JPEGs and an abbreviated CV in Word to the previous address by October 1.

For more information about the festival click here.