Please note that guidelines are just guides to best increase your chance at getting a fan art design officially licensed by a brand partner. Ultimately, all decisions come down to each brand. We thank you for participating in our program, and best of luck!
Last updated July 27, 2020 DOs
Do preserve and celebrate the legacy of legendary rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard through your fan art.
Do thoughtfully incorporate the ODB logo into your fan art design if possible. (provided here)
Do feel free use the following approved quotes in your design:
Ol’ Dirty Bastard Forever
Word is Bond
ODB is for the children
Ol’ Dirty Bastard is for the children
Do illustrate and draw ODB in your own unique style and medium!
Do feel free to utilize and create with these approved photographs in your design. (provided here)
Do reference this color palette as a starting point for inspiration in your fan art. (provided here).
Do follow the design suggestions below:
Keep the art fun, light, and party vibe
Use East Coast graffiti styles based on 1990s subway graffiti in New York
Feature ODB’s iconic braids
Keep with the positive images of OBD between the times of the first two albums of 36 Chambers: the Dirty Version and N***a Please
Don’t create mash ups with 3rd party IP and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB) in your fan art.
Don’t submit unoriginal content such as:
Logos used alone
Existing merchandise designs
Provided ODB assets without any creative edits or alterations etc.
Don’t submit works that are obscene, racist, hateful, violent, defamatory, or otherwise inappropriate, including swearing. Works that are deemed inappropriate will not be approved and taken down.
Don’t use or reference the following:
Use of Wu-Tang or W
Obvious black and yellow reflecting Wu-Tang
Prison or mug shot photos
Use of Russell Jones
West Coast Gangster fonts e.g. Old English
Photos or depictions of ODB later in life (approximately 2005)