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Get Seen By Legendary Illustrator Gerald Scarfe – NOISE Festival 2014

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UK national arts charity NOISE Festival has announced Gerald Scarfe CBE as Illustration Curator. The acclaimed Sunday Times and New Yorker cartoonist, and animator behind Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and Disney film “Hercules” will judge submissions made to NOISE Festival 2014. He will be selecting work to go forward to be showcased ilater this year to gain recognition and media exposure. For Scarfe’s top picks, the NOISE charity will also strive to help gain mentorship and work placements.

This is a unique opportunity to have art work looked over and endorsed by a true legend in the industry as well as a serious boost to the career of aspiring artists. NOISE Festival invites emerging illustrators to create a FREE online portfolio of their work and then submit this work to the 2014 Festival online.

Check out the website for loads more info on what NOISE Festival is about and how to set up your online portfolio! Have a look at Gerald Scarfe’s interview to learn about his amazing career in illustration and animation, and to see what he will be looking for in NOISE Festival 2014 entries!

External Link: Get Seen By Legendary Illustrator Gerald Scarfe – NOISE Festival 2014

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Doodle Swap #17 Now Registering

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Get ready for round #17! There is no official theme for this round, so you can choose your own adventure! Are you bummed that you missed our last round’s Science Fiction theme? Never fear – we can’t get enough of that, so feel free to make it your own for round #17. Doodles will be due in the mail by April 25th, 2014. More details about The Doodle Swap Project can be found at www.doodle-swap.com. For questions, please contact doodleswap@gmail.com.

External Link: Doodle Swap #17 Now Registering

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100, the Artbook

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Hi! I’m Daniela , book illustrator and cover artist :)
I started a project where 100 BOOK AUTHORS from around the world and the artist will be involved , creating an own worldwide window.
If u want to be part of “100″ or if u are just curios take a look my campaign.

External Link: 100 , the Artbook

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Creative Pet Project Art Book fundraising campaign

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Over the past two years a collaboration of 111 artists and illustrators from around the world has come together, to form the Creative Pet Project. Their intent is to create a unique and beautiful book. But a book with a difference. The aim of the book would be to raise fund to donate to animal charities. And for this reason the criteria of inclusion in the book was that they had companion animal and at the same time included animals in their artwork. The book is now ready, and ready to print. This saturday sees the launch of the funding campaign at Indiegogo (follow link in news thread), where the project feels confident in getting the money to make the book, as well as continue this project to further volumes.

The charities concerned in the book are planned at three per volume. The first volume has included PETA, IFAW and Born Free USA as the recipients of the money collected from sales. These charities are doing invaluable work for animals, the environment and education and deserve the support from us all. The talent in the book is endless. Many a well-known name in the areas of pop surrealism, lowbrow art, illustration and children’s book illustration have come together, because their goal and motive is the same; to help animals. To name a few, the project has world famous illustrator and painter Anita Kunz, world famous illustrator Yuko Shimizu, Ricardo Martinez Ortego, Heiidi Tailleferr, Tara McPherson, Martin Wittfooth, award winning illustrator, Jackie Morris, Chet Zar, Dilka Bear, John Brophy, Ana Bagayan, Chris Brett, Sas Christian, Brian Kesinger (of Teagirl fame) and Brandt Peters/Kathie Olivas participating.

For more information, and to pledge some money to make this project work, or to pre-order a copy of the soft back or hardback versions please visit the campaign site at the link provided. We have many perks/rewards to help you decide in funding the project, as well as our gratitude. For the cost of a cup of coffee, you could help make a difference.

External Link: Creative Pet Project Art Book fundraising campaign

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ILLUSKATE TABLES (KICKSTARTER)

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As the name maybe suggests, the “Illuskate” table is the coming together of illustration and skateboarding in a unique limited edition piece of art-furniture.

3D Designer Stuart Melrose has collaborated with four up & coming artists to produce this unique table based on skateboard production technology of bent maple and laminated graphics. The artists Droog79, Kev Munday, DirtyThirty and Burn 353 have each produced a range of designs for the tables which will be available in two sizes and a limited edition of just 300 each.

The prototypes and first batch have already been made and sold and now we are using Kickstarter to crowd-fund the production of a larger second batch of both size tables.

You can back the project for as little as one pound and ypu start getting rewards from just 2 quid. These include some brilliant artist paper toys, a limited edition collaboration print, exclusive t-shirts and of course the beautiful tables themselves.

Please help out this grass-roots, international collaboration project!

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Unemployed characters

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So, we’re already cooking a new little project for the new year. We want to create a job center for unemployed animated characters, but this project needs your voice. Literally.

We would like to invite you to get involved by becoming an animated character of your own device, all we need is your voice and your imagination.

All you need to do is:

1. Asume the personality of an animated character. Give yourself a name and a personality. Think what kind of character are you, what are your strengths and weaknesses… What’s your dream role?

2. Record a voice memo on your phone with your advert looking for work.

3. Email it to us! with your name and address.

4. You’ll receive our eternal gratitude and an IOU for a hug. We’ll post the best ones here and if your clip gets chosen to be animated we will send you a HD version with a little ‘thank you’ gesture for your time.

External Link: Unemployed characters

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Design Tshirt Award – Japanese fashion bran open call

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graniph Tshirt Design Award is a global Tshirt design competition sponsored by Design Tshirt Store graniph. The competition was started in 2008 with the aim of helping talented artists exhibit their work by exhibiting it on the inescapable canvas of the Tshirt for everyone to see.

We look forward to receiving your entries regardless of age, gender or nationality.

A fashion brand founded in 2001 in Tokyo Japan, graniph collaborates with cutting edge artists from around the world as well as using in house designs.

External Link: Design Tshirt Award – Japanese fashion bran open call

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