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Strangehollow & Faeries of the Faultlines

We’ve always supported amazing illustrators and artists by buying their products and books if we can, but we know from personal experience (Mail Me Art, Showcase 100, Saltopus) what a huge financial burden it is to produce anything more than a couple of dozen copies of a product. Even then, if you were to sell every copy of your “short run” (which will normally be POD if you’re lacking funds) you’ll still be out of pocket unless you are printing and selling several thousand copies when you take all the costs into account.

Strangehollow

Emily Hare and Iris Compiet, two artists we love and admire are in this boat at the moment! Emily currently has an awesome Kickstarter campaign on the go (ends May 11th) and Iris has one starting in June. Kickstarter is an excellent way to support the artists you love and get something in return. Seeing artists like Emily Hare have the funds upfront (20k and counting) to be able to produce her Strangehollow book is fantastic! I know Kickstarter doesn’t work for everyone, but being able to secure your customers before investing several thousand into production is a godsend for illustrators who create beautiful work, but don’t otherwise have the funds or assurances to bring it to the masses. Illustrators don’t want your charity, what they want to do is create and share their work by getting their products to market to support themselves, like any other business.

Faeries of the Faultlines

If you enjoy an artist’s work and they’re running a Kickstarter campaign or selling products, support them by making a purchase or pledge. Doing this allows them to do what they do and continue to create new and wonderful illustrations for your enjoyment.

Make a pledge to Emily Hare’s Strangehollow
bit.ly/Strangehollow

Follow Iris Compiet’s Faeries of the Faultlines
facebook.com/events/215281305637808
facebook.com/faeriesofthefaultlines/

Call for Papers: ICON10 Education Symposium

The ICON10 Education Symposium seeks to explore ways in which educators can effectively address the myriad changes in the methods of teaching, creating and delivering illustration now and in the coming decades. The digital realm has altered not only means of production but distribution channels. Teachers of illustration must address the needs of establishing a fundamental foundation as well as cultivating a nimble, fearless curiosity for themselves and in their students. How? Discuss. – Marty Blake

Symposium Date: July 11–12, 2018
Venue: Detroit at (or nearby) the Book Cadillac Westin Hotel
Date for Abstract Submissions: July 15, 2017

View the full submission details…
Paradigm Paradox: Teaching in the Future

First things first.

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It’s a little bit late, but happy New Year guys! Mail Me Art: Open All Hours (MMA4) is still going strong, although we’ve been a bit lately quiet on that front. We’ve decided to delay the exhibition and latest book for the minute and start the ball rolling on them again in late 2016 which will be followed by the launch of Mail Me Art: Apocalypse (MMA5). However, this does mean that MMA4 is now open again for submissions and all you need if you’d like to take part is the Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet (MMA3) book. The reason for the delay is that the LCS is currently working on a complete redesign of the illustration promotional service Hire An Illustrator and it’s no small feat. Once that’s complete we’ll be fully updating Mail Me Art’s website and social pages and further integrating them into the Little Chimp Society to turn the LCS into the creative community hub we always intended it to be.

The awesome bit of mail art above was sent to us just before Christmas by our friend Beach and I’m sad to say today… RIP David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), legend.

Final Call For Mail Me Art Four!

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Yes… this is the final call for Mail Me Art Four! The deadline is fast approaching, 28th August! If you want to take part, all you need is a copy of the Mail Me Art 3 book, it includes the instructions and materials you’ll need for your submission. The books are shipped from the UK and the mail art submissions are sent back to the UK. Allowances will be made with a bit of flexibility on the deadline if your book and mail art has a long way to travel.

Again, this is your final call! All of the submissions will be featured in our next LCS exhibition and publication. You can pick up a copy of the book at thelittlechimpsociety.com/product/mail-me-art-short-sweet and you’re quick you can get £4 off with the coupon code POSTBOX

The Mail Me Art project started in 2007 and is still going strong. Yay! :)

IH8WAR: Artists & Designers Against War

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Friend of the LCS, Charles Hively, recently had a chat with us about a very intriguing project he’s running via his Artisanal Media LLC company with colleague Sarah Munt. Charles is hoping the project will eventually turn into a movement and take on a life of it’s own. IH8WAR was born of a talk they gave at Vienna’s Joseph Binder Symposium in October 2014 on the responsibility of artists and designers to become involved in the state of the world.

You can listen to the talk here…

If you weren’t aware, since 2003 Charles Hively has been the design director for 3×3, and is also the founder and publisher of that awesome publication and website.

The poster at the top of the post was created by Monika Grubizna and below you can check out a few more of the submissions.

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Stop the War – Alberto Ruggieri (Italy)

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Stand – Giulio Bonasera (Italy)

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War = Death – Seymour Chwast (United States)

IH8WAR is accepting submissions; head over to their site for more information. http://ih8war.com/

ICON9 Education Symposium: Call For Papers

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ICON9 Education Symposium: Call for Papers
Academic and professional submissions are invited for peer review for ICON9: The Illustration Conference taking place in Austin, Texas July 6-7, 2016.

Radical Teaching; New Approaches in Pedagogy
Symposium Date: July 6-7, 2016
Venue: Austin Hilton Ballroom
Dates for abstracts submission: July 15, 2015

The ICON9 Education symposium seeks to explore ways in which educators can effectively address the myriad changes in the methods of teaching, creating and delivering illustration now and in the coming decades. Digital technology has not only rewritten what illustration is and what it will become, but it is drastically changing how art and illustration will be taught and learned.

Call For Submissions
An open call is made for contributions that broaden the understanding of how illustration is changing in the classroom and in practice. Unusual avenues of practice and enquiry are welcome, including both theory and practice-based researchers, academics, illustrators, painters and artists.

External Link: ICON9 Education Symposium: Call For Papers

Life Hack Posters by Donal O’Conghaile

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Life Hack Posters are beautiful graphic prints about life hacks – tips & tricks to save time, do things smarter and make life better. These are exceptionally designed posters illustrating different life hacks for people to display in their homes, offices and businesses. They’ll look superb, make for great conversation starters and help you assimilate life hacks into your life.

External Link: Life Hack Posters

Mako Fufu’s Sketchbook Giveaway!

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Mako Fufu is hosting a sketchbook giveaway through Instagram! (@MakoFufu) You must follow Mako Fufu on Instagram and repost this photo with the hasthag #FufuSketchbook

A randomly selected winner will get a sketchbook with the original sketch depicted and some 4×6 Mini Prints! Winners will be selected and announced on March 26th.

External Link: Mako Fufu’s Sketchbook Giveaway!