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Fishing For Compliments – Kickstarter Playing Cards

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I am a young, female designer from the North West of England and I run my own graphic illustration business, named Pixel Initiative.

This is an exciting year for me as I have recently launched my new Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise funds for my new playing card deck design titled “Fishing For Compliments”. This is a standard deck of playing card, with illustrations of fresh water fish on each face.

There has been a great response so far from the Kickstarter audience and I have raised 20% in the first two days and also been selected as a Staff Pick. I have used various Playing Card, Fishing and also Crowd Funding forums to build an appetite for my product before launching and it has been amazing to see what the digital community can offer. The amount of helpful comments and advice has been the backbone of my achievement so far and it is obvious that a successful Kickstarter campaign is a social phenomenon.

I would welcome any further support and pledges to help transform this dream into a proud moment of achievement, and share my unique and fresh playing card designs as a tangible product.

External Link: Fishing For Compliments – Kickstarter Playing Cards

Classic Arcade Game Animated Flipok Box

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Brooklyn illustrator Nate Bear branches out into animation and sculpture for Grumpy Bert’s latest exhibition, The FlipbookIt Show. Nate went a little beyond just an animated GIF in a a box by building a retro style arcade machine to house his animation inspired by two classic video games.

External Link: Classic Arcade Game Animated Flipok Box

Illustration for National Geographic Traveller UK

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For the latest issue David Whitely writes about his heightened fear of people in authority when abroad. Whilst driving through Utah’s breathtaking scenery he pays no attention to the speedometer and is stopped by a traffic cop. David is reduced to a quivering wreak, but luckily he’s left off with a warning.

External Link: Illustration for National Geographic Traveller UK

That Which We Do Not Understand: 10th anniversary limited edition book and fine art prints from Amelia’s Magazine.

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Amelia’s Magazine is 10 years old this year, and to celebrate I’m going back into a print! Grab your #earlybird copy of #TWWDNU limited edition artists book now!

Amelia’s Magazine was a printed magazine for 5 years but is currently a web only magazine which does not take any advertising or sponsored posts. Therefore, in order to make this happen money is being raised through the Kickstarter crowd funding website. This is very exciting and nerve-wracking, because the entire amount of money must be raised in order to receive any of it. To raise up the goal, a limited edition of real gold foil prints are selling on kickstarter, such the Ver Sacrum by Cristian Grossi.

External Link: That Which We Do Not Understand: 10th anniversary limited edition book and fine art prints from Amelia’s Magazine.

Manchester Christmas Advert 2014 for M-Four & Marketing Manchester

This year we’re very proud to have made the Manchester Christmas advert for M-Four and Marketing Manchester. Using Owen Davey’s posters as a starting point, we designed and built our version of Manchester at Christmas. It will be showing on ITV from November 11th. We hope you like it.

CREDITS
Directed by: Sam Jones
Producer: Jon Turner
Character Design: Emma Reynolds and Sam Jones
Background Design: Kristian Duffy and Owen Davey
2D Animation: Sam Jones, Jonathan Redmond
3D Animation: Jon Salter
3D Build and Composite: Paul Campbell
Music: Heather Fenoughty at The Composer Works

Bartosz Kosowski – Society of illustrators Gold Medal for Lolita poster

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Bartosz Kosowski’s “Lolita” poster has been awarded a Gold Medal in Advertising Category by the Society of Illustrators.

The poster was created as a limited edition 4 colour screen print printed on 230gr Stardream Opal metallic paper for Spoke Art’s Stanley Kubrick art show (San Francisco, September 2014).

On January 9th, 2014, the Society of Illustrators New York will be hosting the awards presentation and gala for winners of Illustration 57 in Advertising, Institutional and Uncommissioned Categories.

External Link: Bartosz Kosowski – Society of illustrators Gold Medal for Lolita poster