Art Nouveau Illustrator Echo Chernik shares 15 years of wisdom & advice to new artists in 100 pages of posters, book covers & more!
Update from the Artist! We have received such a terrific response from my fans, that we have decided to aim for hardcover! If we can reach $6650 towards the book - this will allow us to print hardcover *and* keep the price affordable to students and educators! It is important to me to keep it accessable to newer artists and students, and this campaign is helping to make this possible, and to upgrade to a higher quality hardcover book! We appreciate your help - and let's aim for that new goal! I'm posting up new incentives - and if we can reach that goal, all incentive books listed will automatically be upgraded to HARDCOVER (with limited run patron plate). Thank you! -echo
Advice from the Trenches (excerpt from the book) This book is much more than a collection of fifteen years of beautiful artwork by the reknowned and award winning art nouveau advertising illustrator, Echo Chernik. In this book, Echo answers the questions "What's it like to be an advertising illustrator?" She addresses the topics of portfolio creation, contract negotiation, and the process involved in becoming a successful commercial artist.
As an instructor of Graphic Design and Illustration at Pratt Institute and Skidmore CCI, and one of the industry's most in-demand advertising illustrators, Echo has designed this book not only as a collection of previously uncompiled illustrations, but also as a conduit for dispensing years of accumulated knowledge and advice to fledgling and hopeful young illustrators. Through a stunning visual tour of published works, Echo divulges hints and tips on how to navigate the business. She also shares often humourous stories about working on individual projects.
The Studio of Echo Chernik is the combined efforts of Echo and Lazarus Chernik, both graduates of Pratt institute in New York. Echo's clients have included over the years, Trek Bicycles, Miller, Camel, Coors, Nascar, Mattel, The Bellagio Casino, Celestial Seasonings Teas, Sears, K-Mart, Arlo Guthrie, The Dave Matthews Band, and many more. Echo has been the recipient of numerous "Best In..." awards, Gold awards, Silver awards, Cover awards and Fan Favorite awards, including HP's Best In Show. Echo has also been featured in three publications of Spectrum to date.If you can't see the preview pages of the book, click here!! PREVIEW THE BOOK!
Why does Echo need your help? This book has been in demand by Echos fans for several years now. It is the first collection ever of her work (published or unpublished) offered by the artist. Echo wanted to make it more than simply a book showcasing page upon page of beautiful artwork. With fifteen years illustrating professionally and five years experience teaching, Echo chose to divulge advice and guidance alongside examples of published products with the hopes of educating young illustrators and artists in the midst of deciding their own future.
What are you going to do with extra funding?
Echo has delayed publishing such a collection primarily due to the cost of publishing. Collectibility and demand of her work has her fans requesting something special - and has resulted in the creation of this collection. The first edition run of this book is a run of 1000. With the help of kickstarter and our fans, we have been able to upgrade to hardcover (run cost $9,000), and are able to offer them at an affordable price to students and educators! We are currently working on adding on beautiful bookplates for patrons, and other goodies.
It is a 100-page, full color softcover ((update - HARDCOVER!)) written by the artist and compiled by her husband, the award-winning creative director Lazarus Chernik. The artist appreciates her fans support, and is offering up special patron collectibles to help fund this project. All copies of this book sold through the patron program will bear a special Patron Only bookplate, created one at a time and only available to patrons. Drawings from some of the commercial projects are also being offered up to fans and collectors through this program, as are signed bookplates with drawings.
From the artist: To my fans and supporters! Thank you for your continued appreciation of my work! Many of you approach me at shows and ask about what it's like to be a commercial artist, and how do you become a fulltime illustrator? These questions and many more are answered in this book, dedicated to you, my fans. I hope that my years of advice help guide you on your path. And to those of you looking for a collection of my work (including many pieces that you've never seen before), enjoy!! There are many pieces in here that are new to you, including many new published posters and packaging products. Thank you again for your support in making this long awaited project possible! echo
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Feb 22, 2011 - Mar 24, 2011 (30 days)
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Patrons pledging $10 or more will receive a Thank You Postcard of Echo's work signed by the artist with thanks for your help to make this possible!
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Patrons pledging $30 or more will receive a signed poster print of Spirit of Navigation, Eve, or Hype Gear Girl (as available) plus a Thank You Postcard.
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Patrons pledging $50 will receive a copy of the finished book by May FEATURING the PATRONS ONLY bookplate, thanking you for your contribution, signed by the artist, plus a Thank You Postcard, plus your name on the website, thanking you for your contribution.
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Signed Wacom pen used for 5 years by Echo. Akin to artist's paintbrush. ;) Plus signed copy of book with bookplate and postcard.
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10"x24" Eve proof printed on silky scroll material. Printers sample to artist, very lush colors. Sample proof - only one printed. Plus receive a signed copy of the book with patrons only bookplate, and thank you postcard.
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Patrons pledging $150 will receive a copy of the finished book before April, with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring a SKETCH BY THE ARTIST, signature, and thanking you for your contribution! (and, of course, a Thank you Postcard, plus your name on the website, thanking you for your contribution).
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Patrons pledging $250 or more will receive a small original drawing or study for one of the advertising projects listed in this book (as available), plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, signature and Thank you Postcard.
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Patrons pledging $300 will receive a complete draft of this book, complete with many many many hand-written notes and corrections by Echo Chernik herself, plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, signature and Thank you Postcard.
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Patrons pledging $750 will receive all the studies and sketches for one project published in the book (as available), plus archival print of finished product. This includes larger, and more complex drawings on vellum, plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, signature and Thank you Postcard. THE FIRST PLEDGE AT THIS AMOUNT MAY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE THE ENTIRE SET OF MILLER HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH DRAWINGS (or choose a set from other available projects).
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A single patron pledging $3600 or more will receive the entire set of pencil drawings for the Celestial Seasonings Green Teas, on vellum, plus a set of flat printed art provided by Celestial as artists samples. The patron will receive all of the pencils for all of the boxes (10) plus several additional unpublished studies. Only one available. Plus a copy of the book with PATRONS ONLY bookplate featuring an original ARTIST'S SKETCH, a custom dedication, signature and Thank you Postcard. FInally, they will receive up to three additional copies of the book with custom book plates, and (don't forget) your Thank you postcard!