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An image-packed catalogue celebrating an extraordinary artist, fashion designer & entrepreneur, introduced by designer Milton Glaser
An image-packed catalogue celebrating an extraordinary artist, fashion designer & entrepreneur, introduced by designer Milton Glaser
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We are House of Illustration – the only public art gallery in the UK dedicated to illustration and graphic arts.  

In June 2017 we will open the first exhibition of the work of Jacqueline Ayer – a dynamic fashion illustrator who turned her hand to textiles, garment design and children’s books. A childhood friend of celebrated US graphic designer Milton Glaser, colleague of Andy Warhol, and founder of fashion company Design Thai, Jacqueline Ayer’s books were a unique addition to children’s literature in 1950-60s America and the UK. Her pictures brought a bold vision of Thai life to the western market, using pen and bright colours to document the back lanes of Bangkok.  

We’d love to create the first catalogue of Ayer’s work to accompany the exhibition. As well as pages of gorgeous never-before-seen images, we already have introductory text from Milton Glaser about his childhood growing up with Ayer in co-operative housing (‘The Coops’) in the Bronx, ready to go to print. The catalogue will also include short essays from Hannah Webb, lecturer in Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, and an interview with Ayer’s daughters Bet and Margot, as well as Jacqueline Ayer's unpublished autobiography. 

We are a registered charity and often need to raise funds upfront in order to make a catalogue for our shows. We currently have 50% of the funding from Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, but need your help to make up the difference. Your support will enable us to showcase the work of this extraordinary artist for the very first time – and you get some wonderful merchandise in return too!

 

 

 

 

Book details: We will be printing a limited edition of 1000 copies. Each book will be 240 x 170mm, softcover (250gsm), PUR bound and digitally printed in the UK. We are also creating limited edition postcards, cotton tote bags, and a limited run of 50 screenprints on 270gsm smooth acid-free printmakers’ paper.

 

 

 

Backer rewards:

Cotton tote bag
Cotton tote bag

 

Jacqueline Ayer postcard set
Jacqueline Ayer postcard set

 

Limited edition screenprint
Limited edition screenprint

 

Risks and challenges

House of Illustration has been publishing catalogues to accompany exhibitions since we opened in 2014, and this will be our fifth.

We have the images, text and design ready for printing so just need the funding to be able to go ahead.

The catalogues, postcards, tote bags and print will be produced in the UK with companies we have worked with on lots of other projects.

We will be posting the rewards out as soon as the printed catalogue arrives at House of Illustration, so they can be with you on 15th June, the date of the opening of the 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' exhibition.

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    Your name in print and catalogue copy

    We will send you a copy of catalogue (RRP £7 plus postage) and print your name in the back on our list of supporters.

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    Catalogue and postcard set

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards.

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    • 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' catalogue
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    Catalogue, postcards and tote bag

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards. You'll also receive a limited edition exhibition cotton tote bag (345 x 400mm).

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    Merchandise set

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards. You'll also receive a limited edition exhibition cotton tote bag (345 x 400mm) and a Jacqueline Ayer digital print (356 x 280mm) on 230gsm fine-grain smooth art paper.

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    • Your name in the catalogue
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    The works

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards. You'll also receive a limited edition exhibition cotton tote bag (345 x 400mm) and a stunning limited edition (run of 50) screenprint on 270gsm smooth acid-free printmakers' paper.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the catalogue
    • 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' catalogue
    • 6 x Jacqueline Ayer exhibition postcards
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    The works plus private view

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards. You'll also receive a limited edition exhibition cotton tote bag (345 x 400mm) and a stunning limited edition (run of 50) screenprint on 270gsm smooth acid-free printmakers' paper.

    We will also send you two invitations to the invitation-only private view of 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' at House of Illustration on June 15, 2017.

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    • Your name in the catalogue
    • 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' catalogue
    • 6 x Jacqueline Ayer exhibition postcards
    • Jacqueline Ayer tote bag
    • Limited edition Jacqueline Ayer screenprint
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    The works, private view & free tickets

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards. You'll also receive a limited edition exhibition cotton tote bag (345 x 400mm) and a stunning limited edition (run of 50) screenprint on 270gsm smooth acid-free printmakers' paper.

    We will also send you two invitations to the invitation-only private view of 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' at House of Illustration on June 15, 2017.

    You will also receive 4 free adult tickets to House of Illustration to visit the exhibition between 16 June and 22 October 2017.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the catalogue
    • 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' catalogue
    • 6 x Jacqueline Ayer exhibition postcards
    • Jacqueline Ayer tote bag
    • Limited edition Jacqueline Ayer screenprint
    • 2 x private view invitations
    • 4 x House of Illustration tickets
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    The works, private view & exclusive tour

    We will send you a copy of the catalogue, print your name in the back, and send you a pack of 6 exclusive Jacqueline Ayer postcards. You'll also receive a limited edition exhibition cotton tote bag (345 x 400mm) and a stunning limited edition (run of 50) screenprint on 270gsm smooth acid-free printmakers' paper.

    We will also send you two invitations to the invitation-only private view of 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' at House of Illustration on June 15, 2017.

    You will also receive 4 free adult tickets to House of Illustration to visit the exhibition between 16 June and 22 October 2017 and a personal, curator-led tour of the exhibition.

    Includes:
    • Your name in the catalogue
    • 'Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand' catalogue
    • 6 x Jacqueline Ayer exhibition postcards
    • Jacqueline Ayer tote bag
    • Limited edition Jacqueline Ayer screenprint
    • 2 x private view invitations
    • 4 x House of Illustration tickets
    • Curator-led tour of the exhibition
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