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A BESPOKE ILLUSTRATED CANVAS WITH YOUR MEMORIES by Graham Johnston

Glasgow, UK Art
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Project Memory

I would like to introduce my BESPOKE MEMORY CANVAS that I want to illustrate for YOU based on YOUR memories.

To make this project happen I need YOU to get involved.  I can only produce a bespoke canvas based on your memories if you get in touch.  If you have pledged for rewards #7 or #8 I will make contact with you to ask for 15-20 of your memories. I will then use these memories to create YOUR canvas in the style that you can view above and below.

In addition I have added the option to select a bespoke memory illustration produced on good quality card with a bevelled mount.

All of my work as a designer has been based around the concept of interaction and I wanted to find a way to translate this concept into my illustrative work.  I realised that the only way to achieve this would be for you to get involved and this is what my project is all about.

The final outcome of this project would be displaying one print of each of all the bespoke memory canvases/illustrations at an exhibition.  This would depend on how successful this project is (in terms of bespoke illustrations) and if individuals are happy with me using a print of their bespoke artwork.

Your memories can be anything, for example........

Places you have visited - Paris, Rome, Disney World, Australia, New York Experiences/Hobbies - Your pet, wind surfing, skiing, sky diving, scuba diving, camping trips, your musical talent, travelling Europe by train, a gift that stands out, your first car, riding your bike, shopping trips, festivals attended......the list is endless....

Once I have your memories I then use a permanent marker pen on canvas/card to illustrate them.  It is a very simple process that allows you to own something truly unique and based on your memories!

An illustrated memory canvas could also be a great gift for a partner, friend or relative.

I am realistic that not everyone can afford one of my Memory canvases but I still want you to have a chance to get involved, own my work and contribute towards the exhibition. To facilitate this I have created a one off illustrated Johnston original titled 'Busy day' specifically for this project. You have the opportunity to own signed postcards, posters, Limited Edition prints, Limited Edition Canvas prints all based on 'Busy day'.  I also have the Original 'Busy day' canvas available to purchase.

I am looking to Kickstarter to increase my audience & have my work collected by more people. The traditional way of communicating, exhibiting, & selling is profoundly changing & I intend to embrace it.  

the rewards detail

If you're not familiar with the Kickstarter model, the way it works is you receive a reward for an accompanying pledge in support of my project.  The more you pledge the greater the rewards & the better both you & I feel.


#8 PROJECT MEMORY BESPOKE CANVAS - Pledge £150

I have one canvas size available, measuring 30 x 30cm.  This is a stretched canvas on a frame.  Once I have made contact and received your memories I will start sketching out ideas for the specific memory requests and then have a think about the illustrations layout.  Only then will I proceed with your memory canvas. 

Upon completion I will have the memory canvas professionally photographed for my exhibition - if you do not want your canvas included in the exhibition please just let me know.

Sample Memory Canvas
Sample Memory Canvas

#7 PROJECT MEMORY BESPOKE ILLUSTRATION ON CARD - Pledge £125:

I have also decided to offer the option of having a bespoke memory illustration drawn on good quality card measuring 27 x 27cm.  This will be based on your memories just like the bespoke canvas (see image above). This will be attached to a black card mount (outer size approx 38 x 38cm) with a bevelled edge.

Once I have made contact and received your memories I will start sketching out ideas for the specific memory requests and then have a think about the illustrations layout.  Only then will I proceed with your illustration.

Upon completion I will have the memory illustration professionally photographed for my exhibition - if you do not want your illustration included in the exhibition please just let me know. 

The following pledges (£5, £10, £20, £30, £40, £240) will be produced from the original 'Busy Day' illustration that you can see below:

'Busy Day' 2012 by G.Johnston
'Busy Day' 2012 by G.Johnston

#1 £1 pledge - Named 'thank you' on dedicated webpage

  • All pledges receive a thank you and will be listed on a dedicated webpage at www.grahamjohnstondesign.com

#2 £5 pledge - Digital Wallpapers

  • All pledges receive the static digital wallpaper excluding £1 pledge
  • 1024x768 or 1680x1050 JPEG
Desktop Sample
Desktop Sample

#3 £10 pledge - Limited Edition postcards 

  • Standard sized postcard signed and numbered on the back
  • This is a Limited Edition specifically for this project - I will only produce the total quantity ordered and that will be total quantity available.
Postcard
Postcard

#4 £20 pledge - Limited Edition Posters

  • A2 sized poster signed on the front and numbered on the back
  • 594 x 420 mm / 23.4 x 16.5 inches
  • This is a Limited Edition specifically for this project - I will only produce the total quantity ordered and that will be total quantity available.
Poster
Poster

#5 £30 pledge - Limited Edition Fine Art Print (as below)

  • 8 x 8 inch (20x20cm approx) fine art print signed and numbered on the back
  • printed on good quality paper stock 300gsm
  • attached to a black bevelled edge card mount - outer mount size 12 x 12 inches approx
  • This is a Limited Edition specifically for this project - I will only produce the total quantity ordered and that will be total quantity available.
Limited Edition fine art print in bevelled card mount frame
Limited Edition fine art print in bevelled card mount frame

#6 £40 pledge - Limited Edition Fine Art Print (as above)

  • 11 x11 inch (27x27cm approx) fine art print signed and numbered on the back
  • printed on good quality paper stock 300gsm
  • attached to a black bevelled edge card mount - outer mount size 15 x 15 inches approx
  • This is a Limited Edition specifically for this project - I will only produce the total quantity ordered and that will be total quantity available.

#9 £240 pledge - Limited Edition Fine Art Canvas Print of 'Busy Day'

  • 60 x 60cm full size fine art deep edge canvas print of 'Busy Day'
  • the canvas print shall be numbered on the back and signed
  • a certificate shall be provided for authenticity
  • this is a Limited Edition with only 100 canvases produced and available

#10 £620 pledge - The Original 'Busy Day' illustration

  • I have made the original 'Busy Day' illustration available for purchase
  • 60 x 60 cm deep edge canvas
  • the illustration shall be signed
  • a certificate shall be provided for authenticity

my background & me

Can I please encourage you to look at my website: www.grahamjohnstondesign.com to see the quality and diversity of work that I produce. I have always wanted to find a way to bridge the gap between my design work and illustrative work and Kickstater provides me with the perfect platform to do this.

I am really excited about this project, it allows people to view my work on a bigger stage and also allows me to reach out to the people I want to create these canvases for. I have sold various illustrative canvases in this style to many collectors.

I studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen 2002 - 2006 and specialized in 3D Design.  I won the BP Design Award for my work and have continued to develop my design, illustration and painting skills since graduating from Art School.

Thank you for your time and support!

Have a great day.

Graham Johnston

Risks and challenges

I would say the only real risk would be if I had too many bespoke memory canvases to illustrate - this may result in a slightly delayed delivery date for some people. I will keep everyone updated on progress with anticipated delivery details.

The other pledges will not be a problem regardless of volume as I have already produced the illustration from which the postcard, posters, Limited Edition prints, Limited Edition canvases will be based on. Again, I will keep everyone up to date with delivery details and progress.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £1 reward

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    #1 A hearty "thank you" posted on a special pledge list webpage along with your name, positive participation in a designers life, sweet karma vibes that will last at least through the day

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    £5 reward

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    #2 A static digital wallpaper for your desktop background and the #1 pledge reward

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    £10 reward

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    #3 Signed LIMITED EDITION project postcard based on a crop of 'Busy day' the illustrated canvas that I have produced specifically for this project sent from me to you + the #1 & #2 pledge rewards.

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  • You selected
    £20 reward

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    #4 Signed A2 LIMITED EDITION poster based on 'Busy day' the illustrated canvas that I have produced specifically for this project sent from me to you + the #1 & #2 pledge rewards.

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    £30 reward

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    #5 Signed & numbered LIMITED EDITION fine art print (8 x 8 inch) with a black card mount of 'Busy day' the illustrated canvas that I have produced specifically for this project sent from me to you + the #1, #2 & #3 pledge rewards. The outer card mount size is 12 x 12 inches.

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    £40 reward

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    #6 Signed & numbered LIMITED EDITION fine art print (11 x 11 inch) with a black card mount of 'Busy day' the illustrated canvas that I have produced specifically for this project sent from me to you + the #1, #2 & #3 pledge rewards. The outer card mount size is 15 x 15 inches.

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  • You selected
    £125 reward

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    #7 BESPOKE MEMORY ILLUSTRATION drawn on good quality card with black card mount....a personalised bespoke memory illustration based on YOUR MEMORIES!!!!
    I will contact you for your memories if my project reaches its funding target. The card illustration will measure approx 11 x 11 inches (28x28cm). The card mount outer frame size is approx 15 x 15 inches (38x38cm). You shall also receive the #1, #2 & #3 pledge rewards.

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  • You selected
    £150 reward

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    #8 BESPOKE MEMORY CANVAS....a personalised bespoke memory canvas based on YOUR MEMORIES!!!! I will contact you for your memories if my project reaches its funding target. The canvas measures 30 x 30 cm. You shall also receive the #1, #2 & #3 pledge rewards.

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    £240 reward

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    #9 Full size Limited Edition canvas print of 'Busy day' the original illustrated canvas that I have produced specifically for this project. The canvas print shall be numbered and signed measuring 60x60 cm. A certificate shall be provided for authenticity. You shall also receive + #1, #2 & #3 pledge rewards. International delivery charge includes insurance.

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    £620 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    #10 The ORIGINAL 'Busy day' illustrated canvas that I have produced specifically for this project. The canvas shall be signed and a certificate shall be provided for authenticity. The deep edge canvas measures 60x60 cm. You shall also receive + #1, #2 & #3 pledge rewards.

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Funding period

- (31 days)