About this project
I'm Nick Derington, an artist and lifelong Sherlock Holmes devotee.
I'm combining those two passions to create an art project that pays homage to our beloved consulting detective and his eternally inspiring adventures.
My ode to Sherlock comes in the form of a screen printed poster dedicated to Sherlock's base of operations, 221 Baker Street.
Bridging the old and the new, I've illustrated the famous abode in a style reminiscent of the original Victorian illustrations that accompanied and defined the visual tone of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories.
As a screen printed poster, each of this poster's 5 printed colors is custom mixed by hand including a special metallic gold layer to be applied to all of the door's brass hardware. This will give the image a unique and subtle aesthetic vibrancy that can't be achieved in other printing processes.
In other words, this hand crafted poster is going to look gorgeous while fulfilling a lifelong obsession.
"The Game is ON!" Mini Print
11"x14" Giclee print signed and numbered by the artist.
My direct homage and love letter to the work of Sidney Paget, the greatest illustrator to ever interpret the world of Sherlock Holmes.
221B Baker Street - Standard Edition
12"x24" screen print poster. Each poster is printed with 5 custom mixed colors. Signed & numbered by the artist.
221B Baker Street - Epic Edition
Extra large 18"x36" screen print poster. Each poster is printed with 5 custom mixed colors. Signed & numbered by the artist.
221B Baker Street - WOOD Edition
12"x24" screen print poster. Each poster is printed with 5 custom mixed colors and printed on real WOOD! Signed & numbered by the artist.
Printing will be handled by Tim Doyle and the dedicated print crew of Nakatomi Print Labs. Nakatomi produces their prints by hand- from mixing the colors, burning the screens, slinging the squeegee, and racking the prints for drying. This creates a unique artisinal quality that can't be duplicated by any other means.
The best part is that Nakatomi is located here in Austin, TX. This allows me to personally oversee all stages of production while taking advantage of Nakatomi's reputation for incredibly fast printing and fast shipping. Tim is not only a great artist and printer but a friend of 20 years.
Shipping will begin within ONE MONTH of the end of this funded project. No longtime waiting like you may have encountered with other Kickstarter projects! We literally have an entire silk-screen print shop and shipping center ready and at our disposal for this project. Each print will be safely rolled in kraft paper and shipped in a double-walled telescoping crush-proof tube, with metal endcaps! We can and will ship internationally.
The game is on!
Risks and challenges
For this project, the risks and challenges are very small. The art work is already done and the printing arrangements are entirely in line - we just need to know how many prints to produce. We believe Kickstarter is the ideal place to take this project to make sure that everyone who wants to get on board CAN do so.
Instead of waiting months (or sometimes years) for the delivery of your Kickstarter rewards, this project will begin shipping within one month of the end of the funded project. NakatomiInc.com will handle all production and shipping. While they are a small mom-and-pop nerd-shop, they've been producing and shipping screenprints worldwide for 6 years now - this is what they do. They've successfully fulfilled tens of thousands of orders to date. No matter how big this project may go, they've got the fulfillment covered - from print shop to shipping to customer service, everything is already squared away and in place. If this project goes SUPER BIG, production time to fulfill every order might take a bit longer. It wouldn't delay the start of printing, it would simply lengthen production time to get all the prints printed and shipped out the door. It would take a staggeringly large amount of backers to extend the month-long production time we've planned for.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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