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This is a graphic book from the 'Secret Life Of Heroes' illustration series.
This is a graphic book from the 'Secret Life Of Heroes' illustration series.
This is a graphic book from the 'Secret Life Of Heroes' illustration series.
793 backers pledged $62,282 to help bring this project to life.

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For Your Eyes Only: the graphic book from Greg Guillemin

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The Story

Have you ever wondered what superheroes do when they are chilling out? We only see them when they are saving the day, but never when they are brushing their teeth. Could we peek into their private lives the way we do with celebrities?

Two years ago, Grég. “Leon” Guillemin started the post-pop collection entitled the “Secret Life of Heroes", a humorous glimpse into the hidden life of our favorite heroes. From a cult online following, this “geek art” series quickly grew, with successful exhibitions in art galleries around the world. Nyce [see link below] loved his art, and we made some awesome sculptures together. Greg wanted to find a way to celebrate the whole collection with his geek fanclub, so we teamed up to make this a reality.

Get on board to fund and own the first edition of "For Your Eyes Only" - the first anthology from "The Secret Life Of Heroes".

- the team at nyce.

THE STORY

Hi, I’m Greg. "Léon" Guillemin ;o))- Two years ago, I started a collection called the “Secret Life of Heroes", imagining my favorite heroes in their not-so-interesting domestic lives doing not-so-extraordinary activities.

Technical Problem
Technical Problem

Later with the “Pop Icons” series, I extended my work to other parodic subjects, mixing symbols, brands, stars and characters together to put them in funny situations while keeping the same aesthetics and techniques I used with heroes.

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User Guide

My work has been displayed in many galleries and places around the World and I am so glad you enjoyed it! :o)))- By the way, if you happen to be in Paris, you're all invited to my solo show opening Friday Feb. 6th!

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Banner Painkiller

I am so grateful for the incredible reception it received from all of you and I could never say it enough: THANK YOU!

THE BOOK

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the 'Secret Life of Heroes' series, I am releasing a book compiling my favorite pieces, pre-launching exclusively on Kickstarter! This project is about publishing the first edition of this book. And this is where you come in to support and make this project a reality.

My wish is to make the best book possible. A hardcover the size of an LP :  big, luscious and beautiful.
My wish is to make the best book possible. A hardcover the size of an LP : big, luscious and beautiful.
The book will catalogue 100+ of my artworks.
The book will catalogue 100+ of my artworks.
The best scenes are the most unexpected and out of character for the heroes you thought you knew so well.
The best scenes are the most unexpected and out of character for the heroes you thought you knew so well.

HOW IT WORKS

Kickstarter is the greatest way to fund the budget scoped out before moving forward with this publishing project. If you’re not familiar with the Kickstarter model, I encourage you to go here & here, where Kickstarer details the process better than I could ever do ;o))-

THE REWARDS

In exchange for your support, you get the opportunity to acquire some of my available work at an advantageous price.

They come in various media and sizes:

$35 - EARLY EARLY BIRD BOOK - FREE SHIPPING [ALL GONE!]

$45 - EARLY BIRD BOOK - FREE SHIPPING

  • Hardcover 100+ pages - 12” x 12” | 30 x 30 cm

  • Ships June 2015

$60 - ORIGINAL BOOK 

  • Hardcover 100+ pages - 12” x 12” | 30 x 30 cm
  • Ships July 2015

$100 - HAND-SIGNED BOOK - FREE SHIPPING

  • Hardcover 100+ pages - 12” x 12” | 30 x 30 cm
  • First edition
  • 
Hand-signed by the author!

  • Ships May 2015

$150 - SIGNED POSTER + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • 12" x 16" | 30 x 42 cm (at least)
  • You get to choose here.
  • Medium-weight cover paper coated with a silken finish
  • Ships May 2015

$250 - CANVAS PRINT + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • 19" x  19" x 1.5" | 50 x 50 x 4 cm (at least)
  • You choose here.
  • Printed on canvas, stapled into a thick wooden frame
  • Ships May 2015
 

$300 - SIGNED ALUMINUM PRINT + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • 19" x  19" | 50 x 50 cm (at least)
  • You choose here.
  • Printed on thick and robust aluminium Dibond
  • Ships May 2015

$400 - SIGNED PREMIUM LIMITED ART PRINT + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • 24" x 32" | 60 x 80 cm (at least)
  • Limited editions of 25 for each illustration.
  • You choose here (upon availability)
  • Best paper and printing technology available. 75 years warranty. Ideal for framing.
  • Hand-signed
  • Delivered with a certificate of authenticity (nyce)
  • Ships May 2015
 
 

$2,500 - LIMITED 3D PRINTED SCULPTURE + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • 14” | 35 cm tall
  • Limited editions of 12
  • Monochrome painted resin and found object.
  • Shipping included to EUROPE, USA & CANADA.
  • Ships June 2015

$5,000 - ORIGINAL CANVAS + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • 24" x 24" | 60 x 60 cm (at least)
  • Unique hand-painted canvas made for gallery exhibitions
  • 20 unique work available. You choose here.
  • Shipping included to EUROPE, USA & CANADA.
  • Ships May 2015

$9,900 -  UNIQUE 3D PRINTED SCULPTURE + ORIGINAL BOOK

  • Around 16” | 40 cm tall (may vary, but you get an idea of the size)
  • Exclusive unique piece not revealed yet
  • Polychromed resin
  • Includes a dinner with the artist and an invite for a private viewing
  • Shipping included to EUROPE, USA & CANADA.
  • Ships September 2015
Preview of the next sculpture in line I have been working on:
$9,999 -  UNIQUE 3D PRINTED SCULPTURE + ORIGINAL BOOK
  • Unique piece
  • Available: 'Tweety & Sylvester' or 'Happy'
  • Polychromed resin.
  • Includes a dinner with the artist and an invitation to a private viewing
  • Shipping included to EUROPE, USA & CANADA.
  • Ships March 2015
"Tweety & Sylvester", 2014
"Tweety & Sylvester", 2014
"Happy", 2014
"Happy", 2014

STRETCH GOALS!

If by any chance we go past the inital goal, that would allow us to go further. You can expect funny stuff here ;o)

US and International Backers

Based in France, I however decided to launch my campaign from the USA and collect the funds in US dollars. European backers, please don’t let this prevent you from pledging!

I SHIP WORLDWIDE. International shipping is included to some places. Please allow for greater shipping times if your destination is outside of North America or Europe.

Shipping to Russia, Central & South America, Africa, Asia, Middle-East, Iceland and Australia is $20 for the book, $40 for the poster, aluminium and premium Art prints and $300 for the 3D printed sculptures and original canvases.

Do You Accept PayPal?

I have set-up an external option for backers who don't have credit cards. Visit the page here.

Choosing the illustration for your artwork

For all reward the tiers where you get to choose among my illustrations a project “survey” will be forwarded at project end to collect your choices, shipping info, etc. Simply choose the reward tiers you want & the appropriate options will be available for you to select on your survey. 

Multiple rewards

It is only possible to pledge ONCE on a single Kickstarter account. If you pledge again on the same account, it will OVERRIDE your previous pledge and reward selection. It is recommended to create an additional Kickstarter account, which can be linked to the same Amazon/Stripe account (and therefore the same credit card).

 

THE GOAL & VISION

By supporting my work you empower my art & what it stands for. I would love to have you on board ;o))-

Besides allowing me to publish my first art book, your backing is helping me pursuing my work. It has the potential to take my art to the next level. It also encourages me to carry on the creation of this high quality, museum worthy, sculptures series I began last year.

My sculptural work has been achieved with great help form the same guys helping with this book launch. nyce helped me with great result to free my work form the plane, and I am proud of the result. What do you think? Let's do more!

"Happy", 2014 (detail)
"Happy", 2014 (detail)

This Kickstarter will help put my work into perspective and having the people who appreciate my work the most by my side is the greatest feeling I could wish for in this journey!

I NEED YOU!

Are you in now? ;o))- 

Risks and challenges

My friends at nyce had collaborated with me on the fabulous sculptures (see below). Together we met with numerous people in the printing industry and visited several facilities to learn about the best practices and pick what's best. We then settled on the specs: I would carefully handpick and sequence the artworks, choose high quality paper, create a beautiful cover to finally obtain a book worthy of Fine Art.

The real challenge will be to ensure that you love every single page of this book!

We are now fortunate to have completed most of the development and design of 'For Your Eyes Only' and we'll be ready soon for printing print this work Greg is so proud of.

We are aware that there are always risks and challenges that have to be considered when taking this final step to print and distribute any publication. We take the entire development of this book very seriously and have an amazing team that focuses on the integrity of its content, design, editing, and soon, printing. This experience and attention to detail greatly reduces the risk and increases the success of this project.

The books will be printed locally in Europe by an enthusiastic team of professionals - not in China (no offense Chinese folks ;o))-). So, there will be no timely customs delays or books that don't print or look 100% right.

When any book goes to print, the entire production process can take from 4 to 5 weeks. We understand the risks and take into account our positive experiences with production of my artworks and commitment to delivering on time and on budget.

We consider every aspect of this project and make a commitment to you, the backers, that the final product will make you will feel confident in your decision. We will always keep you updated with the project and milestone dates. You are not only backing a product, but also helping an artist pursuing its exploration of popular culture and new techniques!

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    SIGNED POSTER 
12" x 16" | 30 x 42 cm
    + ORIGINAL BOOK
    Features the illustration of your choice
    Medium-weight cover paper coated with a silken finish
    Ships with the original book


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    Printed on canvas, thick wooden frame mount

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    SIGNED ALUMINUM PRINT
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    Features the illustration of your choice

    Printed on thick and robust aluminium Dibond

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    SIGNED PREMIUM LIMITED ART PRINT
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Limited editions of 25 for each illustration.
    Features the illustration of your choice (upon availability)
    Best paper and printing technology available. 75 years warranty. Ideal for framing.
    Comes with a certificate of authenticity (nyce)

    + ORIGINAL BOOK

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    LIMITED 3D PRINTED SCULPTURE
    14” | 35 cm tall
    Limited editions of 12
    Unrevealed works
    Monochromed resin.
    Comes with a certificate of authenticity (nyce)

    + ORIGINAL SIGNED BOOK

    
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    Unique hand-painted canvas made for gallery exhibitions
    Choice among 18 works available

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    UNIQUE 3D PRINTED SCULPTURE
    14” | 35 cm tall
    Unique piece
    Unrevealed work
    Comes with a certificate of authenticity (nyce)

    + ORIGINAL SIGNED BOOK

    Includes a dinner with the artist and an invitation to a private viewing.


    
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    FIRST UNIQUE 3D PRINTED SCULPTURE
    14” | 35 cm tall
    Unique piece
    Polychromed resin
    Comes with a certificate of authenticity (nyce)
    Available :
    'Tweety & Sylvester' or 'Happy'

    + ORIGINAL SIGNED BOOK

    Includes a dinner with the artist and an invitation to a private viewing.


    
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