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I will create 65 unique band illustrations in different mediums and distribute them to fans at the Governors Ball 2013.

The Idea

Two of my favourite things are drawing and music. One I love to do, the other I love those who do it. 

From the 7th-9th June, the Governors Ball Music Festival is taking place once more in the middle of New York City on Randall's Island. 65 music acts have been announced to entertain tens of thousands of people and I will be one of those people.

I will also illustrate all 65 bands in unique pieces of artwork and hand them to the fans at the festival when I get there in June. I will listen to each band, pick the medium I find appropriate and create a unique piece of art based on what I connect with in each artist's music. It can be a portrait, an abstract, a collage; it can be ink,  pastels,  acrylics, in pen or digital. I will create them on any material I find most suited. It can be on paper, on card, a screen-print or ink print...the options are endless.

Here are a few I have already made:

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Guns n' Roses, the excessively discussed last headliner
Guns n' Roses, the excessively discussed last headliner
Feist
Feist
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu

Why am I doing all this?I am in the middle of a career change. I left my job in order to kick-start a full time career in illustration and design. The funds and goals will enable me to put together a portfolio with a diverse array of art pieces which will display my different technical skills to bring me forward and expand my experience. I promise that each piece will be special! 

What do you get?You get copies of the prints! It depends how much you pledge really. Have a look at the side panel and see what I have in store for you. Also, if you are at the festival yourself, come and meet me! We can have a drink together and talk about the bands, future projects and life in general and you can collect a print :)

And some more images:

Interpol (acrylics on canvas)
Interpol (acrylics on canvas)
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Pretty Lights
Pretty Lights

Want to add stuff?I also give you the chance to influence where I'm going with this. Visit my Facebook Page and leave a comment or send me a message with ideas and opinions, if you feel like it. I will consider your thoughts and might integrate them in my drawings, if I like them ;) You will also be able to follow my progress on the wall, if the project finishes successfully. 

Where will the funds go?
The funds will be the engine of my new career. Most of the money will go into material and print. They will also enable me to fly to New York from London and attend the festival to hand over the artwork. Every excessive funds will go back into the studio and fuel future projects and new ideas.

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The sheer amount of creativity needed to create 65+ pieces is a huge challenge, especially in 3 months. But then that’s why I am hoping you will support me in doing it. It’s risky and I may sleep a lot less than usual but how great a challenge and what a lovely reward a career in design would be for fulfilling it.

For the backers who go all out and donate more than 1,000, I won't be able to deliver the customised art pieces in June, but I am aiming to get them finished between July and August.

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    You will get a hug from me if you see me at the festival in June ;)

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    You will receive a digital Thank You card made as a collage from all the pieces created…. Plus a hug.

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    You will receive a high res digital copy of a piece of your choice along with Thank You card and hug.

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    You will receive one signed and numbered high quality print of your choice plus all above.

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    You will receive two signed and numbered high quality prints of your choice plus all above.

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    OK you are pretty cool so you will receive 3 prints bundled with a poster from the festival including the line-up. Plus all the above and maybe two hugs at the festival.

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    Indeed cool! You will receive four signed high quality prints of your choice plus a thank you card. Two of the prints I will personalise before post-production so you are guaranteed a pair of original art pieces that won't be replicated. Plus requisite hugs and poster.

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    How awesome are you? Very awesome I think. You will receive 5 signed high quality prints of your choice plus a thank you card. Two of the prints I will personalise before post-production so you are guaranteed a pair of original art pieces that won't be replicated. Plus requisite hugs and poster.

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    WOW. You are officially a hero. You will receive everything aforementioned and I will create a custom painting of a band of your choosing. You pick the band, provide me with a rough direction, and I create a custom painting that is exclusively yours never to be reprinted.

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