Food for Thought: Appetizing Art by Brandy Byhoffer
Food for Thought: Appetizing Art by Brandy Byhoffer
A series of paintings, prints, and t-shirts based on my favorite foods.
A series of paintings, prints, and t-shirts based on my favorite foods. Read more
Food for Thought will be a series of original paintings, t-shirts, stickers and prints all based on food.
I am very enthusiastic about food. Doughnuts, hot dogs, bananas, pie, pizza, vegetables, I like it all. Of all things I paint, painting food is my favorite. I want to take the aesthetic that Instagram has brought to food and apply my own style: bright colors and a pop art feel.
My goal is to make 15 original paintings (varying from 6x6 inches to 24x24 inches), a run of lino prints (20 prints), 2 t-shirt designs, and a run of stickers, fine art prints and buttons.
Food paintings are fun and I want to turn them into fun formats beyond a painting on a wall. It's important to me to incorporate my work into more accessible and "every day" formats such as t-shirts and buttons.
Examples and Sketches
Here are my primary sketches for the paintings I plan to make. I'll be creating more sketches during the month of September. From those paintings I will make stickers, buttons, and fine art prints. Backers of original paintings will be able to choose the design they want.
Foods I plan on painting: sushi, waffles, veggies, corndogs, milkshakes, pie, avocados, and more!
This is the style I work in. All paintings will be done on wood panels, painted with spray paint, gouache, paint pen, and sealed with resin.
This style will also translate with the lino prints. These will be painted with gouache and inks and printed with a lino cut on Stonehenge paper.
T-shirts will be screen printed on Gildan's soft spun tees for an ultra soft feel! (Pink will be Gildan's heavy cotton, though it is still light weight and soft). I will be prepping the screens and printing the shirts myself. Colors available will be coral, mint, natural, or light pink. These are the two designs available. If claimed as a reward you will be able to specify the size you need, color of t-shirt you would like, and design you prefer.
All stickers will be high quality vinyl, approximately 3x3 inches. All buttons will be 1" buttons. There will be multiple designs based on the paintings I make.
Fine art prints will be printed on acid free photo rag paper. The finish will be matte.
September 16 - October 16: Kickstarter campaign. Finalize sketches and designs.
October 17: All backers will be emailed about their reward choices.
October 18-December 15th: Production. Painting, printing. I will order stickers, fine art prints and buttons by the last week of November.
December 15-24: Product prep and shipping. Any last minute painting will be finalized. Stickers, prints etc will be received.
70% will go towards materials, supplies and time to create the art and t-shirts
15% will go to manufacturing prints, stickers, buttons
10% will go to the cost of packing, shipping and presentation materials to get your rewards safely to you
2% will go to any other misc costs
3-5% will go to the fee Kickstarter collects at the end of the campaign
The rewards offer you an opportunity to own these original pieces, t-shirts, stickers, and prints.
Stickers and buttons will be randomly chosen for you. Sticker packs of 3 will be random and sticker packs of 5 will include all 5 designs that I have printed.
There will only be one lino cut produced (as pictured above) but you can choose the color combination you prefer.
If you choose a tier with an original painting, you will be emailed as soon as the campaign ends to choose one of my sketches to be turned into a painting. If you have a specific food that you would like painted, please don't hesitate to ask; it will be very likely that I can paint what you want.
If you choose a tier with a fine art print, there will be 3 chosen for production and you will get to choose which you prefer. You will be emailed by the middle of November.
If you choose a tier with a t-shirt, you will be able to select what design you prefer, what color t-shirt you prefer, and what size t-shirt you require.
Thank you for considering backing my project! If you'd like to see more of my work check it out on my Instagram: instagram.com/bbyhoffer
Risks and challenges
I don't anticipate any problems being able to complete and deliver rewards on time; I thrive on working under deadlines. However, sometimes problems can occur with ordering from outside manufacturers. I will do my best to ensure that stickers, buttons, and fine art prints are ordered with enough time to get to me and be shipped.
A key factor will be the speed in which I am able to get a response from you, my backer. I will be messaging you as soon as the campaign ends to ask for your preferences. In order to allow me ample time to produce your reward, please respond as soon as you can. I appreciate your cooperation on this in advance :)
Please understand that sometimes unforseen circumstances can arrive. I will do my best to keep backers updated at all times and will always do my best to make sure the rewards are delivered as promptly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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