"TRAVELER IN TIME" - A Fine Art Calendar Featuring 12 Original Ioannis Images From His Work For Uriah Heep.
When legendary Uriah Heep guitarist Mick Box contacted me in 2005 I couldn't believe I was actually talking to the founding members of one of my all time favorite rock bands. Then he dropped a bombshell on me, not only was the band going to put out it's first new studio album in over a decade ("Wake The Sleeper") but they wanted me to do all the album art. Since then, over the last 8 years, Mick has become a good friend and I've found myself designing Uriah Heep T-Shirts, a new logo, stage backdrops, three studio albums, six official bootlegs and much much more.
Now I Want To Share All My Uriah Heep Art With All The Fans
The other day I was looking over all the work I had done for the band, some never seen before, and I realized I wanted a way to share this awesome art with everyone.
That's when it hit me that I could fulfill a childhood dream and give fans the perfect way to enjoy all the Uriah Heep art I'd done in way that was both affordable and still of the highest possible quality.
As a kid I loved collecting calendars featuring fantasy and rock and roll art and used to dream of someday having my own rock art calendar. That's what this project is all about, creating the Traveler In Time Ioannis 2014 Calendar.
This Is Not Just ANY Calendar...
Each "Traveler In Time" Calendar will measure 14"X17" with full color printing on 100 lb gloss paper with a laminated cardstock cover. Each of the 12 images will be printed on it's very own page and can easily be detached and framed just like a print. Every calendar will be signed and numbered by Ioannis.
(Q) Is It A Calendar of Prints or Prints as a Calendar?
(A) It's Both!
These calendars are going to printed on the best paper using the best possible printing processes and I will personally supervise the printing process. Each image is printed on it's own page, no double sided printing here, and is easily detached and suitable for framing. In many ways the calendar is more like 12 fine art prints than a calendar but my childhood dream was to have my own art calendar so that's what I'm creating.
What Are The Rewards?
The rewards for this project are all about getting the artwork I've done for Uriah Heep into the hands of you the fans.
Rewards start with $10 High Resolution Digital Downloads, included in all reward levels, and $25 Limited Edition Signed Postcard Sets.
You can get your own signed and numbered Traveler In Time Calendar for just $47!
Add an original print and the postcards at the $125 Limited Edition 14"X17" Print plus Calendar and Postcards level.
Get your own Collectors Box Set with 4 Limited Edition 14"X17" Prints plus the Calendar and Postcard Set in an exclusive Collectors Box $250 (LIMIT 100).
The $325 Special Collectors Box Set adds an original 14"X17" pen and ink drawing by Ioannis to the Regular Collectors Box Set and is strictly limited to 25 sets.
Own the original cover art to Uriah Heep Live In Spain for $3000 and get your own Box Set.
Set at the $5000 level, and limited to just one, there's even a once in a lifetime chance to own the original Ioannis painting used as the cover to to Uriah Heep Into The Wild.
Make sure to grab your rewards now because once this campaign ends so will your only chance to get any of this amazing artwork!
I've tried to balance the cost of printing and delivering this calendar with challenge of creating something of the highest possible quality so fans will have something they can proudly display not just for the year but forever.
This kind of project wouldn't be possible without Kickstarter and fans like you coming together, so thank you for taking the time to look at this project and enjoying my work.
Creating my very own art calendar is a childhood dream that, with your help, now has a real chance of coming true. So please go ahead and grab yourself your own calendar, prints or box set right now and let all your friends now about this project.
Risks and challenges
All the art is already done and I've worked with the printers before so I know I can deliver the postcards, calendars and prints at the highest level of quality. As this is a calendar every possible effort will be made to get these into your hands before the start of 2014, in fact I hope that most of you will have them before Christmas, but unforeseen delays in printing and shipping could possibly delay some foreign orders into January. Every effort will be made to keep things on schedule, and extra production time has already been built in, but if there is anything that looks like it might cause even the smallest delay I promise to keep everyone updated.
"TRAVELER IN TIME CALENDAR" You'll get your very own singed Traveler In Time Calendar featuring 12 different Ioannis images. Each page is easily removed and suitable for framing. It's like getting 12 prints for the price of one calendar! Plus you'll also get every image as a high resolution download.
"TRAVELER BOX SET" - Along with the signed Calendar you'll also get 4 Limited Edition Signed Prints and 8 Traveler Postcards ALL in a Special Collectors Box with a certificate of authenticity. Plus the Digital Downloads.
"ORIGINAL COVER ART FOR URIAH HEEP INTO THE WILD " - This is a once in a lifetime chance to own an original Ioannis painting and the cover art to Uriah Heep Into The Wild. Plus you'll get your own Special Collectors Box Set.