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Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pinup legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira.
Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pinup legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira.
Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pinup legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira.
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Paintings © Olivia De Berardinis
Monsters © Jordu Schell
Beauties/Beasts © Baby Tattoo Books

Risks and challenges

Good news! Although some of the works of art showcased in "Beauties / Beasts" have never been published or exhibited before, almost all of the paintings and sculptures that comprise this collection are completed. There is no risk that the girls and the monsters won't show up for this remarkable get-together on the pages of the Beauties / Beasts art book. The biggest challenge will be completing the printing and binding in time for the premiere of the physical exhibition just before Halloween of this year. However, Baby Tattoo has been publishing high end art books for nearly 15 years, and the design and file preparation are well underway, so the book should be ready on schedule. Please note that the cover design represented on the campaign page is a preliminary mock-up, and is subject to significant change on the actual book. If there are ay unexpected delays, we will certainly keep backers informed; but, rest assured... we're bringing this baby to life!

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    Digital Art Book

    Pixel-perfect pinups and multimedia monsters converge on your computer or handheld device! Receive a digital version of the entire Beauties / Beasts art book... your own private sideshow in the palm of your hand.

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    Collector's Postcard Set

    A troupe of 10 lovely ladies and frightening fiends to send to your friends or foes (or keep for yourself). Receive a set of 4"x6" full-color postcards (5 featuring paintings by Olivia and 5 showcasing sculptures by Jordu Schell). These little beauties/beasts will be suitable for display or distribution at your whim.

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    Early Bird Softcover Art Book

    If you arrived at this party before it got crowded... enjoy the benefits of early admission (it's like maiden and mutant happy hour). Our $20 early bird special gets you a softcover art book personally signed by Olivia and Jordu, your name printed in the book's acknowledgements, and the collector's postcard set.

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    Softcover Art Book

    Pinups galore and monsters to die for in a beautifully printed softcover book hand signed by Olivia and Jordu. Your name will be printed in the book's acknowledgements. Your reward will also include the collector's postcard set.

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    Early Bird Hardcover Limited Edition

    Our $50 early bird special gets you a drool-worthy hardcover version of the book (limited to fewer than 1000 copies) personally signed by Olivia and Jordu, with your name printed in the acknowledgements. This limited edition comes bundled with a unique pair of 8"x10" signed art prints (one by Olivia and one by Jordu) that will only be available to Kickstarter backers at this reward level and higher. The collector's postcard set is also included with this reward.

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    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
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    Hardcover Limited Edition

    The big, bad, hardcover version of this gorgeous-yet-grotesque art book (limited to fewer than 1000 copies) personally signed by Olivia and Jordu. Your name in the acknowledgements. Kickstarter exclusive pair of 8"x10" signed art prints (one by Olivia and one by Jordu). Collector's postcard set.

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    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
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    Bonus Book Bundle

    The limited edition hardcover of Beauties/Beasts (plus all of the perks of the limited edition reward tier) bundled with the large, hardcover book The Art of Sketch Theatre (published by Baby Tattoo). This books showcases the work of over 50 artists, including Jordu Schell, and features a monster portrait on the cover by Chet Zar. This bonus book will be personally signed by both Jordu and Chet.

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    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
    • Postcard Set
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    Beautiful/Beastly Art Book Trio

    The limited hardcover of Beauties/Beasts (with all bells and whistles) bundled with two additional wickedly wild autographed art books published by Baby Tattoo. The Art of Sketch Theatre (signed by Jordu Schell and Chet Zar as described above) will be bundled with Rubber Duck, a kinky and quirky fetishistic collection of photographs (signed by artist Karen Hsiao) featuring alt supermodels styled as bathtub-bound monsters and misfits who represent our inner selves.

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    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    • Signed Rubber Duck Book
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    Beauty and the Bust (Sci-Fi)

    It's a match made in outer space! A resin model of Jordu Schell's exquisitely detailed "Superior Intelligence" mini bust (solid gray color) paired with a freestanding framed 8"x10" print of Olivia's "Artemesia". The exclusive paring of this galactic odd couple is limited to 5 of these sets, each accompanied by a limited edition hardcover book (along with all of the limited edition hardcover extras) with a special signed bookplate/certificate commemorating your personal support of the Beauties/Beasts book and museum exhibition.

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    • "Superior Intelligence" mini bust (solid gray)
    • Framed "Artemesia" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Beauty and the Bust (Undying Love)

    Some things were meant to be... like this resin model of Jordu Schell's exquisitely detailed "Man-Made" mini bust (solid gray color) paired with a freestanding framed 8"x10" print of Olivia's "FrankenBridget". The exclusive mating of these little monsters is limited to 5 sets, each accompanied by a limited edition hardcover book (along with all of the limited edition hardcover extras) with a special signed bookplate/certificate commemorating your personal support of the Beauties/Beasts book and museum exhibition.

    Includes:
    • "Man-Made" mini bust (solid gray)
    • Framed "FrankenBridget" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Beauty and the Bust (Three's a Crowd)

    What is it with trolls and wolf men stealing each other's girlfriends? If these guys could just get along, a girl could enjoy the best of both underworlds! This exclusive pairing of a resin model of Jordu Schell's "Grundle" mini bust (solid gray color) paired with a freestanding framed 8"x10" print of Olivia's "Wolf at the Back Door" elegantly showcases the drama of passion gone awry. Limited to 5 sets, each accompanied by the hardcover book (along with all of the hardcover edition extras) with a special signed bookplate/certificate commemorating your personal support of the Beauties/Beasts book and museum exhibition.

    Includes:
    • "Grundle" mini bust (solid gray)
    • Framed "Wolf at the back Door" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
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    Beauty and the Bust (Opposites Attract)

    You've heard it before... "What is a girl like her doing with a guy like that?" In this case it's a freestanding framed 8"x10" print of Olivia's "Heaven Can Wait" with a resin model of Jordu Schell's "Ghoul" mini bust (solid gray color). Don't they make a cute couple? - No... but everyone will be talking about them if you pick up one of these gossip-inducing sets, each accompanied by a limited edition hardcover book (along with all of the limited edition hardcover extras) with a special signed bookplate/certificate commemorating your personal support of the Beauties/Beasts book and museum exhibition.

    Includes:
    • "Ghoul" mini bust (solid gray)
    • Framed "Heaven Can Wait" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
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    V.I.P. Art Show & Party

    The Beauties / Beasts book is being published to coincide with the world premiere of an exhibition of Olivia's pinups and Jordu's monsters at the Oceanside Museum of Art in Southern California. Backers who pledge $450 or more will be invited (along with a guest of their choice) as V.I.P. patrons of honor to a private reception (with food and beverages) and a personalized walkthrough of the exhibition with Olivia, Jordu, and publisher Bob Self on the evening of the museum's Art After Dark event on October 28, 2016. Exclusive perks for backers at this level will include a personal introduction to Olivia and Jordu, a surprise gift from the artists, and close encounters with live models and performers who will be part of the evening's festivities. This reward also includes everything from the Hardcover Limited Edition tier. Backer and guest must arrange their own transportation to Oceanside, California on Friday, October 28, 2016. Reward items will be presented during the course of the evening so there is no shipping cost involved with this reward.

    Includes:
    • Invitation to Exclusive Artists' Reception
    • Tickets to Art After Dark at Oceanside Museum of Art
    • Surprise Gift
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Custom Painted Sci-Fi Bust

    A custom, one-of-a-kind version of the Beauty and the Bust (Sci-Fi) set described above. This unique reward will come with a "Supreme Intelligence" mini bust hand-painted by Jordu Schell to compliment the colors in Olivia's "Artemesia" print. This unique reward will be placed on display as part of the Beauties/Beasts exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art this fall, and will be delivered after the show closes in late November to the backer who pledges this tier.

    Includes:
    • Custom painted "Supreme Intelligence" mini bust
    • Framed "Artemesia" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Custom Painted Undying Love Bust

    A custom, one-of-a-kind version of the Beauty and the Bust (Undying Love) set described above. This unique reward will come with a "Man-Made" mini bust hand-painted by Jordu Schell to compliment the colors in Olivia's "FrankenBridget" print. This unique reward will be placed on display as part of the Beauties/Beasts exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art this fall, and will be delivered after the show closes in late November to the backer who pledges this tier.

    Includes:
    • Custom painted "Man-Made" mini bust
    • Framed "FrankenBridget" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Custom Painted Three's a Crowd Bust

    A custom, one-of-a-kind version of the Beauty and the Bust (Three's a Croowd) set described above. This unique reward will come with a "Grundle" mini bust hand-painted by Jordu Schell to compliment Olivia's "Wolf at the Back Door" print. This unique reward will be placed on display as part of the Beauties/Beasts exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art this fall, and will be delivered after the show closes in late November to the backer who pledges this tier.

    Includes:
    • Custom painted "Grundle" mini bust
    • Framed "Wolf at the back Door" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Custom Painted Opposites Attract Bust

    A custom, one-of-a-kind version of the Beauty and the Bust (Opposites Attract) set described above. This unique reward will come with a "Ghoul" mini bust hand-painted by Jordu Schell to compliment Olivia's "Heaven Can Wait" print. This unique reward will be placed on display as part of the Beauties/Beasts exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art this fall, and will be delivered after the show closes in late November to the backer who pledges this tier.

    Includes:
    • Custom painted "Ghoul" mini bust
    • Framed "Heaven Can Wait" 8x10 print
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Original Art by Olivia (Wolf)

    Olivia painted this 8"x11" mixed media original art study for "Wolf at the Back Door" as an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Kickstarter reward. The art will be shipped unframed with a limited edition hardcover of the Beauties/Beasts book (along with all of the hardcover limited edition extras).

    Includes:
    • "Wolf at the Back Door" original art (8x11 study)
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
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    Original Art (Mecha-Monster Mash)

    Olivia created this 10"x14" mixed media study titled "Mecha-Monser Mash" as a first-of-its-kind experimental painting combining one of her pinups with one of Jordu Schell's monsters. The original is available here as an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Kickstarter reward. The art will be shipped unframed with a limited edition hardcover of the Beauties/Beasts book (along with all of the hardcover limited edition extras).

    Includes:
    • "Mecha-Monster Mash" original art (10x14 study)
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Original Art (Tiah Bride)

    Olivia created this alluring 11.5"x17" study of model Tiah Eckhardt as the Bride of Frankenstein exclusively as a reward for this Kickstarter campaign. The art will be shipped unframed with a limited edition hardcover of the Beauties/Beasts book (along with all of the hardcover limited edition extras).

    Includes:
    • "Tiah Bride" original art (11.5x17 study)
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Original Art (Mother Ship)

    This monster-sized study of model Tiah Eckhardt (created during the development of a classic Olivia painting) measures s a whopping 11"x23". Olivia is offering this otherworldly treasure from her archives as "The Mother of All Rewards" for one generous backer who is ready and willing to be sucked into the Beauties Beasts tractor beam.

    Includes:
    • "Mother Ship" original art (11x23 study)
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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    Original Art (Elvira and the Beast)

    A brand new painting of the Mistress of the Dark in a friends-with-benefits embrace involving Jordu Schell's Genetic Mutation II. We're offering the original painting as a grand finale reward during the last few hours of what has been a fantastic campaign. This original art comes with some extra special honors. The painting will be prominently displayed as part of the Beauties Beasts exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art, accompanied by a show label establishing that the original art is "from the collection of [backer's name]." The museum label, and a special certificate authenticating the painting's provenance will be presented along with the original art to the backer who pledges this reward. The painting will also be published as a full page image opposite Elvira's foreword in the Beauties Beasts book, and the backer will receive a published "from the collection of" credit. Of course, this reward will also include the signed, limited edition hardcover book and all of the perks that come with it.

    Includes:
    • "Elvira and the Beast" original art (16x22.5 painting)
    • Museum exhibition label featuring backer's name
    • "From the collection of" credit in the book
    • Signed, personalized commemorative bookplate/certificate
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Your Name In the Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Exclusive - Signed 8"x10" Prints
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