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Original Iconic Art Prints with so many options

A unique ordering system of this original artwork, a picture to frame, a small art book or sculpture - you decide and your colour

Original Iconic Art Prints with so many options

A unique ordering system of this original artwork, a picture to frame, a small art book or sculpture - you decide and your colour

£11
pledged of £1,500pledged of £1,500 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 27 2019 6:15 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 27, 2019

About

I am offing a unique way of buying artwork in prints. 

This is a new way of buying artwork, the catalogue it's self is the artwork, a book or a sculpture but if you want a larger print all the options are there ready for you to choose. 

The Icon artwork is presented in a paint chart format that you can open and lay flat and is ready to frame as a stand alone image as shown below.

The paint chart framed
The paint chart framed

But it doesn't end there as it could be a booklet at well that you can sit on your coffee table or you can fan it out as a sculpture piece.

Fanned as a sculpture
Fanned as a sculpture

It could end there but if you like the artwork it can take you further and it becomes a catalogue as all the icons have their own colours and names and from this you can order any image of your choice.

By funding this project, you are pioneers on my journey discovering a new way of buying art that offers more choices by giving you the full options unlike a gallery that will always have limited stock, with the same simplicity as choosing a paint colour.   

By supporting this project you will receive 

Digital Print:  I will send you a link to my website once this project is finished so you can choose your icon from the paint chart and it will be emailed to you.

Paint Chart:  This unique piece of artwork will be posted to you ready to be framed, read fanned or placed.  Choose your favourite image and order your icon that will be emailed over to you ready to print and frame. 

Ultimate Icon:  You are the icon as I will create a portrait of you from a photograph you email me in this iconic artwork as a one-off piece of original and unique artwork of you for you or you can choose your real life icon as this would make an amazing gift for that special person

The finished portrait artwork will be Giclée printed onto 200gms quality paper and dispatched in a sturdy tube via royal/international mail ready to frame and you will also receive via email a digital image of you that you can use as an avatar, profile picture for social media etc.

You will also receive a signed and numbered paint chart so you can also order a digital print of your choice from the icon options.

A digital print framed
A digital print framed

The Future

By funding this project it will help me promote the paint charts concept to galleries and selected organisations.  I also want to progress the overall concept and explore further icons and their colour as well as developing the artwork in the broader sense into silk screen prints and expanding the cut vinyl printing onto metal plates so anyone who wants to buy via the paint chart will have further options of how that work is presented. 

Front detail of the paint chart
Front detail of the paint chart

The concept behind the artwork  

 When you consider the word 'icon' there are many classics which might spring to mind such as John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Einstein etc.  Everyone has their own personal icons. 


  Everyone will have their own opinion as to who is a true icon, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so are our icons. 

The back of the print as a small art book where readers will find information about my icons and why they are my icons.
The back of the print as a small art book where readers will find information about my icons and why they are my icons.

  Taking this notion on board I considered icons in a broader sense, the obvious were there to me, but I also wanted to explore the notion of icons in it's purest sense.I soon began to appreciate that icons are made once someone holds them as an icon which freed me to contemplate the topic more broadly and identify with my own icons leading me to represent them visually and as colour.   

    The five Icons I have chose are perhaps not the most obvious choices, but are part of the soundtrack, and the emotional and visual memory of my life.  I can look back over my life and these icons are the markers staked to the ground spacing time and special moments. As an artist and illustrator, drawing and art is how I understand and make sense of the world around me, I use it to explain things, to keep notes and reminders.  My sketchbooks are the diaries of my life’s journey which my icons have travelled with me. In my minds eye I imagined a paint chart showing the auras of my icons and set about exploring paint charts used in interior design, learning how colours are named and collections created.  Through this I have created my own Icon collection paint chart that depicts my icons and uses the stories of their lives and personalities to name their individual colours.   

Risks and challenges

I believe I have set a realistic timeline to get the prototype you see printed into the finished paint chart, The artwork is ready and I have a print service in place waiting for the go button to be pressed. I have limited the sales and print run to 110 and have planed well if they all sell.
Digital prints: Once the campaign is finished initial instructions are sent out for the pledger to choose their icon and work will be emailed.
Ultimate icon: Once the campaign is finished initial instructions are sent out for the pledger and work undertaken and dispatched.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Pledge Support

    If you like this project and would like to see it grow and develop further, please support with a small pledge and have a huge thank you for believing in this idea. Follow my progress via my website as this hopefully grows over time.

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    A3 icon Digital print £10.00 emailed

    A3 icon Digital print £10.00 emailed to you. I will send you a link to my website for you to see all the icons and colour choices, let me know your choice and you will be emailed that choice ready for printing.

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    Signed & numbered Paint chart & print

    I will send you the printed paint chart via the post, once you have the chart you can read it and keep it as a book, fan it and have it as a sculpture or open it flat and frame it as a print. You will be sent a unique code that you can order any one of the colour choices, size or images, this will be emailed over to you ready for you have it printed.

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    Pledge £375 or more About $473

    Ultimate icon, You Are The Icon portrait

    1 x Portrait digital image of you
    1 x Portrait digital image1 x Portrait Giclee print dated, signed and numbered 1/1
    1 x Digital print from the paint chart
    1 x Signed and numbered paint chart

    You are the icon as I will create a portrait of you from a photograph you email me in this iconic artwork as a one-off piece of artwork of you for you.

    The finished portrait artwork will be Giclée printed onto medium to heavyweight quality paper and dispatched in a sturdy tube via royal/international mail ready to frame and you will also receive via email a digital image of you that you can use as an avatar, profile picture for social media etc.

    You will also receive a signed and numbered paint chart so you can also order a digital print of your choice from the icon options.

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