MAKE 100 : GRANDVILLE LIMITED BOX EDITION / 20 ILLUSTRATIONS
20 surreal and fantastic Illustrations of J.J. Grandville 1803-1847, printed on thick cardboard plates, collected in a designed Box.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 23 2019 11:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. The name "Grandville" was his ‘grandparents' professional stage name. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures.
At the age of twentyone he moved to Paris, and soon afterwards published a collection of lithographs. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, Grandville turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe.
Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. He died on 17 March 1847 in Vanve near Paris.
I started collecting books and drawings of Grandville 8 years ago, when i first looked for Vintage Illustrations with animals. I remembered his drawings on several music records like CD covers of Queen.
I collected Original Books of the 19th century and reprints until the 70ies of the 20th century. They are really amazing. I scanned nearly all pictures from the original old books, since they are printed without any raster dots and started restoring and optimizing the whole range of the "Humanized Animal Characters". I tried to show the art of his perfect ink illustrations, although a lot of his drawings were reprinted with woodcut from other lithographic artists, who worked for and with him.
The result was an amazing collection of Illustrations of more than 100 different animals, monsters and complete complex scenes. They are all direct printed on white cardboard without any rastering dots, like the originals.
20 Prints come in a stylish, allover printed box with a drawer, so you can store the box in your shelf like a book. Format of all Prints is 21x30 cm. All prints are directly printed on thick, heavy, white Carboard and have a matt finish. If this project will be successful, i will produce and offer the next BOXED EDITION with more animals, plants, scenes and crazy motifs, you can only find in this resolution in the original books of the 19th century.
If you want to add a Shirt ora Poster to your pledge, simply add the reward price + shipping to your pledge, or send me a message, i will tell you the total : )
You can hang the cardboard prints with a folding clip on your wall, you can put them standing on your shelf or table, or you can also frame them. Or you simply collect those boards and have an inspiration for your next artworks, stories or a creative look back to 19th century.
Most prints are signed by Grandville and his Lithographic artist. Some are only signed by Grandville. You can also choose a Poster Artprint on 200g Heavy Matte Archival Paper, printed with pigmented Solid Ink in Museum Quality. Make your choice later, i will send you a gallery-link with the survey.
From these fantastic motifs, you can select your Poster Artprint. 20 motifs will selected for the BOXED EDITION 01, the next 20 motifs will follow with the BOXED EDITION 02 (if 01 is successful)
THE BOX EDITION SELECTION // 20 ANIMALS :
THE ADDITIONAL POSTER SELECTION (approx. 30 motifs in addition) // Animals, Monsters, Scenes:
Or select a Unisex T-shirt or Tank Top out of 25 motifs. Best American Apparel Quality (Only white with round Neck, the girls shirt to the right with V-neck is only a sample)
Thank you for watching this very special project. If you like it, i would really be happy if you pledge for the Edition or take a wonderful Artprint.
Risks and challenges
Original Books Grandville
All images are Public Domain.
We will ship with DPD, La poste France, Post Suisse with priority.
We work with a Fulfillment and ship from US and EU with priority.