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The first illustrated book about the greatest characters in pro football. Read more

Chicago, IL Comics
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The first illustrated book about the greatest characters in pro football.

Chicago, IL Comics
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Gyula Nemeth
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Hi there! My name is Gyula Nemeth - I'man award winning illustrator and graphic designer. I've done illustrations of hundreds of pro athletes for various clients over the years including trading card companies, magazines and several pro sports teams. You can check out my work at www.gynemeth.com and you can follow me on Twitter and Dribbble.

I have the privilege to work with the NFL Players Association, Fanskrit and Right Way Creative on Charming Faces, my ultimate dream project. A first-of-its-kind trade paperback, the book celebrates the strangest and most badass characters in pro football history from the past 60 years (1950s to present). As with any epic narrative, pro football's history is full of heroes and villains, guys who made indelible marks on the sport with their talent, style, and sometimes outrageous attitudes. Charming Faces pays homage to many of them.

This is a must-have for football fans, but also a great book for those who appreciate illustrations about exceptionally unique people like Big Daddy Lipscomb, Chuck Bednarik, Jared Allen, Maurice Jones-Drew or Ray Lewis. To make the overall experience more interesting, I'm using many different styles including comic book, vector illustration, and newspaper cartoon. To further enhance readers' appreciation for the book, I will also present bio notes for players in a clean and crisp layout. 

With my good friend, Alex Perry (we work together forChicago-based Right Way Creative ) I have laid out a line of nice rewards for our backers. On higher levels we added original sketches and finished artworks to the usual favorites like posters, tees and stickers. At the "MEAN JOE" level (every level bears the nickname of a football legend the book) we even want to invite backers to participate in the brainstorming of the book by suggesting player names for the final lineup. Please take a moment to check the levels out here:

$22,000 (USD) will be used to produce the book, create reward collateral, cover Kickstarter/Amazon fees, and make royalty payments to players whose images I use.

Thank you for your time, and please back us to make this dream project come true!

FANSKRIT

Fanskrit is the world's first design community dedicated to creating unique, comfortable sports t-shirts. Gifted artists and devout fans collaborate in a supportive environment to develop vibrant, limited edition apparel unlike anything you'll find inside or outside the stadium. At Fanskrit, artists may use the likenesses, names, jersey numbers and signatures of every current NFL Player to create official tees. This license is the first of its kind in major league sports. Charming Faces is Fanskrit's first book publication.  

Risks and challenges

There are a lot of books about pro football. But not like this one. Charming Faces will be a badass crossover between a football history book, a character database and an illustration portfolio. Creating something new and unique is always a hard task. So we have set up a small team to resolve any kind of problem we might face during this unique project. From the design phase, through layout design and proofreading, to production, logistics and legal issues we have thought about everything. We are thrilled to see this project on Kickstarter and we are sure all fans will love the final product.

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  • You selected
    $10 reward

    5 backers

    WHITE SHOES LEVEL:
    - A Charming Faces logo sticker
    - A digital PDF version of Charming Faces.

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    $25 reward

    10 backers

    MAD STORK LEVEL:
    - A Charming Faces logo sticker
    - A digital PDF version of Charming Faces
    - A copy of the Charming Faces book
    - International backers, please add $10

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    $50 reward

    7 backers

    BIG CAT LEVEL:
    - A Charming Faces logo sticker
    - A digital PDF version of Charming Faces
    - A copy of the Charming Faces book
    - A Charming Faces T-shirt
    - International backers please add $10

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    $100 reward

    3 backers

    MAD DOG LEVEL:
    - A Charming Faces logo sticker
    - A digital PDF version of Charming Faces
    - A copy of the Charming Faces book
    - A Charming Faces T-shirt
    - A 18" x 24" Charming Faces poster
    - AN ORIGINAL 4"x 6" SKETCHCARD

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    $250 reward

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    MEAN JOE LEVEL:
    - A Charming Faces logo sticker
    - A digital PDF version of Charming Faces
    - A copy of the Charming Faces book
    - A Charming Faces T-shirt
    - A 18" x 24" Charming Faces poster
    - An original 4"x 6" sketchcard
    - PLAYER WISH ( you can choose which football player should we include in the book)
    - International backers please add $10

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    $500 reward

    0 backers

    BIG DADDY LEVEL:
    - A Charming Faces logo sticker
    - A digital PDF version of Charming Faces
    - A copy of the Charming Faces book
    - A Charming Faces T-shirt
    - A 18" x 24" Charming Faces poster
    - A 8.5" x 11" ORIGINAL ART of any football player you want, or even yourself!
    - International backers please add $10

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