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I picked 15 songs from different artists and made pictogram posters of them. This will be the first print, and the only signed edition.
I picked 15 songs from different artists and made pictogram posters of them. This will be the first print, and the only signed edition.
64 backers pledged SEK 28,110 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello...

... I'm Viktor Hertz, a graphic designer from Sweden. Thanks for stopping by! Let me give you a short introduction- I've been freelancing as a graphic designer since 2012, and some of my most well known personal projects are my pictogram movie posters and pictogram music posters from 2011. Maybe you've seen my Honest Logos on some blog, as well. I've also created two successful Kickstarter campaigns so far- the Andy Warhol pictogram poster, and Two-frame pictogram movie posters. My projects have been featured at DesignTaxi, Fubiz, Laughing Squid, Mashable, Fast Co Design, Feel Desain, NME, among others. 

Here's a video of my 15 minutes of fame (or 7 min, more accurately), where Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are doing a quiz with my pictogram movie posters:

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A couple of months ago, I decided to have another shot at pictogram music posters- I wanted to improve my style and take my work to a new level, but also challenge myself as a graphic designer and be as creative as possible. 

This list of songs is a mixture of personal favorites, inspiration from top lists and pure randomness. I've never worked so hard on a personal project before, and I've never been this happy with the result. Hope you'll like them too!

Btw, here is a Spotify playlist, that you can listen to while reading further. 

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Press

I am currently writing to as many blogs and magazines as possible, but the project has already been featured at these sites:

Designweek / Coultique / Cool Material / Abduzeedo / Feel Desain / FizX / Froot.nl / Graphicart-news / Whudat.de / Randommization / AstrumPeople

Big thanks to these guys for sharing this project! 

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The posters

Here are some frame mockups of all the posters (white space printed on the actual poster, so no passepartout is needed):

Daft Punk - Give life back to music
Daft Punk - Give life back to music

 

Kraftwerk - Spacelab
Kraftwerk - Spacelab

 

Elton John - Candle in the wind
Elton John - Candle in the wind

 

Frank Ocean - Self control
Frank Ocean - Self control

 

Plaid - Light rain
Plaid - Light rain

 

Pixies - Monkey gone to heaven
Pixies - Monkey gone to heaven

 

The Prodigy - Firestarter
The Prodigy - Firestarter

 

Miles Davis - Spanish key
Miles Davis - Spanish key

 

Britney Spears - Toxic
Britney Spears - Toxic

 

Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud

 

Beastie Boys - (You gotta) Fight for your right (to party!)
Beastie Boys - (You gotta) Fight for your right (to party!)

 

Public Enemy - Bring the noise
Public Enemy - Bring the noise

 

The Doors - Waiting for the sun
The Doors - Waiting for the sun

  

Billy Joel - Piano man
Billy Joel - Piano man

 

Chance the Rapper (feat. Future) - Smoke break
Chance the Rapper (feat. Future) - Smoke break

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If you want to take a closer look at the details, they are available in higher resolution at my Behance portfolio

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Color scheme

I decided to keep it simple, using as few colors as possible- these are the four colors I chose to work with:

So, I wanted to make it easy to combine these posters, if you want to hang more than one on your wall (hint hint). Here are some examples of a few combinations, for inspiration:

 

 

 

 

And, of course, if you have a big wall...
And, of course, if you have a big wall...

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Now, I'd love to share these with you, and Kickstarter is the perfect place to do that! I've been thinking a lot about how to do this in the best possible way- as there are 15 different posters in this batch, it's a bit tricky to offer limited editions and organize them as rewards. 

So, I decided that this will be the first print ever of these posters, and this will be the only chance to get a signed print of them. So, they will be limited in time, not in numbers. Sounds good? Good. 

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Facts about the prints & shipping

I will print these on giclee 300g/sm, sized 30 x 40 cm (11.7 x 15.6 in). More detailed information about the technical printing aspects will be shared as soon as possible, as I'm currently trying to find the best place to print them. I can assure you, though- they will be long lasting and with great quality. 

All posters will be signed by me and shipped in thick protective cardboard tubes. Estimated worldwide shipping in March/April 2017. I will notify everyone once the rewards are sent. 

NOTE: These posters are all unofficial fan art, and are not affiliated with any of the bands or artists.

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The rewards

I wanted to keep things simple, and at the same time make it as optional as possible. If you have any requests or questions for other solutions, please let me know, and I'll see what I can do! 

  • 10 SEK ($1) - ETERNAL GRATITUDE for supporting me and this project
  • 200 SEK ($23) - ONE signed poster of your choice
  • 350 SEK ($40) - TWO signed posters of your choice
  • 450 SEK ($52) - THREE signed posters of your choice
  • 800 SEK ($92) - SIX signed posters of your choice
  • 1100 SEK ($126) - NINE signed posters of your choice
  • 1400 SEK ($161) - 12 signed posters of your choice
  • 1700 SEK ($195) - ALL 15 signed posters + SECRET BONUS GIFT

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Thank you...

... so much for taking the time to read this, and thanks a million if you've decided to support me and this project! And, if you don't have the ability to support me with actual money, I'd really appreciate it if you share this project with everyone you know!

Please, don't hesitate to ask me a question, if anything should be unclear, and I'll try to reply as soon as I can.

Thanks again, I'm really looking forward to make this project come true together with you!

Best,

Viktor

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Connect with me: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / E-mail

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Risks and challenges

This project is finished already, I just need the funding for printing and shipping these posters. So, I can't see how there could be any risks involved in this, at all. I will work as hard as I need, to get this project funded, and I won't rest until everyone has got their reward(s), I promise.

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