My name is Viktor Hertz, I'm 31 and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. I've been working as a freelance graphic designer since 2011 and some of my clients include Ray-Ban, IKEA, Christie's and Greenpeace. Some of most known personal projects are my pictogram posters and 'Honest logos', who both have been published in magazines such as WIRED and Reader's Digest.
Some quotes about my work
"... the immensely talented Viktor Hertz has created a set of pictogram posters..." - ShortList.com
"Viktor Hertz's Pictograms Are Clever Illustrations Packed With Dark Humor" - Huffington Post
"He's so talented, and should win all the awards!" - My mom
"He's good, but he needs to bring in some cash soon..." - My dad
A few examples from my previous poster series:
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have a go at guessing the movies in my posters. Yeah, this is my 15 minutes of fame, I just had to include it.
More of my work and personal projects can be seen here.
I have started working on a lot of different ideas for poster series, but now I need your help to decide which one of them I should complete 100%. You will not only support this project; you will have direct influence on it. And, I just don't need you help; I want it. Vote for your favorite idea and take part in the creative process. The full content and further details of all the secret projects will only be available for backers, starting from the very first pledge level. I will give you an exclusive sneak-peek into 3-6 different projects, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts and share the creative process with you. I really think this collaborative experiment will be interesting, a lot of fun and truly improve the final result.
All I can say about the different ideas, at this point, is that they all involve pictograms in some way, but they all have their own concept. Also, they all have the potential to become my most large-scale series of artworks ever. Some of the projects are meant to be 100 pieces, while others are a bit smaller. There won't be any numbers less than 10, that's for sure. And, the more support I can get, the larger this project can get.
I should mention that the result of this art project might end up in another Kickstarter campaign, with limited prints, an art show or maybe a book; I really can't tell at this point, since I don't know which project we'll go for. Don't worry, though- I'll make sure you'll get a piece of the final result, somehow, no matter if you decide to support it again, whatever shape it might take.
Not only is this a chance to get involved in my next project, it's also a great opportunity to buy my posters at a very reduced price. There are also some unique personal rewards, that will only be available from this Kickstarter project.
Worldwide shipping is included in all pledge levels. All posters are signed by me and shipped in thick envelopes/tubes.
30 SEK (~$4) - support my creativity, get insight in the process, and get a vote in the upcoming project decision. I will be grateful for the rest of my life.
60 SEK (~$8) - Get the vote and an unpublished and secret artwork, in original high-res vector format, only available from this Kickstarter campaign. Sent digitally.
90 SEK (~$12.50) - All of the above, plus an A4 poster of your choice. See full list of posters here. Printed offset on 170 g/m2 silk. Limited edition of 300 prints.
180 SEK (~$25) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, and a pictogram rock poster of your choice. See full list of posters and details here. Sized 50x70 cm. Printed offset on 170 g/m2 silk.
220 SEK (~$30) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, and a limited A3 poster of your choice. As they are limited, first come, first serve, but I will try to make sure everyone gets happy with their choices. See full list of posters here. Limited edition of 10 prints. Sized 29,7×42 cm, printed on 300g/m2 glossy paper. Limited to 300.
280 SEK (~$39) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, and the 'Time for wine' and 'Coffee and cigarettes' posters. Printed on offset 170 g/m2 gloss, sized 70x100 cm.
350 SEK (~$49) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, and three pictogram rock posters.
600 SEK (~$83) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, and all eight pictogram rock posters.
1500 SEK (~$207) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, and a POSTER MEGA-PACK, including the whole set of 24 limited A4 posters, all eight rock posters, 'Time for wine' and 'Coffee and cigarettes' - 34 POSTERS worth approximately 4200 SEK (~$585). Limited to 200.
4000 SEK (~$551) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, the poster mega-pack, and your own unique pictogram portrait, of yourself or someone else. This also includes a 10 min Skype session, at any point during the creative process. Delivered digitally in high-res print ready original file. A signed A4 digital print of the artwork will also be sent, along with a personal handwritten note. Limited to 20.
6000 SEK (~$827) - Get the vote, the secret digital illustration, the poster mega-pack, and your own 'ICON' portrait, either yourself or someone else (more details and info about the 'ICONS' concept here). This also includes a one hour Skype session, at any point during the creative process. Portrait will be delivered digitally in high-res original file, and a signed 50x70 cm digital print will also be sent, along with a personal handwritten note. Limited to 10.
50,000 SEK (~$6,890) - Get all of the above (all posters, and the three unique artworks), plus A WHOLE WEEK WITH ME PERSONALLY. I would work on whatever you'd have in mind; portraits, a logo, any kind of poster- it's totally up to you! This includes me traveling to wherever you live on the planet, so don't worry about any further costs. I will commit eight hours a day for five days in a row, to the idea or project you have in mind. Scheduled by appointment. I will try to travel as eco-friendly as possible. Limited to 3.
October 2014 - launch of this Kickstarter project, and hopefully a month full of excitement.
November 2014 - end of the project. I will start shipping all the posters you've pledged for, and they should arrive in time for Christmas. I will also send the secret digital illustration to all backers from 50 SEK and upwards.
December 2015 - I will present the list of project ideas, and let you vote for your favorite project. I'll also start working on all the unique rewards, and let you guys know more when to expect your artworks as soon as I can.
January 2015 - The final decision has been made by you, and I will start working on the selected project. I will keep you updated about the progress, and let you have full insight along the way.
March 2015 - I will do my best to have delivered all the personal rewards by this time, but it's hard to tell at this point, as I don't know the volume of this part yet.
April 2015 - The project will be published, and like I said, possibly end up as another Kickstarter project, as I really believe it's a great platform for communicating in a creative and fun way. My goal is to have the artworks 100% finished by this time, and all backers of this project will have an exclusive preview of the final result, before anyone else.
I hope this sounds ok with you! Please, let me know if you have any questions at all, and I'll try to reply as soon and thoroughly as I possibly can.
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 really appreciate it if you share this project with everyone you know!
Please, don't hesitate to ask me a question, if it's not currently answered in the FAQ, 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!
Risks and challenges
I have already started working on all the secret projects, so I can't really see how anything could go wrong from here. But, if something should come up and be a problem, I will address this issue as soon and honestly as I possibly can, and let you guys know exactly what's going on. I can promise you that I will focus 100% on this project, though, and do everything I can to complete it as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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