Monday, 15 November 2010
All I Want for Christmas Card launch in Bristol.
I was lucky enough to have my design selected for this years All I Want For Christmas Card project.
It's now a yearly festive event started by Illustrator Ben Steers.The project sees a range of illustrators, artists and designers create greetings cards for the holiday season which are sold in packs of 20. All profits from sales are donated to Young Bristol, a charity supporting young people in the Bristol area.You can buy one of the 500 limited edition packs here: www.alliwantforchristmascards.com
I was delighted to be selected, as the quality of designs this year were really high, including illustrators such as Aaron Miller, Rob Ryan, Simon Spilsbury, Chris Malbon and Robert ’3D’ Del Naja of Massive Attack fame.
The launch night itself was a real success,raising over £8000 for charity.The highlight was the charity auction,featuring a great collection of work from all the artists involved and even a 1st edition screen print from Banksy himself! It went for £4500 in the end! I sold a framed ink drawing of an owl,and a screen printed bag. There were so many items I would've loved to take home,such as a brilliant drawing by El Tobe and Rob Del Naja's prints.
It was a really fun night and I loved meeting all the other illustrators involved, some of whom I had already spoken to via twitter. It was great to put faces to names such as Ben Steers who had obviously worked really hard to organise the event! Also had the pleasure of meeting El Tobe and his girlfriend Kalina, who had driven even further than I had to be there!
We ended the night by taking part in a bit of collaborative live doodling, which involved me, Rob Barrett, Aaron Miller, and Alex Mathers drawing all manner of things including rabid badgers and naked rain dancers.