As we enter the last leg of this campaign- we are including a signed, Original sketch on one of ten business sized cards from images related to the exhibition. Each deck includes an original, signed sketch. This miniature portolio will be printed in full color on heavy weight stock.
Think of them as collectible trading cards, just without the gum. $20
*Stretch rewards not included with other reward levels.
http://kck.st/SXHHKk By request, I have put together the rough design of the “A Fruitless Endeavor” Limited (125) Edition Screen Print reward for my Kickstarter campaign. *The image shown is not the screen-print. Given it’s complexity, we are bumping up from 6 colors to 8. This is going to be a challenge to print and the final will deviate from the examples shown.
We will be printing with one spot metallic accent ink on 19” x 25” heavyweight French’s paper. Includes blind debossing. Signed and numbered by the artist. This reward incentive includes the folio and Limited Edition catalogue reward levels ($225 and $150). That’s a lot of Limited.
Now available through my Kickstarter campaign- Stretch Incentive #2: Open Edition screen print of Johnny Cash as a 12” x 18”, 3-color, signed screen print on heavy-weight paper at $25.00 + shipping. This Stretch Incentive will not be included with other reward incentive! Final print not shown. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/492770556/the-spoils-of-saint-hubris
Sterling Hundley is a Richmond, VA-based illustrator and painter. A university art professor by day, Hundley’s work has won a heap of awards and been published in an array of magazines. His work (much of which is commissions) runs an interesting gamut from almost cubist-like forms to Mucha-esque women to a Edward Hopper-like painting technique, and at times has everything from a street art feel as well as odes to abstract expressionism. It may sound crazy but you really have to dig through his blog to see what we’re talking about. And, his work is not pastiche either- it’s actually really fresh stuff with very contemporary compositions and very interesting color palettes. We encourage you to follow his blog as he answers questions, shares works-in-progress, sketches and studies.
John Brown poster for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City with art director Kevin Brimmer. Brown likened himself to Moses and wanted to liberate the slaves from their Southern slave owners. In Moses to the burning bush, I paralleled Brown to the burning cotton bush.
In my career, I have assumed a great deal of the viewer. I have assumed a visual intelligence and a collective curiosity. When illustration transcends its function and the commerce that instigates it, imagery has the potential to move the masses.
Illustration is oft defined as Illuminating Text. This definition can relegate the image as secondary to text and the artist as servant to the author. To be commissioned does not dismiss accountability. Illustration is art that must survive in spite of commerce and purpose.