With the ever increasingly swift approach of this year's festive period I thought I'd take this opportunity to make you all aware of a fantastic charity project we're involved in along with Ben Steers.
In it's second year the "All I Want For Christmas Cards" project is a call for submissions from UK illustrators to submit a design to be included within a series of 20 Christmas cards. The money from the sale of the card packs then goes directly to a local Bristol charity - Young Bristol. The All I Want For Christmas Cards collection for 2010 features designs from artists including Robert Del Naja (3D of Massive Attack), Rob Ryan, Simon Spilsbury, Chris Malbon and a whole host of others.
The submissions this year were really strong and after a few late nights we got the final 20 for this year's collection off to press this week. The designs will all be revealed at the launch night 4th November 2010. The launch night is to be held at one of Bristol's finest pubs - The White Bear, at the top of St. Michael's Hill (just up from Weapon of Choice gallery). We're even lucky enough to have one of the UK's best illustrators Simon Spilsbury coming down to do some live drawing on the night, and an auction of selected (and kindly donated) pieces from the illustrators. There will be some very special DJs on the night too.
The press release is below for more information and if you'd like to buy one of these packs check out the website here - www.alliwantforchristmascards.com
Don't fight it - the festive period is on it's merry little way. Just think warm fires, whiskey, cuddles, presents, jumpers, cider and some brilliantly illustrated Christmas cards!
-------- Official Press Release --------
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS
Young Bristol announces the launch of All I Want For Christmas Cards Collection 2
on Thursday 4th November at The White Bear, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8BS
All I Want for Christmas Cards is a festive project supporting the Bristol based charity Young Bristol. 20 UK based artists and illustrators have contributed works to create a very limited run of Christmas card packs that will contain 20 individually designed cards. All profits from the sale of the cards will benefit Young Bristol’s work with young people across the city.
Now in its second year, the All I Want For Christmas Cards collection for 2010 features designs from artists including Robert Del Naja (3D of Massive Attack), Rob Ryan, Simon Spilsbury, Chris Malbon and a whole host of others.
On Thursday 4th November, the launch night of the All I Want for Christmas Cards Collection 2 will be held at The White Bear, 133 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol. The evening will provide a great opportunity to meet the creatives and individuals involved in this year’s project, as well as offering an opportunity to purchase limited edition artworks and some of the first sets of packs. The evening will be the first chance to view all 20 card designs. Refreshments will be provided at 6.30pm followed by a live auction of donated artwork from many of those involved at 8pm.
About Young Bristol
Young Bristol is a youth work charity who work across the Bristol area and offer young people somewhere to go and something positive to do such as attending local youth clubs, outdoor activities, training courses and volunteering. Young Bristol encourages self development through providing opportunities for young people to try new things and engage in their local community.
About the All I Want For Christmas Cards
The idea behind the project was initially conceived by Bristol based illustrator & graphic designer Ben Steers who became involved with Young Bristol as a young volunteer. Ben says “At a time of year when many people focus on what they want, the All I Want For Christmas Cards project offers an opportunity to support those who need.”
For further information go to www.alliwantforchristmascards.com
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