Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Off the Barrow collaboration 'New Begginings'

Purveyors of fine creative goods Off the Barrow approached me about an on-going limited edition print series and I was more than happy to get involved.  From their website;

"We’re delighted to announce a brand new feature on Off the Barrow today!  It’s been in the works for the last few months and we’re excited to bring you the official launch of ‘Limited Edition’!

The project is simple. We’ve teamed up with talented illustrator Mat Pringle, who will be producing a piece of work for us every month. The briefs for these monthly creations will come from businesses who will partner with the feature, from us here at OTB HQ and from you lovely folk, the fans of OTB!

Mat’s illustration will go on sale as giclĂ©e prints (framed & unframed) from the 1st of each month and will be available to purchase for that month only! After it’s time is up, the work will never again be sold, anywhere! When it is then confined to the ‘Limited Edition’ archive, the next month’s illustration will replace it and the cycle will continue!

So, this is truly ‘Limited Edition’ artwork up for grabs. It won’t ever be put into production again and the size of the print-run will be determined by how many of you decide to snap one up!

Here’s the best part: All profits from the feature go directly to Mat for his hard work in creating a new illustration every month; and he has generously decided to donate 20% of that sum to registered charity, The MS Society; so not only would you receive a beautiful art print, you’d also be supporting a talented illustrator and a registered charity, win win win!

Each print measures 6 x 8″ and is produced on high quality 260gsm zeta linen textured stock, with the option of receiving your print framed or as a loose sheaf. All prints are hand-stamped with an OTB mark of authenticity."

Click here to purchase one.

I decided to take the 'New Beginnings' concept in an adventurous direction illustrating some key equipment and provisions for a bit of creative wandering.  Illustrated in dipping pen and ink with some additional ink washes it did actually make me want to go on a woodland adventure.  I settled on seeing 'Kings of Summer' at the cinema instead. 

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