Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I was recently asked to be a part a a really cool project. I am super stoked to be able to say that I am now officially a trading card, ha-ha.
There will be a bunch of autograph and original art cards thrown in to the mix as well, you can read all about the project here...
So many great artists, should be a fun series to collect!
  • The Art Hustle

  • Taken from the website...

    "The Art Hustle is a set of art and artist-based trading cards produced by The Cardhacks and manufactured in the USA by SideKick Media. The set is very much a collaborative effort with artists, and exhibits an international group working in multiple disciplines, including street art, toy art, Kaiju, sketch, painting, aerosol art, poster art, collage, digital art, sculpture, photography and more.

    What makes The Art Hustle so cool is that it gives you a completely new experience as a collector and art-lover. Not only are the cards unique and great, you also have a chance to get an original piece of art! Plus, being inspired by trading cards produced in the 1960's, 70's & 80's, the set offers up some vintage-inspired flavor including chipboard card stock and the much-loved wax paper wrapper.

    The Art Hustle is a new frontier in Art and Trading Cards. It is a living exhibition of talent, and a hell of a lot of fun.

    What will the set include?

    The Art Hustle's first series will contain 162 base cards featuring the following:
    Artist Profile Cards: Artist “Portraits” complete with profile information and Interesting Facts on the back similar to the stats on a sports card. Being a collaboration, each image has been chosen by the artist, and is therefore a very personal representation. All profile information was submitted by the artists based on a common list of questions.
    Art Cards: For each Artist Card there is a corresponding Art Card featuring an image of a piece of art chosen by that artist to represent their body of work.
    Additional Profile Cards: Art-scene personalities integral to this first series.
    Original Art Cards: Original artwork created on exclusive cards and submitted by each artist. Original Art Cards will be randomly placed in packs. One Original Art Card is guaranteed in every box.
    Autograph Cards: Special Autograph cards featuring artists' original signatures.
    Vintage-Style Wax Packs! A lost process that has been revived by SideKick Media.
    Surprises!: You will not want to miss the special extras in this set!"

    Note: Just wanted to give my bud Garnet a shout on this as well... the "Carneys" and Carney toys are a group effort between him and I. We both put our time and hard earned dollars in to making the Buzz toy. Hopefully all of this toy stuff will pay off and land us a series deal one of these days.

    Monday, April 05, 2010

    Autism Awareness is April 2nd. This April Dream in Plastic will be holding a silent art auction to benefit Autism awareness.
    Opening reception: Saturday, April 10th, 6 – 9pm. Bids on the art work may be placed until Friday April 30th.
    I will have a couple pieces up for auction, check out the show if you're in town.