9.4.08

Tiny Showcase

Have just been having a browse around on Tiny Showcase - followed a link for a Jellaby limited edition print for the boy (more on that in a minute), but it's not only limited - it's gone. Too bad. This is generally my luck with Tiny Gallery - I first came across them because they had listed something of Julie Morstad's but I missed that too. And here's one more that I've missed:



The image is titled "Ninjitsu Parade" by Scott Kennedy and you can see it here.

What I want to know is whether anybody's talking to this guy about illustrating children's books. Because I like my picture book artists to be artists.

Here's a little bit about Tiny Showcase from their website:

Tiny Showcase was created by Jon Buonaccorsi and Shea'la Finch in November of 2004.

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by a group of friends who are amazing and talented people.
We started thinking that it would be really nice if we could create a forum and community where all of this incredible talent could be showcased. Pricing was an issue - most of our friends aren't exactly rich, so we began exploring a smaller medium where the artist could make some money on smaller pieces of artwork. The art enthusiast, on the other hand, gets to take home their piece of artwork for around the same price as a CD, book or record...

Each week we pick a new piece of tiny artwork and turn the work into a limited-run print production. Each run is printed on archival Hahnemühle German Printmaking Paper. The archival ink is specially treated and sprayed, giving it an archival lifespan of over 60 years.

You sort of need to see the end product to get the full effect, but each piece really is a beautiful specimen.

Beginning in 2005 we introduced a new pricing structure where a percentage of the money from each print sold is donated to a charity chosen by the artist. This raises the print price slightly, but now the artist, as well as their favorite charity, benefit from each piece sold.


Check them out - life is short, art is long.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara,

Friend of Kean's here--We made Jellaby buttons! :D

Email me your address at naseem AT bookcentre DOT ca and I will mail you some! :D

O'Leary said...

Jellaby buttons! We are so excited.