Kickstarter Extra Treat – A Fifth King.

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The Story of the Fifth King.

During the creation of our playing card art, we had a tiny little issue and found ourselves without any KINGS.   With no time to find a new artist, we asked the Munich Artists involved to submit extra work and 4 artists volunteered to save the day.

A day before sending the work to the printer to get a proof, we were still missing a king. It was crazy – We needed a king and we did not want to be left empty handed if the missing king did not show up by the end of the day – It was a royal pain for the pair of Es (Elizabeth and Emmy).

With a printed image of King Ludwig II,  Munich Artists ran around shooting several different types of photos so that Elizabeth could select an image for the backup king. Elizabeth picked this photograph for our Fifth King and the deck was complete (just in case the missing file did not arrive.)

Mr. Ludwig waiting and waiting but never will he be a card in our deck.
Mr. Ludwig waiting and waiting but never will he be a card in our deck.

Right before the deadline, Ludwig II arrived in our mailbox and Elizabeth quickly inserted him into the deck to send to the printer.

The Orphan King 

After seeing people donate a Euro to our Kickstarter (It was not a gift option.)  I decided that our kickstarter backers could adopt our extra king and make him feel at home on their smart phones or wherever the backer wanted to display the extra King of Spades.

In this King image, not only do you get a king, but you get penguins and a banana and who doesn’t like Penguins and bananas?

The file for this king will be available to all backers who donate to our kickstarter. A link will be sent to you at the end of our campaign.

Because this is my personal artwork, I, Emmy Horstkamp,  give you permission to use him for any personal use and would love if you share with me where you put his majesty.

FYI

Today we are at 71%  which is awesome!  Thank you! Thank you Munich Artists Supporters!

Please share our Kickstarter campaign with your friends and family.  The more backers we have, the closer we get to printing our deluxe cards and the more fun we will have on October 16th from 1300 to 1800 at Einstein Kultur. ( You must purchase a card deck to attend the art happening. Go purchase your cards through our kickstarter.)

Here is another image that I took of Ludwig (a gay king) which I thought was funny but did not send to Elizabeth.

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“He Makes me Crazy!”  photo by Emmy Horstkamp

Do You Want to Be Happy? Kickstarter Video #3 – Lucky Lions

My daughter Anna and I went out and made this video for you.  She’s an artist and  I try and show her as much as possible through Munich Artists how artists can collaborate, work together and support each other.  She is supporting Munich Artists by participating in this video.

I think that every parent must help their child by supporting their passions and helping them be prepared for the “real world.”

When your daughter or son is an artist, this preparation includes not only the development of artistic skills but the basic understanding of marketing, sales, production and one’s own skill set and limitations.  Not everyone is good at sales. Not everyone is good at bookkeeping.  Not everyone is good at cleaning their studio. But, the basics skills can be taught and with practice, those skills will be strong enough to make the artist child a productive and independent artist adult.

My daughter (one her own) has begun to sell her drawings.  She asks me questions when she wants advice.  I don’t get involved unless I see she needs some assistance.  She is wading into the art world and I want to make sure she sees productive, collaborative adult artists working together  (even when things are not so easy.)

Each one of us has our own path to follow when it comes to art.  The Munich Artists Playing Cards are a way of celebrating our artistic diversity and symbolically showing that our art may be totally different from one another but that together we all fit snuggly into the Munich art scene.

Please Support our Kickstarter.

The different Backing options in German are on the website right here.

PS: Our 500 Artists Play Cards event will be on October 16th. You need to purchase a set of Party Cards. The easiest way to do this is through the Munich Artists Kickstarter.

 

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Maximilian Lueckenhaus – Moons Over Munich – For Munich Artists Playing Cards

Today, I’m sharing the artwork created by Maximilian Lueckenhaus for our Munich Artists Playing Card Deck. (Check out the Kickstarter if you want to buy a deck of cards and some bonus gifts.)

One of the cool things about our Kickstarter is that if you pick the 80 Euro option, you can get a limited edition print of one card printed as a giclee A4 print PLUS a poster of all the cards so that you can enjoy all of our artwork on your wall!

We asked Maximilian a few questions so you can get to know this multi-talented artist (He makes music and comics too!)

  • Who are you? Just Maximilian Lückenhaus
  • Where are you from? Munich
  • What brought you to Munich? first time: my birthday, second time: science
  • What place in Munich fills you with joy or inspires you?
  • high rooftops, deep cellar clubs, and the Isar
  • How would you describe your work?graphical, mysterious, and open-minded
  • Who is your favorite artist? too many of them, such as Richard H Kirk, Marcel Duchamp, Rene Magritte, Lorenzo Mattotti, Max Klinger, Loriot, ..
  • What art supply are you never without? imagination

We presented Alexandra Ritter’s cards in this post so go check out her print work and then head over our Kickstarter and purchase a set of cards and support Munich Artists!

 

Kickstarter Video #2

Please watch this video.

Now, please go to our kickstarter and pick a backing option. If you need to read the options in German, you can read the backing options in German here.

We appreciate all your help with this project.  You will be getting the link for the Kickstarter tossed at you for 19 more days and then we meetup for the 500 Artists Play Cards event on October 16th.  Then I will gladly switch modes and talk about Munich Stories and all the wonderful illustrators and writers I’m working with right now.

KickStarter Backer Gifts (Deutsch)

Here is the Kickstarter.

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Party Deck – Available at 30 Euro Level
Für 5 Euro bekommen Sie eine A6 Postkarte mit dem Motiv einer Kunst-Spielkarte auf der Vorderseite und dem Rückmotiv der Kunst-Karten auf der Rückseite (wir wählen das Motiv für Sie aus). Sie können die Postkarte bei uns in unserem Büro abholen.
Für 10 Euro bekommen Sie eine A6 Postkarte mit dem Motiv einer Kunst-Spielkarte auf der Vorderseite und dem Rückmotiv der Kunst-Karten auf der Rückseite (wir wählen das Motiv für Sie aus). Gerne schicken wir Ihnen den A6 Druck nach Hause.
Für 15 Euro erhalten Sie eine Deluxe Version der Munich Artists “500 Artists Play Cards” Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes. Zudem erhalten Sie eine A6 Postkarte mit dem Motiv einer Kunst-Karte (wir wählen das Motiv für Sie aus).
Für 30 EUR erhalten Sie das reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Set und eine Deluxe Version der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie eine Eintrittskarte für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München. Neben dem eigentlichen “Karten spielen” erwarten Sie Musik, Tanz und weitere kulturelle Einlagen wie ein 3D Kunstwerk.
Zudem erhalten Sie eine A6 Postkarte mit dem Motiv einer Kunst-Karte (wir wählen das Motiv für Sie aus).
Für 45 Euro erhalten Sie zwei reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Sets und eine Deluxe Version der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie zwei Eintrittskarten (plus zusätzlich bis zu 2 Kinder im Family Pack) für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München. Neben dem eigentlichen “Karten spielen” erwarten Sie Musik, Tanz und weitere kulturelle Einlagen wie ein 3D Kunstwerk.
Zudem erhalten Sie eine A6 Postkarte mit dem Motiv einer Kunst-Karte (wir wählen das Motiv für Sie aus).
Für 50 Euro erhalten Sie das reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Set (1x) und eine Deluxe Version der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie eine Eintrittskarte für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München und einen A4 Giclee Kunst-Druck (Sie wählen das Spielkarten-Motiv aus) von einer der Kunst-Spielkarten.
Zudem erhalten Sie eine A6 Postkarte mit dem Motiv einer Kunst-Karte (wir wählen das Motiv für Sie aus).
Für 80 Euro erhalten Sie zwei reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Sets und zwei Deluxe Versionen der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie eine Eintrittskarte für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München auch einen A4 Giclee Kunst-Druck (Sie wählen das Spielkarten-Motiv aus) von einer der Kunst-Spielkarten sowie einen Poster mit allen 54 Spielkarten-Motiven.
Für 100 Euro erhalten Sie zwei reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Sets und zwei Deluxe Versionen der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie eine Eintrittskarte für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München auch einen A4 Giclee Kunst-Druck (Sie wählen das Spielkarten-Motiv aus) von einer der Kunst-Spielkarten sowie einen Poster mit allen 54 Spielkarten-Motiven. Zudem werden Sie auf unserer Munich Artists “500 Artists Play Cards” Event-Website als Junior Sponsor genannt werden.
Für 300 Euro erhalten Sie zwei reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Sets und zwei Deluxe Versionen der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie zwei Eintrittskarten für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München auch einen A4 Giclee Kunst-Druck (Sie wählen das Spielkarten-Motiv aus) einer der Kunst-Spielkarten sowie einen Poster mit allen 54 Spielkarten-Motiven. Zudem werden Sie auf unserer Munich Artists “500 Artists Play Cards” Event-Website als Emerging Sponsor genannt werden.
Für 500 Euro erhalten Sie zwei reguläre (Party-)Kunst-Spielkarten-Sets und zwei Deluxe Versionen der Kunst-Spielkarten mit der speziell designten Verpackung von Elizabeth Hughes sowie zwei Eintrittskarten für unseren Kunst-Event “500 Artists Play Cards” am 16.Oktober 2016 im Einstein Kultur, Einsteinstr.42, München auch einen A4 Giclee Kunst-Druck (Sie wählen das Spielkarten-Motiv aus) von einer der Kunst-Spielkarten sowie einen Poster mit allen 54 Spielkarten-Motiven. Zudem werden wir Sie als Superhero Sponsor auf unserer Munich Artists “500 Artists Play Cards” Event-Website präsentieren und Sie erhalten ein Unterstützer-Widget auf unserer Munich Artists Website bis Ende 2016, das direkt neben unseren Blog Einträgen auftaucht.

Munich Artists Playing Cards Artist -Alexandra Ritter – A Pretzel Makes Everything Better Including Our Deck of Playing Cards

You will get this playing card as part of our Munich Artists Playing Card deck.  The Kickstarter where you can buy the playing cards is here.

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A Message from Alexandra Ritter

Hi, I am Alexandra Ritter! After finishing my studies in arts, I came back to Munich, where I’ve been living for 4 years. The best thing about Munich is how close it is to the mountains. Hiking in the mountains is one of the most inspiring things for me and I love drawing them using ink and watercolours.
Besides mountains, I practice figure drawing and I love nearly all kinds of printing methods to produce artworks with an illustrating character which I used in my 4 artworks for the Munich Artists Playing Cards.
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Four playing cards created by Alexandra Ritter for Munich Artists Playing Card Deck

Buying a Deck of Cards and Getting A Bonus Gift

If you want one of Alexandra’s Cards on an A4 (glicee) inkjet print, you can put in your order at the 50 Euro pledge.   At this time, they are still available.

If you pledge at 80 Euro, the Early Christmas shopper, you get, an A4 print, a poster with all of the cards, the party deck of cards and the deluxe version of the cards.  We have 7 left of this option.

All printed materials will be ordered, printed and shipped after the Kickstarter. It takes 30 days to get the deluxe playing cards printed so shipment will be middle of November 2016.

Buying a Deck of Cards and Going to 500 Artists Play Cards

Please purchase a deck of cards and join us at 500 Artists Play Cards on October 16, 2016.

Current Project: Munich Artists Playing Cards – Kickstarter Starts Today!

Here is the link to our Kickstarter.  You have until October 9th!  Please Help Us Create Some Amazing Cards and Have a Great Event.

With the help of the above group of artists who were selected from our 500 Artists Say Hello Event, Munich Artists will be printing a party set of Munich inspired artists playing cards and a deluxe set of playing cards.   The deluxe version will be ordered after the kickstarter is completed.   The party version will be ordered this weekend.  What is the difference?

The party cards are smaller in size and are being created specifically for the event.  The deluxe version or American poker sized cards and will have that beautiful box that Elizabeth Hughes designed.  Why the two different versions?  Because I want you to play with the cards and you may feel like the deluxe are too pretty to play with at the event.

HISTORY of 500 Artists Play Cards

At the Beginning of the year, Elizabeth Hughes approached Munich Artists about creating a deck of playing cards.  I (Emmy) told Elizabeth, we could create cards as long as we could throw a Munich Artists Play Cards Party/art happening.  She was on board with the larger idea and she joined the project as a project manager for the creation of the card deck.  Over the last few months, Elizabeth chose the artists, curated their artwork, designed the box, the back of the cards and created all the files to send to the printer.

We have had to make a few changes along the way but the cards are almost ready to be printed on paper.  We are very excited!

Here is the Back of the Card design created by Elizabeth for the cards:

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The back of the Munich Artists Card Deck

And here are three cards from the deck:

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  • Our Kickstarter starts Today September 16th.  To attend our 500 Artists Play Cards Event, you must purchase your cards through our Kickstarter.  Our cards will be for sale at Haeppy Art but the kickstarter bonus gifts are only available on our Kickstarter.   For the event we are ordering a version of the cards called party cards.  they will come in a metal tin.  The deluxe versions ordered after the kickstarter will be in a box designed by Elizabeth Hughes.
  • The Kickstarter has bonus gifts which will not be available ANYWHERE ELSE.  I have permission from the artists to make prints of their work for the Kickstarter and I would love for you to get a print of some of these cards to put on your wall.