Phase II For Munich Artists Playing Cards – Let’s Go to Haeppy Art

Phew!

We threw an official party for the Munich Artists Playing Cards yesterday at Einstein Kultur.  It was a gorgeous day yesterday and some very nice Munich Artists avoided the temptation to join Mother Nature and tromped down into the cellars of Einstein Kultur. (Who would believe we would have a summer day in the middle of October!)

I’m grateful that we had a sponsor for the cards and artists willing to come and build a sculpture using the clips created by Oliver Rennen.  I’m grateful that our two musicians played great music during the event and Elasse  did her magic (I will share her work once it shows up in my email.)

I’m grateful to the Einstein Kultur for letting us have the art happening in their space and for V who took care of all our technical requirements (She gave us some really cool lights, handled the music and the video installation.)

Haeppy Art

This weekend our playing cards will be for sale at Haeppy Art.   I will be having a select number of posters of playing cards also for sale.  The other artists who will be showing their art at Haeppy art can be found on this blog post.

If you have the desire to own a pack of Party playing cards in a tin box is 18 Euro including tax.  here is what they look like with the box:

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Don’t remember what the cards look like?  Here they are again:

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5 Days Left in Our First Munich Artists Kickstarter

Hi Munich Artists!  We are at 94% for our first Kickstarter.

This is a quick message to ask you to donate to our Kickstarter so we can reach our goal. This is our first time crowdfunding and we are so excited that you have been helping us out.    To reach 100% we need to sell a few more card decks or have someone pick our 150 Euro package which still have one card proof left.

I have a few more artists bios to share with you.  As I mentioned on our Munich Artists Card page, some very generous Munich Artists participated in our projects and have together created a wonderful deck.  I want to thank each and every artist for their hard work creating our first Munich Artists deck.  This is a collaborative project and each artist of the artists below has helped to make the deck a reality.

Alexandra Ritter
Angela Smets
Ines Seidl
Janine Voelkner
Elizabeth Hughes
Berit Opelt
Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris
Penelope Richardson
Isidora Romani
Angelica Zeller-Michaelson
Maximilian Lückenhaus
Brigitte Pruchnow
Emmy Horstkamp

If you would like to see the individual cards, here is a small slideshow of the deck:

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NOTE:

To help artists,  will be trying three other crowdfunding projects before the end of the year. One through Generosity, one through Indegogo and another project on Kickstarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris Creates 4 Munich Artists Playing Cards

 

Munich Artists – Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris 

We are very lucky that Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris agreed to use her talents to make four Munich Artists playing cards.  I met Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris at a workshop in North Schwabing where she showed us the marbling technique used in Turkey (She was born in Istanbul.) Süyümbike joined Munich Artists at the Food Lover’s Market and 500 Artists Say Hello and now she is one of the first set of artists to create Munich Artists Playing Cards.

If you would like to see more work by this Munich based artist, please visit Suyumbike’s website.

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KICKSTARTER UPDATE

Our Kickstarter for Munich Artists Playing Cards is over 60% funded. We are so happy that people are supporting this project and would love for you to buy a deck of cards and join us at 500 Artists Play cards.  Funding starts at 30 Euro and gets you lots of good Karma points. If you are a performer, you can also attend by sharing your talents.  Email emmy at emmy at kyfio dot com and I will schedule you a time.

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To help us reach 100%, we added the printer proofs to our backer gifts. The proofs are the only ones we will have from the printer for this deck of cards.  We have 1 proof left if you are interested in this type of collectible.  (First proof of the first product by Munich Artists Playing Cards series will be worth something someday.)  I will post a photo of the remaining proof in our Kickstarter so you can see what is still available.

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 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.

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.