Image above: Melbs
The All I want for Christmas cards project is an annual festive project in support of the Bristol based charity “Young Bristol”. Now into its second collection the project brings together 20 illustrators from around the country whose specific works for the project have been used to create a limited edition collection of Christmas cards that will be sold as packs containing each of the 20 cards.
A competition, with the brief to create a piece of work completing the phrase “All I want for Christmas is…” took place and after receiving an overwhelming response from designers and illustrators across the UK, the final 20 artworks were chosen, each on their individual merits and included within a pack of twenty. Collection 1 was open only to Bristol based illustrators but now in its second collection, submissions were opened up to the whole of the UK and we have some great artists on board for this years collection.
Artists involved in Collection 2 include Robert Del Naja (3D of Massive Attack), Simon Spilsbury, Rob Ryan, Melbs, Aaron Miller, Wayne Harris and a whole host of others. Artists from the previous year include Jon Burgerman, Peskimo, Ben Newman, Inkie and Bjorn Lie.
The launch night for Collection 2 took place in Bristol on Thursday 4th November and was the official unveiling of the full set of twenty designs. As well as being the first chance to see all the designs and buy some of the first packs, the night also played host to a live charity auction of artworks donated by the artists involved and some very special guest artists including Jonathan Yeo, Antony Mecallif, Conor Harrington and Banksy. The auction was a huge success and by the end of the evening we had raised over £8000 for the charity.
The limited edition Collection 2 packs are now on sale through the website for a price of £15. Each pack contains 20 individually illustrated cards and accompanying envelopes with all proceeds from sales going directly to the charity.
At a time of year when many people want, the All I want for Christmas cards project offers an opportunity to support those who need.
Please visit the All I Want for Christmas cards website (www.alliwantforchristmascards.com) for further information on the project or to purchase Collection 1 and Collection 2 packs.
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Image above: Laura Mari Ellis