Project: Rhymes for swines
Creature was recently made aware of an exciting new illustration / poetry project coming out of Scotland. Mark Grossi, an animation graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, and part of the brains behind this project, fills us in…
What is this all about?
Myself and a couple of friends have recently embarked upon a collaborative project called ‘Rhymes for Swines‘. The aim of it is to raise awareness of and promote new Scottish art talent.
How will the work be presented?
We’re aiming to create an illustrated hardcover book of 20 -23 rhymes written by ourselves and have a different illustrator/art student/graduate illustrate each one. Have a look at the video below to find out more.
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How can we help and get involved?
1. Currently we’re trying to reach our goal of £2,000 on Pleasefund.us. The money will be used to:
– Pay the 20 illustrators
– Pay a Graphic Designer
– The 1st print run
– T-shirts and small bits of merch
We’ll be adding some of our own money towards it, too, to ensure the illustrators and graphic designer get paid a realistic and honest amount. You can make your contribution here: pleasefund.us/projects/rhymes-for-swines
2. We’ve are also hosting a series of competitions for Rhymes for Swines:
Enter the latest competition
3. We are seeking Scottish illustrators to create a series of illustrations to accompany the poems. To find out more about how to get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some of the poems here:
Would you like to say anything else about the project?
We think this is an excellent way to promote local talent. Our aim is to continue pushing that creativity and really show people the eclectic mix of artistic talent that Scotland can produce.
We really are depending on support not just from students, but from everyone who has an interest in independent art and literature. This would be an excellent way to generate more interest in the project and really re-enforce just how enthusiastic we are about promoting our own home-grown talent.