Thursday, December 04, 2008

52 for 25

St. Michael's Printshop
Collector's Edition

In the current economic climate, 52 works of art for $25 is a bargain. And today that is what I got. The image above is sample of the 52 pieces. Of course they aren't full size art pieces. They are playing card size,which is very similar to ACEOs which are 3.5 x 2.5 inches.

St. Michael's Printshop in St. John's, Newfoundland has created a set of playing cards for a fundraiser that is being launched on Sunday, December 7th at Bianca's restaurant on Water Street from 2 - 5 pm.

This is the 5th set of cards that the SMP has produced and they are immensely popular, selling out very quickly. The 52 cards, including jokers, are unique in that each card is created by a different artist, making them very interesting and appealing to both card players and art collectors. All the artists live locally and their styles and techniques vary greatly.

Newfoundland has a strong history of card playing, but personally, I think these are too beautiful for the wear and tear of every day use. And not being a card player, I bought a deck and will have them framed. The printshop is located on the harbour front in St. John's and housed in former sailmaking factory overlooking the water, so I managed to get both my fixes today - art and water!

If you would like to order a deck of these artist designed cards, you can do so through St. Michael's Printshop. But be warned, they sell out fast!


Anita said...

I want a set of these for my mother! Only like you I would want to frame them - what a fantastic collection!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

What a fantastic idea - great for the artist, printshop and the collector!

Jeanette said...

They are very unique Anita and should be fabulous framed.

You know Katherine, these have set my mind off on another tangent with the water project.

Stacy said...

These cards are really cool Jeanette. I was waiting for you to tell us which one you did. Maybe the next pack? Or with your water buddies? (Just suggesting that tangent in case you were on a other one. ;) )

Jeanette said...

Aren't they neat Stacy? No, none of my work on this, but you never know in the next one.

I agree, it could make an interesting project in the future.

Anonymous said...

What a creative marketing idea! Thanks for sharing it!