Usually in February/March/April i've already sent out my mail outs to existing and prospective clients, last year that was my 20 page booklet Kaleidoscope, and I had every intention of producing a second volume for this year, however since before Christmas up until now I've been too busy with actual jobs, in fact almost with a guarantee every time I've tried to start this booklet I've had an email or a phone call from a client.
Anyway here's a fun mail out postcard I've managed to fit in between jobs and over the last week or so when i've had my first real break... this should now be hitting the postboxes of Art Directors up and down the land.
This as you can hopefully see is an 80's movie themed tribute to Da Vinci's Last Supper, i'm inviting anyone who got hold of the card to tell me the films that each of the characters appear in and they'll get a prize... also bonus points for anyone who can name the film posters in the background, some of those are a bit tricky!
There's sixteen characters at the tables see if you can name all the films.
I must admit to being slightly disappointed with the quality of print on these when they came back from the printers, the card is a little more gaudier and grainier than I would have liked, above is how the artwork should have been printed... i'll be more vigilant in the future when it comes to printing matters... all things aside, they are adequate, just not the quality I demand.
You'll notice on the artwork above that I've put a little copyright stamp at the bottom, usually I don't feel a need to do this, but this is one of those images that goes walk-about online, and then it ends up on all manner of websites etc that I haven't given the thumbs up to; I don't mind if you're a client or you're writing something about my work, but i'm not cool with it just being used and abused randomly, which i've seen with one of my images.
Anyway not to dwell on negatives, the second volume of Kaleidoscope I have every intention of seeing in print either by the end of this year/early next; production values will be raised, the booklet will be bigger and I'll have 18 months of stuff to put in there.
In the meantime I have a lot more of these mailouts planned... keep your eyes on the mailbox!