We are so lucky to have such a talented designer chap on the team! Not only has he had paintings exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, been awarded a scholarship by the Royal Society of British Artists, Ben is now involved with a company in the US and has created the Gaia deck of cards and associated artwork, in conjunction with Forge Arts and rareplayingcards.com. The amazing illustrations depict the animals that inhabit various biomes on our beautiful planet – tundra, savannah, alpine and rainforest. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to get the cards and artwork into production and we would urge you to take a look and maybe even pledge yourself a pack or two, or a poster! The music accompanying the video on Kickstarter was also composed and played by Ben.
Ben created every aspect of the deck, including the tuck box, and some of the cards have been produced as posters. The campaign needs to reach $12,000 by 16 June 2017. The cards and posters are amazing and would make fantastic Christmas gifts or birthday gifts and, yes, you could even give them away as special wedding favours or a wedding gift to the art-loving bride and groom (we had to get weddings into this blog somehow!)
If you fancy supporting Ben and grabbing yourself a deck or two, please visit his Kickstarter page for more info and further illustrations of the deck and posters. Ben would also love to hear your views on the artwork!