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Sarah Beetson "Sluts" Playing Cards

2 all new packs of "50 Bucks: Bring On The Sluts" playing cards!

About the project

In 2008, graphic designer Becky Edgington and I created 2 limited edition packs of playing cards featuring images from my exhibition "50 Bucks: Bring On The Sluts". The images were selected from almost 500 small artworks I created on moleskine paper, inspired by vintage pornography and a trip to Japan. Pepsicola donated a vending machine which I customised with illustrations and adjusted to vend the artworks in a Pepsi bottle at $50 a pop.

The exhibition was a great success, touring Melbourne, London, Portland and New York, and by the time the exhibition run was over all of the original cards were sold.

Ever since then, people have been asking me to create new packs of the cards. With respect to the original limited run and the wonderful people who bought those first packs, Becky and I have decided to create 2 all new packs showcasing some of the 437 other "Sluts". I'm about to open the archive and pick out the new batch!

Original Exhibition Invite

What are the funds for?

The funds requested will cover the design fee and print costs of the new packs, on the smallest available print run.

If more money is raised than the target, the additional funds will now be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Original Playing Cards

About the project owner

I am a British Artist and Illustrator based in Australia. I graduated from Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, UK in 2002 and won the Pentland Prize for Fine Art the same year. I then spent 4 years in London working in fashion, illustration and design in-house at Yellowdoor (Mary Portas), Pop and The Face magazines and completed a 7 month print design internship at Stella McCartney.

A commission followed to decorate the walls of the shoe room of Stella's Bruton Street shop. Since then, I have built a career as a freelance Artist and Illustrator, exhibiting work in London, Paris, Portland, New York, Ottawa, Adelaide, Melbourne, and The Gold Coast, and I've been documented in a wealth of books on the subject, published from Taiwan to Argentina to Germany and the USA.

My illustration clientele includes The Telegraph and The Times (UK), The British Fashion Council, Dove/Ogilvy Toronto, Delta Airlines, The Wall Street Journal, Ford Germany, St George Bank and Perth Fashion Week. "50 Bucks: Bring On The Sluts" was my second solo exhibition, and featured Australia's 1st Art Vending machine, donated by Pepsi and painted by the artist, with artworks being sold from the machine inside a cola bottle.

 

 

My 3rd show: "YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT" provided a commentary on eating disorders, the fashion industry and the media. It was shortlisted for the Erin Svigos award at The 2010 Adelaide Fringe and was part of L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

My current exhibition "I Dream In Celluloid" took out Creative Review UK's Best In Book Illustration Annual 2011 Award, and lead to a chance to submit to exhibit at Somerset House Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Fair 2012 and Designers Day Paris. The Celluloid Quilt has been shortlisted for The Stan and Maureen Duke Award, announced December 2011. My work is Preoccupied with the Politics and Perversities of Popular Culture. I divide my time 80/20 between a picturesque farm in Queensland and a Motor Torpedo Boat on The Thames. 

www.sarahbeetson.com

En route to Prince Live @ Hop Farm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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