Hugo Award-winning and Chesley Award-winning artist John Picacio has just announced a Kickstarter project for a new 2014 calendar. The campaign is seeking to fund a deluxe 2014 calendar featuring the first twelve of John Picacio’s Loteria artworks, including exclusive, limited, giant-sized Loteria art cards called Grandes.
I picked up last year’s calendar and it’s a fantastic, high-quality keeper.
Sez Picacio of this year’s calendar:
This full-color 12” x 12” 2014 wall calendar features all-new artwork inspired by Loteria, the classic Mexican game of chance.
My mother and grandmother played this with me, when I was a kid. It works very much like Bingo, but instead of letters and numbers, it uses little pictogram icons. I’m creating new art that reimagines these icons in my own way, and this calendar features the first of those works.
The design includes a big, bold centerfold poster of one of the artworks — and Kickstarter backers will decide which one is selected!
This is the second product from my company, Lone Boy, and I want the final result to be the best I can possibly give you. The calendar’s cover will be printed on 12 pt. premium paper stock, with a satin aqueous-coated finish, and the interior pages will be printed on 100# text.
You won’t find many art calendars where the artist has not only created the artwork, but also personally designed and overseen every detail. This is that kind of calendar. It’s available exclusively here, via this Kickstarter campaign. This is an offering from me to you, with all best wishes to you and yours for 2014.
Wanna see some of the artwork?
More details can be found on the Kickstarter page. In the meantime, check out the project video: