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A Gorey Demise Storybook - Student Project Successfully Funded
Tasha Zimich, a Simon Fraser University’s Visual Art Program student, took her upcoming Graduate Exhibition as an invitation to excel. Thanks to Crowdsourced Funding, her dream of producing her own Graphic Arts Books is becoming a reality.
Tasha’s artwork expresses dark & macabre content through beautiful technical application. A leaning towards art that functions outside of Contemporary Art Gallery walls has rattled the cages of traditional sensibilities inside the Academic Communities where she studies and hones her craft.
Drawing inspiration from the world around her; literature, film, music, nature and surreal and contemporary dark artists, she drew up a plan for her project. She set her sights on illustrating a piece of text composed by Los Angeles based author and performer Curtis Rx and Creature Feature Music ©, and printing and binding it in a limited run of Graphic Arts Books. With necessary copyright permissions in hand, Tasha began illustrating her dark storybook content while simultaneously conducting an internet-based Crowdsourced Funding campaign. She took to Social Media Networking, landed her work on industry-related blogs and websites, online artist communities, and made time for everyone interested to talk about what she was up to.
Her goal of raising 1600$ to cover book production costs was ambitious for a young emerging artist without a well developed professional career. Through the support of friends, family, project newcomers, and generous art supply sponsorship from Letraset UK, Tasha’s 60-day Crowdsourced Funding campaign swelled with generous donations. She reached and exceeded her 1600$ goal 5 days before the end of her IndieGoGo funding campaign- and the donations kept trickling in. Her campaign concluded on January 12th, having raised a total of 1725$ to apply to the production costs of her books.
You too can follow Tasha’s book production project as it continues to unfold on the A Gorey Demise Storybook;
Tumblr Image Blog http://www.tumblr.com/
DeviantArt nteractive Project Profile http://www.kriggleful.deviantart.com
You can check out notable mentions for A Gorey Demise Storybook on;
Spankystokes Vinyl Art & Culture Blog http://www.spankystokes.com/
Creative Brand Specialist AdaPia d'Errico's The Business Of Art Blog http://adapia.tumblr.com/
Painter & Illustrator Camilla d'Errico's Blog http://www.camilladerrico.com/
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Vancouver Painter & Illustrator and student of Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary art. Tasha Zimich works in Freelance and commissioned projects, in addition to abitious solo projects.