Big Vision Publishing Launches Kickstarter Campaign for the Art of Big ‘O’ Coffee Table Book
#The BIG 'O' publishing company first burst upon the swinging London art and music scene during those wild and wonderful psychedelic 1960s and published throughout the 70s up until 1980 a fine collection of posters, calendars, art cards and books. The company truly was THE one and only cutting edge fantasy and fantastic art publisher of that age.
On Monday, 7 October 2013, Big Vision Publishing launched a campaign using the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise money to publish a book called The Art of Big ‘O’. It will be an unprecedented artwork collection of the artists of Big O Posters published during the 60s and 70s, along with their stories. It will be a true fantasy and fantastic art fan’s delight. With a goal of $24,000 (approx. £15,000) the funds will be used to pay for the printing and mailing of the full-colour coffee-table book as well as a reward catalogue and companion DVD.
Michael Fishel, one of Big O Poster’s artists, and the driving force behind this book project, is hopeful that fans of artists such as Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews, H.R. Giger, Jim Burns, Martin Sharp, Heinz Edelman, and more will support the campaign and help it reach its goal. The campaign is running for 36 days, with the target funding to be reached by 11 November 2013. On current timelines, and assuming the target is reached, the book is due to be published around May 2014.
Fishel has been working with Nigel Suckling, himself a Big O artist, on the writing and layout of the book, the majority of which is complete. The funds raised will be used to print and ship the book along with the many wonderful rewards offered to those that pledge, including original Big O art cards signed by the artist, original sketches, the calendar, DVD and more.
The book will be a lavish 8.5 x 11 inch full-colour glossy 184 page hardcover volume featuring some of the finest artwork from the Big O artists, along with their personal stories and the history of Big O Publishing. It will not available through other retail outlets and only offered exclusively on Kickstarter. There will also be a limited edition book on offer which will be hand signed by the participating Big O artists.
This project will only continue if at least $24,000 is pledged by Monday Nov 11, 8:18am EST. Michael and those who have already pledged money really do need your help to see this fantastic project succeed. Please take some time out to review the following sites, and consider making a pledge:
For more information on the Kickstarter campaign click here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1537729205/the-art-of-big-o
For a preview of the book layout click here: http://issuu.com/michaelfishel/docs/the_art_of_big_o_pages-1-59-lower-r