Related to the GUM CARDS project, here is a project I did in 2003 while in art school called Die Vorlage. As you can see it was a trading card set based on famous artists of the past, and a couple from the present. The task was to develop any project based on the colour wheel (that was about the extent of the direction we got), so I decided to create this set and base each card on a specific colour. When you lay the set out in the right order, you can create the colour wheel.
I drew all of the portraits by hand, inked them with a brush, scanned them, did all colour work and texturing in Photoshop then laid everything out in Illustrator with logos, text and numbers. I even designed all the backs with information on each artist and an example of their work. Last I heard, the art school still uses my project as an example when they present this assignment to new classes.
So, GUM CARDS might be considered the “upgraded” version of this idea I had almost a decade ago. Maybe I’ll do a few print runs of this set and randomly stick them into GUM CARDS orders. Hmmm…
Oooh so nice! You should do a short print run of that and include it in the goodies for Gum Cards.
Great idea, Simon. Also, read the last sentence of the post. ;)
Very cool. I do an old dead guys of science trading card unit in my multimedia computers middle school class. This is an excellent collection to show the class.