HNY from NB
This Year... prints by Supermundane (left) and La Boca
For its latest series of New Year mailers NB Studio asked four contributing artists to create something on the theme of planetary exploration...
It's something of an annual tradition at the London studio, to commission artists to make a limited edition print that they then send out to friends and clients. To welcome in 2013, NB worked with artists and illustrators La Boca, Jonathan Burton, Katie Scott and Supermundane to create a new series of signed, limited edition prints.
"Each year we try to pick a topical theme and collaborate with a new group of creatives, working in a different medium to the previous year," say NB.
For 2013, they say, their 'curiosity' (ahem), got the better of them. "NASA's Mars rover will be reporting back on its mission to the Red Planet and potentially uncovering information vital to the survival of the human race. Or not. Either way, we couldn't wait to find out what it comes back with, so we asked four friends to take a guess."
Previous This Year... projects going back to 2008 are detailed on NB's site. 2012's effort, for example, featured the work of Andy Smith, Dan Funderburgh, Jean Jullien and Paul Davis. And very nice it is, too.
This Year... prints by Jonathan Burton (left) and Katie Scott
Each 10'' x 8'' HP Indigo 5500 print is on 270gsm Curious Metallics paper. Designed by NB. Printed by Gavin Martin Colournet.
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