CR for CR: thank you

Over past week we have been running a series of auctions to benefit Comic Relief. The last of those has now finished. Thank you to everyone who donated their money, time or stuff

Over past week we have been running a series of auctions to benefit Comic Relief. The last of those has now finished. Thank you to everyone who donated their money, time or stuff

First up, we sold 10 subscriptions to CR at £35 each (usual price £64) with all the money (after eBay fees) going to Comic Relief.

Then we had a rare James Jarvis World of Pain Policeman who went for £50, here.

Next, illustrator Paul Davis kindly agreed to draw a portrait of the highest bidder at his studio. It went for £310 here.

Then Blanka donated artist’s proofs of its two most popular items: Build’s Night and Day Moon prints. Night, here went for £205 and day, here for £122.

Blanka also donated an artist’s proof of its lovingly produced 2008 reprint of the classic Wim Crouwel Vormgevers poster, signed by Wim himself. It went (to Gary Hustwit of Helvetica the movie fame) for £330 here.

Our friends over at Monocle contributed a lovely A2, 4 colour poster with gold-foil detailing of an ecologically sustainable urban district, envisioned by Alejandro Gutierrez and illustrated by Satoshi Hashimoto. It went for £73 here.

The biggest winning bid, however, went on Tom Gauld‘s artist’s proof of his popular Characters for an Epic Tale print. It went for a whopping £670 here.

Moving away from posters and prints, director Dougal Wilson donated an original puppet from his Grammy-nominated promo film for Coldplay’s Life in Technicolour II. It made £360 here.

Nintendo sent us a special edition DSi, complete with Pokémon Black game, which was a bargain at £102 here, while a Depeche Mode deluxe box set of Sounds of the Universe here made £46.

More prints: three rare and tasty-looking A3 digital prints by graphic artist Rob Flowers, with never-to-be-repeated packaging went here for £77 and a James Jarvis Sole Inspector print, donated by footwear connoisseurs Art & Sole went here for £87.

We also had bundles of fantastic books from Laurence King and Picador. The Laurence King ones, here, made £122 and the Picador ones here earned £88.

For fashion lovers, artist and designer Petra Börner donated two signed pieces of original artwork: clown here made £28, cocoa beans here £77.

Plus, some of the peeps at Peepshow donated nice things too. A Space Cowboy print by Spencer Wilson, here made £77.67. Chrissie Macdonald‘s paper shredder made from paper image (shot by John Short) here, made £36. Andrew Rae‘s limited edition, signed Mob screenprint here, made £51 and Miles Donovan‘s similarly signed and limited edition Giclee print here made £35.

And then we had two more people offering to give up their time for charidee. For those without the cash to splash, we set up a prize draw for a young creative team to win a 30-minute crit with M&C Saatchi’s Executive Creative Director Graham Fink. To enter the draw, we charged £5 a pop on our JustGiving page. £170.50 plus £26.80 in Gift Aid was raised.

Finally, Adrian Shaughnessy offered an entire set of Unit Editions books plus half a day’s consultancy to help a design studio improve its business. He went for £715 here.

Total: £4208.97

Thank you to everyone who bid, everyone who bought and everyone who donated.

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