Jul 10, 2012
The mighty James White (Signalnoise) from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has just released an ever-expanding set of limited edition, screen-printed trading cards for designers called 'Gum Cards'. A fun reward for artists and designers that are rocking our creative industry.
In James's Words
Each GUM CARD is a limited edition release of 250 plus 50 colour variants, hand-signed and numbered by me for authenticity. All GUM CARDS are screen-printed on double-thick, French Muscle-Tone Black 140lb. cover stock by the amazing crew at Mama's Sauce in Orlando, Florida. Thick stock and bright inks. Heavy duty stuff.
I'm super pleased to announce the first two cards of the series featuring a couple of my favorite people in the industry: Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Company in Portland OR and Johnny Earle AKA Johnny Cupcakes from Boston MA.
All GUM CARDS orders will be shipped in custom packaging I’ve designed myself. For added protection, each card will be inside individual plastic sleeves so no scratches happen in transit to your collection. On top of that I will be supplying some extra goodies like stickers, buttons, and of course gum. Yum!
Support Gum Cards on Indiegogo
This is a very grassroots project being run out of my home office so every bit of support is greatly appreciated. As with other crowd-sourcing initiatives I will be offering rewards for different levels of support. Have a look at the different perks listed to the right and check out the cool stuff that's available.
I also put together a little bonus item for the GUM CARDS launch, the GC Collectors' patch paying homage to Canadian Cub Scout badges from my childhood. If we reach the goal, I will move these little guys into production and add them to all Rewards packages.
To check out James's current Gum Cards Project on Indiegogo, check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/gumcards
This is my first crowd-sourcing endeavor so I really don't know what to expect. Might work, might not. But if we manage to get this thing funded and wrangle the necessary interest from you nerdy design collectors out there, then the future is bright.
My plan is to release a couple of cards every month featuring top creative people, and have already thought up several super fun "accompanying products" to the GUM CARDS brand. In short, this is just the beginning of the adventure.