Children’s books illustrator Richard Christie hopes to raise $22,750 on Kickstarter to makeover his children’s bookstore, Gas-Art Gifts. The term “gas” is an acronym for “Gregarious Art Statements.” Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?
Christie has illustrated more than 28 children’s books and is a three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration. The funds for this Georgia-based establishment would be used to install a new floor, lighting, signs, video monitor, shelving and display racks. In addition, Christie will also put the money towards publicity efforts, re-painting the walls and commissioning a graphic designer.
Here’s more about the project: “The store will feature my published children’s books and sell handmade products at a reasonable price. Additionally the mall’s management is fine with me bringing in creative friends to do weekend long intensive workshops…Workshops teaching book-binding,painting,t-shirt production,silk screening, even computer and cell phone cover design painting will be offered. I will have something to teach any aspiring art student or curious craft enthusiast.”
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