Being part of the Auction 13 team has been hard work, but really rewarding and enjoyable. Liaising with designers has been a great experience and receiving their designs was so exciting.
We received 25 brilliant postcards to begin with and raised £197.14, which is amazing – we never expected to raise that amount of money!
I had my eye on one postcard in particular, and after a bidding battle, I won it:
I placed the highest bid of Auction 13 (so far – we still have 8 postcards live at the moment) and it was worth every penny – it’s beautiful.
Alan Kitching‘s letter pressed postcard is a sample of his newest typographic maps which are currently on show at Pencil to Pixel in New York. I noticed it from Vicky Heinlein’s blog post which was retweeted by Eye Magazine:
I’ve loved Alan’s work for a while now – it’s so simple, bold and colourful. I’m so happy to own an original print of his and will definitely be getting it framed!
Thanks to Alan and all of the artists involved with Auction 13 – we can’t thank you enough. We know you’re all super busy, but really appreciate you remembering what it’s like to be a student and helping us out. Hopefully I will be able to do the same in 20 years or so… who knows?
Remember, there’s still 8 postcards to bid on, ending tomorrow from 6PM – Seb Lester, Design by St, Elmwood, Catherine Zask, Manny Ling, The Caseroom Press, Deutsche and Japaner and Jack Crossing. Get yourself to ebay, bag a unique piece of design and support Lincoln’s Graphic Design students – Show Thirteen.