Hello and welcome to a brand new graphic design community. Artwork Bazaar has been created to put the artist first and celebrate the role of graphic design in the film and TV industry. If you’re wondering what you’re doing here and what this is all about, then you’re in the right place.
The big idea
There are several image libraries where film & TV companies can buy graphics for their projects, but the artist is a faceless, often anonymous, entity in the whole process. We wanted to create a space where artists could build their profile, establish a reputation and form relationships with production companies that would foster trust and loyalty for future collaborations.
On standard media buying sites, artists can feel they are being undermined or undercut. For production professionals, too, it can be frustrating to find the right pieces with the right permissions. So we wanted to create a platform that would work for the designers and the buyers – artists can display their work under their own profile, and receive a good rate on purchases, and production companies can be confident that the items available to download have been uploaded specifically for use on-screen and have been created and moderated with that purpose in mind.
Why did we name it Artwork Bazaar? Have you strolled through a marketplace in Marrakech or Istanbul, where stallholders display their colourful wares and discuss the history of each piece with you as you browse? We wanted to create a similar experience, allowing buyers to browse through an array of images, each with the personal story of each artist behind them.
Doing things differently
We have some things in common with image libraries – designers upload their artwork, and buyers purchase credits to allow them to download pieces they want. But we have some key differences:
All purchases are made on a project-by-project basis
Buyers can only purchase a single-use licence, so that the artist retains the copyright of their work
All artwork has been created specifically for film, TV and events
We provide open source credits for each artist so that buyers can contact designers directly
Artists can create profiles that display their bios and images, allowing them to share their portfolio
Above all else, we put community at the heart of everything we do. We welcome feedback from our artists and buyers, and we encourage communication amongst our users. Whether you want to contact us directly by email, or join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we would love to hear from you.
If you want to be one of the first designers to join our platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an early access link.
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