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    GEC artwork


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    Just making a useless thread saying that I really like the artwork GEC does for each knife. I find the images charming.







    Do they create all the artwork themselves, are someone making it for them or are they using some already existing images?

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    Don't know who does the work but I like it as well. Sorta reminds me of Norman Rockwell or Terry Redlin type presentation at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blademan 13 View Post
    Don't know who does the work but I like it as well. Sorta reminds me of Norman Rockwell or Terry Redlin type presentation at times.
    Took the words out of my mouth! The first thing that came to mind was Norman Rockwellesque looking.

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    They comb the internet for nice images, which usually have something to do with the use of the knife, or the name they have given it.
    Tom Sawyer's Barlow of course.

    I tried to get them to use a Norman Rockwell piece of the famous fence painting, but the don't use art that requires royalty payments, of course!
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    I would like to see a book devoted to artwork used on knife boxes and ephemera.

    Especially GEC's.

    I am sure I am forgetting one that's already out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenthunterstudios View Post
    I would like to see a book devoted to artwork used on knife boxes and ephemera.

    Especially GEC's.

    I am sure I am forgetting one that's already out there.
    I bet it would sell to users here if GEC made a book with all the artwork they use. At least I wish they would share the original images without the knife in the middle.

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    I'd buy that book!

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    I like their artwork too

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    I'm a fan of the art also and I heard Tom and Huck had a time finding the right mixture to coat that fence.
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    I like it, it reminds me of the pictures hanging from the walls of old Derbyshire country pubs. Opposite the rows of tankards with swan-neck pumps beneath.

    Paul
    On the hunt for a GEC 253113BE STL, I know that there must be some lying unused somewhere!

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    Yes, their artwork makes me feel nostalgic.

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    I find it most appealing.
    My other collection of which I have over 200 is the old British Ladybird books from the 60s and 70s.Not sure if you had them in the States.
    Many of these images are now used for fatuous humour which destroys their innocence which is a bit of shame but nevertheless funny.
    Its difficult to tell which ones have been tampered with.Sadly many of these issues were unknown to children back then.



    I seem to remember suggesting a range of knives could be named after birds of prey.
    The artwork of John Leigh Pemberton would suit nicely.

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    I also would purchase the book. How many other companies put that kind of effort into their packaging and promotional materials? I suspect very few.

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    The tube art and advertising art they use has a certain old timey charm to it, somewhat innocent too. I find it is the icing on the cake for me.

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    Artwork ...... yet another one of the things the GEC team is doing right!

    -- Mark

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    Their advertising art reminds me very much of the old Calendar art used by Winchester, Remington, and Marlin in the pre WW-I up to WW-II eras; perfect for vintage style products - I like it! OH

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