British artists design punchy postcards & car bonnets for charity

Contemporary British artists such as Peter Blake, Pure Evil & the Chapman Brothers have created customised postcards and car bonnets to raise money for the UK charity.

The Hepatitis C Trust has teamed up with an impressive list of contemporary British artists who’ve created customised postcards and car bonnets to go on sale and auction to raise money for the trust.

Art on a Postcard is back for its second year at the Moniker Art Fair, situated inside the Truman Building on London’s Brick Lane next weekend. 

To win one of the postcard designs from the likes of Paul Insect, Pure Evil, Peter Blake and Doodle Man, you can purchase a £50 lottery ticket from October 3 at the fair. 

Each artist has created original works specifically for Hepatitis C – a national UK charity lead and run by people with personal experience of the virus.

Hepatitis C Trust believes it can be eliminated as a major public health concern by 2030. In 2015 Scotland signed up to our program of elimination. This year the trust hopes to lobby Westminster to do the same. 

“Using art as a vehicle to raise awareness can be very powerful. By joining forces with Moniker we can reach a demographic who otherwise may never engage with the charity,” says director of Art on a Postcard Gemma Peppe.

Check out the full list of artists and their work here.

Image: Paul Insect

To go in the draw to win a customised car bonnet by Jake and Dinos Chapman (the Chapman Brothers) and Bob and Roberta Smith, you need to purchase one of the 500 £25 lottery tickets made available.

Jake and Dinos Chapman use their art to examine politics, religion and morality. The smiley face on their car bonnet design has been used extensively in the Chapman Brothers work, most notably on the armbands of the life size Nazi and KKK overseers of past shows.

Bob and Roberta Smith usually make painted signs that comment on democratic life, with the notion that campaigns are extended artworks.

Tickets for the Bonnet Lottery are available online now and tickets for the Postcard Lottery will be available from Monday October 3 at Moniker Art Fair.

Image: The Chapman Brothers

Since Art on a Postcard began in 2014 it’s garnered the work of 700 artists including David Shrigley, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and urban art from Ben Eine and Hush.

A secret auction will also be held on November 17 where 400 postcard sized artworks are up for bidding.

Bidders will be able to view the artworks in person at Maddox Gallery for one week ahead of the auction and online for three weeks.

Check out some of the postcard art on the next slides.

Image: Bob and Roberta Smith

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Image: Doodle Man

Image: Rugman

Image: Pure Evil

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Image: Thomas W Dodeswell

Image: Shuby

Image: Broken Fingaz

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Image: Peter Blake

Image: Charlotte Evans

Image: Amber Anderson

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Image: Carrie Reichardt & Bob Osbourne