INTERNATIONAL  ART  PROJECT

BY

VAL BOCHKOV

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MANIFESTO

MONEY...

We strive for it.

We collect it.

We do what we can to get more of it.

But what exactly is our currency?

It's little pieces of paper with faces of politicians and

royalty, icons of wealth and power.

These faces on the paper represent value and status.

But do they represent our current world?

THIS OLD MONEY HAS LET US DOWN!

This money is a failure. All kinds of money.

Worldwide.

But it's not just a problem, It's an opportunity:

IT’S TIME FOR NEW WORLD MONEY!

With faces of people we know and trust,

people we respect and admire, people we love.

Our true HEROES.

Universal icons and real World authorities.

With their words of WISDOM and HOPE,

words of PEACE

and tolerance, words of LOVE,

which will guide Humankind to a

BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW.

ART

CON–

CEPT

INEQUALITY and INJUSTICE

in our world

inspired artist

Val Bochkov to create

his project:

The "New World Money",

featuring world renown icons,

past and present,

whom he considers to be

TRUE HEROES.

 

Bochkov views

the series as an important

cultural project highlighting

people worthy of

our respect.

ART

CONCEPT

The“NEW WORLD MONEY”series

uses a collection of familiar

faces combined

with cool graphics and

quotes to celebrate

international public figures whose

personal qualities demonstrate

value and integrity.

COLLECTION

PROJECT

Val Bochkov is always

seeking  input for

future additions to the

“NEW WORLD MONEY”

collection.

 

You are welcome to submit

names of your favorite

PEOPLE to the collection,

we’ll be happy to

consider your ideas.

 

Current plans

are being discussed

for a traveling exhibition of the posters.

Group funding opportunities

for the cultural exhibition project are

also in the works.

ARTIST

Val Bochkov is an award-winning Russian author

and artist. Arriving in the Unites States 15 years ago,

he quickly made a name for himself in the worlds

of advertising, design  and illustration.

Bochkov was the creative director for GREY Advertising

 in Moscow, and then in New York City

at the global advertising and marketing firm's headquarters.

He relocated to Washington, DC,

where he created the Val Bochkov Studio.

 

Bochkov's impressive client list includes:

Discovery Communications, IMF,

JC Penney, Washington National Opera, Houghton Mifflin,

National Geographic, Wall Street Journal,

Washington Post, New York Times, Red Cross, Forbes.com,

CNN Money, US Tennis Association, Cleveland Magazine,

Vanderbilt University, American University and so many more.

 

As a novelist, Val Bochkov

has been honored in his native country

winning the top prize in Russian language literature.

“The Russian Award”

His novels and short stories

have been published in Russia and internationally.

COOLFACTS

"New World Money" poster portraits are done

"old school";  traditional pencil on paper

 

The "New World Money" series

began with John Lennon. It turned out

so well that there are three different versions

showing John during different periods of his life

 

Val Bochkov was the Creative Director at

GREY Worldwide advertising. During his tenure, he created

the most famous  ad campaign in Russia.

It was called, "Strike Back"

 

Val Bochkov has designed and illustrated

covers and interiors for hundreds of books.

These include a 24 page,

color version of The New Testament. This project took

almost three years and was presented at Frankfurt Book Fair.

 

Val's love of classic Russian literature

inspired him to name his cat Serjozha

after the son of literary heroine, Anna Karenina, Serjozha.

Val  has created dozens of celebrity portraits for Forbes.com.

 

“The New York Times” published Val’s

illustrations in the full page format three times.

 

The first of Val's ten personal international exhibitions was in Scotland at Edinbourgh Art Festival.

 

Val participated in the conceptualization of such

popular Discovery Channel programs as

"Dirty Jobs", "Deadliest Catch"

and the ever popular, "Shark Week".

 

As an author Val has written seven novels

and more than 40 short stories

published in Russia, USA, Canada and Germany.

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