In early 2014, Disney Cruise Line started to show their thanks by sending a small token of their appreciation to guests following each cruise. DCL commissioned artists to create a series of five exclusive Castaway Club art cards inspired by the Disney ships in each artist’s style.
In our original article we had a brief look at each art card and now, after collecting the set we have full scans to share. For those of you that quickly purge junk mail from your mailbox keep keep an eye out for the following Castaway Club thank you envelope.
Inside the envelope, DCL includes a brief note boiler plate note thanking you for your most recent voyage.
Each print comes with a vellum sheet with information on each artist.
Below you will find each of the five Castaway Club collective art prints with the information from he vellum sheet.
Margaret Berg – Watercolor | margaretbergart.com
With a style described as “sophisticated with a touch of whimsy,” Margaret Berg, or Magrikie Berg in her native Afrikaans, uses watercolor inks to create her flowing artwork, and relies on the spontaneity and unpredictability of the medium to giver her work its organic essence.
Margaret lives in Santa Monica, CA, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, CA.
Jamey Christoph – Storybook Style | jameychristoph.com
A Sunshine State native, Jamey Christoph studied illustration at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL.
His stylish illustrations appear regularly in major newspapers and magazines and have received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts. He lives and works out of his apartment with his two dogs, Spencer and Owen.
Yucel Erdogan – Modern Abstract | yucel.com
The multitalented Yucel Erdogan is a Turkish-born artist who works not only as an illustrator, but as a painter and photographer. The style of his work is energetic and expressive, conveying motion with dramatic lines and splashes. his illustrations are done in ink and paint, and he will even employ a spontaneous touch of red wine or coffee if it happens to be on hand.
Elvis Swift – Pen and Ink Art | elvisswiftdrygoods.com
As a young man, Swift was considered a dreamer, a doodler and a layabout. Ironically, he emerged as an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist.
Gregory Manchess – Oil on Canvas | manchess.com
A Kentucky native, renowned artist Gregory Manchess earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1977, but is largely self-taught in drawing and painting.
Rhythm and timing, conveying emotion through brushwork and achieving a balance of concept and aesthetics are essential components of Manchess’ technique. This has garnered him numerous prestigious assignments, and his art has appeared everywhere from the cover of National Geographic and spreads inside Newsweek to movie posters, greeting cards, children’s books and beyond.
I really like the oil on canvas from Gregory Manchess. Which piece is your favorite?