Customized prints are effective fund-raising tools
Classic illustration can be effective fund-raising, awareness tool for your Virginia-class group
As the first of the new Virginia-class (SSN-774) submarines sailed into action, the U.S. Navy’s All Hands magazine introduced the vessels in its celebration of 100 years of submariners service. I was honored to illustrate the Virginia-class sub for that issue’s pull-out poster. Later, I created a customized version of the All Hands illustration for the USS North Carolina, which was installed on that sub after its commissioning. The work was also adapted for an exhibit at the Battleship North Carolina Museum in Wilmington.
The original illustration has been reproduced in magazines and newspapers. A support group for the USS Texas commissioned a customized print (shown above) to help raise funds for that crew.
I’m currently accepting commissions for new customized illustrations of any of the Virginia-class subs for bulk print runs. The prints can be customized in a number of ways, from adding the badge of the particular submarine to customizing the subhead, introductory text, and some of the text blocks.
A customized print commemorating a specific Virginia-class sub can be a great way to raise funds in support of that particular crew. Crew members, their families, and friends can all appreciate this print, which honors the dedicated service of our submariners as well as celebrates the engineering triumphs that enable our American naval forces to protect our country in waters here and abroad.
You can use this unique print to raise support, increase awareness, and offer a keepsake that can be handed down to the next generations.
Contact me to discuss customizing this classic print for your submarine group. Just use the brief form below and I’ll be in touch shortly.