Jonas Lau Markussen

is creating illustrated content about the Viking age

60

patrons

$265

per month

Hi, I'm Jonas Lau Markussen



I'm creating and sharing illustrated educational content about the Viking Age

Since January 2016 I have been posting free content regularly on a weekly basis on my website (and else where).



There is a lot of knowledge about the Viking age out there, but most of it is really hard to get to or very difficult to consume. I'd like to change that!

That's why I've set out to explore and cover the Viking Age through easy to digest illustrated content, that goes right to the core of the subject matter based on the work of really smart and educated scholars.

I believe that knowledge should be freely obtainable and I'd like to keep my content available for free online for everybody no matter your means and privileges. But to do that I need your help!

If you enjoy the content I produce and if you'd like to see more of it in the future, I'd kindly ask you to please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron.


Completed projects



The Anatomy of Viking Art

Since January 2017 I've been working on a series of articles on Viking Age art available for free on my website which I have turned into a handy e-book —  The Anatomy of Viking Art. The series explores the seven stylistic periods of the Viking Age ornamental art, their stylistic traits and how they are constructed.

I have been sharing drafts of the book with all patrons here on Patreon and all patrons got the book a whole month before everyone else.



The Urnes Style Mini Course

Through the fall of 2018, I produced a series of 27 bite-sized video lessons covering the basics of the Urnes Style and how to recreate it yourself. In the course, I break down the construction of the Urnes style brooch designs which was popular in the late Viking Age and show you how to create your own personal design based on the characteristics of the historical material.

The full mini course is now available for all $10+ patrons.



The Younger Futhark

I have created a series of cards illustrating all the names of  the Younger Futhark which also shows all 16 runes and their variants, what they sounded like and what that transliterates into in modern English.

Hi-res versions of all 16 illustrations for commercial use are currently only available for $5+ patrons.


Current projects



The Runestone Styles

I’m currently working on a series of articles covering the so-called Runestone Styles based on Anne-Sofie Gräslunds system of classification for dating runestones on stylistic grounds.

I’ll be publishing new illustrations from the project as the project develops. As a $5+ patron, you will get access to hi-res images of all the illustrations which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.



The Anatomy of Germanic Art

I’m also currently working on a prequel to The Anatomy of Viking Art Book covering the style periods of Germanic art leading up to the Viking Age —  The Anatomy of Germanic Art.

I’ll be publishing new illustrations from the project as the project develops. As a $5+ patron, you will get access to  hi-res images of all the illustrations which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.

All patrons will get early access to The Anatomy of Germanic Art e-book a whole month before everyone else.



Future projects


I have tons of ideas for new projects I want to explore and share with you covering all aspects of the Viking Age.

I've only just begun, and I'd like to share the journey with you, so please come and join me!




Rewards


$1 — Early access


You’ll get early access to all the free content I post online and the first to hear about announcements.

The Anatomy of Viking Art Book was, for example, released here on Patreon a whole month before it was available to everyone else.

  • Get the weekly illustrations a week early.
  • Get upcoming content before everyone else.
  • Be the first to know of any announcements.


$5 — Hi-res images


You’ll get all of the above plus Hi-res image and vector files (scalable and editable) of all the weekly illustrations I post online for both personal and commercial purposes.

You can do whatever you want with them, as long as you don’t resell them as they are without incorporating them into your own project, or take credit for the design. Print posters, make wallpapers, convert them into woodwork, get them tattooed on your skin, craft Viking-styled Yule-ornaments or whatever your heart desires.

Check out all the designs available.

  • Hi-res images in JPG and PNG.
  • Scalable and editable vector files in PDF, AI and EPS.


$10 — Exclusive Content


You’ll get all of the above plus exclusive content only available for patrons.

You’ll get instant access to the 27 video lessons of the Urnes Style Mini Course only available here on Patreon.

  • Exclusive video tutorials.


$XX — How can I help you?


I'd love to know what else you would like to see. Let me know what additional rewards you would like and what you think they are worth and hopefully, I'll be able to make it happen! :)
Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month

You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.


(For more info please see the profile description)

Hi-res images
$5 or more per month

You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.


- Hi-res images (JPG and PNG).

- Vector files (PDF, AI and EPS).


(For more info please see the profile description)

Exclusive Content
$10 or more per month

You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.


- Hi-res images (JPG and PNG).

- Vector files (PDF, AI and EPS).


- Video tutorials.


(For more info please see the profile description)

Goals
$265 of $500 per month
Physical products
I'll be able to begin looking into producing physical products. How about a physical edition of the ebook The Anatomy of Viking Art for starters?
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Hi, I'm Jonas Lau Markussen



I'm creating and sharing illustrated educational content about the Viking Age

Since January 2016 I have been posting free content regularly on a weekly basis on my website (and else where).



There is a lot of knowledge about the Viking age out there, but most of it is really hard to get to or very difficult to consume. I'd like to change that!

That's why I've set out to explore and cover the Viking Age through easy to digest illustrated content, that goes right to the core of the subject matter based on the work of really smart and educated scholars.

I believe that knowledge should be freely obtainable and I'd like to keep my content available for free online for everybody no matter your means and privileges. But to do that I need your help!

If you enjoy the content I produce and if you'd like to see more of it in the future, I'd kindly ask you to please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron.


Completed projects



The Anatomy of Viking Art

Since January 2017 I've been working on a series of articles on Viking Age art available for free on my website which I have turned into a handy e-book —  The Anatomy of Viking Art. The series explores the seven stylistic periods of the Viking Age ornamental art, their stylistic traits and how they are constructed.

I have been sharing drafts of the book with all patrons here on Patreon and all patrons got the book a whole month before everyone else.



The Urnes Style Mini Course

Through the fall of 2018, I produced a series of 27 bite-sized video lessons covering the basics of the Urnes Style and how to recreate it yourself. In the course, I break down the construction of the Urnes style brooch designs which was popular in the late Viking Age and show you how to create your own personal design based on the characteristics of the historical material.

The full mini course is now available for all $10+ patrons.



The Younger Futhark

I have created a series of cards illustrating all the names of  the Younger Futhark which also shows all 16 runes and their variants, what they sounded like and what that transliterates into in modern English.

Hi-res versions of all 16 illustrations for commercial use are currently only available for $5+ patrons.


Current projects



The Runestone Styles

I’m currently working on a series of articles covering the so-called Runestone Styles based on Anne-Sofie Gräslunds system of classification for dating runestones on stylistic grounds.

I’ll be publishing new illustrations from the project as the project develops. As a $5+ patron, you will get access to hi-res images of all the illustrations which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.



The Anatomy of Germanic Art

I’m also currently working on a prequel to The Anatomy of Viking Art Book covering the style periods of Germanic art leading up to the Viking Age —  The Anatomy of Germanic Art.

I’ll be publishing new illustrations from the project as the project develops. As a $5+ patron, you will get access to  hi-res images of all the illustrations which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.

All patrons will get early access to The Anatomy of Germanic Art e-book a whole month before everyone else.



Future projects


I have tons of ideas for new projects I want to explore and share with you covering all aspects of the Viking Age.

I've only just begun, and I'd like to share the journey with you, so please come and join me!




Rewards


$1 — Early access


You’ll get early access to all the free content I post online and the first to hear about announcements.

The Anatomy of Viking Art Book was, for example, released here on Patreon a whole month before it was available to everyone else.

  • Get the weekly illustrations a week early.
  • Get upcoming content before everyone else.
  • Be the first to know of any announcements.


$5 — Hi-res images


You’ll get all of the above plus Hi-res image and vector files (scalable and editable) of all the weekly illustrations I post online for both personal and commercial purposes.

You can do whatever you want with them, as long as you don’t resell them as they are without incorporating them into your own project, or take credit for the design. Print posters, make wallpapers, convert them into woodwork, get them tattooed on your skin, craft Viking-styled Yule-ornaments or whatever your heart desires.

Check out all the designs available.

  • Hi-res images in JPG and PNG.
  • Scalable and editable vector files in PDF, AI and EPS.


$10 — Exclusive Content


You’ll get all of the above plus exclusive content only available for patrons.

You’ll get instant access to the 27 video lessons of the Urnes Style Mini Course only available here on Patreon.

  • Exclusive video tutorials.


$XX — How can I help you?


I'd love to know what else you would like to see. Let me know what additional rewards you would like and what you think they are worth and hopefully, I'll be able to make it happen! :)

Recent posts by Jonas Lau Markussen

Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month

You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.


(For more info please see the profile description)

Hi-res images
$5 or more per month

You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.


- Hi-res images (JPG and PNG).

- Vector files (PDF, AI and EPS).


(For more info please see the profile description)

Exclusive Content
$10 or more per month

You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.


- Hi-res images (JPG and PNG).

- Vector files (PDF, AI and EPS).


- Video tutorials.


(For more info please see the profile description)