Our brand uniquely overlaps cultures across the world. Every garment that leaves our studio is hand touched and numbered.
Kommienezuspadt - Style Is Universal
Our company strives for one thing. To be everywhere. Kommienezuspadt pulls a decade of design, business and marketing experience to lay the foundation for an independent apparel company aiming not only to be in countries all over the world, but to represent their people and cultures. For the last thirteen years our Creative Director has designed shirts and headed merchandising for professional wrestling, MMA and indie music companies in the US, Germany and Japan. We're fortunate to have a reach well beyond that of most apparel startups and as we defined our brands DNA, this international and cultural influence began taking shape in what made Kommienezuspadt unique. We strive to continue profitability without losing sight of our mission to exist in that beautiful, romantic space between passionate hard work in co-op studios or guest bedrooms, and eventually becoming an entity that can ride on it's name or reputation or success without the blood, sweat and tears that brought them to the dance in the first place. We want the cultures of the world to wear us, and help make the statement that style is universal.
Over the last year, the groundwork for this project has been painstakingly laid getting the word out, finding endorsements, ambassadors representing the brand across the United States, Germany, Japan, England and abroad. Creating opportunities to be seen on national pay-per-view events, podcasts and other medias. Countless hours shooting photos and video as well as meetings defining strategies, designs, demographics and production partnerships. As of this campaign's launch, we are extremely proud of where Kommienezuspadt's presence has been made, especially considering that our official launch was only this January.
MASADA Representing Kommienezuspadt On UWF National PPV [Jump ahead to 6:15 for the footage] *This promotion airs monthly on the same pay-per-view channel as WWE, TNA, ROH.
We were also just featured on stage at the sixth annual Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards at First Ave. and 7th Street Entry during El.I.Be's performance and in Minneapolis' own Escape Artist's latest music video.
In addition to the folks that've taken up our cause in getting the word out, we've already gone to exhaustive efforts throughout the duration of 2011 with stickers, flyers, post cards and apparel in virtually every possible connection we had resulting in our brand being represented in NYC, Philly, Chicago, Boston, LA, Brazil, London, Germany, Japan, France, Scotland, Belgium, India, and Japan!
[Above, two friends and consultants abroad peddling stickers, cards, samples and working with vendors to carry Kommienezuspadt in Istanbul and India]
Another advantage we are endlessly grateful to have is the ability to produce industry quality photography, video and visual marketing in house, without having to outsource to other companies. Our Creative Director, Lars, is a professional photographer that has shot all over the world over his ten year career in still imagery as well as illustration and design. Our ads and photos are comparable to even the biggest apparel companies out there and have proven to be one of our most effective tools in reaching audiences worldwide.
Visit our Flickr for more photography. www.flickr.com/68991430@N02/
Take a moment and visit our site on your desktop, or smart phone. Take a look at the Spring 12' collection and what's available now. www.kommienezuspadt.com You can also read up on some previous blogs.
Why are we on Kickstarter? We're funding research and development for our Fall '12 collection. With our Spring collection, we experimented with limited quantities off each of the four designs. Every shirt was individually numbered on the tag and had a hand stitched numbered patch sewn in to the left lower side. In a world where attention and craftsmanship is all too often traded in for higher profits and shotty construction, we're hoping that a successful crowd funding campaign here on Kickstarter will give us the freedom to explore those options without sacrificing the full potential of our collective creativity.
With a successful campaign, we'll also be looking in to additional avenues to continue the steady momentum we've built over this past year. The upcoming Fall line will feature at least a few heavily illustrated designs. Funds from a successful campaign will give us the ability to print with revolutionary methods at high enough volumes that we can offer a significantly better product at prices that'll still keep the company profitable. In the apparel game, larger quantities is the only way maintain a profit margin. With the growing popularity of Kommienezuspadt, we can meet those larger quantity demands, but with the help of our backers, we can afford those prices for the bulk orders.
We've got a lot in store the rest of this year. Wesley and Angela of Marketing and Sales, are currently in talks with a few organizations to give us the opportunity to contribute to social and economic non-profits like the National Autism Association and Love On Japan I Crash Quake Relief. Lars is plugging away at some killer artwork for the Fall '12 collection. Here's a look at a preview of what the VII. girls shirt may be included with this new line.
Please throw as many questions at us as possible! That's what we're here for, and a Kickstarter campaign without questions, comments and feedback is...well...just boring. As with everyone pursuing a project they're passionate about, we want to talk about it! We'll be adding regular blog style updates so check back often.
With all the work that needs to be done in such a short amount of time, we're running a 30 day fundraising campaign. We've been totally inspired by some of the projects that've been funded through Kickstarter so we hope you'll consider pledging to help us to this next step. At the very least, we thank you for taking the time to read through and learn about our brand and what we represent, and hope that we can one day represent you.
Lars, Angela and Wes
Lars Kommienezuspadt, Art and Creative Director
Angela Morris, Director of Marketing
Wesley Jones, Director of Sales
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 6, 2012.
Apr 6, 2012 - May 6, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You'll be able to download a collection of high resolution images shot by professional photographer and company art director, Lars Kommienezuspadt. Photos featured throughout our website and various other promotional and print mediums.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Receives limited-edition full color weather proof vinyl Kommienezuspadt stickers in addition to the previously mentioned digital photography collection download. Generous amounts of stickers sent out with each envelope!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Above mentioned photography download, stickers and signed and number print 8" x 12" print of your choice from our Kommienezuspadt Flickr page which features promotional photography used all over the world! http://www.flickr.com/photos/68991430@N02Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Our flagship design that launched the company was the distinctive emblem design and with your $30 pledge it's yours in any size. S - 3XL. You also get all the stickers as bonus!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $40 or more
At the $40 pledge you get the emblem shirt, stickers, digital downloads and fine art print plus a pack of promotional post cards used to promote the brand across the world.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above rewards [both physical and digital] plus a personal, hand-written "thank you" from the Kommienezuspadt team as an individual gesture of appreciation for backing our project.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $60 or more
All the rewards as offered at the $50 funding level, and your choice of a second Kommienezuspadt shirt featured in the Spring 2012 line up! Take a look. http://kommienezuspadt.myshopify.com/Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $70 or more
All the rewards as offered at the $60 funding level, both physical and digital, both Kommienezuspadt shirts neatly wrapped with love and care and three 1" buttons featuring the brand for your jacket, messenger bag, hats, etc.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $80 or more
An increasingly large basket of SWAG including all the goodies at the $70 mark but double the buttons, double the stickers, double the post cards and double the lustre photo prints!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $90 or more
Escape Artist's are a collaboration of super talented hip hop artists making moves throughout the Twin Cities, and just happen to be big supporters of Kommienezuspadt. At the $90 mark, you get CD's by each artist and other SWAG courtesy of Cherry Sky Studios. Oh! And all the other rewards listed prior. Take a listen! http://soundcloud.com/el-i-beEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The big $100 pledge gets you everything perviously awarded to our backers but with a very personal, exclusive and sexy addition! Every pledge at this level will get a scandalous MMS sent to their phone of one of the Kommienezuspadt models! The pledge that can show up at random and turn your entire day around. Guaranteed! FYI, if you're curious on the caliber of lady we employ, visit Kommienezuspadt.com or spin through our Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68991430@N02Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $125 or more
At $125 the rewards start to get serious! You have your choice of three of the Spring 2012 line coming your way, all individually tagged and numbered! You also get grab bag of SWAG. Post cards, stickers, buttons and the like. Again, visit our online store to see the designs. http://kommienezuspadt.myshopify.com/Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
If you're willing to pledge $150 you'll get your hands on an exclusive only available at this level or above. A 12" x 12" custom printed Kommienezuspadt bandana. Yeah, yeah! You definitely get your choice of the three shirts from the Spring line and the SWAG bag. The bandana is just a cool addition to an already sweet deal at this pledge amount.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $175 or more
For an extra $25 beyond our previous pledge amount you can get the three shirts of your choice, the awesome and super limited bandana, SWAG bag of stickers, post cards, buttons and whatnot and a huge 12" x 18" photo print of your choice from our company Flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68991430@N02 No cheap Kinko run offs here. High quality lustre photo that'd look lovely framed somewhere that'll remind you daily about how you contributed to the success of DIY fashion!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $200 or more
At the $200 level of support, you really start to reach VIP Kommienezuspadt status! You still get the previous rewards offered, but you'll also be the first to get one of the Fall 12' shirts, weeks before it's even available online or in stores!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
At $250 your name will be printed on a small 4" x 6" chipboard card along with other $250 supporters, chronicling the impact crowd funding campaigns like this one makes in bringing projects and companies to life. A sincere thank you will be written by our PR manager with all backers at this level mentioned at the bottom. The cards with be shipped behind shirts and apparel throughout all of 2012 so our customers know of your generous contributions. Naturally, all other previously mentioned rewards included as well.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $300 or more
For $300 you'll be receiving your choice of TWO shirts from the unreleased Fall 12' line! In addition to that, you'll be getting an enormous bag of awesomeness that is all previous mentioned rewards including your name on the 'thank you' cards that ship with all orders throughout 2012.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $350 or more
$350 of backing will immortalize you on the Kommienezuspadt site. In addition to the thank you card at the $250 price point, and all other rewards, you'll be given space for a photo and personality profile on our website, dedicated to honoring those who made such a great contribution to growing such a unique company.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $400 or more
$400 is nothing to scoff at so if you're able and willing to offer this kind of support, we're going to give your THREE shirts from the unreleased Fall 12' line, weeks before they go public online and in stores! The website and thank you cards will also include your name and you'll receive all previous rewards listed!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $450 or more
This pledge is going to fetch you all THREE shirt designs from the Fall 12' collection ages before it's release, plus all the other rewards previously listed, and a personal phone call from Kommienezuspadt creator, Lars Kommienezuspadt Sales Director Wesley Jones, and Marketing Director, Angela Morris.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
FOUR SHIRTS off the unreleased 12' Fall collection will be coming your way weeks before they go on sale to the public, along with all previous mentioned rewards, 'thank you' card credit, phone call, etc.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $600 or more
A pledge of $600 will earn you the entire Kommienezuspadt bounty laid out in our previous rewards along with the FOUR SHIRTS from the unreleased Fall 12' collection but you'll also getting a matted piece of original art from our world renown Creative Director, Lars Kommienezuspadt!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $700 or more
At $700 we're running out of things to offer for rewards so you'll get the FIFTH SHIRT of the unreleased Fall 12' collection along with the previously mentioned four from next season, and all the other rewards that've been on the table.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $800 or more
For $800, you guessed it! SIX SHIRTS from the unreleased 12' Fall collection weeks before they're available to the public online and in stores! We're running full steam ahead on this line even as this campaign is live and the designs are coming out incredible! We'd love to ship them to you early and offer our gratitude for your support.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $900 or more
The Fall 12' collection features seven designs with cultural and design influences from all over the world and for $900 you'll get the entire line shipped to your doorstep in plenty of time before our public release. ALL SEVEN SHIRTS! Plus an obnoxious bag of stuff that'll cost a fortune to ship simply because it's that big. Everything mentioned previously is still available at this pledge amount!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
$1000 will bring you in at the penthouse of crowd funding pledges for this campaign. Naturally, you'll receive everything offered at previous amounts, which includes the ENTIRE FALL 2012 COLLECTION. Photos, stickers, music, post cards, thank you card, and so on...but you'll also get a one of a kind, custom screen printed heavy weight hoodie that says "Kommienezuspadt Investor". These are available ONLY at this level of support and ONLY through this campaign.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
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$1500 is our absolute highest pledge level for this campaign and in addition everything else mentioned previously, the 12' Fall collection, the "Kommienezuspadt Investor" hoodie, etc., you'll also have a place on EVERY shirt that leaves our warehouse throughout the entire year. On the inside collar of each shirt along with the brand and shirt size screen print, we'll include a "Special Thanks To" and your name. There are only five of these slots available!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012