Friends of the Poster Biennial,
We are only 20 hours away from the expiration of our Kickstarter project, and the goal is clear. We need an additional $9,000 in pledges to successfully complete this fundraiser, reward our supporters with the books and posters we promised, open our competitions to the world, and begin producing the many events associated with this public arts initiative. Please make an effort today to reach out to friends and advocate our cause. It's up to us. Thank you for everything you've done.
$9,373 in 44 hours. That's what we need to finalize the funding and guarantee the future of the only open international poster biennial in the United States for 2012.
Your pledge has gotten us this far. You can help us further to push this successfully home by recruiting new pledgers. Send emails, post to Facebook, pick up the phone to talk to your friends—reach out to those people who feel the same way you do about the value of this initiative and to people who simply want to be rewarded for their pledge with some great posters. You may also consider increasing your pledge to receive a different reward. Whatever you can do to help, please consider doing so today.
Legendary American graphic designer, Woody Pirtle, has created his poster for the 3rd Chicago International Poster Biennial, and this is the first opportunity to see it. We are honored that Mr. Pirtle has agreed to serve as the President of our 3rd Biennial jury. His work has been internationally lauded for more than four decades, and this most recent creation adds to his legacy as one of the preeminent graphic designers working today.
There’s only one way to own Mr. Pirtle’s poster: make a pledge to the CIPB Kickstarter project. Those who can make a pledge of at least $100 to our effort will receive three out of the seven Biennial posters being designed by our jury members. To guarantee that you receive all seven jury posters (plus Paula Scher's fantastic 2nd Biennial poster), make a pledge of $250 or more.
We have only a few days left to make our funding goal. Please pass the word... and make sure to tell your friends that an original poster by Woody Pirtle is just one amazing reward that can be earned with a pledge. Thank you for your support. Please help us push successfully to the finish!
Many thanks to everyone who has pledged to support the Chicago International Poster Biennial to date. We have a mere 7 days left to reach our funding goal... with a significant amount of work remaining to get there.
The CIPBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity run with 100% volunteer effort. We have no paid staff. We receive no grant money or corporate sponsorship money....no tax money directed from the City or any other cultural institutions. Our competitions are free to enter, so we do not profit from entry fees as many competitions do. We are powered by YOU, people who care about promoting the artistry--the poetry--of posters on our streets.
Please reach out to your own networks of friends, family, professional peers--those who care about supporting public arts initiatives as you do--to make sure the 2012 Biennial becomes reality. We want to reward you, and hundreds more backers, with the books and fabulous posters promised in our Kickstarter project.
It's up to all of us... let's reach the goal together. Share this link today.
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Mar 9, 2012 - Apr 8, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You get your name published on our website and in the 2012 Chicago International Poster Biennial exhibition catalogue as a donor to the Biennial initiative. And you have our enormous gratitude!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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71 backers Limited (229 of 300 left)
We'll publish your name as a donor + we'll ship you a crisp copy of the very first Chicago Biennial catalogue: a beautifully printed, 300+ page color book including finalists' posters, comments from medalists, photo documentation of judging and Biennial exhibition, and essays by Steven Heller and Victor Margolin. INTERNATIONAL PLEDGERS: Please make a pledge of $50 or more in order to cover the cost of international shipping. Thank you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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49 backers Limited (151 of 200 left)
We'll publish your name as a donor + we'll send you three of the posters by our Biennial jury (our choice), designed specifically for the 2012 CIPB in limited quantities. The jury includes some of the world's great poster artists: Woody Pirtle (USA), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Finn Nygaard (Denmark), Ronald Curchod (France), Joanna Górska (Poland), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), and Jason Munn (USA). INTERNATIONAL PLEDGERS: Please make a pledge of $175 or more in order to cover the cost of international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
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We'll publish your name as a donor + we'll send you ALL seven posters of the 2012 Biennial--one by each member of our internationally lauded jury! You'll also have a pass to attend any of the public events during the Biennial year, without any entry fees. INTERNATIONAL PLEDGERS: Please make a pledge of $350 or more in order to cover the cost of international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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5 backers Limited (73 of 78 left)
We'll publish your name as a donor + we'll send you a limited edition autographed and numbered set of the seven 2012 Chicago Biennial posters. INTERNATIONAL PLEDGERS: Please make a pledge of $600 or more in order to cover the cost of international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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3 backers Limited (12 of 15 left)
We'll publish your name as a donor + we'll give you the "2008 First Edition" CIPB catalogue and a limited edition autographed and numbered set of the seven 2012 Chicago Biennial posters + you and one friend will be our guests at a private dinner with the jury and the CIPBA board at the home of one of our directors on Friday evening, June 8th. INTERNATIONAL PLEDGERS: If you are making a pledge in this category, it means you plan on traveling to Chicago on your own budget. We'll give you the posters and book when you get here!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Everything from the $1,000 reward category + we'll recognize you everywhere we promote the Biennial as an "official partner" of the 3rd CIPB + we'll fly you here from anywhere in the world and put you in a hotel for two nights. While you're here, you'll not only attend a private dinner with the jury on Friday, but you'll also be our guest at a lunch with the jury just prior to their final judging session at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Saturday. You will also be our honored guest at the 3rd CIPB Jury Exhibition grand opening on Saturday evening, June 9. Hotel reservations for Friday, June 8 - Sunday June 10.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Everything in the $5,000 reward category + we'll recognize you everywhere we promote the Biennial as a "presenting sponsor" of the 3rd CIPB + we'll fly your guest to Chicago with you. You'll get to hang out in the jury room at SAIC to watch the process all day on Friday, AND you'll have your choice of one of the fabulous—and famous—jury poster dresses (signed) which will be on display at the 3rd CIPB Jury Exhibition grand opening on Saturday, June 9. First donor at this level will get first choice.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012