The 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar features 12 beautiful cut and torn paper art images by Patrick Gannon in a gorgeous wall calendar.
Thank you! With a little more than a day before the deadline, we reached our goal. My most heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone who pre-ordered a calendar and supported this project!
We are still accepting pre-orders, so reserve your copy today!
For the next twelve months, you will find yourself in a strange, familiarly alien world. It is a world of shadowy forests and living stone. A world where the sea and the wind wear faces; where great and eternal animals converse with colorful spirits. Where, in 2012, a dragon is the waterfall it bursts from.
Mostly, it is a world of paper.
About the Calendar
I've been making art from paper for... a bunch of years now. No paint, no ink, just paper just the way I find it, painstakingly designed, cut, layered, and glued together into pictures. The 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar is a collection of 12 favorite pieces from the last couple of years, plus 365 days (give or take) for you to fill with all the things you love to do. All the artwork is finished, and the calendar is almost ready to roll to the printer's. Thanks for checking out my project, and for your help.
Where the Money Goes
Printing mostly. The donations you make cover the cost of printing of the full-color A4 size wall calendar (around 8 1/4 x 12 inches, or 16 1/2 inches high when open). It also includes the cost of packaging for safe shipment all over the world from here in Fukuoka, Japan, and the shipping costs for all your rewards (unless otherwise noted).
About Those Rewards
The Postcard Packs
for details, go to: http://www.pgannon.com/pgannon_shopPostcards.htm
Postcard Pack 1
Postcard Pack 2
Postcard Pack 3
For More Information
To find out more or check out my work, hop on over to my website.
My blog PaperCuts has my newest work and news.
And you can find me on Twitter @CutPaperNinja, or Facebook. Drop me a line or a tweet if you've got any questions or thoughts.
I'll be posting more art from the Calendar periodically, and you can see a bunch of images in the new video!
April - Rainkoi
May - Down On the Bottom Again
June - The Golden Sea, It Has Teeth
July - A Welcome Messenger
August - She Who Brings the Fire / He of the Flame diptych
September - We All Laugh Together
October- At the Edge of the Wood, A Summit
November - The Fading Pink
December - Oh, The Things You Say On a Winter's Day
I was just wondering.... would you still be going ahead with the project even if you don't meet the goal on Kickstarter? It's looking to be a mighty fine line at the moment.
That's a good question. The short answer is no, probably not.
Aside from the fact that it would be tough to afford the printing fees on my own, I'm also looking at the Kickstarter campaign as a way to test the do-ability of the calendar. Although I love the idea of making a calendar and offering a bunch of art at an affordable price, there are some limitations with the whole calendar idea.
The short shelf life is the biggest thing. Being a lover of nature, I'd hate to have 100 or more calendars sitting around after January.
On the plus side, I'm not going to be discouraged if the campaign falls short. I've picked up a bunch of new fans, so the effort I've put in so far has been worthwhile.
I might mope around in my darkened studio for a few days, but then I'll just dust myself off and try to come up with an even cooler project that more people will want to get behind. I've wanted to do limited edition giclee prints for awhile now (a bit pricier than a calendar, tho). And every artist wants to put out a book.
I'll just have to mull it over, no matter what happens.
pledged of $2,200 goal
seconds to go
Nov 1, 2011 - Nov 22, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
SARU | Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and your name in the "Special Thanks" section on my website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10 or more
NIWATORI | I humbly offer one set of 5 dazzling cut-paper art postcards. Your choice of Postcard Packs 1, 2 or 3, plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section on my website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $20 or more
INU | You receive all 15 colorful cut-paper art postcards from Postcard Packs 1, 2, & 3 plus your name in the "Special Thanks" section on my website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $30 or more
INOSHISHI | Enjoy 12 months of the 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar - Never again feel lost in time or murky paper forests. (includes shipping anywhere in the world)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $45 or more
INOSHISHI+INU | All hail the PigDog. Enjoy 12 months of the 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar + You receive all 15 cut-paper art postcards from Postcard Packs 1, 2, & 3 + your name in the "Special Thanks" section on my website. (includes shipping anywhere in the world)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $55 or more
NEZUMI | A plethora of cut paper creatures surround you with 2 copies of the 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar. Share them or secretly hoard them all to yourself. (includes shipping anywhere in the world)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $70 or more
NEZUMI+INU | A Rat and a Dog walk into a bar and give you 2 copies of the 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar + all 15 cut-paper art postcards from Postcard Packs 1, 2, & 3 + your name in the "Special Thanks" section on my website. (includes shipping anywhere in the world)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $75 or more
USHI | Bask in the papery glory of the Special Artist's Edition of the 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar, replete with a signed sketch in the calendar. (Got a favorite paper critter of mine? Drop me an email and I'll sketch it in your calendar!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
TORA | Grab up one original and unique 3" x 3" Mini character piece of Cut Paper Art, plus the standard 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar. (The calendar ships Dec. 2011, the Mini follows when completed. unframed)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
USAGI | Experience the awe and wonder of one original and unique 6" x 6" Midi character piece of Cut Paper Art, plus the standard 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar. (The calendar ships Dec. 2011, the Mini follows when completed. unframed)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
TATSU | You are the great and powerful dragon, ultimate supporter of creativity with this full commission of an 8 x 10" piece of original Cut Paper Artwork based on the theme of your choice. Awesome. Plus the standard 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar (The calendar ships Dec. 2011, commissions ship unframed when finished, shipping on commissions not included)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012