What does the journey of an idea look like from inception to reality? Experience it in this beautiful, high quality, hardbound book.
Bright Ideas will be approximately 100-150 full-color pages, bound in a beautiful, premium linen hardcover. This will truly be a high quality book, and your coffee table will thank you. It will feature three components:
1) Exclusive interviews with the creators of dozens of Kickstarter projects.
2) Courses covering all of the major processes involved in bringing an idea to life (plastic injection molding, CNC machining, patent filing, and more).
3) Directory of experts (recommended by Kickstarter creators themselves) from countless fields involving manufacturing, packaging, publishing, and more.
Why Do This?
Examining the journey that each of the innovators in this book has taken provides insights into the creative process that haven't been readily available.
Whether you are an inventor yourself or are just wanting a behind the scenes look at how others are bringing their ideas to fruition, Bright Ideas has something for you.
Bright Ideas includes interviews from dozens of prominent Kickstarter creators, and gives an exclusive view into the minds of these innovators. Some of the project creators we've collaborated with and interviewed are:
- Instant Lab
- Cthulhu Playing Cards
- STACK Soap
- I DRAW CARS/COMICS
- Square Water Bottle
- Cobra Wallet
- Impress Coffee Brewer
- The Holdster
- Revolve Camera Dolly
- Manifold Clock
- Frank Hook
- Ingri:Dahl 3D Glasses
- Beacon Bike Lights
- The Clip
- sugarSNAP Car-Go
- Defender Theft-Resistant Bike Light
- QU-BD Extruder
- HYREL 3D Printer
- and more...
*If you are the creator of a successful Kickstarter project, and would like to be included in this project, please send us a message.
If You Have An Idea...
Do something. An idea could change the world. The only problem is, you might not know where to start. Is your revolutionary idea ever going to leave the napkin it's most likely written on?
Unfortunately, for many, the answer to this is no.
We think the answer should absolutely be yes.
Each idea should be given the chance to experience the next steps. Revisions, tweaking, physical prototyping, and beyond. The stories and information in Bright Ideas will give you the inspiration needed to get there.
What The Funds Are For
We have been carefully planning and designing Bright Ideas for the last six months, and will only be releasing the final version if we can produce the book at the highest quality possible. Our goal is to print Bright Ideas as a premium quality coffee table book, featuring a linen hardcover.
We've teamed up with an independent bindery that does beautiful work, and we are very excited to be able to work closely with them to bring you the best possible version of Bright Ideas.
The funds from this project will go towards the initial production run of Bright Ideas, as well as the remaining design and layout work that is needed to complete the book.
You want to see Bright Ideas become a reality. Want to know what reward you'll get for supporting the project? See below, or check out the backer tiers on the right.
We are beyond excited to get Bright Ideas into your hands. It's our goal to meet a March delivery date, and you can see below how we plan on doing that. Even after the project ends, we will post frequent updates to show our progress.
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We are employing the help of highly skilled individuals to assist us in areas of this project where we want to make sure the highest quality possible is achieved. While we enjoy tinkering with layouts and graphic design, we wanted to bring in professionals to help us exceed the standard we've set for this book. Our collaboration with designer David Barry (inventor of Frank) is allowing us to ensure that this process is completed under a sharp eye.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $25,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 22, 2012.
Sep 28, 2012 - Nov 23, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
A big thank you from us to you, as well as downloadable content, giving you a sneak peek of the book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
200 backers All gone!
Early Backer Special - The success of this project depends on individuals like you who get the word out about Bright Ideas. Like it on Facebook, tweet about it on Twitter, tip off your favorite blog, or tell a few friends. For helping us promote the project, you will receive a hardcover copy of Bright Ideas at a very special early backer price of $25. (US shipping included in price, international please add $5). Thanks!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $30 or more
You will receive a hardcover copy of Bright Ideas. For this tier and all higher tiers, add $25 for each additional copy of Bright Ideas you'd like. (US shipping included in price, international please add $5).Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $45 or more
You will receive a hardcover copy of Bright Ideas, signed by us. We'll even include a personalized note. Just for you. (US shipping included in price, international please add $5).Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $150 or more
You will receive a hardcover copy of Bright Ideas (signed) as well as a 1 hour Skype session with both of us where you can talk about anything you'd like, including ideas you may have for a project/product. (US and international shipping is free).Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $250 or more
You will receive a hardcover copy of Bright Ideas (signed), 1 hour Skype session, AND we will include your name in the book under special recognitions. (US and international shipping is free).Estimated delivery: Mar 2013