"Go Car-Free" presents 7 reasons to start biking and solutions to 5 pesky but common biking problems.
"Go Car-Free, 7 Reasons to Start Biking" – a zine by Une Friandise (The Sweet Treat) Press.
Written by: The sensational Ursus malayanus and the astounding Noah Shavit-Lonstein
Illustrated by: The marvelous Tom Spence
Copy-edited by: The magnificent Katie Naphas
"Go Car-Free" presents 7 reasons to start biking and 5 solutions to common biking problems.
We have 4 simple goals here at Une Friandise Press:
1. Print and distribute zines.
2. Get paid (so we can keep making zines!).
3. Change the world.
4. Have lots of fun.
Your support will help us achieve all 4. We aim to print 500 copies of "Go Car-Free" on 100% recycled paper with soy based ink. With the printing and shipping costs covered by you wonderful people, we will be able to distribute our zine to independent bookstores across America for free and let the bookstores sell our zine at the reduced cost of $1.
Your money will be muti-tasking; a donation of $5 will not only get you a copy of "Go Car-Free" but it will also ensure about five other people will have easy access to the zine. In addition to this, your money will be supporting independent bookstores! How cool is that?
We will also leave copies of the zine (as copies of zines should be left) in bus shelters, coffee shops and other nooks and crannies in our respective towns - The Twin Cities and Portland, Oregon.
The funds left over after making and mailing gifts and printing the zine will go towards compensating the four of us so that we can do essential things like buy bubble tea and pad thai every now and then and keep making zines!
If we double our goal of $1,500, not only will we print an additional 500 zines but we will send a copy of the zine and a letter to the Bureau/Department of Transportation in 20 cities that could use our help in joining the biking revolution.
Change the world! Get cool stuff! Support independent bookstores and independent publishing! (Because, if anything, we're not independent of you).
Ursus out –
Une Friandise Press, 2012
ps. Film music credits go to Johnny Dodds and his Blue Piano Stomp. Gotta love the Public Domain!
The following images should give you a taste of what the zine will look like, but keep in mind we'll be printing on unbleached, recycled paper and we may change the color scheme a bit.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 17, 2012 - Aug 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
You will receive our undying gratitude. No contribution is too small!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a copy of "Go Car-Free".Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $8 or more
You will receive two copies of "Go Car-Free" (one to keep and one to share!).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $15 or more
You will receive two copies of "Go Car-Free" and our letter press mini-poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive two copies of "Go Car-Free" and our letter press mini-poster as well as a letter press poem written and illustrated by a member of our team on the glorious subject of biking.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive two copies of "Go Car-Free", our letter press mini-poster, and a copy of "Public Transitopia" - an illustrated zine on the eccentricities of riding the bus and other modes of public transit.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
You will receive three copies of "Go Car-Free", our letter press mini-poster, a copy of "Public Transitopia" and an illustrated poem on the topic of your choice.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $200 or more
Not only will you receive three copies of "Go Car-free", our mini-poster, an illustrated poem on the topic of your choice, a copy of "Public Transitopia", and our undying gratitude, but you will be mentioned in our super funky thank-you video.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013