Thanks for the support!
Greetings, and thanks so much for backing The Olympic City project. We're honored and excited that in five days you've gotten us nearly 40% of the way towards our funding goal. That's amazing!
We've still got a ways to go, and 25 days to do it, so please spread the word if you can. Here's a link to the project to share: http://kck.st/KxGmoH
In other news, Fast Company did a piece on the project today, with an interview with Gary and a slideshow of some of the images. And we're also excited to announce our next Olympic city: Mexico City. Gary will be there all this week photographing, and he'll be posting updates so you can follow along. Jon will be photographing the next city in the project, which we'll announce later this month.
Home of the 1968 Summer Olympics, Mexico City is fascinating on many levels. Beyond the political turmoil at the time of the event (the Tlatelolco massacre, the black power salute, etc.), it's a city that's radically changed since the Olympics were there. A population explosion has made it one of the world's largest megacities, at over 21 million people. But the '68 Olympics remains a pivotal moment in the city's evolution, and we're looking forward to documenting the cultural and physical manifestations 44 years later. Look for updates later this week.
We hope you enjoy the results, and thanks again for supporting the project.
Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit
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You'll receive a digital copy of The Olympic City book, optimized for iPad and other devices.Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive a set of 10 printed postcards featuring images from The Olympic City project, plus a digital copy of the book.Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive The Olympic City hardcover art book (limited edition of 1,000 copies), plus a digital copy of the book, and the postcard set. Includes shipping worldwide.Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive the deluxe edition hardcover art book, limited to 100 numbered copies and signed by Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack. The deluxe edition features a special binding and includes two original signed 8" x 10" archival color prints (one from each photographer). Plus a digital copy, the postcard set, and worldwide shipping.Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive the deluxe edition hardcover art book (including the two prints, and postcards), plus an original signed 17" x 24" print from The Olympic City exhibition. There will be 25 different images to choose from, each from an edition of 3, and earlier backers will have priority in selecting which image they'd like. Your name will also appear in a special thanks section in the book, and you'll receive invites for two to a private reception with the artists for the exhibition opening in New York City.Estimated delivery:
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Join us in an Olympic city! Spend a day with Jon or Gary exploring and photographing one of the remaining cities in the project this summer or fall. We'll figure out which city and date works best for you. This reward is for one person, and your travel and accommodations are not included. You'll also receive all the rewards of the $1,500 level.Estimated delivery:
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We come to you! A private screening (okay, more like a slide show and discussion) of The Olympic City project hosted by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit, for your school, company, or organization, anywhere in North America or Europe. Timing TBD depending on Jon and Gary's schedules. You'll need to cover travel and accommodations, unless you're within a few hours drive of New York City. You'll also receive five copies of the hardcover book, and one copy of the deluxe edition. Contact us if you've got questions about this reward.Estimated delivery:
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