I'm going to New York, where I will covertly distribute countless hand-made books into the lives of unsuspecting passers-by.
NYC Book Off / Brooklyn Bound Bedlam is a bibliographic experiment based primarily on the intersection of mischief and madness.
It all started when I, the Skullptor Tony Ransom, decided to take on a New York residency program called AIR Brooklyn. I wanted to do something unlike my previous projects. A new idea for a new city! Thus I decided to combine my love for objects with my love for writing on things and hiding them.
I'm going to make books. Lots of books. Handmade books. Stories, drawings, poetry, pictures, collections, up to and including anything. Books in hand I will then take to the streets and set about finding ways for strangers to acquire these objects unknowingly, but of their own free will. My aim is to promote an often missing element of discovery, whimsy, and mystery in the world.
If you feel as though your aims align with mine, or you are at least a little interested in what could possible come from such an absurd scenario, I might suggest that you consider supporting my cause financially. I need funding for materials, the only real cost not covered by AIR Brooklyn. I'm looking for at least $500. With enough funding my venture's success will be assured, and you in turn will be able to experience first hand the manner of objects that you've helped unleash upon the unsuspecting world.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Stay curious out there.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Digital Book: I want to be sure that anyone who supports this venture in any way can get something to show for it. The digital book will be a sort of action journal of my three-week efforts. It will most certainly include drawings, comics, poetry, maps, and at least one short story. Will I find a way to work in video? Time will tell.Estimated delivery:
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Random Page/Draft: As I tear through material in the creation of so many books, I will naturally have stacks and stacks of material that, for one reason or another (perhaps more), won't make it into a final book. I will mail you one such page! This along with the digital book.Estimated delivery:
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Small Book: I will be making books of all shapes and sizes. Yes, ALL of them. For $25 you will receive a small book. How small? I assure you it will be at least four pages long. Also includes digital book and a random page.Estimated delivery:
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Big Book: Here again is a type of book. This one is bigger. At least, AT LEAST twice as big as the biggest small book. Also includes digital book and a random page.Estimated delivery:
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Arcane Tome: Perhaps the most mysterious option. Though they do not yet exist, I assure you that these tomes will be about as arcane as it gets, probably more. I'm only going to make ten of these, and they're going to take all of the love and madness that I can fathom. As if that wasn't enough, I'll also include a random lesser book as well as a loose page and the digital book.Estimated delivery:
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Book Reading: Having a book isn't nearly half the battle, you know. You have to know how to read it, and I'm not just talking about technicalities. If you drop $1000 then I will gladly come to you, regardless of where you are, and preform one of my more grand books. That's right, I'm not going to just read the thing. It is a performance, so bring your friends. We can go dancing later. Maybe I'll make some eggs. But I digress. When I've finished, the book will be yours and I will vanish on the winds that brought me hence. You'll also get the digital book and a random draft! Alright, fine. You can pick from a stack of drafts. We can arrange when and where I am to preform once the funding goes through.Estimated delivery:
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