36 page coloring book with the art of 15 local artists. Outreach project to bring original art to the forefront of our community.
WE ARE HERE TO INSPIRE CHILDREN'S CREATIVITY WHILE MERGING LOCAL ARTISTS, LOCAL SCHOOLS, AND OUR COMMUNITY.
WeMerge Magazine is an independent free quarterly South Florida arts and entertainment magazine with distribution throughout the tri-county area (Dade, Broward, Palm Beach). WeMerge Magazine focuses on giving publicity and exposure to artists of all genres, painters, musicians, poets, etc. www.WeMerge.com
Our goal with Kickstarter is to raise funds to publish a coloring book featuring the original artwork of local artists. We have also selected 15 amazing artists from the local area to participate in this project. They will have their art featured in the coloring book and a short bio about them. Each book will be 36 pages and will be on a thick white paper which holds up nice to colored pencils, crayons, and markers. The outer cover will have a thicker and glossier paper to help hold up against normal wear and tear. We are printing 5,000 copies of this one of a kind coloring book.
This project will help to show support, entertain, and inspire local kids and our community, so we are sure the project will have no problem raising the money needed to print. Each artist is donating their designs and the money raised for the project will be used to print the coloring book.
This is a Foxy Red Promo Video!
Local Kids Promoting the Coloring Book
Example of some of the artwork donated by Pooch of PoochIsland.com which will be included in the coloring book can be seen at the link below.
The coloring book is 8.5x11 which is the regular size of a coloring book. Its also printed on beautiful white paper which makes the colors more vibrant.
We are going to select a few different schools in 3 different counties to distribute the coloring books to. We hopefully will be able to raise enough money to create and print a second version, so more schools can enjoy local art.
Since the coloring book is 36 pages and has a harder cover then the inside pages, our printer quoted us at $4, 486.00. After talking with a couple other local printers and even printers throughout the country, we found this to be the best rate. So we thank our friends at Vision Printing in Boca Raton for helping with our printing needs.
Yes there are 15 artists who are donating their time and their artwork to help bring kids more art.
1) Enrico Morales – Cover Artist
2) Lisa “Coma Girl” Perez
3) Justin “INVI” Vilonna
4) Cassie “KAZILLA” Williams
5) Craig McInnis
6) Vaughn Reynolds
7) Katya Neptune
8) Cary Polkovitz
9) Sole Da Real
10) JR Linton
12) Erika Taguchi
13) Alexis Colbert
14) Brandy Rumiez
15) Niki Lopez
Yes. Each artist will have a short write up about them and their artwork.
Yes. Each is has nothing that will offend anyone and is perfectly fitted for children between 4-9
The book is 36 pages and will have 30 different spreads to color.
Yes. The coloring book is designed to not be gender specific. We feel art should be shared by everyone. The Coloring Locals coloring book has art for everyone.
Yes. Each piece has been donated by the artists to bring their artwork to the community.
Yes. Each drawing has a think black outline for the kids to color.
Yes. Extra books are only $5 each.
Yes. The coloring book has a thicker outside cover with a coating that will protect it from spills and normal wear and tear.
pledged of $4,500 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 12, 2012.
Mar 13, 2012 - May 12, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Reward #1: You receive a hi-res computer wallpaper of one of the coloring book designs. We thank you greatly for your support. Every little bit counts for the kids!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Reward #2: You receive a hi-res PDF copy of the Coloring Book. Which allows you to print some out and give them to your kids or any kids you may know. Everyone loves to color.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Reward #3: You receive 1 hard copy of the printed Coloring Book signed and mailed to you. As well as reward #2* - *Shipping is included in price. International orders please add $5 for shipping. Extra books $5 eachEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $45 or more
Reward #4: You receive a signed 11x17 full color print from one of the contributing artists along with your name listed in the “Contributors” section of the book along with reward #3. Extra prints $5 each. This is for all you supporter/collectors out there.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Reward #5: You receive 1 Official WeMerge T-Shirt, along with reward #3 and reward #4. Also your name listed in the “Contributors” section.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Reward #6: You receive a business card size ad in the next WeMerge Magazine along with your name listed in the “Contributors” section along with reward #3, reward #4, and reward #5.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $225 or more
Reward #7: You receive 1 signed 8.5x11 fine art limited edition giclee of the cover image along with your name listed in the “Sponsors” section of the book along with reward #3, reward #4, and reward #5. This is an awesome package!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $450 or more
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Reward #8: (Limit 2) You receive a full size promotional page on the interior cover of the Coloring Book, which can be full color if desired, along with reward #3, reward #4, and reward #5, and reward #7. WOW! That's a lot of REWARDS!!!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $600 or more
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Reward #9: You receive a full size promotional page on the back cover of the Coloring Book, which is full color, along with reward #3, reward #4, and reward #5, and gift #7. This is for our most dedicated supporter. They will be listed as such in the coloring book. Helping to Support the Scene.Estimated delivery: May 2012