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New Projects Are Unicorn 3D Meadow Art

Every week, Kickstarter staff collect a few of our favorite, recently launched projects to share with the masses (we can't help it — we get excited!). You can check out our choices this week, below, but make sure to stop by our Discover page to find even more. So many good projects, so little time!

Charlie the Unicorn 3D Meadow Art, by Camp Charlie

What could one possibly say about Charlie the Unicorn 3D Meadow Art Installation that isn't already said in the video? Well, first off, nice to see that this project for the good people of Black Rock City is back once again. The people couldn't get enough of Charlie the first time, and so, he's back, and this year, bigger and better than ever. But, let's get to the point. The video for this project is one of the best I've seen all year (and I've seen a few thousand). There are animated unicorns, chocolate rain, cartoon starfish and banana kings, and, um Rick Astly. I could say a lot more, but I'd need to preface it withspoiler alert. Ok, then spoiler alert: this video is amazing. Hats off to Camp Charlie for bringing their A game. — Mike M. 

Make Lionel Bigger, by Hungry Castle

If you have seen the music video for Lionel Richie's 1984 chart-topping hit single, "Hello," you know that it contains one of the most wonderfully absurd storylines ever conceived and brought forth to production. If not, let me break it down for you: Lionel Richie is an art teacher who is in love with his student (this was 1984, after all, pre-Mary Kay Latourneau). She is blind. He pines. He calls her on the phone (Hello?). She stumbles about. Eventually, after much pining, he visits her studio, where he finds her sculpting a very crude likeness of his head. A sculpture of Lionel Richie's head by a blind art student! Attention must be paid! Paeans must be constructed! But how to properly pay honor to this cultural artifact? Perhaps by constructing a gigantic replica of Lionel Richie's head made out of lasered wood and vinyl and sticking it in the middle of a field in Tuskegee, Alabama? Sounds like a good start. — Meaghan O. 

CONSTRVCT: Design Your Own Fashion, by Mary Huang and Jenna Fizel  

I have always wanted to own a dress with a print of my cat Disco's face blown up on it, and now thanks to CONSTRVCT, I can! CONSTRVCT is an user generated fashion project that allows you to use photos and images to create fabric patterns. That means that you can design your own shirt or dress with any image or picture that you'd like. Besides clothing with your own patterns as rewards, you can also get a plethora of nice rewards, including some of the coolest earrings we've seen in awhile. — Nicole H.

Bunny With A Toolbelt's Arfabet Book! by Hilary Pfiefer

What can I say? I've been a huge fan of Hilary's since day one, and each successive Kickstarter project I've seen from her has only amazed me further. She's gone from creating complex, hand-crafted gallery installations consisting of thousands of items made from reclaimed wood, to elephant themed alphabet books. I know her stuff is "for kids" and I know that I've established a reputation for hating "cute stuff" — but who in the world could resist her latest endeavor, a dog-themed alphabet book?! Especially one that comes with adorable figurines like these. — Cassie M

I Ride Trains: Photographing America, by Stacey Evans

I love Stacey's project because I want to live through her vicariously. The Virginia-based photographer has made a career out of riding trains, traversing wide swaths of the American landscape in order to capture it via photographs and videos taken from rocking train car windows. She's taken fourteen trips so far, resulting in an impressive collection of imagery that explores the American landscape, and how people "co-exist with other humans, architecture, and nature." What a life! And her next trip will be her longest yet, beginning in her homebase of Charlottesville and ending all the way in Los Angeles. I'll back because I want to be there every step (train track?) of the way! — Cassie M. 

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      Creator Hungry Castle on July 9, 2012

      Thanks Meaghan!

      We read that Lionel Richie had his doubts about the clay head. He asked director Bob Giraldi whether the bust was truly indicative of his chiseled jaw line and distinct mustache, to which Giraldi replied "Lionel, she's blind".

      Life's to short for small. Let's make Lionel Bigger together.
      makelionelbigger.com

      Un grand saludo,
      Dave Glass

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      Creator Meaghan O'Connell on July 9, 2012

      A grand saludo to you, Dave Glass. Whether it's true or not, that is an amazing anecdote.

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      Creator Agrodut Kumar Mondal on November 11

      good cultural information