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    Preserve Your T-Shirt Memories and American Manufacturing by Project Repat

    We send you a pre-paid envelope. You put your memorable t-shirts inside. We transform them into something new for you.

    Successful!
    • 139% funded
    • $20,920 pledged
    • Funded

    Help our friends at Project Repat achieve their Kickstarter goals. They make cool stuff out of upcycled tees.

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    Arcade Brewery by Arcade Brewery

    Arcade Brewery connects the public to their beers from conception to consumption, letting you create labels and our beer recipes.

    Successful!
    • 109% funded
    • $32,760 pledged
    • Funded

    Do you like comic books, video games, and beer? Our warehouse director Lance needs your help to fund Arcade Brewery. It'll give home brewers and graphic designers a chance to be part of the process!

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    The Graphic Textbook by Reading With Pictures

    A comic that every teacher will actually want to use... and a textbook that every student will actually want to read!

    Successful!
    • 119% funded
    • $77,420 pledged
    • Funded

    Comic books are indispensable weapons in the war against illiteracy. Help fund a new kind of school book — the kind that students actually want to read!

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    [SIC] APPAREL by Francis Pollara

    [SIC] APPAREL is a collective of individual artists and creative minds who are making an effort to expand their reach through t-shirts.

    Successful!
    • 102% funded
    • $18,522 pledged
    • Funded

    The goal for this company is to support all kinds of people, whether that means providing the right tools for artists or providing non-profits with funding.

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    Dance Films Kino by Sarah Best

    A three week festival presenting 45 works of film and 15 talks + performances in an environment inspired by 1920s film clubs.

    Successful!
    • 102% funded
    • $2,550 pledged
    • Funded

    With this Chicago festival, Sarah is trying to make the genre of dance films more accessible. By funding it, you'll help cover the cost of licensing the films.

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    Bike·a·Bee by Jana Kinsman

    Bringing beehives to Chicago's greenspaces, urban farms, and community gardens - all while caring for them by bicycle!

    Successful!
    • 123% funded
    • $8,646 pledged
    • Funded

    Help Jana Kinsman fund a new urban apiary that'll be located all across Chicago!

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    LunaTik Touch Pen: The Evolution of the Stylus by Scott Wilson + MINIMAL

    The LunaTik Touch Pen seamlessly goes from paper to iPad or tablet with a click of a button. It writes. Both ways!

    Successful!
    • 412% funded
    • $309,183 pledged
    • Funded

    The pen and paper will never be replaced, but touch screens are becoming a bigger part of our lives. This pen can work on both!

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    God Help The Girl - Musical Film by God Help The Girl

    Musical feature film about a long lazy summer in Glasgow, Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian) directs, Barry Mendel (Rushmore) produces.

    Successful!
    • 121% funded
    • $121,084 pledged
    • Funded

    Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film is about a girl named Eve who is in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better.

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    Distance: long essays about design, published quarterly. by Nick Disabato

    Three essays, five thousand words each, every three months. We want to build a better conversation with you.

    Successful!
    • 150% funded
    • $20,317 pledged
    • Funded

    Help fund the first issue of Distance, a new quarterly publication featuring long-form essays about design and technology.

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    Stripped & Chewed Vol 1: Livin' for the City by Andrew Gordon

    Help us fund Stripped & Chewed's debut release, Livin' for the City.

    Successful!
    • 124% funded
    • $4,966 pledged
    • Funded

    Based in the same city as Threadless HQ, Second City Recordings want to make a physical House vinyl record with artists from all over the world.

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    No More New (t-shirts) by Project Repat

    Help us work with Kenyan artisans to turn the millions of t-shirts dumped on Africa each year into amazing new products.

    Successful!
    • 157% funded
    • $7,875 pledged
    • Funded

    95% of donated clothing ends up being sold in secondhand markets around the developing world. Support Project Repeat to help local artisans and small business owners in Nairobi transform discarded tees into something new and profitable.

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    The Happy Film by The Happy Film

    The Happy Film is a documentary in which designer Stefan Sagmeister conducts a series of self-experiments to test his happiness.

    Successful!
    • 110% funded
    • $55,336 pledged
    • Funded

    Stefan Sagmeister is pursuing a film about the pursuit of happiness. He'll be really happy (and thankful) if you help fund his project.

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    "The New America" Short Film & Engraved Art by Nando Costa

    "The New America" is a short film where each frame will be laser engraved on a wood block, which backers can decorate their walls with.

    Successful!
    • 153% funded
    • $30,753 pledged
    • Funded

    Nando Costa wants to create a short film, "The New America," with every frame engraved in wood. Backers of $35 or more will receive an actual frame of the film, and the length of the film depends on how many people decide to contribute.

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    The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival by Pretty Good Friends

    The 4th year of the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival needs your help to make an ice cream limo, get a petting zoo, etc.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $18,122 pledged
    • Funded

    Eugene Mirman started a comedy festival four years ago to sincerely celebrate comedy and make fun of comedy festivals. This year, he wants to do “very unprofitable stuff to make the festival fun.” If you like fun, pledge to this project.

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    Apocalyptic buddy-comedy The Life & End Times of Bram & Ben by James Asmus

    A comic book miniseries about the Rapture - with all the thievery, chaos, sex, & explosives that make life worth living. Get #1 for $2!

    Successful!
    • 143% funded
    • $3,155 pledged
    • Funded

    James and Jim have worked on a lot of different projects, from comedy to improv to comics. Now they’re working on a new comic about the apocalypse and Bram Carlson “a gleefully Bacchanalian hipster” who get Raptured in a clerical error.

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    SEIBEI - PUT A MONSTER IN YOUR CLOSET! by David Murray

    Come check out the new SEIBEI! New onesies, new tees, and exclusives by Chad Manzo, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Ashley Davis, and more!

    Successful!
    • 336% funded
    • $30,329 pledged
    • Funded

    David Murray, better known as SEIBEI, has been running an awesome t-shirt company for the past five years. Just as his business was taking off, all his stuff got stolen! Help him replenish his stock and print some more new tees.

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    A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots by Michael Silberman

    A grande scale doc project chronicling the endeavors of people around the globe who are striving to obtain our sustainable future.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $11,033 pledged
    • Funded

    Michael Silberman and his small team of filmmakers are raising funds to make a documentary about a The Plant, an urban sustainability project in Chicago. They hope to expand the project to the Midwest and globally with a web series.

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    Machine Washed Cold by Jennifer Sparkman

    A senior thesis documentary about artist made t-shirts and the impact it makes in culture

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $2,000 pledged
    • Funded

    Jennifer Sparkman loves artist-designed t-shirts (like Threadless tees!) and wants to make a documentary about the t-shirt culture that surrounds these awesome tees. She wants to interview people across the country, including our own fearless founder, Jake Nickell.

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    Gis.to - Cliff's Notes of the Internet by Len Kendall

    You’re a busy person, and there is so much great [long] content on the web. You need the information now, but don’t have time to read.

    Successful!
    • 245% funded
    • $2,454 pledged
    • Funded

    Although we’re all looking for information, we don’t always have time to read it. Get the gist of in-depth blog posts, articles and web pages via short summaries submitted by other community members, then read the whole thing when you have time.

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    Wear You Live by CityFabric

    Wear You Live is a civic-minded design and apparel line focused on creating unique ways for anyone to talk about their city.

    Successful!
    • 278% funded
    • $36,176 pledged
    • Funded

    CityFabric tees and totes feature figure ground maps from cities around the United States. The company believes that the more people talk about their city, the more they’ll get involved in their community.

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    Womanthology; Massive All Female Comic Anthology! by Renae De Liz

    Huge Comic Anthology created entirely by over 140 women, made to showcase everything we have accomplished and what we are capable of!

    Successful!
    • 437% funded
    • $109,301 pledged
    • Funded

    Funds raised from this project will go towards printing the first run of Womanthology, a comic book anthology created by 140+ women.

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    BABY WANTS CANDY to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Baby Wants Candy

    Baby Wants Candy The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

    Successful!
    • 113% funded
    • $9,050 pledged
    • Funded

    Baby Wants Candy, the improvised on-the-spot musical, wants to head to the prestigious 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but they need to raise some money to get there! Help send the troupe to the biggest theater festival in the world.

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    The Animals by Angeline Gragasin

    The Animals is a short film that explores obsession, nature, and the doppelgänger through dark comedy and magical realism.

    Successful!
    • 102% funded
    • $6,166 pledged
    • Funded

    Help this team of filmmakers out with their costume, crew and camera budget as they shoot and produce this independent film.

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    Physical GIF by Greg Borenstein

    Physical GIF turns animated GIFs into delightful coffee table toys. With a laser cutter and a strobe we give GIFs life off the screen.

    Successful!
    • 143% funded
    • $5,731 pledged
    • Funded

    Animated GIFs are an Internet phenomenon that Greg Borenstein and Scott Wayne Indiana transform into physical objects, much like zoetropes, to bring the animated glory of the old-timey web onto your actual desktop or coffee table.

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    OMFG! Series 1 by George Gaspar

    Help us produce a toy line of community created mini figure characters like old M.U.S.C.L.E. and Monster In My Pocket figures!

    Successful!
    • 143% funded
    • $15,759 pledged
    • Funded

    October Toys is creating a series of community-submitted and voted-upon (hey, kinda like another company we know...) toys! They need help with the production and manufacturing costs of the five figures they’re creating from the dozens of character ideas submitted on their forum.

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    Longshot Issue #2 by mat honan

    Longshot Magazine is a raucous experiment in harnessing new tools to erase media’s old limits. We create a print magazine in 48 hours.

    Successful!
    • 226% funded
    • $17,007 pledged
    • Funded

    This project will fund the production and printing of Longshot Issue Two. All of the submissions, selections, and design will take place over a period of 48 hours.

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    Bound Custom Journals by Bound Custom Journals

    Make a Bound journal just the way you want it starting at just $15!

    Successful!
    • 171% funded
    • $17,140 pledged
    • Funded

    What’s your perfect notebook like? Bound Custom Journal can help you make it. Add and organize whatever content you want in whatever order you want it.

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    The Tin Gypsy: Traveling Photographic Studio and Laboratory by Meghann Gilligan

    A tiny Vintage Travel Trailer will find a new life as a Mobile Studio and Darkroom for the practice of Antique Photographic Processes

    Successful!
    • 154% funded
    • $5,099 pledged
    • Funded

    Meghann Gilligan wants to transform a 1961 trailer into a traveling darkroom. She plans to focus on making tintypes (images on metal plates), ambrotypes (images on glass plates), and salted paper and albumen prints (images on paper coated with salts and albumen from egg whites).

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    "The Original Cowboy Comb" yeehaw! by Brian, Chad, Mark, Brad

    Wrangle yourself up the "Original Cowboy Comb" for the finest in personal grooming. Now Available in PINK!

    Successful!
    • 133% funded
    • $5,358 pledged
    • Funded

    Chad Nelson and Brian Lee couldn’t find a no-nonsense comb that met all their mustache styling needs, so they invented their own! The Original Cowboy Comb has 27 teeth and contours naturally to mustaches.

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    Wrestling Revolution by Jeff Katz

    A grand experiment using social media to reinvent the wrestling storytelling model.

    Successful!
    • 100% funded
    • $100,480 pledged
    • Funded

    Jeff Katz is tired of the played out characters, story lines and productions of professional wrestling. With Wrestling Revolution, he wants to give wrestling fans a say in the mission, journey and reason for each character to step inside the ring.

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    Freaker USA—Making You & Your Beverage Cooler! by Zach Crain

    Freaker USA is a NC based company that will change the relationship between you and your beverages… forever!

    Successful!
    • 129% funded
    • $62,770 pledged
    • Funded

    In theory, koozies are a good idea. But they’re not one-size-fits-all, and they’re typically really ugly. So Zach Crain invented Freaker USA — knitted beverage coolers! Cool! Even more, there are grilled cheese parties involved.

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    Taposé: Bringing the Courier to the iPad by Benjamin Monnig

    Taposé brings the once hyped Courier to the iPad. The ingenious split interface allows interaction with multiple apps simultaneously

    Successful!
    • 265% funded
    • $26,561 pledged
    • Funded

    The Taposé app would trasnform the iPad into a virtual sketchpad with features such as font formatting, free draw, eraser, highlighter, sticky notes, image insert, and list creation.

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    "The Hello Arithmetic" - A Novel of Humorous Nightmares by Mylo Reyes

    Help an ambitious college-bound eighteen year old from Du Page, IL publish the truest novel an eighteen year old could write.

    Successful!
    • 154% funded
    • $501 pledged
    • Funded

    Mylo Reyes wants to write and publish a book by the end of his freshman year of college. He’s only got about a year to do it, so he’s asking for pledges so that he doesn’t have to let the money mumbo jumbo get in the way of his writing.

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    New Digital Fonts from Rare Letterpress Wood Type by Matt Braun & Matt Griffin

    We're collecting rare historical letterpress wood type to convert into Opentype fonts. Check out our free beta font download!

    Successful!
    • 128% funded
    • $19,204 pledged
    • Funded

    Matt Braun and Matt Griffin want to create new digital fronts from wood type faces for designers all over the world to use. The funding from this project will help them purchase 10 rare and prized wood types and create digital versions.

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    The Flow - A Paintbrush for Touch Screens by Anthony Cerra

    The Flow paintbrush is the perfect companion to the modern touch screen canvas.

    Successful!
    • 114% funded
    • $11,465 pledged
    • Funded

    Anthony Cerra and Russ Hakimiyan created a prototype for Flow, a paintbrush created especially for touch screens. It’s made with real bristles and so feels just like a real paintbrush, and doesn’t present the same problems with friction as stylus tools do.

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    FALL & WINTER Documentary- NEW TRAILER! LAST DAY!! by Matt Anderson

    A film exploring the origins of our global crisis and the ingenious adaptations needed to survive a catastrophic transition

    Successful!
    • 114% funded
    • $28,558 pledged
    • Funded

    A group of filmmakers trekked across the United States to check into the wide range of societal, technological and environmental catastrophes that are amounting to a global crisis. They interviewed people who are finding alternatives to the mainstream industrial lifestyle.

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    MAX100: The Book Project by matt stevens

    A high end art book containing 100 personally designed and illustrated interpretations of the greatest sneaker of all time.

    Successful!
    • 134% funded
    • $40,369 pledged
    • Funded

    Matt Stevens is creating 100 illustrations and personal interpretations of “the greatest sneaker ever made,” Nike's AirMax1. This project is to fund the first edition of a book with all 100 entries.

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    Lasers! Lumber! Prints! by Joevw

    With the assistance of a laser cutting machine I am trying to create a series of letterpress blocks, prints and woodcuts

    Successful!
    • 101% funded
    • $10,138 pledged
    • Funded

    Threadless designer and staffer Speedy Joe wants to get his hands dirty with a laser cutting machine. If he raises his $10,000 goal, he’ll create custom woodcut prints and typefaces for all his backers.

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    Where the Buffalo Roam by Rubbish

    Where the Buffalo Roam is a film about battling the fear of change and leaving the comforting arms of home.

    Successful!
    • 101% funded
    • $5,555 pledged
    • Funded

    Rubbish is an independent production company based in Chicago. Their film, Where The Buffalo Roam, is about two brothers who live in the suburbs and set out at night on a journey.