The Angler's Pint is back with the fourth trout design in the Angler's Pint collection AND a new handcrafted presentation box to display all four trout Angler's Pints together! This is your chance to either add another Angler's Pint (or pints) to your collection, begin your Angler's Pint collection, or even pre-order a customized presentation box. Whichever way you choose to become involved in this campaign, your favorite beverage will no doubt taste better from one of these quality, fine art glasses designed by award-winning artist and angler Karen Talbot.
What's an Angler's Pint?
Larger than an American and a British Pint, the 21.5-ounce Angler's Pint is perfect for tall tales after a day on the water. If you've enjoyed a pint in Britain, you may have noticed a small crown etched near the top of the glass in which your pint was served. The crown stamp indicates the glass is a certified vessel capable of holding 20 imperial fluid ounces (568 ml). A similar certification does not exist in the US, but the standard pint served on this side of the pond is just 16 US fluid ounces (473 ml). Don't you think it appropriate that, after a long day on the water, you and your angling friends are rewarded with a proper Angler's Pint?
While bigger may indeed be better, the real beauty of the Angler's Pint is the artwork created by award-winning scientific illustrator, fine artist and angler Karen Talbot.
When not in the field, Karen works out of her studio on the coast of Maine. An angler and an artist best known for her fishes, Karen's work is collected by anglers, biologists and anyone who appreciates the timeless aesthetic of scientific illustration. In addition to hanging in her clients' offices and homes, Karen's work can be found in natural history museums, textbooks, scientific journals, and magazines. With the Angler's Pints, her work can now also be found in your cupboard!
The tagline of Karen's business is "Conservation through Appreciation," and she views each piece she creates as an opportunity to engage in a dialog about conservation. Karen has worked with Trout Unlimited chapters across the country, as well as with various state and advocacy organizations like the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Resources Defense Council, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, SeaGrant, and others.
What better way to have a serious conversation about conserving essential aquatic resources than with your favorite beverage served in an Angler's Pint?!
The Process - Reproducing Full-Color Art on Glass
The process used for creating these full-color glasses is the highest quality process short of hand-painting each one (if you want a hand-painted glass, check out the $60 pledge level!). Reproducing full-color art on glassware can be a challenge, which is why, after lots of research, Karen teamed up with a US-based company known for working with craft breweries and other discerning customers who know the value of quality artwork on quality, US-made glassware. The cutthroat trout on this Angler's Pint is reproduced using ten inks to achieve the best color match to Karen's original painting. Inks are silk-screened color-by-color onto a sheet of special paper and coated with a cover that lifts the image off as one piece. The finished image is then hand-applied to the glass and permanently fired on. The end result is not the least expensive option, but it is both durable (read dishwasher safe!) and absolutely gorgeous!
Introducing the Customizable Presentation Box
There is no better way to receive the set of four trout Angler's Pint designs than in this new presentation box customized with a background of your favorite water and a favorite handpainted fly on the lid. These boxes are made right here in Maine and double as a storage box for fly tying materials.
When you pre-order a presentation box through the Kickstarter Campaign, you get both the background map and the handpainted fly for free (an $85 value). You can even elect to get the Striped Bass Angler's Pint presentation box with a saltwater fly or lure like the one shown below (number is limited!)!
Last Chance to be an Angler's Pint Pioneer
Last spring Karen was humbled to be invited to make the trip to Orvis headquarters in Manchester, Vermont to show the Angler's Pints. As a result of that trip, Karen is pleased to announce that all four of the trout Angler's Pints will appear this fall in a couple of Orvis catalogs and also online at Orvis.com. This Kickstarter campaign is therefore the last chance to be an Angler's Pint early adopter...and to get your Angler's Pint(s) at significant savings.
A Note on Shipping
Karen Talbot Art ships via UPS or USPS by default within the United States and has negotiated a rate of $10 to ship one Angler's Pint almost anywhere nationwide. This shipping charge will be added to your reward, bringing the total cost to $20 at the $10 reward level. The cost for shipping goes up slightly at reward levels where backers are receiving two or more Angler's Pints.
The cost of shipping is, not surprisingly, higher for international pre-orders. International backers are able to back at the 1 Angler's Pint Reward levels. If you are an international backer and you want more than one Angler's Pint, please message Karen through Kickstarter so she can get you the best customized shipping quote. Please note that it is possible your country will also charge you customs duties.
Finally, I'd like to thank those of you who have helped spread the word about the Cutthroat Trout Angler's Pint campaign! Every "like," "share," "post," "tweet," "retweet," etc. helps. Your support means the world to me. Below are a couple of people who have gone above and beyond in their support of and evangelism for the Cutthroat Trout Angler's Pint Kickstarter Campaign:
Patricia A. DesRosier
Brian Bennett of Moldy Chum (www.MoldyChum.com)
Cameron Mortenson of The Fiberglass Manifesto (thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot.com)
Tom Hazelton of Voyageur Pursuits
Risks and challenges
This is Karen's fifth Angler's Pint, and she is working with the same US-based manufacturer, so the risks and challenges are less than they were with the first Angler's Pints. Having said that, there is always the possibility for unexpected issues to arise during a complicated printing process. Likewise, there are potential issues when mailing large numbers of glasses. Karen has tried to anticipate any issues and address them before they create a delay.
If any issue arises, Karen will notify all backers through Kickstarter updates, and if you have any questions, your encouraged to reach out to Karen through Kickstarter or directly at Karen@KarenTalbotArt.com.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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