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Join me in making the world’s first feature documentary on legendary designer Dieter Rams, and in helping preserve his design archive.
Join me in making the world’s first feature documentary on legendary designer Dieter Rams, and in helping preserve his design archive.
Join me in making the world’s first feature documentary on legendary designer Dieter Rams, and in helping preserve his design archive.
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    THE FILM

    A digital download of RAMS when the film is released.

    Plus, an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

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    DIETER'S JAZZ MIX + FILM

    A list of Dieter's 10 favorite jazz records, typed on his Olivetti typewriter and then scanned into a PDF, and a link to the playlist.

    American jazz was a huge influence on Dieter and his design team in the '50s and '60s, which is one of the reasons they innovated with hi-fi stereo equipment at Braun!

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, and exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

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    LETTERPRESS "10 PRINCIPLES" + THE ABOVE

    A 5" x 7" letterpress print of Rams' "10 Principles for Good Design," designed by Build.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    NEW: RAMS T-SHIRT + FILM + JAZZ MIX

    A limited edition RAMS T-shirt, designed by Build. Only available on Kickstarter!

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix

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    RAMS POSTER + JAZZ MIX + FILM

    The RAMS film poster, designed by Build. 27" x 39." Offset printed on thick 80# McCoy Silk cover stock.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    POSTER + LETTERPRESS + JAZZ MIX + FILM

    The RAMS film poster, and the 5" x 7" letterpress print of Rams' "10 Principles for Good Design," designed by Build.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    NEW: RAMS T-SHIRT + LETTERPRESS + FILM

    A limited edition RAMS t-shirt, only available on Kickstarter, and the 5" x 7" letterpress print of Rams' "10 Principles for Good Design." Both designed by Build.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT #1 (Vitsoe 606)

    A2 size (16.5" x 23") limited edition silkscreen print designed by Build. Numbered edition of only 100 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT #2 (Vitsoe 620)

    A2 size (16.5" x 23") limited edition silkscreen print designed by Build. Numbered edition of only 100 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT #3 (Braun ET 66)

    A2 size (16.5" x 23") limited edition silkscreen print designed by Build. Numbered edition of only 100 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT #4 (Braun T 41)

    A2 size (16.5" x 23") limited edition silkscreen print designed by Build. Numbered edition of only 100 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    LARGE "10 PRINCIPLES" LETTERPRESS PRINT

    A2 size (16.5" x 23") limited edition letterpress print of Rams' "10 Principles for Good Design," designed by Build. Boldly impressed in black ink on Cranes Lettra 300gsm art paper. Numbered edition of only 150 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, and Dieter's jazz mix.

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    LIMITED EDITION RAMS PHOTOGRAPH

    A limited edition 11" x 17" portrait photograph of Dieter Rams by Gary Hustwit. Signed by Gary Hustwit and printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper. Numbered edition of only 30 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    NYC PRIVATE SCREENING + PARTY

    You and a guest will attend a private VIP screening and reception for RAMS in New York, before it's released to the public, hosted by Gary Hustwit.

    Plus, you'll receive a poster at the event, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    SF PRIVATE SCREENING + PARTY

    You and a guest will attend a private VIP screening and reception for RAMS in San Francisco, before it's released to the public, hosted by Gary Hustwit.

    Plus, you'll receive a poster at the event, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    LONDON PRIVATE SCREENING + PARTY

    You and a guest will attend a private VIP screening and reception for RAMS in London, before it's released to the public, hosted by Gary Hustwit.

    Plus, you'll receive a poster at the event, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    NEW! BERLIN PRIVATE SCREENING + PARTY

    You and a guest will attend a private VIP screening and reception for RAMS in Berlin, before it's released to the public, hosted by Gary Hustwit.

    Plus, you'll receive a poster at the event, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    SIGNED LETTERPRESS "10 PRINCIPLES"

    A 5" x 7" letterpress print of Rams' "10 Principles for Good Design," designed by Build. Signed by Dieter Rams.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    ALL FOUR PRINTS

    All four limited edition silkscreen prints (Vitsoe 606, Vitsoe 620, Braun ET 66, Braun T 41), designed by Build. Numbered edition of 100 copies.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    SIGNED BOOK

    A copy of "Less But Better" signed by Dieter Rams. This is a rare opportunity, as Dieter doesn't do book signings.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    VITSOE TOUR + 621 TABLE

    A private tour of Vitsoe's London workshop for you and a guest. After the tour, you'll select your own 621 Side Table designed by Dieter Rams.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    NEW: ET 55 & SIGNED LETTERPRESS CARD

    A vintage 1980s Braun ET 55 calculator designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs in 1981, and a "10 Principles" 5"x7" letterpress card signed by Dieter. The calculator is in good working condition and comes with its original case.

    Plus, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    NEW: SIGNED BOOK AND LETTERPRESS CARD

    A copy of the book "Less But Better" and a "10 Principles" 5"x7" letterpress card, each signed by Dieter Rams. This is a rare opportunity.

    Plus, you'll receive two invites to any of the private screenings, a poster, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    VINTAGE BRAUN RT 20 RADIO

    You'll receive a vintage 1960s Braun RT 20 radio, one of Dieter Rams' most iconic designs. In excellent condition and fully functioning, it is dual-current so it will work in any country. It's also been adapted with a 1/8" input jack, so you can hook up your iPhone or other music device!

    Plus, you'll receive two invites to any of the private screenings, a poster, a digital download of RAMS when the film is released, exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video, Dieter's jazz mix, and your name included in the film's credits.

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    YOUR OWN SCREENING

    A private screening of RAMS for your group or company, hosted by filmmaker Gary Hustwit.

    You'll also receive 20 RAMS posters and your name or company name in the film's credits.

    Gary's travel and accommodations not included if you are outside the NYC area. Scheduling is flexible, sometime after September 2017. Contact us with questions.

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    NEW! YOUR OWN SCREENING (NORTH AMERICA)

    A private screening of RAMS for your group or company in North America, hosted by filmmaker Gary Hustwit.

    You'll also receive 20 RAMS posters and your name or company name in the film's credits.

    Gary's travel and accommodations not included if you are outside the NYC area. Scheduling is flexible, sometime after September 2017. If you're based outside of North America, please send us a private message!

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