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William Schaff 11x11 art book featuring his music related art. Comes with a 10" by Jason Molina of new material written for this book.

William Schaff is an artist living in Warren, RI.  He's responsible for many a piece of fine art, including album covers from some of the top indie bands you know and love.

I am a fella who runs a small recording label and record store in Savannah, GA., Graveface Records.

For 5 years I have been trying to find an extra $15,000 to put out a high quality, fine art book that collects the artwork William Schaff has done for bands and musicians over the years.  Every time it looks like I have the money, something comes up.  Thanks to the wonders of you and Kickstarter, this might actually happen now.  The idea is simple; make a beautiful 11x11 hardcover art book of at least 60 pages featuring Schaff's music related artwork from childhood until now.

An introduction by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and intros to different sections by such notables as Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Darren Jackson of Kid Dakota help describe how these images came into existence. But wait, music fans...there's more! The icing on the cake is the 10" that Jason Molina [Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.] recorded specifically for this project a few years back.  These songs have never been released on anything else! They're incredible, and it's been quite difficult not letting anyone hear them for so long.

The money will be spent as follows:

Manufacturing an 11x11, 60+ page Hardcover art book (100lb full color pages, 120pt board for cover plus foil stamping) & the 10" Jason Molina vinyl.

It should also be stressed that due to Jason's kindness years ago with writing/recording the songs for the record, 10% of every dollar earned is going to help Mr. Molina out with current, overwhelming medical bills. That's right - not only are you making this wonderful book possible, but you'll be helping a wonderful man who has brought this world so much incredible music.

If we are blessed enough to exceed our goal of $14,040, the extra money will go to make this book beyond incredible. If we transcend our goals, the additional money will be spent as follows:

Adding a dust jacket, upgrading the paper, creating a sleeve for the inside back cover to hold the 10", paying our graphic design team, keeping our electricity on and so on. 

There are posters, colored test pressings, a pre-order of the book itself (duh!), a G.G. Allin coloring book and many more fun items up for grabs! It should be said that we really appreciate your support - be it $1, $2,000 or just well wishes.  It means the world to me given the cruel conditions of our daily existences. That was heavy.  

Wiff wuv,

Ryan Graveface

p.s. Please hit me up if you have any questions, and thanks again. 

p.p.s. Here's a link to the last animated picture disc Schaff created for DREAMEND if you're curious to see how it will look (sort of): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og7KEkoobJs

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    Hugs or a high-five...depends on the creepshow factor. Thank you for your pledge! Every dollar helps!

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    A PDF of the William Schaff art book. That's right - a sawbuck gets you a PDF copy of this book!

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    Graveface's first flexi vinyl release - only available here! This will never be available for purchase anywhere. It's of our new girl-group, The Casket Girls (picture The Shangri-Las but incredibly depressed).  The flexi comes as a postcard and features the art of William Schaff. Additionally you'll receive a download code of The Casket Girls single, a zip file of the Jason Molina 10", a PDF of William Schaff's book and a Graveface sampler of old/new/rare/unheard stuff. SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE USA. INCLUDE $1 EXTRA TO SHIP ANYWHERE ELSE.

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    Receive the new DREAMEND album, 'And the Tears Washed Me, Wave After Wave' on animated picture disc featuring the artwork of William Schaff (Kickstarter copies hand-numbered). Also comes with a download code of the album, a zip file of the Jason Molina 10", a PDF of William Schaff's book, a Graveface sampler of old/new/rare/unheard stuff and The Casket Girls flexi postcard single featuring the art of William Schaff. SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE USA. ADD $7 EXTRA TO SHIP TO CANADA OR $16 EXTRA TO SHIP EVERYWHERE ELSE

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    THE ACTUAL BOOK AND THE MOLINA 10". That's right folks - it's like assuring you get what will ultimately be a limited run of this book. All copies pre-ordered on Kickstarter will be hand-numbered and the 10" comes on an exclusive color vinyl (retail copies different color). Also comes with the zip/PDF and the flexi single. (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!) SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE USA. ADD $10 TO SHIP TO CANADA OR $20 TO SHIP EVERYWHERE ELSE.

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    The book with the Jason Molina 10", the new DREAMEND animated picture disc plus the flexi and download code (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!) SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE USA. ADD $10 TO SHIP TO CANADA OR $20 TO SHIP EVERYWHERE ELSE.

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    The book with the Jason Molina 10", the new DREAMEND record, the flexi single, a download code AND a never before released GG ALLIN KIDS ACTIVITY & COLORING BOOK made by William Schaff. The first 100 will be hand-numbered and will have a screen printed cover (additionally, we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the art book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!) SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE USA. ADD $10 TO SHIP TO CANADA OR $20 TO SHIP EVERYWHERE ELSE.

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    The book with the Jason Molina 10", the DREAMEND abum, the flexi, a download code, the GG Allin coloring book and a silk screened William Schaff poster (18x24) sent in a poster tube. (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the art book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!) SHIPPING INCLUDED IN THE USA. ADD $15 TO SHIP TO CANADA OR $30 TO SHIP EVERYWHERE ELSE (2 shipments, 1 in a poster tube and the rest in a mailer)

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    Besides the amazing items that are already weighing down your sac o' wonder (art book, 10" vinyl, DREAMEND record, poster, coloring book, download codes, flexi), you'll receive a super unique test pressing. Tests will come on colored vinyl of your choice (standard colors). You choose any 2012 release you want a test pressing for. (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the art book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!)

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    All the goodies (art book, 10" vinyl, DREAMEND record, poster, coloring book, download codes, flexi) plus an ORIGINAL work of art that has all the music related creatures Schaff has created battling each other - shit yeah! (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the art book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!)

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    All the goodies (art book, 10" vinyl, DREAMEND record, poster, coloring book, download codes, flexi) plus an ORIGINAL work of art that has all the music related creatures Schaff has created battling each other - shit yeah! (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the art book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!)

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    All the goodies (art book, 10" vinyl, DREAMEND record, poster, coloring book, download codes, flexi) PLUS a live performance of your choice by Hospital Ships (will travel within 4 hours of Lawrence), Dreamend (will travel within 500 miles of 31401) or The Marshmallow Ghosts (will travel within 5 hours of Hell, MI) at your house, high school dance, etc. Only available in the US. (we'll pimp your name on a supporters page within the art book as well...if you want that sort of recognition!)

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