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.
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
- (33 days)