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PRISM index is a limited edition, handmade, mixed-media art book that compiles the work of a wide spectrum of artists into one place.

WHAT: PRISM index is a limited edition, handmade, silkscreened, mixed-media book that compiles the work of a wide spectrum of artists into one place. The name serves as an acronym for print, images, sounds, and movies.

THIS IS THE SECOND ISSUE OF PRISM INDEX. 60 BRAND NEW CONTRIBUTORS!

The goal of this publication is to create a collage of current art/culture scenes from throughout the US and the world. As a network for artists, this project seeks to establish a platform for multi-media sharing through the tactile, aural, and visual experience of print, images, sounds (CD), and movies (DVD) and to extend and elaborate those expressions through its online presence. PRISM index intended to create something that could not be thrown away, skimmed through, replicated, or forgotten.

Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies. Packaged in archival sleeves.

Specific details of who's in it below!

MONEY: The money raised will pay for the compilation to be professionally printed. Offset printing provides the highest quality and most faithful reproductions of the artists' work. It costs too. The other costs include the handmade paper and silkscreened covers. The CD's and DVD's, which must be duplicated, stamped and cased. Each copy will then be individually hand-sewn and numbered for you.

Canada and Mexico shipping add $4.

International shipping add $8.

REWARDS:

PRISM index #2

  • Silkscreened cover on handmade paper. 88 pages. Hand-bound. Printed offset with color. Short stories, non-fiction, art, comics, poetry, and more. Hand-stamped 95 min DVD and a hand-stamped 80 min CD sewn inside. Plus a bonus mini-comic/zine.
  • Includes the below PRISM index #2 CD and DVD.

PRISM index #2 CD : 80 minutes (unreleased & rare recordings) - Hand-stamped

PRISM index #2 DVD : 95 minutes (award-winning, bizarre, eclectic, and beautiful short films) - Hand-stamped

PRISM index #1 - (Samples Above)

  • PRISM index #1 was produced in the same format as #2. It features entirely different artists and you can browse it here.

Artists featured in PRISM index #1

Mini-comic/zine OR Mix-CD from select PRISM index artists (Also includes a "thank you" postcard)

Kickstarter exclusive: Silkscreened T-shirts

T-shirts larger

PRISM index #2 Metal Offset Printing Plates

  • Since this is a limited edition one-time only handmade project we will not be reusing the metal plates used to print the magazine. That means you can get any piece of art/writing from the compilation on a used, inked, metal plate! These will be chosen at random and will be approximately 11" x 17". If you pledge $300 or above you will have your choice.

ART FOR SALE

(Click the links to see art)

Mel Kadel - BALANCE is an 8″ x 10″ print, edition of 50. It’s a one-color silkscreen with hand coloring on coffee stained paper. Last one left. (Comes with PRISM index #2)

(SOLD) Jeffrey Bowers - UNTITLED - 10" x 10" watercolor and ink. (SOLD)

Jessica Wassil - Teeny's Big Wig original artwork for Trinie Dalton's story in PRISM index #2. (Comes with PRISM index #2)

Jed Collins - Julie Locke - ink comic. 17" x 14" from PRISM index #2. (Comes with PRISM index #2)

(SOLD)  John Malta - Lizard Lounge 11" x 17" watercolor on paper from PRISM index #2 (SOLD)

Arrington de Dionyso - You Penetrate My Heart from PRISM index #1 (Comes with PRISM index #2 or #1 or another piece in the series)

Arrington de Dionyso - Hand-cut lathe record #1 (above) & #2 (below)

Lola Dupre - "Exploding Renaissance Lion", A4 sized.  (Hand cut and glued collage)

Michael Hurley - Have Mercy - Original pen & ink that he has printed off and hand-colored and painted. 8" x 8" on 8.5" x 11" paper. Also, receive a copy of PRISM index #1 or #2.

Jed Collins - Original Commissioned Painting - What do you want painted?

Jeffrey Bowers - Original Commissioned Painting - What do you want painted?

MAKE READY STOCK

  • Three versions of PRISM index #2 will be sewn together with the waste stock from the printing press. The colors and type are set up and tested with these pages so they generally come out very bizarre. Each will be different, with hand painted additions to the cover.

IN CONCLUSION

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    A virtual thank you!

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    A mini-comic/zine OR a mix-CD from select PRISM index artists. Includes a "thank you" postcard.

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    The hand-stamped PRISM index CD (80 minutes of unreleased and rare recordings)

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    The hand-stamped PRISM index DVD (95 minutes of award-winning documentaries, experimental films, animations, and short narratives)

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    A Kickstarter exclusive hand-silkscreened T-shirt from Bill Plympton, Michael Hurley, Jeffrey Brown, Matt Furie, John Malta, or Jeffrey Bowers. 100% cotton! Men's: xs-xxxl and Women's: s-xxl. International customers please add $8.

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    One-of-a-kind hand-cut 7" lathe records by Arrington de Dionyso. Packaged with unreleased demo CD in a handpainted cover. Each vinyl record is shaped differently and contains different unreleased songs.

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    PRISM index #2 (includes handsewn 88 page book, printed offset, hand-stamped DVD, CD, and mini-comic). International customers please add $8.

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    PRISM index #2 (includes 88 page book, CD,DVD, comic) It will be signed and have your name printed in the back of the book. International customers please add $8.

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    Original one-of-a-kind PRISM index offset printing plate (metal plates with PRISM index images ripped to them, inked, and used to print the limited edition books) 11" x 17" each. Plates will be chosen at random. International customers please add $8.

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    PRISM index #1 and #2 (book, CD, DVD, comic). Signed by the editor. International customers please add $8.

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    3 copies total of PRISM index #1 and/or #2 (book, CD, DVD, comic). Plus choose a mix-CD from a PRISM index artist. International customers please add $8.

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    THE PACKAGE: PRISM index #1 & #2. Signed, your name printed in #2, artist mix-CD, silkscreened T-shirt. International customers please add $8.

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    PRISM index #2 signed, your name printed in back. A random original 11" x 17" printing plate from PRISM index. International customers please add $8.

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    Original art from PRISM index by Jeffrey Bowers, Jessica Wassil, Arrington de Dionyso, John Malta, Eric Shaw and Jed Collins. OR original work by Michael Hurley, Mel Kadel, Lola Dupre, Arrington de Dionyso. Get commissioned work from Jed Collins or Jeffrey Bowers. (Please include the piece you would like to purchase in an email.)

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    A one-of-a-kind version of PRISM index #2. I will sew together the "make ready stock," which is technically waste stock that is used on press to get the colors adjusted and set up. I will make hand painted additions to the cover as well. Though there are 3, each will be completely different.

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    DISTRIBUTOR DEAL: (10 copies) - Must have a business/resale license. Your business will be printed in the back as a supporter.

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    PRISM index #1 & #2 (one of the first 15 copies) signed with your name printed in back. Your choice of printing plate (will email jpegs of pages). Three T-shirts. Five artist mix-CD's. Personalized thank-you card. OR PRISM index #2 signed/name in back and original commissioned 8.5" x 11" watercolor by Jeffrey Bowers or Jed Collins.

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    PRISM index #1 & #2 (one of the first 5 copies) signed with your name printed in back. Your choice of printing plate (will email jpegs of pages). Three T-shirts. Five artist mix-CD's. Personalized thank-you card. AND a original commissioned 8.5" x 11" watercolor by Jeffrey Bowers or Jed Collins.

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