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Tony B.By Tony B.
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Tony B.By Tony B.
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About

Mock-up of book cover
Mock-up of book cover

Printed with glow-in-the-dark inks, Important Stuff: A Glow-in-the-Dark Journey will be a self-published children's board book of ten important events in world history and their effects on us today. 

THE BOOK

Mock-up: Dinosaurs spread
Mock-up: Dinosaurs spread

 

Mock-Up: Revolutionary War spread
Mock-Up: Revolutionary War spread

 

Mock-up: Amelia Earhart spread
Mock-up: Amelia Earhart spread

The book will be 7" x 7" and contain ten spreads of illustrations. I wanted to create a fun and educational book to teach kids about historical events and figures. This book will serve as a reminder of what has come before them and how these things influence us today. I researched several key events and made sure that issues such as innovation, diverse cultures, freedom, and equality were represented in this project. 

Events and/or topics covered in this book will include:

  • The extinction of dinosaurs
  • The invention of the wheel
  • The first civilization of Mesopotamia 
  • The building of the Great Wall of China
  • Galileo's contributions
  • The Revolutionary War
  • Edward Jenner and the first vaccine
  • The Ford Model T
  • Amelia Earhart's flight
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

The art style for the book combines my love of big shapes/bright colors with modern design. It fuses my childhood interests with the aesthetics that I have picked up during my professional career.

REWARDS

Wallpaper Downloads - I will have most of the assets resized for computer and smartphone devices. It won't be full spreads because the artwork dimensions won't fit them.

Assorted Pins - These 1.25" hard enamel pins will feature my dinosaur designs. At different tiers, you can choose either one design or all three.

Sticker Pack -This reward will celebrate the four historical icons that are represented in my book. Every pack will come with these four historical figures: George Washington, Galileo, Amelia Earhart, and Martin Luther King Jr. All stickers will be sized at 3 inches.

Custom Sticker - I will draw and design you in my graphic style. Then, the illustration will be turned into a sticker! Not only will you be receiving ten copies of yourself as a sticker, you will also get a digital file for your social media and/or online dating accounts. The final image will only be you, no pets or other characters.

Pizza Party - Recently, I've been keeping my daily calorie intake at 1500. I will break this rule because we are having a pizza together! You tell me your location and I will choose the restaurant according to Yelp reviews. Besides eating pizza, we can talk about: art direction, goals, personal life decisions, interests, movies, the hit TV show Lost, etc. The pizza party is only valid in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles area.

FINAL NOTES

My mom teaching me how to read my birthday cake. And then stealing my birthday wish.
My mom teaching me how to read my birthday cake. And then stealing my birthday wish.

First, I would like to say thank you to my mom and dad for encouraging me to learn and grow. Thank you to my family and friends that assisted me with building this project. And a final thank you to everyone that is willing to help fund this project.

Risks and challenges

There are very few risks and challenges associated with the current phase of the project. Assets for the book as well as the rewards (pins and stickers) have all been created. Once funded, I will be working with the manufacturers to bring you the finest quality in all the products.

The production process should take ten weeks. I am planning to have the books sent to me by late November so I can ship them out early December. I want them in your hands by Christmas to share with family and friends. If they happen to come sooner, that will be a happy surprise for everyone!

I will be here to handle all concerns via email and messages.

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    I will work with you to finalize a custom sticker with you as the design! You will get ten copies of that sticker plus the digital file. You will also get the entire set of dinosaur pins, the sticker pack, and the book.

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