Help me expand my whimsical illustrations to custom cellphone cases! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 18, 2012.
About this project
Are you crazy about your dog? Are you constantly looking for ways to bring up his adorable ears in a conversation? Do you try to find a way to show your friend the latest picture of him romping in the grass?
Well, what would you say if we told you that you could avoid the awkward ways of trying to find an in? How, you ask? With a custom illustrated cell phone case! That's right, it's everything you could imagine it would be. It's custom, it's YOUR dog, it's an illustration and its on your cellphone where everyone can see it. Now, with the success of this kickstarter project, not only will you be helping a small business succeed, you can have an awesome piece of art on your phone!
Diesel & Juice is an illustration studio that began in December 2011. It was inspired by my love [read: unhealthy obsession] of my English Bulldog, Diesel and feisty feline, Juice. I created illustrations of them on a whim and decided to create some for my pet obsessed friends and family as budget friendly Christmas presents. They were a huge hit and it's been non-stop drawing ever since!
I currently offer both commissioned and pre-made illustrations of the most adorable pets, creatures, and objects through etsy and a self created e-commerce site. My mission is to create a full line of gift-able products that modern pet and art crazy people alike can get a piece of.
Most of my illustrations are currently available as art prints, canvas wraps, stickers, and calendars and while I've managed to get this far on my own, in order to get to the next step, I need your help!
Watch Part of My Illustration Process:
My goal is to expand my illustrations onto high quality and affordable phone cases. This would include both illustrations offered in my online store as well as any commissioned illustrations. Want to have an awesome illustration of your childhood dog on your phone case? This kickstarter can make that possible!
Our plan is to start with just iphone 4/4s/5 cases but if we can exceed our goal, we'll have the capabilities to expand to select android and blackberry cases. Iphone 5 cases are available as an option but shipment will depend on how long it takes to create the case template and blanks which will depend on the final release date of the phone. We'll be sure to update you along the way.
Each case design is printed using a process called sublimation to ensure lasting vibrant image quality. The case will protect your iPhone with a one-piece, impact resistant, flexible plastic hard case. Simply snap the case onto the back of your iPhone for solid protection with direct access to all device features.
WHERE KICKSTARTER COMES IN
We need help funding the gear for the first production run! All funds will go towards the items needed to create the cases, pledge reward production & shipping costs, as well as any kickstarter and amazon payment fees.
Just to show a few, we've chosen our 14 best sellers. But don't feel limited! I can make your case with absolutely any design or color combination. Many many more illustrations can be viewed at shop.dieselandjuice.com
As a thank you for your pledges, we'll send you rewards based on your contribution amount. These include:
$1 - Digital Love - A dollar can go a long way! With your dollar, we'll be one step closer to our goal and you'll have a smile delivered to your email inbox. What's the smile? A special video only for kickstarter backers of Diesel doing her thank you happy dance. Juice doesn't dance but maybe she'll make an appearance ;]
$5 - Sticker Love - a 4" Diesel decal sticker to stick anywhere you please + a special handwritten thank you
$15 - Calendar Love - a 5"x14" year-at-a-glance 2013 calendar with one of our 14 best selling designs. Printed on a fancy thick stock paper ready to hang above your desk + Sticker Love
$30 - Print Love - an 8x10 fine art print of your choice from shop.dieselandjuice.com + Sticker Love [Print comes unframed, loose in a protective sleeve with a white backing board]
$40 - Iphone Love - an iphone 4/4s/5 phone case with one design of your choice + Sticker Love
$90 - Simple Love - a cartoon inspired [simplistic/bold] illustration of any animal object you choose on one iphone 4/4s/5 case + Sticker Love
$125 - Cartoon Love - a cartoon inspired [simplistic/bold] drawing of any animal or object you choose + an 8x10 print and iphone case of your illustration + Calendar Love
$250 - Custom Love - A detailed commissioned illustration of your favorite pet or object + an Iphone 4/4s/5 phone case of your finished custom illustration + Calendar Love
$500 - Double Love - A detailed commissioned illustration of two pets or objects + one Iphone 4/4s/5 phone case + one 11x14 print of your finished custom illustration + Calendar Love
Funds from the campaign aren't available until at least 14 days after the campaign ends so all reward shipments will begin production two weeks after our campaign ends. It is estimated that phone case order fulfillment won't be completed until January. We'll do our best to complete all pre-orders sooner and promise to be very diligent about sending all backers updates on estimated production and shipping times.
International buyers, please consider adding $3.00 - $10.00 to your pledge to help cover those nasty shipping costs.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Can't afford to help with monetary contributions? We totally understand! You can help us in other ways! Share our project with Facebook and Twitter, tell your dog crazy mom about it, tweet about it to your favorite celebrity or post a flyer in your local coffee shop. Join us on Instagram and we'll return the favor with lots of adorable pictures of Diesel to help you get through any rough work day.
Press Kit - info, pictures, logos, etc to help make it easier for sharing!
FIND US ON THE WEB
We're everywhere. Come get to know us!
Thank you for taking the time to view my campaign, thank you if you shared it, and a HUGE thank you if you contributed. Every effort counts and is hugely appreciated. xxMichele
Video music: Tim McMorris - Movie Trailer Credits Intro
Risks and challenges
The risks of a successfully funded project primarily include possible equipment issues and delays in production. We have a backup printer lined up in the slight chance our own equipment fails to arrive or function at it's best. We want to be sure all orders are delivered before the estimated date and plan to do whatever it takes to be sure we stand by that goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I sure did! It should read that the Calendar Love pledges will ship November 2012, not 2013. That would just be silly! Because there are a few pledges made for the Calendar Love, I'm unable to update. Oops!
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