Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Helping you to understand the struggles of reading through beautiful printed typography
Helping you to understand the struggles of reading through beautiful printed typography
Helping you to understand the struggles of reading through beautiful printed typography
321 backers pledged £8,501 to help bring this project to life.

About

I Wonder What it's Like to be Dyslexic II project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

I Wonder What it's Like to be Dyslexic II

£8,501

321

As of the project deadline this book will be available via www.reedeeng.com

This book aims to provide the reader with a beautiful, design led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading and is packed full with typographic experiments along with facts about typography, language and dyslexia.

People all over the world struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, including dyslexia, lack of education and an unfamiliar language to name a few. People with reading difficulty are often capable of thinking in ways that others aren't and as a result are capable of true greatness, yet these people are often misunderstood and treated unfairly as a result. 

Failing to encourage those with reading difficulties in a way that makes sense to them can limit (and in many cases damage) their ability to progress in life. 

Great effort has been made to provide tools aimed at improving a person's ability to read but very little has been done to give those around them an understanding of what it really feels like to struggle in such a way. 

A year on from the first campaign and with over 2,000 copies of the book delivered to over 30 countries across the world, I am returning to you, the Kickstarter community, to help self publish a second version of my book “I Wonder What it’s Like to be Dyslexic”. 

Whether you have a child, student, colleague or peer that struggles with reading or you yourself experience that difficulty, this book is designed for you. 

If you choose to pledge and receive a copy - read it, enjoy it and most importantly, share it. Leave it on a coffee table or share it with your class or colleagues. If the course of one person’s life is changed for the better as a result of the understanding that this book can provide, we will have achieved something truly amazing, together.

With your help, this book can become available all over the world.

----

Like and follow the book on Facebook and twitter to keep regularly updated and share the campaign.

 

----

What people people have said:

"An excellent body of research and development that has successfully been translated into the final piece. Thoughtful and considered typography and layout that is quite simple. A joy to look at and read." - The International Society of Typographic Design

"In Barclay's visionary creation, somewhere between a coffee table book and a textbook, letters morph into shapes which meander, swap places and play tricks on the eye. Frustrating yet fascinating, the book reveals a space between words and meaning where new interpretations of language are possible."- The Huffington Post

"Barclay's I wonder what it's like to be dyslexic visualizes a variety of typographic theories to plainly—and quite beautifully—portray the experience of reading with dyslexia. Large, simple type is juxtaposed next to short, information rich paragraphs that expound on what it is you're seeing and give voice to the sort of confusion many feel on a daily basis." - Gizmodo

"This book demonstrates very clearly the range of trials and tribulations experienced by someone struggling to make sense of the written word. In my opinion this is a 'must have' resource for both parents and professionals wanting to support and understand the difficulties experienced by people trying to master the craft of reading especially in this information-rich world and when literacy achievements in this country are apparently at an all time low." - Jeannie Low Ying (retired Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist)

"This book should be put on the compulsory reading list for all training teachers in a bid to eradicate the ignorance that still exists towards Dyslexia" - Julie Roche (Deputy Head Principal)

"Through meticulous design that manages to be friendly as well as stylish, Sam has created a publication that is accessible, informative and has filled a very important gap in the design world." - itsnicethat.com

"In Barclay's book, letters are turned into visual art. In a perfect example of showing instead of telling, words here convey an important, overdue message not through their literal meaning so much as through their imaginatively altered visual structures." - Fast Company 

These quotes are from articles based on the first book.

As featured in:

----

The Book 
Improved Size

A small digital animation of the dust jacket and its indies print.
A small digital animation of the dust jacket and its indies print.

Inside

I have included my parents story of what they went through whilst discovering that I was dyslexic. Below is a short piece from that journey -

"As this was our first child going through school, we didn't really know what was going on. We just knew something wasn't right. We asked about his progress, and were told all would be fine and when he went to the Junior school, he would then catch up. We weren't convinced, plus junior school was still a year away, so we kept a close watch on Sam."

My parents story within the book
My parents story within the book

 Sample spreads from the book digitally created.

Poster

Could be framed in your office, School classroom or home, you decide.

Bookmarks & Badges

----

Who is this book for?

For you 
Thumb through the pages of this book with your favourite cup of coffee. Enjoy the books beautiful typographic theories that are sure to give you a completely different outlook on reading. 

Put it on your coffee table, stack it on your bookshelf or pass it on to a friend. If five people pick the book up in it's lifetime, the chances are that one of those five will impact positively on another person's life as a result, whether they know it or not. 

For your business 
As stated in the Equality Act 2010, disability discrimination legislation prohibits discrimination against disabled people in employment and in the provision of goods and services. This includes those with dyslexia. 

With or without legislation, many businesses require staff and customers to read a great deal - whether it be T&C's, returns policies, reports, daily emails... the list goes on. 

Helping staff to truly understand what it might feel like for a colleague or customer to struggle with reading will greatly improve your business. 

For your school/college/university 
The impact of dyslexia is rarely seen in greater force than in education. Students that cannot learn to read have enormous difficulty reading to learn. If those around them - be it their teachers, parents or fellow students - can begin to understand what it feels like for them to be face to face with a page of text, the positive impact on their self esteem will be felt for the rest of their lives. 

----

Breakdown of costs 
The target for this campaign has been calculated based on detailed procurement of the materials and services required to bring the book to life and to your door. In order to be completely transparent, I have provided as much information as possible below. If you have any questions at all, please just send a message and I’ll be happy to respond.

Spec 

Book Size - 180mm x 220mm Page Count - 132pp (may change) 
Cover Paper - Colour Set Solar 
Paper - Munken Pure 170gsm, printed using lithography 
Cover Wrap Size (unfolded) - 355mm x 588mm 
Cover Wrap Paper - Colour Set Dark Grey Digitally printed with white ink Printer - TBC 

Video 
The video was filmed and edited by the ever so talented Out Since Tuesday. Check out their work! 

Postage & Packaging  
Each book will be delivered in Amazon style, damage resistant packaging so that your book will arrive on time and in perfect condition. Prints will be sent separately in a tube to avoid folding.

Contingency  
While the last 6 months has been spent planning every detail and considering every possible challenge that we may face, this contingency will further safeguard my ability to deliver your book to you in the highest possible quality. 

Kickstarter & payment fees
Kickstarter have their own goals to reach and for their kind and valuable service, they apply a fee to the total amount raised if our target is met. The banks also charge their fee for processing the payments.

----

Risks and challenges

I have worked with a number of people to refine the details of this campaign and to ensure that no stone has been left unturned. Having studied the business of print and worked on many projects of this nature, I am grateful for the opportunity that Kickstarter provides to help bring my own work to life.

Should the contingency factored into this campaign's target not be used to overcome any potential obstacles, it shall be used to further improve the quality of the final product.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    THANK YOU
    Receive the bookmark and 3 buttons.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £12 or more About $19

    LIMITED EDITION PRINT
    Content from the book adapted into a beautiful A2 print. See images in description.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £14 or more About $22

    EARLY BIRD BOOK
    Get your hands on a copy of the book before it's available anywhere else! Bookmark included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £19 or more About $30

    THE BOOK
    Get your hands on a copy of the book before it's available anywhere else! Bookmark included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    53 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £24 or more About $38

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    Your name printed within the book as a special thank you + a signed copy + a beautiful, limited edition A2 print.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 119 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £30 or more About $47

    THE FAN PACK
    1 copy of the book + a beautiful, limited edition A2 print.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £35 or more About $55

    THE UPGRADE
    Get your hands on 2 copies of the book before it's available anywhere else!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £39 or more About $61

    THE PHILANTHROPIST
    Get your hands on a copy of the book and I'll also send a copy to another person of your choice. This could be your child's head teacher, a friend, an employee, an employer, even the prime minister if you have his address... It's up to you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £45 or more About $70

    THE PERSONAL TOUCH
    Get your hands on a copy of the book. I will also sign the book and hand write a personal message to either yourself or a person of your choice.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £85 or more About $133

    THE BIG PACK
    5 copies of the book + 2 beautiful, limited edition A2 prints! Perfect for small businesses or classrooms.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £180 or more About $282

    THE MEGA PACK
    10 copies of the book + 2 beautiful, limited edition A2 prints. Perfect for organisations of any size.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge £350 or more About $548

    THE COLLECTORS PACK
    5 copies of the book (All signed) + the print, beautifully mounted, framed and signed.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,564

    THE ONCE IN A LIFETIME DEAL
    A signed copy of the book with a personal message + The print, beautifully framed + your name and photograph in the book as a special thank you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge £2,500 or more About $3,911

    THE TALK
    Once the Kickstarter campaign is over, I will give a talk on my experience and dyslexia + Q&A + book signing + location of your choice. (Some further T&C's may apply)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)