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Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness is an art photo book about dice. Beautiful photos of dice like you never seen them before.
Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness is an art photo book about dice. Beautiful photos of dice like you never seen them before.
182 backers pledged SEK 139,245 to help bring this project to life.

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A Photo Book of Dice A crazy idea? Yeah, it’s definitely unusual. A photo book about dice. People’s first response when they hear about the project is typically, “What did you say?” After they see the pictures, the questions change to “When is the book coming out?” and “Can we buy these as prints, too?”

I’ve been playing table-top board games and role playing games since I was a kid, and they’ve always been a huge part of my life. And wherever there is gaming, there are dice. First just a few, and then more, until it develops into a whole collection . An article for the Swedish gaming magazine Fenix on dice containing a few images prompted an idea from the editors that there should be a whole photo book on the subject, and now, six months and hundreds of hours of photography later, we’re ready to complete it.

This book is an homage to the ultimate symbol of table-top and role-playing-game culture. Starting with the color, form and function, I let the dice inspire me. Random chance, luck and probability have even permeated my approach to photography. The work has aroused thoughts on matters of order and chaos, determinism and free will. These subjects too will be a common thread throughout the book. What, of our reality, is just a consequence of a billiard game of atoms and planets following the Big Bang, and what can we actually influence and control? Dice are so much more than just small pieces of plastic. Each set is a work of art and this book will attempt to show that to the world.

Now we’d love your help to finish this project together. The book and prints can be ordered via our Kickstarter project “Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness”. We’re thrilled with the pictures and we hope you will be too!

Måns Danneman
The photographer and writer behind
Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness

Below you can see the covers and some excerpts from the upcoming art book (preliminary design). With your help, we wish to bring the best of the photographs into an artbook full of of dice. The photographs are all real and not manipulated, and the dice will be presented as you have never seen them before. If this project is funded, this coffee table book (26 cm wide and 25 cm high) will be printed on a minimum of 144 pages, on 150 gr quality paper and collected in hard covers. If the Kickstarter goes well, we have stretch goals that will unlock additional pages.

Since this is a photobook of dice, you will find dice details for each photo.

All pledges that include a printed copy of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness will get a pdf-file of the book as well.

Additional books
If you want more than one book, you can choose to increase your pledge with this add on. Even if you order several books, you still only have to pay for shipping once.

Standard Edition 415:- [Approx. 49 USD / 45 EURO / 35 GBP]
Limited Edition 750:- [Approx. 89 USD / 80 EURO / 62 GBP]


Art Prints and Posters

If you do not want the book, but still want to choose among the art prints and posters, select the Pledge Artlover, it will let you do just that. You will also have to pay the additional cost for the add ons of your choice.

If you want the book and some of the art, simply choose the pledge of your choice and add the cost for the art prints or posters as stated below.

All selections below are in full color. Gallery Print is the most exclusive option, but it really brings out the quality of the photos like nothing else can do.

You got a wide variety of photographs to choose from for the prints and posters. You can add as many as you want to, as long as you pay the cost for each one.

When the Kickstarter has ended, we will send out a survey where you can tell us which of the photos you want your prints or posters to be.

Posters
70 x 100 cm - 250:- [Approx. 29 USD / 27 EURO / 21 GBP]

Canvas Prints
75 x 50 cm 1250:- [Approx. 149 USD / 134 EURO / 105 GBP]
90 x 60 cm 1500:- [Approx. 179 USD / 161 EURO / 125 GBP]

Gallery Prints (Acrylic + Aluminum)
75 x 50 cm - 3000:- [Approx. 354 USD / 321 EURO / 249 GBP]
90 x 60 cm - 4500:- [Approx. 531 USD / 482 EURO / 373 GBP]

If this project is funded, you will be part of making the photo book of Dice a reality. If enough people do, we can always expand the scope even further and adding extra value to the project.

These photos have been shot with a Nikon D7000 and edited in Lightroom. Variables like contrast, white balance, noise reduction and color balance have sometimes been changed to enhance the photos. Important though, NO Photoshop have been used and NO techniques where you add things that weren't there from the beginning. Mostly the lenses 'Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G" and Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G have been used.

The artist and photographer behind this book is Måns Danneman. He is a role player, photographer and psychologist with a big appetite for new ideas and experiences. Måns finds a way to make art out of dice, photographing them in situations and at angles you never really seen before.

Tove and Anders Gillbring are role playing game developers and publishers, with a soft spot for good quality artwork related to gaming. They have over a decade of experience of printing game books and magazines through their company Åskfågeln Publishing.

This is a global campaign, meaning we can send the books anywhere you are located. Shipping charges are added when you select your pledge option, based on country of destination:

Sweden 60 SEK
UK 75 SEK [Approx. 6 GBP]
EU 120 SEK [Approx. 13 EURO]
United States 100 SEK [Approx. 12 USD]
Rest of the World 180 SEK [Approx. 22 USD]

Risks and challenges

After working hundreds of hours on this project, Måns has a catalogue of thousands of photos we will choose from for the book. We will however not finish it until after the summer, since that is the only season not yet caught on camera for this project.

Printing could be a hassle, but Åskfågeln has extensive experience after decades of printing game books and the Swedish gaming magazine Fenix. We will follow the process with the printer closely to make sure a high quality end result is achieved.

Åskfågeln has previously made other crowdfunding campaigns, which all are either fulfilled or in the midst of fulfillment as we speak. We have learned some of the ghastly things that can go wrong with International shipping the hard way, and will make sure not to end up in that kind of problems again. We have chosen to cooperate with GamingQuest to fulfill the shipping for this campaign.

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FAQ

  • Mainly the covers, where the Limited Edition will have a completely different cover with goldfoiling and relief.

    The Limited Edition will be an even more luxurious version of the Standard Edition, using 170 gram paper for the insert (instead of 150 grams, which is high quality in and of itstelf) and a bookribbon.

    If the campaign is a huge success, there are Stretch Goals that might upgrade the Standard Edition as well, but we do not promise anything like that to begin with.

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  • All pledges that include a printed copy of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness will get a pdf-file of the book as well.

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    Pledge SEK 10 or more About $1

    [Approx. 1 USD / 1 EURO / 1 GBP]

    SUPPORTER

    Bring this project to life, and receive our gratitude – but nothing else. You cannot choose any add ons either.

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    Choose this pledge if you wish to buy add ons, but do not care for the photo book.

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    DIGITAL DICE

    Receive the photobook Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness as a pdf-file. All pledges that include a printed copy of the book will also receive this pdf-file.

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    [Approx. 39 USD / 35 EURO / 27 GBP]

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    Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness in the standard edition hardcover version.

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    Pledge SEK 590 or more About $70

    [Approx. 69 USD / 63 EURO / 49 GBP]

    EARLY BIRD DICE COLLECTOR

    Get a limited edition of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness

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    Pledge SEK 750 or more About $89

    [Approx. 89 USD / 80 EURO / 62 GBP]

    DICE COLLECTOR

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    Pledge SEK 1,100 or more About $131

    [Approx. 129 USD / 118 EURO / 91 GBP]

    DICE HOARDER

    Get both a limited edition and a standard edition of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness

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    Pledge SEK 2,500 or more About $298

    [Approx. 299 USD / 269 EURO / 209 GBP]

    RETAILER

    10 Standard Editions
    2 70 x 100 Poster

    A special price for bookstores and retailers only, if you wish to support our Kickstarter campaign and sell the final product in your store. You will receive 10 coffee table books and 2 Posters as a special thanks for your support.

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    Pledge SEK 4,650 or more About $555

    [Approx. 549 USD / 498 EURO / 385 GBP]

    DICE MANIAC

    Do you want to see your dice in the book? Send them to us and Måns will take a photo of his choice with them. This reward will gain you one special photo to be included in the book, with as many of the dice you sent as Måns sees fit. You will get 2 copies of the book and 10 posters with the photo of your dice as well.

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    Pledge SEK 5,000 or more About $597

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    DICE DECORATOR

    1 Standard Editions of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness
    4 Canvas Prints in 75 x 50

    If you want to decorate your home, or the
    office, this is a special collection with 1 luxury coffee table books and 4 different photographs printed and framed on canvas.

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    Pledge SEK 8,400 or more About $1,002

    [Approx. 991 USD / 899 EURO / 696 GBP]

    DICE DEVELOPER

    Send us dice of your making and we will include a presentation of your dice production as well as at least 3 photos Måns has taken of dice you have sent in. You will get 5 copies of the book and 10 posters with one of the photos from your dice as well.

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    Pledge SEK 14,000 or more About $1,670

    [Approx. 1649 USD / 1498 EURO / 1159 GBP]

    DICE GALLERIST

    1 Standard Edition of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness
    1 Limited Edition of Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness
    3 Gallery Prints in 90 x 60

    Our most If you want to decorate your home, or the office, this is a special collection with 1 standard and 1 limited editions of the coffee table books and 3 different photographs with Gallery Print standard (Acrylic + Aluminum). This is or most expensive set, but also our most luxurious.

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Funding period

- (30 days)