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By Josh Wilson
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WHY THIS BOOK IS IMPORTANT

If you're like me you enjoy reading, but may not feel a strong connection to the written word. However, ideas that are represented visually through drawings or photographs instantly connect with our brains. We understand the world through shape, line, color, and pattern. We're visual learners! And this book is for us! It's also personal - a gift for my family.

I want LEARN YOUR LETTERS to be the best alphabet book you have ever seen and I want it to be better than a book you'd buy in a store. In order to keep the message clear and direct I've worked tirelessly to keep this book simple. In today's world of constant overstimulation, LEARN YOUR LETTERS will keep your attention focused. Plus, simple ideas have the power to transcend age, ability, gender, race, culture, and even time.

LEARN YOUR LETTERS is categorized under "Children's Books," but is for a much wider audience. Anyone who appreciates typography, drop caps, logos, bright colors and STUFF will love this book. Children and adults alike will enjoy revisiting these images time and time again while recognizing new ideas in familiar things. If you have an imagination, your inner child and outer adult will love this letter book.

LOOK INSIDE

LEARN YOUR LETTERS BOOK

page 1 and 2
page 1 and 2

 

page 3 and 4
page 3 and 4

 

page 17 and 18
page 17 and 18

 

page 23 and 24
page 23 and 24

COLORING BOOK

page 11 and 12
page 11 and 12

 

page 15 and 16
page 15 and 16

 

page 23 and 24
page 23 and 24

The downloadable coloring book will be a powerful tool as your child advances from reading letters, to writing and drawing them. They can create their own versions in any way they choose, directly below these illustrations. Now your child is learning in multiple ways which is important for truly owning the information.

 THE POSTER - 22" x 19"

Some letters omitted to heighten anticipation!  Printed posters will of course have all letter designs.
Some letters omitted to heighten anticipation! Printed posters will of course have all letter designs.

Teachers that use the "word per week" method will be happy to know that each square on the poster is the size of your average post-it note. Which means you can cover the poster up and then reveal each letter as you learn. Advent-Calendar style!!

TECH SPECS

Why a board book? Because board books are FUN! They feel more like a toy than a book. They are stronger, water-resistant, the pages are easier to turn, and you can't get paper cuts!

  • 6" wide x 6" tall x 1" thick - perfect for little and big hands alike
  • 26 pages - one for each individual letter
  • Rounded corners
  • Gloss finish on every page
  • 40 pt laminated paperboard
  • Offset printing - think vibrant colors and deep saturation
  • Real Ink, not toner - ink soaks into the paper for permanence
  • this book will NOT have interior text - enjoy the pictures!
  • this book will NOT be littered with lines upon lines of publishing gibberish
  • this book will NOT have a long list of names of people you've never met.

BUDGET

Cost breakdown of where your money is spent.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

The most important part of this project is YOU, the backers - we are a team! Now that you're in, you can help guarantee your copy of LEARN YOUR LETTERS by recruiting others to do the same!!

  • Share this campaign with your friends, family, & co-workers
  • Follow my instagram,  twitter, or tumblr
  • Use an image from the book as your profile picture

TIMELINE

 IF WE REACH OUR GOAL:  

  • Printing - 3 weeks. (April)
  • Shipping to the U.S. - 6 weeks across the ocean. sorry. (May)
  • Shipping to backers - 1-2 weeks. (June)

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!

REVIEWS

"Excellent work, sir."   -  J (artist)

"I really like R and V." - Annie (friend and super cool aunt to 5 kids)

"OMG I just looked through it and I love it...I love it already...Love it" - Amy (artist)

"Precious...I like the creativity and the colors...and I like the way that there is a lot of contrast too. Good for little eyes." - Morgan (Physician, Photographer, Teacher, Mother, Superwoman)

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Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is delivering all the rewards both at a high level and in a timely fashion. I will be working with PrintNinja for both my printing and distribution. They have told me once I place the order it will take 9 weeks to ship to their warehouse outside of Chicago. After that it may take another 1-2 weeks to ship to backers around the world. This is straight from PrintNinja's website:

"...Shipping time will vary based on weather conditions, port and boat capacity, labor fluctuations, customs approval and other factors."

Worrying about shipping problems is what will keep me awake each night.

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    You really want to support this alphabet book but you've already learned your ABC's. In return I will happily give you a shout out on Instagram @theFiveLineDesign.

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    12 books, plus a bunch more goodies:
    PDF digital download of the book, a PDF of the coloring book, 3 posters, access to a demonstration video of me creating one of the illustrations in this book, and access to a playlist of great tunes I listen to while making this book - which you should listen to while enjoying this book!

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    Basically you will be my new best friend, my hero, and an example to all.

    You will get all the goodies listed below as well as "Concept to Creation" - a PDF book of scrapped illustrations, sketch book notes, mistakes, problem solving, and other behind the scenes info.

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    5 hours with me on a telephone call or video chat to consult on your project! Divide those hours up however you like. Over a few days or weeks we can chat about creative process, launching on kickstarter, art, music, small particle physics.... ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE!!

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