A flirty, artistic calendar revealing the sexy side of reading.
Reading is quite sexy. And frankly we can't believe it doesn't get more attention.
Not only do we think people would be happier if they read more, but we think the world would be a better place if it had more readers in it!
We understand reading is often seen as boring. A book doesn't necessarily grab your attention as quickly as a movie. A book isn't flashy like a video game and it definitely can't do as much as your smart phone.
But reading places the whole world within your grasp. It empowers your mind, comforts your soul and provides an escape. What's more sexy than a person who reads?
The goal of the 2012 Reading is Sexy Calendar is to promote reading in a creative, appealing way. Five of San Diego's finest professional photographers have donated their talent and have been shooting for the calendar since January. In April we will chose the 12 best photographs for the calendar. Graphic Artist Nate Khouli (Damascus Media) will donate his time and talent to design a hard and digital copy of the calendar.
The money we are raising on Kickstarter will be used to pay for the printing of 3,000 calendars, which will be released Fall 2011. Proceeds from calendar sales will fund library projects in print-poor communities through Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit in San Diego.
The 2012 Reading is Sexy Calendar will be available on the Traveling Stories website (http://www.TravelingStories.org) beginning September 15! However, there is an opportunity to get one earlier! Come to the Calendar Release Party on September 14 at The W Hotel in downtown San Diego. More information available on http://TravelingStories.org!
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A personalized thank you email, a shout out on twitter, a copy of the Calendar, a Reading is Sexy T-shirt AND adopt a day in the calendar! Personalize your day with a brief message (up to seven words). Your personalized day will appear not only in each of the 3,000 calendars we print but also the digital version! Each day may only be adopted by one person. First come, first served. (We doubt we need to say this, but we reserve the right to refuse messages that aren't tasteful or appropriate).
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All of the above BUT instead of adopting and personalizing one day in the calendar you may adopt an entire month! Personalize your month with a photo, logo, graphic of your choosing and up to 30 words of text. Everyone who purchases a hard or digital copy of the calendar will see your month! Each month may only be adopted once. First come, first served.
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All of the above (adopt a month, not an individual day) AND get a framed 8x10 copy of your favorite picture from the calendar.
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A sexy photo shoot in San Diego with one of the Calendar photographers. Not only will the photographer make you look great, but you'll receive a disk with all the digital files of the photos from your shoot. Decide to have your shoot in the studio, or ANYWHERE in San Diego!
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A night out on the town in San Diego -- on us! Hope you like tequila and old school hip-hop! PLUS: We'll make an epic short video thanking you for your gift and post it on our website! We'll tell everyone how awesome you are and love you forever. You'll also get to adopt a month and we'll send you a Reading is Sexy shirt and a copy of the calendar.
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We'll name a library after you! Chose between our libraries in Sudan and El Salvador! We'll send you a beautifully framed picture of your library with a formal thank you! You'll also receive bragging rights for eternity and will be able to impress people anytime you want by saying you have a library named after you in ___________. You'll have a month in the calendar, we'll send you a bunch of goodies and we'll make a personalized thank you video and post it on our website!
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