Hello, I’m Geneva, an illustrator based in the rural NC mountains. These mountains have inspired much of my art, and the rural darkness allows for some beautiful stargazing! This star gazing gave birth to the idea of "Planettes."
The Planettes are personifications of the planets in our solar system, including the Sun, Moon, Pluto (still a planet in our hearts!) and the Milky Way. Each Planette is designed to contain small facts on the real planets, while still having their own personality with a fictitious touch. For instance, each one of Neptune’s 14 moons are present, but twelve of them also make the frame for her glasses.
The Planettes were a passion project drawn solely for the love of space. I’m just in constant awe of what’s out there and wanted to draw a small ode to it all! You can find a full view of each Planette over on my portfolio!
This campaign is for the 2nd print run of the Planettes all together in one 16x24 inch museum quality poster. The first print run was a smaller affair held on my personal website. I am using this campaign as a 2nd print run for those who missed the first and to have it on a more user-friendly platform :)
The posters will be printed with a long-standing photographic lab, on thick, archival paper with a light metallicy sheen. The finish is closer to an art print than a poster. Additionally, there is a tier for the poster to be mounted on thick foam board with gold accents added, for easier frame-less hanging and handling. Each poster is signed.
All posters would be placed inside a 1 mil clear bag and shipped in a poster tube. Mounted posters would be shipped in flat mailers. Prints from the $20 and $200 tier are also shipped in flat mailers.
*** $20 tier: If you'd like to add an extra print please add $15 to the total. Thanks!
Once the campaign has ended, I will give regular updates on their status. All tier choices, such as which sticker sheet, will be available on the backer survey following the campaign. Here's a basic timeline of what's expected:
Late Nov - early Dec: Campaign ends. Surveys sent out immediately
Kickstarter's two week waiting period for funds
Mid - late Dec: All posters, stickers, stretch goals etc ordered
Early Jan: Posters arrive to me for inspection and packaging
Early - mid Jan: All posters, etc shipped off to backers
This is assuming there will be a few delays from the holidays. If not, the process might go a little bit faster!
The entire $600 goal will be used towards producing these posters and prints, plus allow me to have posters in stock for later availability. If this campaign were to amazingly exceed the goal, there are a few planned stretch goals:
Hit $1000:Randomized Planette square postcard with every tier! -HIT!-
Hit $2000: Black and gold 3.5 inch iron-on patch of the Sun included with every $20 and up tier -HIT!-
Thank you all very much and I hope you'd love to give the Planettes a home! If there are any comments or questions please do not hesitate letting me know!
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter campaign (previous two successfully funded and completed), so I’m fairly confident in managing this next campaign. The art is fully prepped and ready to go! However the largest risks are the possibility of the holidays delaying production or inclement weather delaying shipping. If there were any printing/shipping delays, I will let all backers know as soon as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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