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Roadworthy Decals For The City Cyclist
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Roadworthy Decals For The City Cyclist
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Mehoi Reflective Bike Decals & Stickers

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Do you ride bike in the city? Chances are, if you’re a city cyclist you have your own story about getting hit by a car. Usually because they just didn’t see you.

Riding bike has been the primary way I get around the city for more than a decade now. And I’ve been hit. More than once. It’s a problem.

I am a local artist, and I’m designing and making reflective decals to help cyclists be more visible. And hopefully a little safer! I’m using engineer grade, reflective material because it’s durable and waterproof. With bike season just a few weeks away, my KickStarter is short and sweet. So if you, or someone you know rides bike and loves stickers…This may be something for you!

Silver & Black Decals On My Commuter Bike  |  Photographed with and without flash.
Silver & Black Decals On My Commuter Bike | Photographed with and without flash.

I’ve been testing and making reflective decals since my first KickStarter which introduced my reflective sticker series. The stickers had a lot of great feedback, so I’m including them as bonuses in the pledge tiers!

I plan to keep it local by making each decal in my Toronto studio + shop. I have found that this is the best way for me to offer the widest range of styles while maintaining a high quality standard.

Here are some of the designs I've been working on. Please note, although these decals are for all ages; some of the language and/or imagery may not be suitable for children. 

 

 

DECALS VS STICKERS

Decals are stickers too. In this case, they have just the outlines of the illustration cut from the black or silver reflective material. Every part of the material is reflective. When light hits onto the decals, the black reflects a golden tone and the silver reflects a bright white. Your decal will come with a piece of transfer tape to help you apply it. *The decal is on the left side of the images below. The skull decal shown is the silver version.

Left: Photographed with flash.   |   Right: Photographed in daylight.
Left: Photographed with flash. | Right: Photographed in daylight.

My stickers are one solid piece of silver reflective material that I've printed onto. All the colours have a reflective quality except the black. The black ink completely blocks out the reflective capability of the material. *The sticker is the skull on the right side of the images seen above.

REWARDS

Once the campaign has been completed, you’ll be able to send me your decal choices in the survey. I will update everyone with a complete list of all available decals around that time.

I’ll be choosing your bonus stickers from the first series. You can see the options in the three images below. For those of you who know which stickers you’d prefer; there will be an option for you to list them in the survey. I will do my best to get you your top choices!

Sponsors of the Custom tiers will be able to list the different names they want made in their surveys. I'll be using a bold, sans serif font. I'll be working out some options within the custom tiers as well!

 

 

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE STICKER

The City Sloth image will be available to all tiers as an $8 add on. I've decided to number each sticker and also include the artist proofs as well this time! For collectors this is great because only a very limited number will be made. For folks that plan to stick this sloth somewhere... I've made it a good size so it will be very visible on your helmets, boards, cars, you name it!

You can see the size difference from the original stickers on the right side.
You can see the size difference from the original stickers on the right side.

STRETCH GOAL REWARDS

$650 :My Hero Panda and Flash Panda decals will be included as options for all $30+ sponsors! They are more involved designs to make so they regularly retail for a little more than the other decals.

$850 :All $30+ tiers will receive an extra decal with their pledge! Smaller sponsors will receive an extra sticker!

$1000 :I’ll have a giveaway draw where 5 sponsors will be randomly selected. The prize is double your pledge rewards. i.e. if you've pledged $30 (4 decals + 4 stickers) and your name is chosen you’ll receive 8 decals + 8 stickers!

$1200 :All pledge levels will enjoy a custom treat! You’ll be able to get a first name/last name/nick name/internet handle (i.e.: @mehoi) cut out in reflective material! I’ve done a few for bmx riders who compete and I think it’s an awesome way to personalize your gear! Each name will be in block letters, sized to fit a 1x8” sheet.

Please share my project link with your own community! The more the merrier!

PLANS + GOALS

This project aims to get you a wide selection of fun, fairly priced, reflective decals in black and/or silver. Both the black and silver tones are engineer grade reflective material. Though there are less expensive options on the market, I selected the high grade material because I wanted to make a sturdy, good quality decal that could withstand even winter road conditions.

I considered many things while designing the decals to try to maximize the your value. One thing I did not over emphasize was the packaging. While I do appreciate pretty packaging; I'm not a fan of overly packaged products. I aimed to keep it clean, compact and simple. I focused primarily on the decal itself. The decals are currently packaged in a 2x3" clear cello sleeve with the application instructions neatly printed on the backer sheet.

Your feedback from the first sticker campaign was invaluable and am hoping to get some more thoughts from everyone this time so that I can further refine the decal series.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you can support this project by becoming a backer! Or by sharing my link! Or both!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1280397581/mehoi-reflective-bike-decals-and-stickers

 

Risks and challenges

Testing and experimenting with the material and different designs over the last 18 months; I have worked out several of the production issues already.

The main difference in these two styles of product is that the decals take much longer to create since they contain several cut out components that the stickers do not.

My first reflective sticker production went well, so I am going to plan a similar schedule for the decals; but allot extra time for the finishing.

I will be keeping you backers in the loop with updates that I think may be of interest to you!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.75

    Along For The Ride

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    Solo Ride

    Around $7.5 USD or €7

    Choose ONE of my reflective decals in black or silver.
    Receive ONE bonus reflective sticker!
    ($13.50 Retail Value)

    *Rewards will be shipped via Canada Post Letter Mail. Additional shipping fees will apply If you require tracking and insurance.

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    ***CUSTOM*** Solo Ride

    Around $11 USD or €10.5

    Send a name or word and I will make it into a custom 1x5" decal!
    Receive ONE bonus reflective sticker!
    (Retail Value $20)

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    Tandem

    Around $15 USD or €14

    Choose TWO of my reflective decals in black or silver.
    Receive TWO bonus reflective stickers! (Retail Value $27)

    Share with your bestie or keep em all for yourself!

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    ***EARLYBIRD*** Party Pack

    Around $22.5 USD or €21

    Choose FOUR of my reflective decals in black or silver.
    Receive FOUR bonus reflective stickers!
    (Retail Value $54)

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    ***EARLYBIRD*** Mucho Pack

    Around $37 USD or €35

    Choose SIX of my reflective decals in black or silver.
    Receive SIX bonus reflective stickers!
    (Retail Value $80)

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    ***EARLYBIRD*** Epic Pack

    Around $75 USD or €69

    Choose TWELVE of my reflective decals in black or silver.
    Receive TWELVE bonus reflective stickers!
    (Retail Value $162)

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    ***CUSTOM*** Team Pack

    Around $90 USD or €82

    Send your team name(s) or word(s) and I will make TWELVE custom 1"x 5" decals for you and your team mates!
    ($198 Retail Value)

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