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Limited edition original 8-bit Doctor Who fine art prints, made by placing individual pixels one-by-one. Read more

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Limited edition original 8-bit Doctor Who fine art prints, made by placing individual pixels one-by-one.

Richmond, VA Digital Art
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Pixel Perfect: A Complete Visual Character Dictionary for Doctor Who Fans

The PixelWho project came about through a desire of the artist to combine his passion for the British science fiction program “Doctor Who” with the 8-bit artistic style of 80’s video games, which also carries a great deal of nostalgia for him. It is an attempt to be the most complete catalog of Doctor Who characters in order to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all the artists who have worked on the program over the last 50 years.

The overall goal is to document every character, both significant and incidental, from every Doctor's respective movie/series runs. Nathan freeze frames DVDs and scours episode screen captures in order to recreate each character accurately and roughly to scale. Every pixel is individually laid by hand; no computer conversion program is used. His art is a true labor of love which requires dedication and time. For example the 10th Doctor poster took 4 months of work to create. The lost episodes of William Hartnell’s (the 1st Doctor’s) era were recreated by referencing production photos, telesnaps, and promotional materials.

Nathan has now completed the art for the 9th Doctor - Christopher Eccleston's - single season. All the major and minor characters are represented over a colorful poster 18 X 28 inches in size with 240 characters created. The main aim of this Kickstarter is to help fund the printing of this new design. PixelWho's art prints are high-quality limited edition lithograph prints. They are individually numbered; only 500 of each Doctor poster will be made. We have experience with both crowdfunding and commercial printing; coming off of a successful Kickstarter campaign last year PixelWho was able to print the 4th Doctor art print set thanks to 300+ generous Kickstarter backers.

The smaller PixelWho items and posters are printed locally in Virginia. The large Doctor posters (1st, 4th, and 10th) are printed in Florida by a specialized eco-friendly printer. The printing of each Doctor poster set saves 1/3 of a tree, 133 gallons of water, 100,000 BTUs of energy, 8 pounds of solid waste and 30 pounds of greenhouse gasses over traditional offset printing methods. The paper they’re printed on is made with 100% recycled fiber, 60% of which is post-consumer and the inks are soy-based. All processing is chlorine-free and the printing plant is run on renewable energy and is offset by carbon credits.

9th Doctor Poster - 18 x 28 inches, 240 characters
9th Doctor Poster - 18 x 28 inches, 240 characters
Up-Close of "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" Episodes
Up-Close of "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" Episodes
Up-Close of "The Parting of the Ways" Episode
Up-Close of "The Parting of the Ways" Episode

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Want to know what the rewards look like? Take a look below! (Please note any watermarks on images do not appear on the final products.)

$1 donation - Your name will appear on the "Thank You" page on our Wall of Fame.

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$5 Donation - Pixelated Console Room Digital Wallpaper
$5 Donation - Pixelated Console Room Digital Wallpaper

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$10 Donation - Double-Sided Every Doctor Bookmark (9 x 2 inches)
$10 Donation - Double-Sided Every Doctor Bookmark (9 x 2 inches)

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$15 Donation - Full Card Set #2, Individually Sleeved (2.5 x 3.5 in)
$15 Donation - Full Card Set #2, Individually Sleeved (2.5 x 3.5 in)

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$20 Donation - Choice of Exploding TARDIS or 13 Doctors
$20 Donation - Choice of Exploding TARDIS or 13 Doctors
Pixelated Exploding TARDIS (9 x 12 inches)
Pixelated Exploding TARDIS (9 x 12 inches)
13 Doctors Print (8 x 10 inches)
13 Doctors Print (8 x 10 inches)

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$25 Donation - Dalek Print (12 x 16 inches, 74 characters)
$25 Donation - Dalek Print (12 x 16 inches, 74 characters)
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Up-close shot

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$30 Donation - 1st Doctor Poster (15 x 28 inches, 212 characters)
$30 Donation - 1st Doctor Poster (15 x 28 inches, 212 characters)
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Up-close shot

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$35 Donation - 9th Doctor Poster (18 x 28 inches, 240 characters)
$35 Donation - 9th Doctor Poster (18 x 28 inches, 240 characters)

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$45 Donation - 10th Doctor Poster (36 x 28 inches, 545 characters)
$45 Donation - 10th Doctor Poster (36 x 28 inches, 545 characters)
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Up-close shot

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$60 Donation - 4th Doctor Posters Set (each poster 25x28 inches, 744 characters total)
$60 Donation - 4th Doctor Posters Set (each poster 25x28 inches, 744 characters total)
4th Doctor Part 1 Poster
4th Doctor Part 1 Poster
4th Doctor Part 2 Poster
4th Doctor Part 2 Poster
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Up-close shot

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$80 Donation
$80 Donation

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$110 Donation
$110 Donation

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$160 Donation
$160 Donation

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$260 Donation
$260 Donation

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$290 Donation
$290 Donation

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$1000 Donation - Lifetime customer
$1000 Donation - Lifetime customer

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Add-ons

About Add-Ons and Additional Costs

You can get extra products on top of your current pledge! Below are several options we're offering. (Please read our FAQ section for instructions on how to do an add-on if you're new to this). If this project is successfully funded we will send out a survey to all backers to confirm add-on selections.

+$1 PixelWho TARDIS or Angel die-cut sticker

+$5 PixelWho Console Room Digital Wallpaper

+$9 Tom Baker Pixelated Face (5x7 inches)

+$10 Every Doctor Bookmark (9x2 inches) <add $1 for international>

+$15 Full Card Set (Your choice of card set 1 or card set 2) <add $1 for international>

+$20 Pixelated Exploding TARDIS (9x12 inches) <add $2 for international>

+$20 13 Doctors Print (8x10 inches) <add $2 for international>

+$25 Every Dalek Poster (12x16 inches) <add $5 for international>

+$30 1st Doctor Poster - William Hartnell (15x28 inches) <add $5 for international>

+$35 9th Doctor Poster - Christopher Eccleston (18x28 inches) <add $6 for international>

+$45 10th Doctor Poster - David Tennant (36x28 inches) <add $8 for international>

+$60 4th Doctor Poster Set - Tom Baker (each poster 25x28 inches) <add $10 for international> 

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Stretch Goals for this Project

Hit Goal of $5200: Goal Met!

Reach the $5200 goal and every backer who donates $10 or more will receive a free vinyl sticker of the Weeping Angel. It's both fade-resistant and weatherproof.

Don't Blink!
Don't Blink!

Stretch Goal #1: $6500

Reach $6500 in funding and any backer who donates $15 and over will receive a free character card featuring the War Doctor with The Moment. It is 2.5 x 3.5 inches and comes in its own individual sleeve.

They're having a "Moment"
They're having a "Moment"

Stretch Goal #2: $7500

Reach $7500 in funding and a new print will be created of David Tennant's pixelated face. Any backer who donates $20 and over will receive a free 5x7 art print version.

Stretch Goal #3: $10,000

Reach $10,000 and an unreleased new secret art piece that Nathan is working on will be revealed. Any backer who donates $30 and over will receive a free art print version.

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Risks and challenges

PixelWho is a company run by a husband and wife team. Nathan is the artist and his wife Ly is the business brain. With just two team members the only possible challenge is getting rewards shipped out in a timely manner since we take great care to ensure that domestic orders are carefully packaged, insured, and tracked; and that international orders have correct customs paperwork. However we have estimated delivery times that should be sufficient to cover any possible delays. Some things like printer production times are beyond PixelWho's control, but the printers that will be used have done very good work for us in the past and we have strong working relationships with them.

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FAQ

  • Add-ons are a way for you to get extra products by adding funds to your current pledge. Let's say you wanted the Every Dalek Poster and also wanted to get the Every Doctor Bookmark as well. When you pledge go down the rewards list and choose the $25 tier (Extermination level). Go back up to the top of the page and enter the TOTAL amount of your pledge, so for the Dalek poster and Doctor bookmark you would enter $35 at the top.

    If the project is successfully funded a survey will be sent out to confirm everyone's add on selections to ensure everyone will get what they are expecting. If you're still unsure about how to do an add-on please feel free to e-mail us (webmaster@pixelwho.com) or send us a message through Kickstarter.

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  • The add-on option is perfect for you. Choose the level that has most of the things you want and follow the instructions above. E.g. You want two bookmarks and one digital file. You would choose the Regeneration reward level ($10) then at the top of the pledge page enter $25 for the total amount. This total comes from $10 (bookmark) + $10 (2nd bookmark) + $5 (console room file). Once the project is successfully funded a survey will be sent to backers to confirm add-on selections.

    Still unsure? Please feel free to e-mail us (webmaster@pixelwho.com) or send us a message through Kickstarter.

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  • All pledge levels include the cost of shipping, yay! The only time you need to add extra for shipping is if your item will be shipped outside the United States. Below each pledge level we've indicated how much extra will be added to your pledge in order to ship the item outside the US. Feel free to e-mail us (webmaster@pixelwho.com) or send us a message through Kickstarter if you still have questions!

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  • Yup, you're welcome to just give us a pledge without getting any rewards in return. At the top of the pledge page just put in how much you'd like to pledge and make sure you don't click on any of the reward tiers.

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  • We are definitely aware of the distinction between our style and classic 8-bit art. PixelWho has taught workshops on it before. In recent years, 8-bit has become the general term for all pixel-styled artwork, and we use it in that sense since it's what most people are familiar with (probably because the vast majority of young geeks weren't even born at the time that this style originated). We acknowledge that classic 8-bit would have a limited color palette, limited resolutions, and conform to specific legacy hardware specs.

    Since our artwork is in the printed realm, it didn't make any sense for us to restrict ourselves to the technical limitations of specific hardware. If we had to classify it we'd say that ours is 8-bit styled art with 64-bit capabilities; we have access to the full printable CMYK color range and we have a hybrid style that takes full advantage of our medium which uses a vastly higher dpi resolution than ancient monitors were capable of. Stylistically pixel art is all about the limitations that you place on yourself; and for us it's about still placing each pixel individually for every single character and to give each one as much detail as possible within our framework.

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  • Good question! We have this statement on the main PixelWho website:

    "Doctor Who, The TARDIS, the Daleks and other associated trademarks of the BBC, Terry Nation and other associated rights holders are their property and no infringement is intended. PixelWho is set up to sell original artwork handmade pixel-by-pixel by the artist and does not use any visual assets belonging to or created by the above individuals or institutions and conforms to internationally recognized terms of fair use."

    That said, because this is original artwork we are able to make reference to elements in the popular culture without infringing copyrights so licensing is not necessary. If we were trying to pass our work off as officially licensed products then we might have a problem.

    We hope this helps to assuage any reservations anyone may have had about the project in this regard. We feel confident that our work will not ruffle any legal feathers.

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Rewards

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    Ood Level - Your name will appear on our "Thank You Wall of Fame" on our Facebook page.

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    5 backers

    Console Level - You will receive a file for a digital art piece of a pixelated TARDIS console room and a shout-out on our "thank you" wall.

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    19 backers

    Regeneration Level - You'll get the Every Doctor Bookmark and a shout-out on our "thank you" wall.

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    5 backers

    Iconic Level - You'll receive a full set of our 2.5 x 3.5 inch character card set #2 (Slitheen, Adipose, Captain Jack, Sontaran, and Mummy.) Each card comes in its own individual sleeve. You'll also get a shout-out on our "thank you" wall.

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    37 backers

    Whovian Level - You get your choice of the pixelated Exploding TARDIS print OR the 13 Doctors print. You'll also get a shout-out on our "thank you" wall.

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    2 backers

    Extermination Level - You'll receive the Every Dalek poster which features every Dalek from 1963 up to the "Asylum of the Daleks" episode. Also a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    Extermination Level (for international backers) - You'll receive the Every Dalek poster which features every Dalek from 1963 up to the "Asylum of the Daleks" episode. Also a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    2 backers Limited (98 left of 100)

    Exile Level - You'll receive the 1st Doctor poster and a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    25 backers Limited (75 left of 100)

    Fantastic Level - You'll be among the first to receive the 9th Doctor poster and a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    8 backers Limited (32 left of 40)

    Allons-y Level - You'll receive the 10th Doctor poster and a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    Jelly Baby Level - You'll receive the 4th Doctor Who posters. You'll get the full set (part I & part II); plus a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    Master Level - You'll receive the 4th Doctor Who posters. You'll get the full set (part I & part II) of the 4th Doctor Who posters and an Every Dalek poster. Plus a shout-out on the "thank you" wall.

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    0 backers Limited (40 left of 40)

    Companion Level - You'll receive the 4th Doctor Who posters. You'll get the full set (part I & part II). In addition you'll get the 10th Doctor Who poster and the Every Doctor Bookmark, along with a heartfelt shout-out on the "thank you" wall. Everything can be signed for you as well (with just artist signature and/or special message).

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    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    Doctor Level - Full 4th Doctor poster set (part I & part II), 10th Doctor poster, 1st Doctor poster, Every Dalek poster, and Every Doctor bookmark. In addition you'll receive a full set of our 2.5x3.5 inch character card set #2 (Slitheen, Adipose, Captain Jack, Sontaran, and Mummy in individual sleeves). Also a very heartfelt shout-out on the "thank you" wall. Everything can be signed for you as well (with just artist signature and/or special message).

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    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    Timelord Level - You'll get everything listed in the $160 level PLUS the digital console room art piece, 13 Doctors print, Exploding TARDIS print, and a custom original 8-bit art piece. We'll create an 8-bit version of you with your favorite Doctor (classic or modern series) with the TARDIS in an 8x10 print. (We will contact you in order to get an image/picture of you). Also a very heartfelt shout-out on the "thank you" wall. Everything can be signed for you as well (with just artist signature and/or special message).

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    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    Guardian Level - You'll get everything listed in the $260 level (1st Doctor poster, 4th Doctor poster set, 10th Doctor poster, Every Dalek, Bookmark, Full Card Set, 13 Doctors print, Exploding TARDIS print, Custom Original 8-bit art piece with a version of you with your favorite Doctor, and digital file of the console room art piece) PLUS you'll be among the first to get the 9th Doctor poster print. You'll also get a very heartfelt shout-out on the "thank you" wall. Everything can be signed for you as well (with just artist signature and/or special message).

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Eternal Level - You will literally get everything PixelWho has made to date (1st Doctor poster, 10th Doctor poster, 4th Doctor poster sets, 9th Doctor poster, Every Dalek poster, Every Doctor bookmark, Tom Baker pixelated face, character card set, 13 Doctors print, Exploding TARDIS print, digital file of the console room art piece) and anything we make in the future (lifetime customer). You'll also get a custom original 8-bit art piece. We'll create an 8-bit version of you with your favorite Doctor (classic or modern series) with the TARDIS, any two Doctor Who characters, and in a scene of your choice in 8x10 print size. (We will contact you in order to sort out the details). Also a very heartfelt shout-out on the "thank you" wall. Everything can be signed for you as well (with just artist signature and/or special message).

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