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A handmade book of pink & black paintings by Miles Lewis.
122 backers pledged $8,256 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

A hand-crafted art book, developed over 2 years. (Mockup below.) 

THE FIRST BOOK IS DONE.

This kickstarter is a method for sharing, funding, and distributing the project. 

WHO'S INVOLVED?

Bookmaking is a team endeavor. The entire project includes 6 people:

Miles Lewis - Artist and Project Organizer

Charlene Matthews - Book Artist

Garen Mirzaian - Filmmaker 

George & Dauna Packer - Printers

Kevin Wranch - Screenprinter

WHY SHOULD I BACK THIS?

Apart from simply liking the artwork, this book is supporting independent craftspeople who are promoting the values of concentrated study, handiwork, and the tradition of book making, in Los Angeles, the hub of America's digital art industries.  

WHY $7500?

The $7500 goal covers printing, bookinding, screenprinting, videography, and shipping. You are funding a creative community that has grown through this production. Being able to cover the cost of manufacturing and distributing his work is the primary reward for Creator Miles Lewis. Any amount beyond the $7500 will be actual compensation for his work while also defraying taxes from this project. 

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS? ------

  • Prints -

6 images are available as postcard size (4.1'' x 5.8'') and full size (12'' x 18'') prints. Each print will be signed and is part of an open edition based on demand (not limited to a particular number). You'll be able to make your choice through a reward survey:

Here is the difference in size: 

  • Ink & Gouache Class -

Anyone who would like to learn more about using the media of pen & ink and gouache, separately and in combination, will be able to participate in a 4 hour workshop. The class will be at Miles' studio in Woodland Hills, CA. MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED. 

Miles will determine the best date for the class (within the first 3 month of 2019) by surveying everyone who selects this reward. 

  • Original Pieces -

Small and larger size originals are available. 15 small ones and 10 large ones. 

You will be able to reserve your piece immediately upon pledging. 

You'll receive the artwork within the first three weeks after the completion of the campaign. 

  • The Physical Book -

The book will come in a traditional French white paper sleeve, shipped in a recycled and/or compostible box. 

As a handmade book, we had to maintain a high price point for an edition of 20. Miles is so sorry that this final product couldn't be less expensive but hopes that the experience of the book can be enjoyed at the much more affordable e-book level. 

 Your book will be signed, with an edition number,

as well as a personalization on the endpage!  

WHEN?

Finished books and pieces will go out to patrons shortly after the completion of the Kickstarter Campaign. 

If you've selected an ink and gouache workshop as your reward - you will be contacted shortly after the completion of the Campaign to determine workshop date. 

Risks and challenges

There is no risk that the final product and the rewards detailed will not be completed.
Everything is materially simple. There is a strong possibility that everything will be delivered by December of 2018. The general estimation of January 2019 is simply for safety around multiple shippings.

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    THANK YOU

    Thank you for your support.
    I will thank you by name on Instagram and Facebook.
    ALL PLEDGE LEVELS BEYOND $5 WILL RECEIVE THE SAME THANKS.

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    Pink & Black E-Book

    You will receive an E-Book PDF made up of hi-res sequential photos of the finished physical book.

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    Signed Postcard Print + E-Book

    Postcard size print, signed by Miles.
    Choose 1 of 6 images (shown under the About section on the left).
    You will also receive the E-Book PDF.

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    Signed Full Size Print + E-Book

    Print on 12'' x 18'' format, signed by Miles.
    Your choice of 6 images (shown under the About section on the left).
    E-Book PDF will be emailed to your address. You will also receive a thank you on FB and IG.

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    Ink & Gouache Workshop

    Take a 3 hour class in Pen & Ink and Gouache with Miles at the Valley Art Workshop in Los Angeles.
    Learn about the procedure for realistic and abstract effects in the combination of these two media.
    You will also receive an E-Book PDF and a signed postcard print of your choice (as shown under the About section on the left).

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    Handmade Pink & Black Book

    One of the 20 Pink & Black books. Handmade by Charlene Matthews. Signed by Miles Lewis.

    Arrives with a white slipcover and a hand-drawn personal message on the blank end page.
    You also can select two art prints of your choice: small and/or large (as shown under the About section on the left).

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    Small Pink & Black Original

    One of 15 small Pink & Black pieces that are included in the book, signed by Miles.
    You will also receive the E-Book PDF and 2 postcard prints of your choice (as shown under the About section on the left).

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    Large Pink & Black Original

    One of 10 large original pieces reproduced in the Pink & Black book, signed by Miles.
    You will also receive the E-Book PDF and a large and small print of your choice (as shown under the About section on the left).

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Funding period

- (28 days)