Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Center for Otherworld Science studies and identifies all sorts of monsters and critters. We also drink lots of coffee.
The Center for Otherworld Science studies and identifies all sorts of monsters and critters. We also drink lots of coffee.
253 backers pledged $7,170 to help bring this project to life.

About

Center for Otherworld Science Mugs project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$7,170

253

Hi! I'm Shing Yin Khor, and I'm a sculptor and writer living in Los Angeles.

Since 2009, I have been working on building a universe called the Center for Otherworld Science, which is an organization devoted to finding, identifying and researching all sorts of otherworld critters usually unseen by human eyes. All my sculptures, which can be found on my website at sawdustbear.com, generally fit into this world, and I am working on a book that details the adventures of these ragtag(and mostly discredited), scientists.

I have always envisioned the story as an interactive, epistolary story, so part of the process involves building the items and the environment that the Center for Otherworld Science lives in.

The Mugs!

To that extent, I am building a membership package for "patrons" of the Center for Otherworld Science, starting with these coffee mugs. By producing a bulk order of these mugs, I'll be able to have a lower cost item to sell at conventions and local stores, promote the goals of the Center for Otherworld Science, and start laying the real-life groundwork and building the other relevant props for the Center for Otherworld Science universe.

The Center for Otherworld Science mugs, with our new logo, features a pre-distressed look, so you don't actually have to go out into the field yourself to get it all scraped up. They are regular sized, ceramic, dishwasher safe, mugs.

Stretch Goals!

At $1000, all rewards at the $25 level and above will also receive a limited edition postcard set of four watercolour field studies. I will also unlock the backer level that will receive one of the original watercolours! (UNLOCKED!)

Here's some progress I've been making on the thank you postcard; the limited edition postcard set will feature similar art!

At $3000, all backers at the $15 level and above will receive a nice big "MEMBER" button that says you're an awesome member of the Center for Otherworld Science...as member buttons tend to do. (UNLOCKED!)

At $5000, I print Center for Otherworld Science brochures for all backers at the $15 level and above, which completes the first part of the Center's introductory story - the "member welcome package!" (UNLOCKED!)

Risks and challenges

The mug shown in the project image is an actual, existing, prototype from the manufacturer I am working with - the bulk order is already ready to be placed.

The major likely setback is shipping, and I have budgeted an additional month of shipping work to deal with any shipping-related fiascos.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    STUDENT MEMBER - A limited edition postcard from the Center for Otherworld Science thanking you for your patronage, featuring one of our recent watercolour field studies.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - A limited edition thank you postcard, and our new Center for Otherworld Science mug.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 92 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    The OOPS I SCREWED UP SHIPPING CALCULATIONS reward. You receive a limited edition thank you postcard, our postcard set, a MEMBER button, a super dorky brochure and of course - our new Center for Otherworld Science mug.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    26 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP - A pair of new Center for Otherworld Science mugs! Your household will also receive a thank you postcard.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 95 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    SECOND CHANCE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP - A pair of new Center for Otherworld Science mugs!

    You also receive a thank you postcard, MEMBER button, super dorky brochure and a postcard set. (The $25 level is identical, but this one has a more correct shipping estimate)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    SUPPORTER - An original 4x6 watercolour painting used for the limited edition postcard set(framed and ready to hang). The exact painting will be a surprise, but rest assured that I plan on painting four awesome paintings. You'll also receive a mug, a thank you postcard, and a limited edition postcard print set!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    PATRON - A small, one of a kind sculpture, featuring a recent discovery from the Center for Otherworld Science. The exact sculpture will be a surprise, but we'll reach out to you to chat about what fits best into your collection of oddities. The sculpture will be approximately 3"-4", and mounted on a labelled wooden base. You'll also receive a mug and postcard!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (15 days)