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[This is Dave ...] Yes, frames ... sigh ... For quite a while now, I've had an update video planned, showing people my thoughts/suggestions about how to display these prints, but I haven't been able to find time to schedule it just yet.
The truth is, I myself never frame my prints, so I am the last person to ask for advice on this topic. After more than 30 years of making and collecting woodblock prints, I have no such thing as a frame here in my home. So I'm a bit stuck on what to do ... I can't offer sound advice on framing, yet it's completely impossible to work on that other video just yet ... :-(
Any update on the framing advice from Dave for the woodblock prints? (beyond your answer of 18th December) I'm itching to get mine framed and up on the wall.
[This is Dave ...] About the stockbook request - I checked with the company who made the one I used for those sample photos, and found that they have discontinued that type ... And it was _so perfect_ for our Chibies!
I'm not going to give up quite so easily though, and although they weren't very positive on the phone when I talked to them about it, I'm going to write and see if they might be interested in producing a batch for a custom order from us. Failing that, maybe somebody out there should think of trying a Kickstarter project to get some suitable albums made ... (joke!)
That swift kill sonic print is just great....going to run out of wall space.
@Jed and Dave: Thanks for the reply. The link Dave provided shows the sheet I mentioned. I was starting to look for a stockbook to put them all in, and wasn't sure if the two original KS Chibis had one of those sheets included with them.
On a similar note, do either of you know the manufacturer of the stockbook seen here:
I've been doing some searching and this one you have seems the perfect height and width for these Chibis. I'd love to know where I can get this exact type, even if it is from an international seller.
I just emailed you privately with your tracking number and shipping info. Let's get this figured out!
I've been looking but my three Giclees have not come yet. You said they would be shipping out as late as the end of the year, so I just wanted to confirm that they had been mailed out. If so I guess I'll need to follow up with my local post office. Thanks.
[This is Dave] That slip of paper with the titles and series information ... seen in this image:
... has been something we've only been doing with the subscription prints. The two original 'Kickstarter Chibies' came in their own individual packaging, with each backing sheet giving information on who printed it, but at the time we didn't consider them to be part of a series. Not sure what we should do about that ...
The Barrel and Hammer chibis do come with a slip of paper, giving the names of the carver and printer. The title of the print is not included - maybe we should start doing that. :)
Looking forward to the delivery of the Fox Moon woodblock print. In the meantime, I've been enjoying the Chibi subscription series. I had a question - did the "Bow" and "Hammer" prints come with one of those little slips of paper showing the name of each Chibi print, as well as the names/dates of those involved, or is that just for the subscription series? I've been looking into a stockbook for the Chibis and can't seem to recall if Bow/Hammer had one of those or not.
@BRASKY, Thank you for the kind review! New designs will be coming monthly through 2013. I'm really excited to cover all the remaining classics.
Got all my prints (giclée) a while ago, but finally starting to get them framed and hung. Just wanted to say how awesome they look!
@Mark Fletcher - I'll also respond to your email privately, with you tracking number. :)
@Patounet - Hello, Patrick! Your woodblock print was sent on November 3. I'm not entirely surprised that it took this long to arrive, but it is concerning. I'll privately email your tracking number, etc. Thanks for asking about that.
I was wondering if my rickshaw cart woodblock print had been sent. So far, I have received both my giclée and chibi, but no news from the wodblock. I guess as a European backer, it was included in the last 10%. But I'm more worried about french postal services than you forgetting us, so I wanted to make sure.
Happy Holidays !
Do we get an email alert when our prints are sent?
@Lydia, Karl, Mike: Thank you for the kind feedback! We really wanted to give you guys something special, in both the giclées and woodblock prints.
@Lior: I'll ask Dave to comment on framing.
I received my giclees and chibi today and they are spectacular. Thank you Jed and Dave and everyone else involved in the process.
Just got my giclee today and it is absolutely stunning. I think my favorite part of the experience was just feeling the paper- very satisfying. Thank you guys for all of your hard work and if you ever have a similar project I will definitely support you guys!
Hi! Any news about Dave's recommendation on framing the woodblock pieces?
Just received my package today. Beautiful! Thank you so much!
@Steve Rynders - your package has been delivered, according to the USPS. Please let me know if you had a problem, and I'll fix it! :)
I'm guessing I'm in the last 10% :) Hoping my prints show up before the holidays!
@D Huynh - that is the signature of the carver and printer. Dave was the carver, of course, and the printer on a good % of them. Dave's colleagues, Numabe-san and Tetsui-san, also printed a good number. If you find a Japanese person, they can read it for you!
@Drew Betke - I'm glad they came safely! Stay warm! :)
Got the prints in freezing cold Saskatchewan. They travelled very well. Thanks for the great packing. Love them, love them, love them!
Can't wait for my fox moon woodblock print. =)
Hello! Just posting that Rickshaw#76 has arrived safely.. I love the details! The gradient fire red is just beautiful... I can't wait for fox moon!
Curious though, What is pressed on the lower left corner with no ink?
@Mike Frank - Hi, Mike! Your order is waiting for the last shipment of Chibi prints to arrive from Japan. They're in the mail now, and should arrive any day. As soon as that happens, you order will go out. Thank you for checking!
I still have not received my Giclee order. Should I be worried?
@Joshua - That looks amazing! I love the bamboo pattern on the frame. It's a super fun touch!
Just picked up my framed Rickshaw Cart - the frame shop did a beautiful job with the floating mount, and the almost completely non-reflective Museum Glass is really worth the extra expense... It really retains the beauty of the print as a 3-dimensional object. Here's a picture, if you're interested... Thanks again, Jed & Dave!
@Elena M. Martinez - thank you for the feedback. I'm happy they've arrived on time.
We finally got our new shipment of paper, and we're starting to print and ship the last 10% of orders. Thanks for your patience, guys.
Got my prints a couple days before Thanksgiving (I think--I've lost track of time since then) and they are AMAZING! They came just in time for Christmas, so now I'm looking into frames for my friends and my brother...I'm so glad I got as many as I did. And those shipping tubes are heavy duty, whoa! Not even a wrinkle. =D
Just wanna say that I've received today my Rickshaw Cart woodblock here in Spain and that I love it!! Waiting for Fox Moon, and also, this one from the online store, I Choose You!
The December Chibi prints look great! - and now I can see what you mean with the Karazuri.
http://mokuhankan.com/heroes/chibi_collection.html - link for anyone who is interested.
@Marcel Blijleven - good luck! Hopefully you find frames pretty easily.
@michael marcet - No worries! :) I'll check to see if you're on the Soul Eater woodblock list.
i am almost positive i picked soul eater but i can't be sure anymore cuz they all look great. didn't mean to be a dick. they are truly worth waiting for.
My Giclees arrived this afternoon, I love them! You did a great job Jed. Now it's time for another great adventure: Finding good frames.
Received ours today. Blown away, thank you :)
Chibi series is awesome so far. Continue to make Awesome.
I got my I Choose You print yesterday - absolutely amazing!! I love it! Now I'm off to get it professionally framed. Thank you so much - this has been the best Kickstarter ever :)
Jed, just wondering if my prints shipped yet.
@Randy Jimenez, @renambot,@Patounet - thank you guys for the kind feedback! Rarely do people take the effort to write nice comments on comment pages. :)
@Michael Marcet - No worries! We're shipping the woodblock prints separately, to ensure they're as safe as possible. Which woodblock design did you order? I'm not finding you name on the Rickshaw Cart list.
@ James Bowling Your prints shipped on November 12. Because you live outside the US, the shipping takes a little longer. They should arrive any day.
FYI for those who have gilcee prints and want to frame them in float frames, Joann's has 16" x 20" black boarder float frames on sale for $10/each.
Looks to be a great deal. http://www.joann.com/16-x20-black-wood-float-frame/prd791428/
i just received my Fox Moon giclée print and the Chibi Hero. just incredible!!! one problem though, i don't have the woodblock in the package. was it shipped separately?
Got my triptych giclée prints yesterday, right before the end of the month as promised. They look great on that paper !
Thanks for all the work. I might have to get a woodblock print myself now...
I received my Fox moon giclée yesterday. Wonderful piece !
I hope to get my frameshop to give it the framing it deserves. I love what you're doing on the Chibi series as well. You have my support for this first year !
Now I just stand waiting for my woodblock print... It's like Christmas everyday !
Thank you again, see you soon for a second order !
Any word on when mine will ship?
Jed and Dave,
My prints just arrived... I don't think I was prepared for how absolutely stunning they would look. They are amazing. I've backed many kickstarter projects and so far this has been the best reward by orders of magnitude. I will forever back any project in which either of you is involved.
They are awesome, I am very pleased with mine, thank you for the great work!