Each day, I squeeze something new into my sketchbook. What would happen if my sketchbook got so full it reached critical mass and exploded? That’s the idea behind this limited-edition letterpress print.
Fine art. Sponsors will get a letterpress print in rich black on a 12" x 12" sheet of Crane’s Lettra white—an acid-free, 100 percent cotton, 300 gsm sheet. The image is approximately 9" x 9" and will be lovingly bumped into the paper’s surface by master printer, Bryce Knudson of Bjørn Press.
It’s a limited-edition print. I’ll sign and number each copy and include a grandiose certificate of authenticity with each print to document its pedigree.
Flabbergasting gift. Obviously, the Kablooie print makes a superb gift. Think about getting extras for any friend who:
• Works for the bomb squad
• Loves fireworks
• Exhibits pyromaniacal tendencies
• Prefers bombastic public speakers
• Puts hot sauce on every dish
• Conducts dangerous chemistry-lab experiments
• Builds her own cannons, mortars, and petards
• Plays shoot-’em video games
• Needs more excitement in his art collection
• Overstuffs her suitcase
• Demonstrates anger-management issues
• Loves movies with car chases and explosions
• Plays music too loud
• Endured a recent business, marriage, or career collapse
• Lost her home planet to rambunctious aliens
I’ve included pledge levels to make it easy to get extras. If you need more than 10, let me know.
Add more depth to your art collection
Bonus. If we can reach the stretch goal of $6,000, I will send a second, 3D, color version of the Kablooie image with each letterpress print, so you can enjoy the explosion in 3D. Each of these analglyph prints will include corresponding, red/cyan 3D glasses. How cool is that?
(The Amazing Karen has asked me to point out that this second, color, analglyph print is a digital, not a letterpress print. It is on heavy paper, signed, and ready to frame.)
When will you receive your rewards? I feel safe promising October. There’s a lot of printing, inspecting, signing, and packing to do once the project closes. I’ll push to make it sooner.
Free shipping in USA. If you live in the United States, there’s no additional charge to deliver your reward to your door.
International shipping. We apply the amount we’ve budgeted for U.S. postage to international orders, so international sponsors only need to pay the extra amount beyond what a U.S. order costs. Kickstarter will apply that cost when you make your pledge.
In some countries, customs duties may be applied to print shipments. I have no way of predicting if they’ll apply to your shipment. Customs inspections are all very arbitrary and willy-nilly. Most shipments slide through without any extra duties, but a few sponsors may find that a customs fee has been slapped on. I can’t predict it or avoid it.
Pay attention. If you are an international sponsor and receive a tracking number when we ship, track your package daily to make sure it doesn’t get hung up in the system and returned to me. Don’t just assume it will show up at your door. Shipments have a way of getting stalled when they are nearly at your house, and monitoring the status of the tracking number allows you to intervene promptly—before the authorities send the package back.
Updates and progress reports. Sponsors of this project will receive periodic updates through Kickstarter as the project unfolds but not so often that you think I’m a pest.
Questions? Send me your questions and if I know the answer, I’ll add the Q and A to the FAQ section of this page.
Leftovers from my previous Kickstarter projects are available while supplies last at www.calamityware.com. Not only is this a good place to find some unusual gifts, but it is the only place you’ll find the world’s greatest shower curtain.
Don Moyer, Pittsburgh, July 10, 2017
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
I think the Kablooie letterpress print is a low-risk project. The design is done. Proofing is done. Printing should be uneventful. When the printing is done, I need to sit down and sign the prints and pack them for shipment. I’ve done all this before on previous Kickstarter projects, so I don’t expect any surprises. It’s just drudgery and coffee breaks.
I assure you, you’ll get updates along the way so you know exactly what’s going on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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