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12 eye-popping cut and torn paper art images by Patrick Gannon adorn the 12 months of the year in the 2013 Cut Paper Art Calendar.

The New Goals

UPDATE -- Thanks to all of the backers, we've made our goal!  So, we are adding some extra super goals!  Read all about the in Update #3

Goal #2 Accomplished!!! - $3500 - Postcard Pack 4 (see below)

Goal #3 - $5000 - The Gift of a "La-ser"

Pick The Art for the Calendar's April and July images and Postcard Pack 4

Last year, thanks to Kickstarter and the incredible contributions of a whole bunch of people, we were able to self-publish the 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar, exactly as it had always been imagined. This year, we're hoping to repeat that success, and provide even more people with months of stony creatures meandering through murky woods, rabbits inhaling and exhaling the moon, and the wondrous, textured, transient beauty of paper. Lots and lots of paper.

日本語の説明については、下記のFAQをご確認ください。

About the Calendar

The 2013 Cut Paper Art Calendar is a collection of 12 of my favorite images created entirely from paper (and, occasionally wood, which is, after all, a close cousin), in a format that can be enjoyed each and every day.  There's plenty of space for you to fill it with all the things you love to do, but occasionally forget about.  Like life. 


I love making art from paper.  Over the years, the work has gotten more intricate (and hopefully better), but the process remains the same.  No paint, no ink, just unadulterated paper - mostly handmade Japanese washi, these days - painstakingly designed, cut, layered, and glued together into images cobbled and concepted in the murky depths of my imagination.


Thanks for checking out my project, and for your help.

The Next Step

I'm finishing up one final new piece for the calendar - A slithery white serpent for 2013's year if the Snake 年賀状 (nengajyou / New Year's card) .  You've seen hints of it if you've ogled the video.  I'll be sharing work-in-progress updates as the project moves along. 

Last year's calendar - along with 2012's Year of the Dragon design
Last year's calendar - along with 2012's Year of the Dragon design

The calendar portion is coming along nicely as well.  The basic design will be the same as last year's.  Of course, the dates need changing - that'll happen as soon as we hop over the goal line. Then, I'll switch out one or two of the older images and off to the printer we go.

Where the Money Goes

Printing mostly.  The pledges you make cover the cost of printing the full-color A4 size wall calendar (around 8 1/4 x 12 inches, or 16 1/2 inches high when open).  It also includes the cost of packaging for safe shipment all over the world from here in Fukuoka, Japan, and the shipping costs for all your rewards (unless otherwise noted).

The Art

The Rewards

The 2013 Cut Paper Art Calendar 

Naturally, the Calendar is the core reward - a wonderful way to showcase artwork you enjoy all year long. (Some of the rewards include the "2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar". This is a mistake. All calendars will be of the up-to-date 2013 variety - sorry of the confusion!).


The Postcard Packs
Each pack contains 5 full-color 10x15cm postcards (it's close to 4x6") featuring papery goodness.
for details, go to: http://www.pgannon.com/pgannon_shopPostcards.htm

Postcard Pack 1

Postcard Pack 2

Postcard Pack 3

click above  to vote for your favorite images as postcards
click above to vote for your favorite images as postcards

Open Edition Giclée Prints

Images Coming Soon!  For now, please check out the 13 prints currently available on my Website's Print Page.

More prints and postcards may become available later, perhaps as bonus rewards.  Want a reward you don't see?  Drop me a line and I'll see what  can do!

Find out more...

To find out more or check out my work, hop on over to my website.


 My blog PaperCuts has my newest work and news.


And you can find me on Twitter @CutPaperNinja, or Facebook.  Drop me a line or a tweet if you've got any questions or thoughts.


I'll be posting more art from the Calendar periodically, along with work-in-progress updates.  Should we be lucky enough to exceed the goal, bonus rewards and loftier targets shall follow!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are always risks and challenges associated with any creative project. Happily, as this will be the second year diving into this project, I'm a step or two ahead of the game.

I already have a relationship with the calendar's publisher, and have much of the artwork optimized for their press. The calendar itself is laid-out, and only dates, and a few images need to be changed.

The biggest challenge will be the steady, stomping foot of time. I'll be getting ready for a solo gallery show in January, and balancing the work is always a nifty trick. As much as I would like to ship out the calendar within 2012 (the start of this project was delayed due to family reasons), I think it is much safer to assume January. Should the demand become surprisingly overwhelming, I'll draft friends and family into service stuffing envelopes. Less time-sensitive items such as prints and postcards could be pushed back if need be, but I doubt it will be necessary.

Otherwise, the yen/dollar exchange rate is a strange variable (my printer is in Japan, as is my supply of washi paper). I'd hoped it would have gone down by now so I could lower the calendar's price a bit, but the dang Japanese yen continues to be hulkishly strong.

FAQ

  • A Giclée is a high-quality inkjet print using, in this case, 6-color archival inks on high quality Deep PV 186 g/m2 Fine Art paper. Each is inspected and stamped with my personal hanko seal. There is no limit to Open-edition prints (unlike limited edition, which have a pre-determined finite print run).

    To find out more, check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giclée

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  • It's a typo. Sorry about that! All (appropriate) rewards should be the 2013 Calendar.

    Thanks to one of our keen-eyed backers for pointing this out to me!

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