Hello! My name is Brandon Horvath and I am a freelance graphic designer. As an independent designer and fan of enamel pins I have designed a variety of work featuring my own original concepts, some of which have been shared here on Kickstarter! I am excited to once again share a unique collection of enamel pins that with your help, we will together be able to take from concept to reality!
Allow me to introduce to you the “Festival of Deities: Enamel Pin Collection”.
The world is full of legendary tales and mythical facts, stories of colossal deities and celestial beings are told to inspire as well as celebrate these respective guardians over humanity. This enamel pin collection is based off of one such tale of the Cardinal Animal Deities of ancient mythos, themed around a festival of which they are the guests of honor.
The celestial beings known as Byakko the Tiger, Suzaku the Phoenix, Seiryū the Azure Dragon, Genbu the Tortoise, and Kōryū the Golden Dragon are the cardinal deities of whom this Kickstarter is about, a design for each cardinal deity has been created in the form of a festival kabuki mask, much like you would see worn by attendees and displayed in booths during said festivals celebrated in Japan, except these are no ordinary masks displayed for all to see. These masks have been created in the likeness of the cardinal deities so that those attending this cardinal festival can show their support for their own chosen guardian.
If the Kickstarter reaches it's main goal the mask of the tiger Byakko will be unlocked! Each cardinal deity after Byakko has their own stretch goal and will be selectable as a backer reward upon reaching their respective goal's!
Goal 1: Byakko Mask Enamel Pin (Fully Funded!)
Byakko the Tiger and Guardian of the West is the first design that has been unlocked through the funding of the base Kickstarter goal!
Goal 2: Suzaku Mask Enamel Pin (Unlocked at $200)
Suzaku the Phoenix and Guardian of the South is the second design that will be unlocked upon reaching the first stretch goal.
Goal 3: Seiryū Mask Enamel Pin (Unlocked at $300)
Seiryū the Azure Dragon and Guardian of the East is the third design that will be unlocked upon reaching the third stretch goal.
Goal 4 Genbu Mask Enamel Pin (Unlocked at $400)
Genbu the Tortoise and Guardian of the North is the fourth design that will be unlocked upon reaching the fourth stretch goal.
Goal 5: Kōryū Mask Enamel Pin (Unlocked at $500)
Kōryū the Golden Dragon and Guardian of the Center is the fifth design that will be unlocked upon reaching the fifth stretch goal.
Backer Card Design
As for the production of the enamel pin's themselves I have already spoken with my manufacturer in order to get the steps towards production ready, things like, costs, shipping, final art decisions, are all things I have been in contact with them about.
Once the Kickstarter is finished I will be able to place the order through them and let them do what they do best in creating the enamel pins of this Kickstarter. As this is not my first enamel pin collection I am confident I will be able to reach the goals set forth through this Kickstarter!
My goal is to be as efficient as possible through the entirety of the Kickstarter and especially through the production process. Any updates that are shared will be about the final produced enamel pins, sending out backer surveys, and shipping them out to you!
With the wonders of social media every little bit helps in getting the word out there about this Kickstarter! Even if you can't back the project sharing it with others is a great way to help this project succeed! Updates will be posted here on Kickstarter as well as on twitter!
Risks and challenges
Though I am confidant about staying within the timeline I have outlined to get backers their rewards as quickly and efficiently as possible, the pin making process can be long so any delays or updated information from the manufacturer will be shared to all backers!
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