You want to make a Throne with Real Bacon. Are you Insane?
When I first started telling some friends about this idea, to build a Throne with Real Bacon, they consistently said, "Can I be the first to tell you that you're insane?" I had to tell them, "No, somebody already told me." I dunno, when it comes to creating and designing, I think some insanity is not only good, but essential. That being said...
I love Bacon, plain and simple. I also love creating things that have yet to exist. Many people have done many things with Bacon, but it seems that most of it is limited to the kitchen.
This project is a effort to realize Bacon as more than just a delicious food. Bacon's color and texture lend it to some truly amazing visual experiences. Why limit the tastiness of Bacon to our mouths when we can give that delicious satisfaction to our eyes as well? Besides that, Bacon deserves some long overdue respect.
When I was growing up, my Mother had a plaque on her wall with a quote from Senator Robert F. Kennedy that has stuck with me all of my life: "Some men see things as they are and say, Why; I dream things that never were and say, Why Not."
So now I look to you and say, Why Not? Why not experience Awesomeness with Bacon on a grand scale?
I guess I'll wrap things up with another quote, this one from Basil King, that is a favorite of mine and I hope proves true: "Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid."
Rewards: We've got some great ones!
Show your Bacon Pride with the Throne of Bacon Membership Card. Each card is individually numbered (based on order of pledges received), personalized and printed on 16 lb. glossy stock.
Show your friends that you helped make history with the Throne of Bacon T-shirt (American Apparel).
Throne of Bacon
Or better yet, pledge a few more dollars and proudly wear the shirt of The Baconsmith (as seen in the video). Just an FYI, I've had people offer to trade me for mine and even buy it off of my back!
I'm a Ball Cap guy myself. Can't wait to get these made.
Bullion of Bacon (Bacon Gold Bar)
The currency of the Throne of Bacon, each bar is hand made from real Bacon and resin in a custom mold, measures 2" x 4" x .75" and each is one of a kind.
Medallion of Bacon
The Medallion of Bacon represents high ranking status in the Throne of Bacon. Each Medallion is hand made from real Bacon and resin, measures 4" in diameter and each is one of a kind.
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Where are all of the details?
Wanna know more? Watch the video...It's all in there (and we don't want to reveal it's awesomeness here).
What happens to the original Throne of Bacon after it is completed?
The original Throne of Bacon will be available for events such as:
- State Fairs
- Fund Raisers
- Priviate Events
How do I know you won't just keep it at your house?
I don't have room for it and neither does Michael.
Michael O. Taylor
The Pride of Coffeyville, Kansas, Michael O. Taylor, a.k.a. The Baconsmith, has been in design for over 20 years. He’s lived and worked in Chicago, Los Angeles and Colorado Springs and is now pleased and proud to be back in Lawrence where he was paroled from The University of Kansas in 1994.
Michael is currently the Founder and Creative Director at PixNinja Studio, a full service design, marketing and branding studio, father to his adopted long time sidekick Ranger and is proud to say he is an Eagle Scout.
In his most recent creative endeavors, Michael is creating Bacon art with real Bacon and designing, creating and spraying stencil graffiti art (legally).
Michael Shackelford is an industrial designer with a BFA from the University of Kansas. He resides in Lawrence, KS, where he loves creating projects from start to finish. He has many skills and isn't afraid to take on big projects, such as his recent home rebuild from the ground up.
Michael is in charge of the logistics of the Throne of Bacon and all of the associated bacon art. He has used his resourcefulness and knowledge as an industrial designer to create proofs of concept for the Throne of Bacon, including prototype molds for our Bouillon of Bacon and Medallion of Bacon.
Brenda Johnston Brown
Originally from Pittsburg, Kansas, Brenda Johnston Brown first started working in Lawrence, KS as a waitress at the Woolworth lunch counter in 1985. She studied Theatre Design at The University of Kansas, and like so many didn’t follow a major into her career.
Most of her professional life has been in sales and marketing, selling everything from cross-country skies to medical devises for people on Medicare. Now she is the Marketing Ninja at PixNinja Studio, Event Coordinator for Free State Brewing Co, and owner of The Brown Bag, a sewing and costume side business. She is a wife, mommy, frequent volunteer, and very tired.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we face with this project, and the main reason why we are seeking funding, is the molds we need to create the Bullion of Bacon, Medallion of Bacon and, of course, the Throne of Bacon.
We have successfully created the prototypes, but found that in order to achieve the desired end results, we need high-end, professional custom molds. These molds will allow us to have consistent results and greater detail in the Bacon items we create.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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