Frequently Asked Questions
Kickstarter is amazing, It’s like the National Foundation for the Arts except the patrons get to choose who they support. No more listening to the same song for 6 months in a row, it’s a way to let the crowd have a say in what they want produced… and in this case I’m focusing on trying to really show what’s possible and set an example, blaze a trial etc., so that others can follow.Last updated:
I totally get it… but kickstarter got this one right… It’s all handled through amazon.com and you don’t need any new account. All you have to do is click on the big, green “BACK THIS PROJECT” button on the right enter your pledge. It’s totally easy… and once you’ve made the initial contribution it’s trivial to go back later and change it to another amount. If you have ANY interest in the project at all you should totally contribute $1 right now – then you’ll automatically get all the free stuff we’ve been sending out to everyone the minute it is posted.Last updated:
Yep, we made 100% funding in our first 6 hours -- and we’re expanding scope as fast as we receive more. “Creating Origami’s” gonna happen, that’s a given.
But now we’ve committed to releasing other books of “lost classics” including a retrospective of work by Patricia Crawford, an amazing woman who in the 60s who was designing way ahead of her time in a world primarily dominated by men and another on the work of Ligia Montoya, an Argentinian woman from the same time period who had an amazing and troubled life.
We’re looking into translating into several languages including French and Japanese and are also preparing plans for setting up a foundation for not only preserving the art but leveraging new technologies to make it easier for new designers to get their work seen and published.
This project is much bigger than a single book at this point…. It’s about the community that has sprung up around the effort and our responding to that community’s need, and a chance to really contribute to something that will help our community expand.Last updated:
Origami is an unusual art form where the designer/folder has set some very strict rules: generally, the creator starts from a single square, makes NO cuts to the paper and uses no glue or other fasteners to achieve the final result. All of the models in this campaign are folded from a single sheet and posed without the use of cutting.Last updated:
The version of the 2012 "Creating Origami" that is being offered to Kickstarter contributors will be a special, limited edition printing of the book with a beautiful, distinctive alternate cover.
Only enough copies will be printed to fulfill the campaign so it is likely to become a collectors edition.
When the wide-release version of "Creating Origami" becomes available, it is our intention to use print-on-demand, which will make the potential number of copies unlimited.Last updated:
JC was originally introduced to origami by his art-loving and well-traveled Grandmother when she gave him a copy of "Origami: A Step by Step Guide" as a birthday present. This gift and book were ultimately big influences and motivators for him to write "Creating Origami" many years later. For that reason he wanted to create a special "gift package" that people could give to that special child that would truly ignite their passion for origami. Hence "Grandma's Package..."
After launching the project we thought more about it and decided that for it to be a really good gift package there should be two books, not one - one to give and one to keep. And paper, and gift wrapping and of course separate shipping and a note card. Unfortunately, Kickstarter will not let you edit rewards once someone has contributed… so we added a new version that includes all the other bells a whistles at “cost.”Last updated:
Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” Add funds by changing the contribution amount in the large box at the top of the page. To change your reward, make a new selection and click "continue" at the bottom of the page. Note that changing your reward selection does not automatically change your pledge amount.Last updated:
Domestic shipping within the US is calculated into all of the rewards... however, if you are outside the continental US please add $5 for Canada/Mexico or $9 for International shipping. If you are contributing at the $150 level don't worry about it, there are so few rewards offered at that level we'll cover the shipping regardless.Last updated:
Thinking back that I should send a shout-out to all the people who showed up in incredible ways to help me out with this little campaign I was astounded how many there were when I started adding them up. So here we go...
Photographers: Mike Lloyd (http://Shutterstopphotography.com), Syed Ali Mehwish (http://www.facebook.com/21Vid), Rui Roda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/). Testimonials: Sara (http://happyfolding.com), Hank, Meena (http://origamee.net), Mark (http://marckrshhome.pipeline.com). Video Production: Nicole Richardson (http://enrichenterprises.com). Editors and Moral support: Sara Adams, Hank Simon.
My last minute Voice Coaches and Spiritual Advisers – Nicole and Julie. And of course the Music: Nada Brahma/Tim Gregory.Last updated:
The music is "Upendo" by Nada Brahma off their album Ethnojazz (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nadabrahma2). The bands creator Tim Gregory (http://timgregory.org/) was one of my first yoga teachers and I was listening to this disk ALL the time while working on the book.Last updated:
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