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Scrapbook: a story of art is a 456 page full colour hard cover curating the works of Jack Whyte in the artist's own words.
Scrapbook: a story of art is a 456 page full colour hard cover curating the works of Jack Whyte in the artist's own words.
Scrapbook: a story of art is a 456 page full colour hard cover curating the works of Jack Whyte in the artist's own words.
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Meet Jack Whyte - a self-taught multimedia artist, born just before the Second World War. At just a few years old, Jack discovered the joy of expressing himself through creativity and has since pursued a life focused around art.

We're incredibly excited to share this hard cover edition of Jack Whyte's story of art, Scrapbook. The book curates his work and life as an artist from the time of his birth in 1939 through present day, and serves as a compilation of his paintings, photography, sculpture, paper collage and just about every other medium and style he has practiced throughout his life. With a wealth of written history about the people and experiences that influenced Jack’s artistic journey, Scrapbook is a summary of a lifetime of art and creativity.

Some of Jack’s earliest influences include modelling with Mickey Mouse as a babe, betting on horses at the race track and of course being part of a multi-talented family.

Jack is proficient in traditional fine arts and is well practiced in modern mediums such as photography and digital illustration.

For over 55 years Jack has worked as a professional fine artist, creating thousands of original artworks, many of which now belong to private collections all over the world.

Artist Jack Whyte
Artist Jack Whyte

 Scrapbook will be printed in very limited edition and will only be available to Kickstarter supporters through this campaign. Act fast before they’re all claimed!

Scrapbook: a story of art
Scrapbook: a story of art
Perfect bound and case wrapped
Perfect bound and case wrapped
456 full colour pages
456 full colour pages
2kg or 4.4lbs of beautiful quality printing
2kg or 4.4lbs of beautiful quality printing
Rich text and vibrant images
Rich text and vibrant images
Learn more about the man behind the art
Learn more about the man behind the art
Discover the artist's experiences as a child during the 1940's in Toronto, Canada
Discover the artist's experiences as a child during the 1940's in Toronto, Canada
Explore the mind of an artist
Explore the mind of an artist
Celebrate arts and culture with the turn of every page
Celebrate arts and culture with the turn of every page
A one-of-a-kind book full of innovative art and true stories
A one-of-a-kind book full of innovative art and true stories

If you’re an art lover who would like to support our campaign but can’t contribute financially, you can still help Scrapbook get to print by sharing our campaign through your social media channels and with your art loving friends. Since we truly believe that access to arts and culture should be free for everyone, we have already digitally published Scrapbook and have made it available for everyone to read online for free. After you’ve had a chance to explore and enjoy the digital version, we hope you’ll consider coming back to support the print campaign.

Click here to read Scrapbook: a story of art for FREE!
Click here to read Scrapbook: a story of art for FREE!

We'll be sharing content from Scrapbook along with other material from fun projects on social media so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube

New Backer Bonus #1

"We appreciate the love and support that others have shown us, so we would like to return that favour."

Backers who contribute $25 or more will ALSO receive the benefits of prior levels including a handwritten postcard and public recognition on our social media networks!

New Backer Bonus #2

If we reach our funding goal - Scrapbook will be printed in plenty enough time to make a perfect Christmas gift for any art lover or aspiring artist. Increase your contribution and pre-order to TWO books and we will give your generous heart a gift of its own. You'll receive a timeless set of miniature collectible Jack Whyte art cards, complete with a beautiful engraved stainless show tin. You deserve it.

We added a new reward as well - for those who would like inscribed copies - you can now order TWO specially autographed hard cover copies!

Pre-order TWO copies of Scrapbook and receive a set of these timeless miniature art cards by Jack Whyte. ($25 value!)
Pre-order TWO copies of Scrapbook and receive a set of these timeless miniature art cards by Jack Whyte. ($25 value!)

Update: Stretch Goal Unlocked!

We are thrilled to announce that Scrapbook is funded! With just 42 backers and 12 hours to go - that is amazing!

Thank you for all of your contributions, shares, tweets and feedback. Let's keep the ball rolling!

If we can reach a stretch goal of $16,000 we'll host a Scrapbook Tour on Manitoulin Island!

That's right - we only need to raise another $1861 - that's just 13 more books!

Risks and challenges

Producing the book was a wild challenge in and of itself. Scrapbook: a story of art was initially created as a digital-only publication, but after receiving repeated interest in the idea of a print edition, we knew we had to bring the book to life. We’ve searched all over for a print-on-demand service that could accommodate the book's requirements, which was a much more difficult endeavor than we had anticipated. Ultimately, we discovered that Scrapbook is simply too big for POD services and that crowdfunding would be the only way to effectively and affordably make print copies available.

Additional challenges have revolved around trying to establish reasonable shipping rates for the print version. We've calculated our costs based on the most current and cost effective rates that Canada Post is capable of offering, but we still have not found a way to bring those costs down to an economical level. We had hoped for the possibility of flat rate boxes (especially since Scrapbook is 2kg or 4.4lb and 8.5x11" of book!), however, there are no Canadian carriers that offer such a service. Unfortunately, since we’ve not yet been able to remedy the shipping challenges, we have been forced to restrict the list of countries that we can ship to on the global level.

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    We know you love and appreciate original artworks.

    We will send you THE original 12x16" paper collage, 'It's Only a Paper Moon' by Jack Whyte and ONE specially autographed hard cover copy of Scrapbook: a story of art.

    (Check 'Updates' to see the collage!)

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    You are a cornerstone in the history of Scrapbook: a story of art.

    We will feature you in the hard cover copy of Scrapbook as a thank you for helping bring art to life. We will include your information as part of our story on the to-be-written last page and in the digital edition. You will also receive TWO specially autographed hard cover copies of Scrapbook: a story of art, one for yourself and a lucky friend!

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