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A set of 5 beautifully illustrated books, silkscreen printed and hand-bound in San Francisco by Lena Gustafson and Peter Calderwood
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Heavens + Humans - nominated for Best Comics at 2013 Art Books Wanted
Heavens + Humans - nominated for Best Comics at 2013 Art Books Wanted

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Who We Are:  Night Diver Press - a print/illustration team specializing in small-run screenprints, t-shirts, books, and other creative projects.  We've been working together since 2010 and this is so far our biggest project to date.

The Idea:  Heavens + Humans is a set of 5 books illustrated, designed, screen-printed, and hand-bound by us in San Francisco.  These books (Balance, Matter, Lenses, Currents, and Pace) illustrate 5 different approaches to how we, humans, make sense of the world around us by using words and imagery as symbolic tools.

The Books:    Each book will have 12 pages of 2 color screen prints.   Thats 60 pages - 60 limited edition screen prints per set.  To showcase the beauty of these illustrations we will be printing them on oversized, heavy-stock paper (10" x 15", 100# paper). The covers will be made of a heavier card stock brandishing a super glossy, full-bleed pattern on the interiors. 

We Need to raise $3,000 to cover materials.  Half of which will be for the The Books and the other half for the rest of the rewards (and a little for Kickstarter).

All Rewards will be completed and shipped by December 15th - just in time for CHRISTMAS.  We'll also be having OPENING/PARTY (location TBA) the same day in The Bay Area which ALL DONORS ARE INVITED to.  We'll have food + drinks, live music, good people, and artwork on display.  If you live in/around the Bay we encourage you to pick up your rewards at the opening. 

THE REWARDS:

MAIN COURSE:  Rewards #8, 8.5, & 9

The full set of Heavens + Humans, screen printed and hand-bound in a protective slipcase.  Sized at 15" x 20" unfolded you may loose yourself in these books. This also includes a broadside print to hang on your wall.

The hand-bound slipcase will have a custom de-bossed logo on the front.
The hand-bound slipcase will have a custom de-bossed logo on the front.
Pamphlet Stitch!
Pamphlet Stitch!
Currents - pg. 1
Currents - pg. 1
Currents - pg. 6
Currents - pg. 6
Lenses - pg. 5
Lenses - pg. 5
Matter - pg. 2
Matter - pg. 2
Pace - pg. 2
Pace - pg. 2

 TRADE EDITION:  Rewards #4, 6, & 7

This edition includes the full set of Heavens + Humans, scaled down to about 7" x 11" and printed digitally here in San Francisco.  The prints are still gorgeous and they're protected by a custom case which will have a logo de-bossed on the front.

 BROADSIDE PRINTS: Rewards #5, 7, 8, 9, & 10

Taken straight from the books these will be printed on 280 gsm tan Rives BFK printmaking paper.  

"Pace" - 18" x 22", signed and numbered
"Pace" - 18" x 22", signed and numbered
"Desert Dreams" - 18" x 22", signed and numbered
"Desert Dreams" - 18" x 22", signed and numbered

 T-SHIRTS: Rewards #3 & 7

These are screenprinted by us on high quality Alternative Apparel cotton.  Available Sizes - XS, S, M, L, XL in both Men's and Women's styles.     

Otoño, Night Diver, Internal Weather.  Specify which one you'd like.
Otoño, Night Diver, Internal Weather. Specify which one you'd like.

POSTCARDS: Rewards #1, 2, & 7

4" x 6" -  2 color screen prints. 

Risks and challenges

The goal that we've set for ourselves covers the cost on all bases as far as materials go. So if we make that there is no concern about having enough money to fulfill rewards and fund the production of our books. The biggest challenge will be in the production itself. Having made prototypes already we have a solid strategy for how and when to order paper, cut it down, make the prints, bind them, cut again, make the slipcases, stamp the covers, and package the books. The Trade edition is already printed and the T-shirs and other rewards are all ready to go once we have an idea of how many we need to make. We are confident that everything will be finished within 5 weeks after our Kickstarter is over.

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    REWARD #1: a screen-printed postcard confessing our love to you addressed to your house from Lena and Pete.

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    REWARD #2: A pack of all 3 screen printed postcards.

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    REWARD #3: Choose 1 of 3 T-shirts screen printed by Night Diver Press on high quality Alternative Apparel cotton.

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    REWARD #4: Choose 1 of 5 books from the Trade Edition of Heavens + Humans. Choose from Currents, Pace, Matter, Balance, or Lenses.

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    Reward #5: A selected screen-print from Heavens+Humans. Choose from "Desert Dreams" or "Pace". Printed on Rives BFK paper. 18" x 22", Signed and Numbered.

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    REWARD #6: The Entire Trade Edition of Heavens + Humans. This set of 5 books is protected by a custom case with a hand-stamped logo on the front.

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    REWARD #7: All of the above! 3 Pack Postcards, T-shirt, Broadside Print, and Trade Edition. $150 value for $125!

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    REWARD #8: EARLY BIRD - First 5 get $100 off the 10" x 15" screen printed set of Heavens + Humans! This includes a broadside print to hang on your wall.

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    REWARD #8.5: EARLY BIRD (Intl.) - Same as #8 but includes international shipping charges for all you friends overseas.

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    REWARD #9: MAIN COURSE - This is why we're here.. Get the full 10" x 15" set of Heavens + Humans. This is screen-printed and hand-bound by us, Night Diver Press. This includes a broadside print to hang on your wall!

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    REWARD #10: THE NIGHT DIVER: Get a First Edition prototype Volume of Heavens + Humans. Limited to 3. These books are very special, loaded with character and originality . Also Includes a T-shirt and Broadside Print - matted and framed.

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