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About this project

WHAT IS PULP ART?

Pulp art refers to the illustrations and cover art from Pulp magazines – small fictional magazines published from the 1890’s through the 1960’s. The problem? Pulp art is becoming extinct because of deterioration of the low quality “pulp” paper used in these magazines. Pristine samples of pulp art can now only be found in private collections like ours, but we want to make these incredible pieces available to everyone.

Help us save this important piece of Americana.

At pulpimages.com we take copyright infringement very seriously. All of our images have been thoroughly vetted and are in the public domain.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to digitally catalog and organize our collection of pulp art to build a website that houses searchable and shareable images, making this art accessible to you for however you may want to use it.

WHAT WE’VE ALREADY DONE

Through years of devoted effort, we have digitally scanned 20,000+ high quality images (black and full-color) from covers and interiors of pulp magazines that span the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. We differ from all other collectors because we pay particular attention to the restoration of the black illustrations found within the magazines. Using professional image software, we have removed wear and tear and have reconstructed split images, restoring the art to its whole and original state as created by the artists. The majority of the art within our collection comes from science fiction pulps, but we are committed to expanding into all pulp genres – western, romance, mystery, adventure, etc.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Every fulfillment item is replicated from or inspired by an original pulp image. These high quality items reflect the great quality of the pulp art itself, as well as our commitment to protecting this incredible art form.

Entry Level

Digital Image - Pick your favorite image from a limited selection (150 ppi)  – Immediate delivery upon reaching Kickstarter goal.

Pulp Launcher - A fantastically fun way to launch your favorite websites while fighting to save rarely seen pulp art from obscurity!  Set this as your homepage and quick-jump to your four favorite links!  Made for us by Stephen Jones (http://www.buzzmeter.com) (fellow pulp lover, moderator of Reddit Pulp Blog and website designer).  See the demo here (http://www.buzzmeter.com/PulpSaver/) and mouse over the laser gun, belt buckle, helmet and the UFO port to see what you will receive.  Yours will be fully functional and will allow you to customize the links to your favorite.

Production Poster - A professionally produced 18’’x24’’ poster from the cover art of “Galaxy” magazine. The poster will have an embossed Pulpimages-Kickstarter campaign stamp.

T-Shirt - These incredibly soft, 100% fine jersey cotton t-shirts are hand silkscreened from some of our favorite pulp images. Available in both men's and women's S - 2XL

Pulp Character - A detailed 3’’ tall alien figurine from “Startling Stories.” (Unpainted, but suitable for painting). This is an original custom design by our artist Grego (http://www.freelanced.com/gregoriogomez), inspired by the magazine cover. The alien figurine and "Startling Stories" poster from which it was inspired can also be bought as a set!

Mid Level

Silkscreened Posters - We have partnered with 427 Design (427design.com) in Akron, Ohio, to create 6 different multi-colored 18’’x24’’ posters silkscreened by hand. We are offering unlimited runs of each poster in their original color schemes, printed on acid-free paper. All posters will have an embossed Pulpimages-Kickstarter campaign stamp.

Limited Edition Silkscreened Posters – for this campaign only, we also have a limited run of the 6 posters that incorporate Kickstarter’s green color. These posters will only be produced for this campaign, and will be sequentially numbered. All posters will have an embossed Pulpimages-Kickstarter campaign stamp.

Silkscreened Test Prints - Each time a poster is silkscreened, there are a limited number of test prints generated as the colors and positioning are finalized. Test prints are printed on scrap paper or on off-prints from other posters, making them unique and not able to be reproduced. You can own these one of a kind pieces of art!

High Level

Your Own Pulp Cover – Only one of these unique pieces will be produced! You will be immortalized on the cover of a pulp magazine. We will need some pictures of you (several front and side) and a brief description of your interests. Our talented artist, Spike O’Laochdha, will create a pulp magazine cover with you as the main character! You will receive this original signed piece as well as a poster of the pulp magazine cover it was inspired by. Additionally, this pulp cover of you will be featured on our website – this is a rare opportunity to capture you, a friend, or a loved one in a lost art form! Check out Spike's extensive work at http://spike-o.com/.

Other Ways You Can Help

Spread the word by sharing this link with anyone you know that might connect with pulp art! We're fully confident that with your help, pulpimages.com will reach our Kickstarter goal. Thank you for believing in us and sharing our vision for preserving pulp art and making it available to all!

And Most Importantly... 

At pulpimages.com we take copyright infringement very seriously. All of our images have been thoroughly vetted and are in the public domain. 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges are extremely low with these fulfillment items. We have relationships in place for the silkscreening, the production posters, the alien figurine creators, and our featured artist. The first Galaxy silkscreen poster has already been completed and is ready to ship, and the first production poster is designed and ready to print. We have quotes in hand and commitments for completion of the quantities listed above for all items. We are also dedicated to the packaging and shipping of orders in a timely manner with the help of friends and family and a habit of hard work and extra hours to get the job done!

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    DIGITAL IMAGE

    Receive a digital image of your choice from one of the six poster selections.

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    PULP LAUNCHER

    Interactive pulp cover that can serve as your homepage. Rollover effects launch your four favorite hotspots and expose a bug-eyed alien, activate the ray gun and highlights space vixen powers.

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    PRODUCTION POSTER

    Receive one 18''x24'', full-color, production printed GALAXY poster embossed with the official PulpImages logo.

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    T-SHIRT

    This incredibly soft, 100% fine jersey cotton t-shirt is hand silkscreened from one of our favorite pulp images.

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    POSTER 1 (Single-color silkscreened)

    WINGED FLORA - One numbered, beautifully handmade, single-color silkscreened poster, embossed with the PulpImages logo.
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    POSTER 2 (Single-color silkscreened)

    ROBOT MOURNING - One numbered, dramatic, handmade silkscreened poster, embossed with the PulpImages logo.
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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER 2

    ROBOT MOURNING - One numbered, handmade silkscreened poster, printed with the distinctive Kickstarter GREEN, and embossed with the PulpImages logo, will not be reproduced after this campaign.
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    ALIEN FIGURINE

    Amazing detail has been brought to this very cool 3D 3" Cast Resin Alien figurine from the STARTLING STORIES poster.

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    POSTER 3 (Multi-color silkcreened)

    ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION - One numbered, thought provoking, handmade multi-color silkscreened poster, embossed with the PulpImages logo.
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    POSTER 4 (Multi-color silkscreened)

    STARTLING STORIES - One numbered, other-worldly, handmade silkscreened poster, embossed with the PulpImages logo.
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    POSTER 5 (Multi-color silkcreened)

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    POSTER 6 (Multi-color silkcreened)

    GALAXY - One numbered, action packed, handmade silkscreened poster, embossed with the PulpImages logo.
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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER 6

    GALAXY - One numbered, handmade silkscreened poster, printed with the distinctive Kickstarter GREEN, and embossed with the PulpImages logo, will not be reproduced after this campaign.
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    ALIEN FIGURINE + POSTER

    You get the 3" Custom Alien Figurine AND the STARTLING STORIES poster that inspired it!
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    POSTER SET A

    Three of our handmade silkscreened posters (1, 3, 5), plus a test print from the silkscreen process.
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    POSTER SET B

    Three of our handmade silkscreened posters (2, 4, 6), plus a test print from the silkscreen process.
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    COMPLETE POSTER SET

    A set of all six of our handmade silkscreened posters, plus two test prints from the silkscreen process.
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    PULP COVER OF YOU

    Immortalize yourself or a loved one in pulp! Provide us with a couple pictures and some favorite activities and our artist will render you in a pulp cover. You will get the original artist inked sketch, a digital images of the pulp cover and a poster of your pulp cover. This image will be prominently featured on our website and you will be designated Hero of the Galaxy and your serial number (name) immediately distributed throughout the Galaxy. Your status will be logged into Central Command Database (our website). As a the Hero of the Galaxy, you can fire upon anything you like, you will receive mission updates and a ‘first look’ before our Galactic Roll-Out.
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