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About this project

WELCOME TO THE SIDESHOW!

If you couldn't tell, I love the strange. I find myself fascinated by movies, books, creations and stories of the fantastic and unusual, and one place I've always adored is the Circus - specifically vintage sideshow and freakshow imagery and advertising. I've collected photos and posters, as well as my own cabinet of curiosities and for this next kickstarter, we want to pay tribute to that with a series of pins based on classic sideshow banner ads. I delved deep into my collection to find eight blurbs that capture the spirit of that age, made a number of changes to layout and formatting, then drew our own Deeply Dapper versions. I made each design by hand, rather than using computer fonts to give each pin the feel of the original hand-painted posters. The first four pins will be part of the initial funding goal and will be available in both "Vintage Circus" and classy "Black & Gold" colorways. We also have a full tent of stretch goals this time including up to four additional pin designs, vinyl decals and a custom backing card for the entire collection to travel on. 

So let's shake some dust and make some fun new pins! We have decided on a shorter run time for this project - The Circus is only in town for two weeks!

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Each pin is unique, and the full details will vary by design. They will also be different sizes.

  • NATURE'S UNIQUE ODDITIES
  • 1.75"
  • Soft Enamel with a faux Hard Enamel top fill.
  • Gold Metal
  • Back Logo Stamp
  • 2 Rubber Clutches
  • Available in "Vintage Circus" or "Black & Gold" designs.
  • ALIVE
  • 1.25"
  • Soft Enamel with a faux Hard Enamel top fill. 
  • Gold Metal 
  • Back Logo Stamp 
  • 1 Rubber Clutch 
  • Available in "Vintage Circus" or "Black & Gold" designs.
  • STRANGE BUT TRUE
  • 1"
  • Soft Enamel with a faux Hard Enamel top fill. 
  • Black or Gold Metal (Depending on design)
  • Back Logo Stamp 
  • 1 Rubber Clutch 
  • Available in "Vintage Circus" or "Black & Gold" designs.
  • HALF-HUMAN?
  • 1"
  • Soft Enamel with a faux Hard Enamel top fill. 
  •  Black or Gold Metal (Depending on design) 
  • Back Logo Stamp 
  • 1 Rubber Clutch 
  •  Available in "Vintage Circus" or "Black & Gold" designs.

Join us in making our first design collection! By pre-releasing our pins here, we can gauge our fans' reactions to designs and it allows us to have more freedom to try some genuinely fun and unusual pins!

We have decided that for the year, we will be pre-releasing our pins via Kickstarter and each design will be limited editions. (The exact number will be determined by the level of purchases for the design with a minimum of 50 of each colorway.) The design has been approved and is ready to start production as soon as our funding is completed. Pins are projected to ship in late May or Early June.

STRETCH GOALS!

STRETCH GOAL DETAILS:

  • $800 - Backing Card - Each pin collection will come with a custom backing card designed to display all 4-8 pins on it. Single pins ordered will come on our standard backing cards.
  • $1000 - 3" Vinyl Decal - When this goal is unlocked every backer $8 and up will receive a 3" vinyl decal of our ALIVE design in high quality custom cut vinyl - perfect for decorating your auto, laptop or circus train wagon.
  • $1200 - "Freaks of Nature" and "What Is It?" Pins! - At this goal we will be able to order both color variants of the 2" Freaks design and the 1" What Is It pins! NOTE: Anyone that orders the "FULL CIRCUS" reward level will also get these pins in their choice of colorway for free!
  • $1600 - "Buxom Beast" and "Real" Pins!  - This goal unlocks the final two pin designs in the Sideshow Collection, the 1.25" Buxom Beast and the .75" Real designs! NOTE: Anyone that orders the "FULL CIRCUS" reward level will also get these pins in their choice of colorway for free!
  • $2000 - Limited Edition Signed Print - At this goal, everyone that ordered a 4-pin set or larger also receives a custom Sideshow print that I'll draw exclusively for this kickstarter.
  • $4000 - Third Color Variant! - If we reach $4,000 for this set, we will add a third color option for the pins - all 8 will also be available in a different Top Secret metal and enamel finish! (We will reveal the final third design as we get close.)  

WHO ARE WE?

Deeply Dapper is Kris McClanahan! Joined by his long-suffering wife Lindsay and his podcast co-host and collaborator Devon Marcel, they strive to bring a bit of cheeky horror and retro fun to the world. You can listen to their podcasts, view their convention calendar, previous work and more on their website. Deeply Dapper is located in the wild Northwestern US.

Our Previous Pin Designs (Available in the Full Circus reward level)

NOTE: The Ocula and Sideshow pins are digital mockups. Full Circus Pledges get their choice of color of each designs that have multiple color options. (The Dapper Tentacle, Ocula, Sideshow)

Risks and challenges

Although there is usually some small variance in manufacturing time and we have had one pin delayed by 2 weeks due to an incorrect color at the factory, we foresee little risks with the project. We have designed and created over a dozen pin designs and we have been making and shipping items for five years. This is our fourth Kickstarter.

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    • Pew-Pew Enamel Pin
    • Ugly Mofo Predator Pin (Glows In The Dark)
    • Cthulhu Enamel Pin
    • Krampus Winter Demon Hard Enamel Pin
    • The Power Gauntlet Enamel Pin
    • The Dapper Tentacle Pin (2 Color Choices)
    • Stranger Things "Eleven" Waffle Pin
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