This project's funding goal was not reached on July 15, 2014.
About this project
Split Fountain Hieroglyphics will be a hardbound book, signed and numbered with a limited edition of 1,000 to 2,000. This volume will be (approximately) 9”x12” and at least 150 pages. Illustrated in full color, this volume will follow the rise and demise of the psychedelic concert poster in the Seattle area from 1966-1969.
Since these posters were made as disposable advertising, very few have survived. I have been photographing these pieces in various private and museum collections for over 20 years with an eventual book in mind. The majority of this body of work has not been documented until now. In addition to the individual poster artists, approximately 200 different performers and groups as well as the local venues and light shows will be indexed to the illustrations.
Part of the project appeal for me is to have this book produced here, in Seattle. The printer and I have done numerous projects together over the past 15 years or so that have included many posters along with catalogues and CD covers. My funding goal is entirely based on printing of the book and rewards, bindery, shipping and related expenses. Additional reward items are from my personal collection. At this time, all of the design work, photography, writing and research have been a labor of love.
Here are the two posters (and matching postcards) that are a few of the rewards:
Risks and challenges
For me, the biggest challenge is to turn out a quality product. I’ve collaborated with Glen Beebe on a variety of projects and have complete confidence in his ability to design a book that focuses on the subject at hand. I’ve had even more experience with my printer and feel that it’s so important to publish this locally. I’ve also been selling posters through mail order for the past 20 years, so I’ve got the shipping thing down. Any delays in production are unforeseen at this time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The questions that keep popping up are: When is the book going to be released and what happens if I do not reach the goal of $58,000?
These are closely related inquiries. If this project is funded, I'm still on track for a December, 2014 release. If it is not funded, I don't have a back-up plan at this time to publish the book.
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