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This is an artful, 12x12", 128-page, photographic record of the few remaining cottages on Lake Mendota, Madison's largest lake.
105 backers pledged $10,071 to help bring this project to life.

First Set of Color Proofs!

Posted by Jeff Strahl (Creator)

We recently received our first signature wet proof from the printer. A wet proof is made on press using actual plates, ink and our specified paper. It gives me an accurate idea of what the color is going to look like when we go to press. Up to this point all of the proof books have been digitally printed, and they are not good guides for color accuracy. I've made a few adjustments to my files and will be getting another round of wet proofs tomorrow. With any luck I'll be uploading the final files to the printer this weekend, and then we'll be on our way!

Sometime in the next several weeks I'll be sending out a survey to my backers that will be receiving their rewards via USPS. The survey will be asking backers for their addresses so that I can send out postcards, prints or books. The email/survey will be coming from Kickstarter, so please keep an eye out for it.

Thanks much,

Jeff Strahl

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    1. Jeff Strahl Creator on

      Thanks for the note Mr. Shillinglaw. I have not sent out the surveys to my backers at the $65 and up levels yet. I plan to do that very soon as we get a bit closer to having the books available. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. Thanks again,

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      Donald A Shillinglaw on


      I do not recall getting email/survey if it has been sent out. I am looking forward to the book.

    3. Jacque Strahl on

      Keep up the endless work Jeff, it will all be worthwhile in the end result! Can't wait to see it!
      Love you,