My name is Ken Talbert and I am a Mad Scientist/Inventor/Printer at Gooder Labs, LLC. We are a small company located in Northeast Tennessee, formed by grouping together the most unlikely partners in order to make some crazy ideas come to life.
Over the past few years we have mainly focused on paying the bills but we are now ready to branch out and flex our creative muscles. We are taking centuries old art and transforming it to different mediums that can be appreciated by people today.
This project has a focus on Morbid Anatomy -- These terms are now widely used to describe anything from Pickled heads to art prints from very early times that detail anatomy and medicine in some very odd, and incredibly realistic ways. For my purpose I am going to define this project as "A study of THE study of the human body in relation to Art and the early stages of medical understanding."
We have chosen 10 great art prints which were originally made by engraving. The engraving process is long gone with the progress of technology but the essence of this type of art has not. My associate, the graphic artist, has spent countless hours making this project a reality by painstakingly editing, enlarging and rendering these photos in such a way they can be screen printed successfully to the paper.
The paper we are using is a very nice thick paper normally reserved for special applications where very small runs are needed. Each print will be a one of a kind as each sheet will be painstakingly hand aged by staining, wetting and even burning. It's a time consuming process which allows for tiny variations which will make each item unique.
Rewards on Rewards
We are offering the poster in two different sizes... a standard 8.5x11" sized version and a BIG 17x23" full sized verzion. Each poster regardless of size will be manufactured using the same process.
We are also making t-shirts from 4 of the designs we have chosen. We are using what we have determined to be the best designs to translate to shirts.
These shirts will be printed on American Apparel brand 2001 Series Fine Jersey Unisex Tees. These are super soft, and are one of the most sought after brands available.
Other small rewards and some packaged rewards are available - check them out in the little boxes to your right - so please jump in and help us bring this project home!
After this project is successfully funded we are immediately ready to start on more great projects, including a zombie hoodie printed all over and a line of shirts based on the works of HP Lovecraft, E. Poe and The Brothers Grimm.
Risks and challenges
There are not a lot of Risks associated with producing any of the rewards listed here; however, there are some challenges to overcome. We have to have large format equipment and processes in place to support the printing of the much larger designs. The bulk of the proceeds from the campaign will be used to obtain the equipment and stock to make the project succeed. Everything has been calculated and tallied up, so if we meet the funding goal we will have everything we need to make this project a reality.
This is where you come in. With your help we can produce these shirts and posters using the right stuff... and the right stuff is not cheap. We are doing it all in house - no subbing out the work to other printers like many other Kickstarter projects that I have seen. Each and every piece will be produced right here in our shop in North East Tennessee.
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