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By Stephanie Harris
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About

Introduction

Hi! My name is Stephanie Harris, Founder, Editor & Creative Director of Dekit Magazine. When I launched Dekit in 2009, I didn’t realize that I was taking my first step towards making my dream a reality. Prior to then, Dekit was just an idea, a mere concept in my mind, years away from the opportune possibilities it faces today. For a long time, it lived in a notebook that I kept hidden away. Truth is, despite wanting to have my own magazine (that would impact people and made a difference in the arts community) I did not have the resources, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure if I could do it. But in 2009 I took a big leap of faith, with no funds and no knowledge of how I was going to make it work. It was the scariest and the best thing I had ever done. Today, Dekit has produced six digital issues, interviewed over 50 artists including Coco & Breezy, Monica Watkins, Sophia Wallace, Sandra ChevrierAyakamay, Janus Jurek, ASEF+Group, Bernhard Lang, Marta Azevedo and is hosting its first ever launch party for its 7th issue – *COME(eat).

I guess when you are committed to your dreams; you will find a way to pursue them. And this is why I’m here launching a Kickstarter campaign. But first…

What is Dekit Magazine?

Dekit Magazine is the flagship of the Dekit brand. Dekit Magazine’s mission is to be the prominent, independent quarterly art magazine to presents dynamic artists and creators, fuel conversations around relevant and thought provoking content, and that inspires a thriving community of creators and art enthusiasts alike.

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that creators are the pillars of the world. If you have a vision, you are a creator. #BEACREATOR

To date, Dekit has covered the following topics (click the cover to read the issue)

Issue #1: the meaning of being human

Issue #2: defining one’s identity

Issue #3: the journey to purpose

Issue #4: the wonders of perseverance

Issue #5: the spread of ideas & culture

Issue #6: the different expressions of power

Why does Dekit Magazine need your help?

Each issue marks our next endeavor, and with the launch of our upcoming Issue #7, *COME(eat), we are at a turning point to take Dekit to the next level. With your support, we can expand our efforts to expose dynamic artists, ignite dialogue and inspire our readers to create, or how we like to say, #justdekit

We want to take Dekit Magazine Issue#7 *COME(eat) to print!

Dekit Magazine Issue #7 will center around conversations regarding consumption and consumerist habits, highlighting the items and products we all love to indulge in. The upcoming issue will be printed in full color, featuring artists whose visions and stories work to broaden the mind’s palette and challenge our present-day conceptions of consumerism and consumption. What does it mean to be an active participant in a capitalist society and how does this influence our tastes and preferences? Issue #7 *Come(eat) will present the image and works of artists such as CJ Hendry, GN Chan, Amelia Fais Harnas, Delia Rubio and more!

How will your support contribute?

  • Expand our reach and strengthen our ability to deliver Dekit Magazine into the hands of new readers with something as tangible as printed magazine starting with Issue #7 *COME (eat).
  • Create opportunities for both, business and creative professionals to be compensated for their services. This will enhance our magazine and its ability to promote artists and make a memorable impact in the world of art.
  • Provide lasting experiences through art events, meet ups, exclusive opportunities, and activities that leverage the power of art to aid and inspire those in need through potential partnerships with both local and international organizations and businesses.

Since its beginning, Dekit has focused on highlighting creativity, investing in artists' visions while serving as an open platform to discuss various topics, inspiring others to pursue their dreams and supporting communities.

Much of what we have accomplished thus far has been done on a shoestring budget. An immense amount of collaboration and effort is put into each issue, despite our minimal budget. Dekit is passionate about delivering the highest quality content through aesthetically pleasing visuals and presentation, a result of our dedication to the brand.

Now, imagine how much more Dekit Magazine could accomplish with your support.

Dekit has taken me on a personal journey; a journey that has helped me to realize and experience that not only can I CREATE, but that I should. With your support, I know Dekit Magazine can begin its next phase.

Your support: our readers, community, and even those just learning about Dekit Magazine will make a huge impact.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Be sure to read our previous issues listed above. Also, look for us @dekitdekit on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, etc. We’d love to get your feedback. Feel free to say hello or share a comments about any topics we’ve covered or artists we’ve featured.

The Rewards

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Pledge $5 or more: get a PDF/eBook version of Issue #7 *COME (eat) magazine + social media "thank you" shout out

Pledge $35 or more:  Issue #7 *COME(eat) print magazine + Dekit pen (see more details below)

  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

Pledge $50 or more: get 1 Invitation to issue launch party, handwritten "thank you" note, print magazine (see more details below)

  • Plus all of the above Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

Pledge $75 Extra Deluxe Magazine: Issue #7*COME (eat) print magazine + 1 digital copy of one back issue (see more details below)

  • 1 invitation to issue launch party
  • Handwritten "thank you" note
  • Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

$100 Double Magazine Bundle: 2 copies of issue# 7 print magazine, 2 invitations (see more details below)

  • 1 digital copy of one back issue
  • Handwritten "thank you" note
  • Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

$150 or more: get your name on a "thank you" page in the magazine (see more details below)

  • 2 copies of issue 7 print magazine
  • 2 invitations to issue launch party
  • 1 digital copy of one back issue
  • Handwritten "thank you" note
  • Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

$300 or more: Your name on a "thank you" page, private link to Kickstater blooper reel (more details at the bottom)

  • 2 copies of print magazine
  • 2 invitations to issue launch party
  • 1 digital copy of one back issue
  • Handwritten "thank you" note
  • Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Access to project updates
  • Digital magazine

$500  or more: 1 full page ad/ "thank you" page, 2 invitations to launch party upgrade to VIP section (see more details below)

  • 2 copies of print magazine
  • 2 invitations to issue launch party
  • 1 digital copy of one back issue
  • Handwritten "thank you" note
  • Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

$1000 A guided tour with the editor: Spend a day with Dekit Magazine's editor and creative director, Stephanie Harris in NYC as she gallery hops for inspiration for future issues. Join her as she visits her favorite creative spaces and people and be treated to your very own photo shoot sponsored by StyleMeister. Or, spend a day with the Dekit’s editor in Miami during Art Basel Miami 2016 visiting fairs, favorite hot spots and artist.(see more details below)

  • 1 full page ad/ "thank you" page
  • 2 invitations to launch party upgrade to VIP section
  • 2 copies of print magazine
  • 1 digital copy of one back issue
  • Handwritten "thank you" note
  • Dekit pen
  • Social media "thank you" shout out
  • Digital magazine
  • Access to project updates

$5000 Dekit Hero Reward: We're saving this one for you- whomever you may be!

Printed copy of all back issues (#1-#6, including issue #7) signed by the editor and the artist of your choice (pending availability) + We want you to choose a creator for us to interview for a future issue and be credited as an assistant editor.

Reward details

Issue #7 launch party will be held at Kashi Stamford, 131 Summer St, Stamford, CT, April 14th, 7:00p-10:00p. Note: Backers are responsible for their travel and accommodations. Must be 21+only to attend. For more details visit our website www.dekitdekit.com

Editor, members of Dekit team and artists will be in VIP section

Issue #7 launch party will also be broadcasted live via SNAPCHAT for pledges outside the area

NYC or Miami day with editor Note: You are responsible for your travel, accommodations, if required any entry fees and other expenses, such as food and drink.

***Estimated delivery time is May 2016. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of physical items.

Video filmed & edited by Alex Greco and assisted by David Fargoso

Risks and challenges

Publishing print editions is something we're really excited about, but we are also aware that the unexpected should be expected when embarking on something new.

Printing-We've researched the best printing company for this project and have other printers to choose from should there be an issue

Volume - Our kickstarter may exceed our wildest expectations. If we hit a huge volume of orders, it may delay shipping by 2-4 weeks.

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    Digital Magazine: a PDF/eBook version of issue #7 magazine

    A personal "thank you" shout out on our social media pages and access to project updates (see details in main section)

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    Magazine: issue #7 print magazine + Dekit pen (see details in main section)

    Plus all of the above:
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

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    Deluxe Magazine: 1 Invitation to issue launch party, handwritten "thank you" note, print magazine (see details in main section)

    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

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    Extra Deluxe Magazine: issue #7 print magazine + 1 digital copy of one back issue (see details in main section)

    Plus all of the above:
    + 1 invitation to issue launch party
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital ma gazine
    +Access to project updates
    *Issue #7 launch party will also be streamed live via SNAPCHAT

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    Double Magazine Bundle: 2 copies of issue# 7 print magazine, plus 1 invitation (see details in main section)

    Plus all of the above:
    +1 digital copy of one back issue
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates
    *2 invitations to issue launch party in total
    **Issue #7 launch party will also be streamed live via SNAPCHAT

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    Patron 1: your name on a "thank you" page in the magazine (see details in main section)

    +2 copies of issue 7 print magazine
    +2 invitations to issue launch party
    +1 digital copy of one back issue
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

    **Issue #7 launch party will also be streamed live via SNAPCHAT

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    Patron 2: Your name on a "thank you" page, private link to Kickstater blooper reel (see details in main section)

    +2 copies of print magazine
    +2 invitations to issue launch party
    +1 digital copy of one back issue
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

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    Patron 3: 1 full page ad/ "thank you" page +launch party upgrade to VIP section (see details in main section)

    +2 copies of print magazine
    +2 invitations to issue launch party
    +1 digital copy of one back issue
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

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    Guided tour with the Editor: Spend a day with Dekit Magazine's editor and creative director, Stephanie Harris in NYC as she gallery hops for inspiration for future issues Join her as she visits her favorite creative spaces and people and be treated to your very own photo shoot sponsored by StyleMeister; OR, spend a day with the Dekit’s Editor in Miami during Art Basel Miami 2016 visiting fairs, favorite hot spots and meeting industry professionals. (see details in main section)

    +1 full page ad/ "thank you" page
    +2 invitations to launch party upgrade to VIP section
    +2 copies of print magazine
    +1 digital copy of one back issue
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

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    Dekit Hero Reward
    We're saving this one for you - whomever you may be!
    Printed copy of all back issues (#1-#6, including issue #7) signed by the editor and the artist of your choice (pending availability) + We want you to choose a creator for us to interview for a future issue and be credited as an assistant editor.

    Plus all of the above:
    +Meet with editor in NY or Miami for Art Basel 2016
    +1 full page ad/ "thank you" page
    +2 invitations to launch party upgrade to VIP section
    +2 copies of print magazine
    +1 digital copy of one back issue
    +Handwritten "thank you" note
    +Dekit pen
    +Social media "thank you" shout out
    +Digital magazine
    +Access to project updates

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