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A monograph of paintings, collages and photographs by Lauren Simkin Berke, and the first title from Captain Sears Press.
100 backers pledged $7,600 to help bring this project to life.

boxes boxed and shipped, and happy holidays

I hope you are having a lovely holiday season.

Thank you for your patience with my assembling and shipping of your rewards. The last rewards went out today, with the exception of two: for one person has not provided an address to which their rewards should be sent, and the other has requested I wait and hand deliver their rewards when next they visit (as they are a dear friend whom I see fairly often), and so I shall.

Thank you all, again, for your supporting this book project.

Lauren Simkin Berke

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Notes from the To Be Kept rewards factory

I've been packing and shipping your rewards out for the last week. I have a few more left, which should go out by the end of the week, so keep an eye out if you've yet to recieve your goodies. Thanks, Lauren

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Hot off the press

I just brought the books home from the printer. I will start packing up all the yet to be sent rewards (meaning those that included a book) after thanksgiving.

Here's a poorly lit photo of the boxed up books, with a peek inside.


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My studio disguised as a tote bag silk screen printing factory.

(more rewards production photos coming soon)

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Fattoria del Totes, and other notes on rewards


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