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This fantastic calendar features cats wearing miniature replica United Bamboo collection, Le Bac and Bamboo By outfits.
This fantastic calendar features cats wearing miniature replica United Bamboo collection, Le Bac and Bamboo By outfits.
204 backers pledged $21,222 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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The Calendar

Three years ago in 2009, we made a United Bamboo calendar with cats wearing miniature replica United Bamboo collection runway outfits. It was originally meant to be a promotional item and everyone wanted one. In 2010 we took it a little more seriously and made it as an official product which had an overwhelmingly positive response.

In 2011 we thought the world was sick of cats in United Bamboo so we didn't do anything. But to our surprise, people kept asking about it.

Due to popular demand, we decided to get the team back together, Photographer Noah Sheldon and Designer Studio Lin, to fully embrace the idea of photographing cats in miniature replica runway collection outfits, except this time, spin it off as its own brand called Catclub by United Bamboo. Catclub will be products with pictures of cats wearing United Bamboo. There will be many more products in the future and they will be all designed with serious intention and commitment to quality.

The Rewards

Pre-order now to receive free shipping to US addresses (add $15 for international addresses) and special items only available through Kickstarter. 

Magnet

Front and back of magnet
Front and back of magnet
  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 30 millimeter magnet 
  • Kiss cut shapes
  • Only available in above cat image

2013 Poster

Front and back of poster
Front and back of poster
  • 22' x 34" 
  • 60lb uncoated bright white paper 
  • Black, PMS 170, and Silver Ink
  • Only available in above cat image

2013 Calendar

  • 11" x 14"
  • 26 pages 
  • Triple thick mounted pages 
  • CMYK + 2 color foil stamp
  • 12 cat images

16" x 20" Framed Print

  • Choice of one photo from 12 cat images

27" x 40" LED Lightbox

  • Choice of one photo from 12 cat images

Photography / Noah Sheldon

Design / Studio Lin

Cat Models

1 / Quincy

2 / Miyuki

3 / Hobbes

4 / Bob Paisley

5 / Snowbert

6 / Puntsok Tashi

7 / Ziggy

8 / Skeleton

9 / Sasha Squee Beetle Goelightly

10 / Max Lee

11 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, aka "buffcat"

12 / Rawlo

FAQ

  • Printing requires large minimum quantity. Because its a calendar we only have 1 month to sell it before the new year starts. We decided to use Kickstarter to gauge user interest before printing the calendar since we have to print at least 1000 copies. Also we like that you can make a cool video to explain the project

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  • The designer, Alex, came up with a unique way to print & bound the calendar. Each page is printed as a centerfold then mounted to a board. This allows each month to be displayed like a centerfold as opposed to a top/bottom layout like a conventional calendar. This method is a lot more expensive than conventional calendars which are split in half & bound with a plastic or wire spiral. There's also some additional touches like foil stamps which adds to the cost.

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  • We are mainly a fashion brand. Our core products are womens clothing. But we are also artists & we like to do creative stuff that's not making clothes. We thought this project should be separate from our clothing line so we called it Cat Club to differentiate it from our core business. Also, if we see that people truly like these cats, we can make other products down the road

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  • We set the funding goal to break even on the printing costs. We weren't planning to make anymore calendars after 2011 edition, but we get so many requests. At the same time, it's a lot of work to plan and produce this type of project. We want to make sure people actually want these calendars and not just saying they do.

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    Magnet + 2013 Poster + 2013 Calendar

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Funding period

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