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Update #12

Modern Originals is released!

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Hello Kickstarter Friends,

Today is the official release day for Modern Originals! We made it!

I am so excited and proud of the result and look forward to hearing what you think when you see the book in person. In the meantime here is an image of the cover from my advance copy.

The rest of the rewards will be going out very soon and you will receive a separate email regarding details on that so keep an eye on your inbox. And if you cannot wait to see inside the book, the NYTimes did a nice piece on the book today (yes, I am overjoyed!!!). So click here to see the article.

Thank you all again for your wonderful support. 

Best,

Leslie


Update #11

16x20" Limited Edition Print sets ($500 Reward) - Here are your choices!

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Hello Kickstarter Friends!

Hope this update finds you all well. I just shipped out the first set of print rewards to the $75 supporters! It feels exciting to be moving towards wrapping up this Kickstarter campaign by sending you all your rewards. As I mentioned before, my goal is to have all the rewards that do not include an actual copy of Modern Originals sent out before the books release in early April. So moving forward in that vein, today I am unveiling the 16x20" print sets for all of you that contributed $500. Choosing these two sets was a bit agonizing but I really do love them both. I look forward to receiving your choices!  : )

If you are one of my $500 supporters you will also be receiving a second email with a survey that will ask you which set you would like as well as your shipping address. So don't fret if you cannot remember which pledge you made, the second "survey" email is how you will know. 

Image Set Choices (click on the images to view larger)

  • Rainer/Aalto Window Set - My favorite window in Roland Rainer's living room is paired with one of the Aalto's windows complete with radiator top planters. 
Rainer/Aalto Window Set
Rainer/Aalto Window Set
  • Aalto/Mollino Set - This set has a couple images that are not in the final edit of Modern Originals, but are favorites images none the less. The door leading to the Aalto's modest kitchen is paired with a view of Carlo Mollino's not-so-modest bathroom. Vive la difference!
Aalto/Mollino Set
Aalto/Mollino Set

Update #10 - For backers only

in regards to update #9

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Update #9

Print choices - $75.00 reward

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Here are the image choices if you chose the $75 reward of an 11x14" print.

Warton Esherick's Staircase. The cover image of Handcrafted Modern
Warton Esherick's Staircase. The cover image of Handcrafted Modern
Bruno Mathsson's living room. The cover image for Modern Originals.
Bruno Mathsson's living room. The cover image for Modern Originals.

Update #8

Update time!

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Hello Kickstarter friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed and warm and loving holiday season. I took a much needed break for the month of December but I am back at work and wanted to get in touch to give you all an update on where we are with the production of Modern Originals and you Kickstarter rewards. 

Last time we were in touch Modern Originals had just gone on press. After a few back and forths with the printer to tweak color and one more proofread (I think I can now recite my book from memory!) all is perfected and 10,000 books are being printed. From there Modern Originals is shipped over on a boat from China. So I am proud to say all is on schedule for the April 1 release. YEEHAW!!!!

This month I will be getting in touch with all of you that have photographic prints coming as your pledge reward. So expect an email soon with your choice of prints and also a request for shipping addresses. All rewards that do not include an actual copy of Modern Originals, will be sent out by the end of February. This, of course, is contingent on my hearing back from you with your image choice and address promptly.

For the majority of you that have ordered an autographed copy of Modern Originals, I will be sending out an email in February to collect your shipping address. My plan is to get all books out to you before I head out on the road for the Modern Originals Book tour. 

I'll keep you all up to date on the book release events and signings as we get closer to the book launch. Additionally, we will be having a book packing party in San Francisco to get all the rewards out to you, so details will be coming on that later in case you SF locals want to help out or pick up your book in person. 

So that is the latest from here. Let me know if you have questions. I am happy to answer them. 

And Happy 2014! It is going to be a great year!!

xx

Leslie


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