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A hardback art book about tiles. Featuring over 1000 designs from Dominic Crinson's spectacular archive spanning 20 years of creativity

I am looking for your support to help me produce a book of my world-famous tile designs. 

This book is a work of art in progress, one that celebrates tiles, pattern and colour. It will reveal my huge archive of tile designs spanning twenty years and I hope it will inspire surface designers, pattern makers and home decorators - it will be a feast of colour and pattern. 

If you help me by upfronting just £36 or US$68 we will send you a signed hot copy of this beautifully produced art book when it comes out next year, plus other benefits (see below). 

The book will feature:

  • Over 1000 stunning and colourful tile designs
  • Never before seen tiles and works in progress from the archive
  • It will give readers an insight into my tile design process from hand to computer to tile
  • Some amazing projects that I’ve worked on with top architects and designers and will reveal some gorgeous private abodes, boutique hotels and architecturally designed interiors from around the world all featuring tiles as the artistic medium of choice.
  • The designs selected by our celebrity clients such as Jamie Oliver & Keira Knightley
  • It will feature images of my major tile influences with a shortlist of my "top ten tile projects of the world".
  • And finally it will tell the story of my tile production, from my humble cottage industry of handmade tiles to production as it stands today in Stoke-on-Trent's historic potteries and Spain's large industrial kilns.

Who is the book for?

This will be an essential volume for all tile lovers and design enthusiasts. I hope to inspire colour and pattern lovers, home decorators and creatives such as interior designers, architects, artists and fashionistas. The book will give people the confidence to introduce colour and pattern into their everyday lives. 

About me

I have been a ceramic tile artist for 20 years. Prior to this I was a ceramist and a painter. I have also been designing wallpapers for 14 years. I have a passion for art and I draw inspiration from worldwide cultural traditions of pattern and colour. I have been involved in some of the most beautiful and ambitious contemporary international tile projects, including: 

  • Sir Terence Conran’s award winning Boundary Hotel in London 
  • The Hard Rock Café Hotel in Las Vegas 
  • Sir David Tang's Beijing Apartments
  • Sweden's luxurious boutique shopping mall - Mood Stockholm

The most exciting projects of all, however, have often been created in the more intimate spaces of private homes and apartments. 

I have been featured in more than 500 magazine articles and my work has been described as "the world's most beautiful tiles". Click here to read what the press have written about my work since 2000.

For many years I worked from my studio gallery on the über trendy Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, East London. Now I'm predominantly based in the design capital of Australia, Melbourne.

You can read more in this interview with Parka Blogs at http://www.parkablogs.com/content/5-questions-dominic-crinson 

About the Book

The book is going to be published by Black Dog Publishing. They specialise in high quality illustrated books that represent a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture. 

Lesley Jackson, the British design curator and historian will write the foreword and commentary. She is a pre-eminent authority on pattern design with titles such as "20th Century Patterns", "Atoms to Patterns" amongst others. I have known Lesley since the beginning of my career as a tile artist and I am very excited that she is contributing to the project. 

All the money raised in this campaign will go directly into the production of the book. 

Book Specs

Working title = Tile, Pattern, Colour: Dominic Crinson

We are producing a hardback book of size approx. 26x26cm/ 10.2”x10.2” with a minimum of 144 pages. Most of these to be printed in glorious technicolour on a high quality eco high quality paper stock. 

The images below give an idea of the content you can expect to see within. The book itself will be designed in conjunction with the Black Dog Publishing design team.

Foreword and Commentary by design writer Lesley Jackson
Foreword and Commentary by design writer Lesley Jackson
early ceramic art works
early ceramic art works
early tile design
early tile design
18ct platinum tile
18ct platinum tile
Latest collection "Alchemy"
Latest collection "Alchemy"
Latest collection "Alchemy"
Latest collection "Alchemy"
Latest collection "Alchemy"
Latest collection "Alchemy"

Timescale 

Producing such a book is a large undertaking. We will commence the design and photography for the book immediately. The book would be finalised by June 2014 then printed and ready to send out to you by September 2014. Some of the pledged rewards will be available before Christmas 2013.

Why we need your support

In order to get this book printed to the highest standard we need to raise 15,000 British Pounds, which is US $24,000. If you pledge to buy our book but we don’t reach our target then the project will not happen so please help with our campaign by sharing/liking the project from our facebook page at facebook.com/DominicCrinson (we are offering the chance to win some gorgeous tiles if you share the campaign from our facebook page!). 

Pledges 

So, if you help with the production of this glossy tile book, what can you get? 

Incredible last day offer! Pledge 500 GBP or more and get double the value in tiles, wallpaper or floor tiles
If you pledge 500 GBP / $800 US or more (up to 5000 GBP) you will then be allowed to get double the value of your pledge in tiles, wallpaper or floor tiles at: www.crinson.com/collections that is more or less the factory price!! 
As an example, pledging 500 GBP will get you approx 270 instead of 135 of the Glitz mix tiles in 10x10cm / 6" x 6" as below

Glitz Mix x 270 tiles
Glitz Mix x 270 tiles

 Offer lasts until 2015 - so order your products anytime before 2015 Offer is only valid if the book project goes ahead - we shall know very soon! Shipping and any taxes excluded.

£18/US $28 =  One ceramic tile. Choose from any design in the wall tiles collection from my website at http://www.crinson.com/collection/tiles/. Let me know which design you have chosen by adding a comment to the kickstarter project before the 15th November. Tile size: 15x15cm / 8"x8". Includes shipping to anywhere in the world. 

Pledges below this message will receive a discount of 30% on all tile/wallpaper orders through crinson.com valid for 6 months! (See update2 for more info.)

£36 = Signed book including postage to the UK 

£42/US $67 = Signed book including shipping to US, Australia, Europe and the Rest of the World

Two Signed books. We have an incredible offer for the final week. Pledge for a book and get another for half the price.
£54 / US $86 / AUS $87 = two signed books including worldwide delivery.
For those who have already pledged for a book - why not upgrade to two books and give one to a friend.

£60/US $96 = Signed book and Glitz 4 ceramic tile (shown below) 15x15cm/6”x6” including UK and International express shipping . The tile to be sent out late Nov 2013 so you get the tile soon after funding has been secured. This pledge would make a great Christmas gift with a tile in your hands pre-Christmas and the book to follow.

Red Glitz 4 tile
Red Glitz 4 tile

£72/US $115 = 2 signed books and Glitz 4 ceramic tile 15x15cm/6”x6” including express delivery to all countries. The tile to be sent out late Nov 2013. This pledge would make a great Christmas gift with a tile in your hands pre-Christmas and the 2 books to follow.

£138 = Signed book and a set of 9 mixed Red Glitz ceramic tiles (shown below) 15x15cm/6”x6” all including UK postage . The tiles to be sent out late Nov 2013 so you get the tiles soon after funding has been secured and they make great Christmas gifts.

Red Glitz Mix
Red Glitz Mix

£180/US $288 = Signed book and a set of 9 mixed Red Glitz ceramic tiles (shown above) 15x15cm/6”x6” all including International Express shipping. The tiles to be sent out late Nov 2013 so you get the tiles soon after funding has been secured and they make great Christmas gifts. 

£320 = 10 signed books including UK postage – this is a good option for our UK stockists for resale in their tile showrooms. 

£370/US$592 = 10 signed books including International shipping – this is a good option for our international stockists. 

£555/US $888 = 20 signed books including delivery to all countries

£800/US $1280 = 64 tiles from the Samurai collection exclusive to Kickstarter - you will be the first to own this unique collection. Size 15x15cm / 6"x6" . shipping to UK, US, Australia, Europe and the Rest of the World. The tiles to be sent out mid December 2013. limited to 10 funders only.
Samurai tiles
Samurai tiles

Bespoke Wallpaper:
£3500/US $5600 = Personalised message in book plus bespoke wallpaper – I would work with you via skype/email etc. to create a unique wallpaper made to measure up to 30sqm/300sqft with delivery. (installation and customs & duty not included). Limited to 1 funder only.

Bespoke Tiles: 
£3500/US $5600 = Personalised message in book plus bespoke tiles - I would work with you via skype/email etc. to create a unique design to fit your space up to 5sqm/50sqft delivered (installation and customs & duty not included). Limited to 1 funder only.

Personal Visit for Bespoke Design:
£5000/US $8000 = Personalised message in book plus I would visit your premises anywhere in the world and design your own exclusive tiles, with your input, especially for your unique space. Tiles not included. Limited to 1 funder only.

Please make your pledge by clicking on the buttons top right. 

Thank you for your generous support.
Dominic

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Bea: "Wow, I love your tiles, they are just beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. Good luck with the campaign!"

Daisy: This looks amazing - a work of art in the making, hope you get all in takings, no fakings."

Christina:  "your work is absolutely stunning, gorgeous, exquisite! I have never seen your work before, and it is amazing. I live in Canada - an explanation for my not knowing your work"

Faye: "Love all the designs, colour, sheer inventiveness and, and, and....."

Anne: "Hi - just had a tour around your web site - simply amazing stuff. I've backed your kickstarter project and I'm really looking forward to seeing the book. Could I change my tile to the fabulous Iko black gold..."

Janet: "Fabulous work Dominic! Great to hear of your creations all over the world - it makes the world a happier place - your tiles put a smile on my face!"

Anke: I Just pledged! Just because the tiles give me a good feeling everytime I walk into my kitchen :-)

See my interview with Parka Blogs here: http://www.parkablogs.com/content/5-questions-dominic-crinson

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The main challenge is to ensure the book is printed to the optimal quality, representing the work to its full capacity. Black Dog publishing produce top art and design books and I'll be doing my best to ensure that this book is of the upmost quality and integrity.

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