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The Curious ABCs is an illustrated alphabet that is both artwork and teaching tool.

AN INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL WAY FOR KIDS TO LEARN THE ABCs!

The Curious ABCs was designed to make the the experience of learning the ABCs a more engaging and interesting one for kids.  At the same time, it was intended to be a beautiful object that would look great as a piece of art in your home.

We live in a very dynamic world, and we are presented with more imagery and information than ever before. The Curious ABCs is a reflection of this new reality. It is not only a rich and stimulating alphabet, but it also helps prepare children to be able to absorb and make associations with a lot of information.

As we head into a new school year, it seems like the perfect time to launch The Curious ABCs book and app for the iPad.  But we need your support to bring these products to market.

- Read below and watch our video to learn more about The Curious ABCs.

- Click the big green button to the right to donate to our campaign before October 10th!  (if we don't reach our funding goal by then, we will NOT receive any of the funding - it's an all or nothing deal).

- Click here and "Like" us on Facebook and get updates, in process pics and details and The Letter of the Day! 

Process

I began each letter by skimming through the dictionary to find interesting things that began with each respective letter - things that would resonate with a variety of ages.  Once I settled on a list of 10 to 20 words I then began to sketch out what each thing might look like, and eventually shortened the list to 6 to 8 objects.  At that point I sketched a rough composition of the letter and then moved to the computer where I digitally illustrated each object on a Wacom tablet (digital pad).

Sketchbook
Sketchbook

The Letters

When I finished the W and A I realized there was an opportunity to create the entire alphabet.  Also, as friends began to see the framed prints I had in our home, I began getting requests for specific letters for other names.  As I worked my way through the alphabet I would follow-up and send out the letters and they were very well received.

“The prints--I can’t even begin to say how much I love them. They’re already hanging up in their room.”  - Jessika

“Thank you so much! I am in love with her ‘M’! It was by far the best and most special gift!” - Meaghan

The framed letters have since been given as gifts for baby showers, kid's birthdays, mother's day, and many other events. To see the full collection of letters you can visit http://www.thecuriousabcs.com.  Here are some details.

Letter details.
Letter details.
Letter D
Letter D
Book spread.
Book spread.
Poster.
Poster.

The Team

Kevin Lindberg is the designer and illustrator of The Curious ABCs. He has many years experience working as a creative consultant with some of the world's most prestigious brands and will be leading all creative aspects of the project.

Devin Ross is the developer of The Curious ABCs iPad app.  He comes with years of experience developing apps for some of the sharpest and biggest brands around and will be leading all technical aspects of the app development.  

Why We Need Your Help

As you can imagine, printing a high quality book and producing a well-designed app comes at a cost. We've worked hard to find great partners here in the US so we can keep production top notch and local--we just need your help to make it happen.

Rewards

We've put together some great rewards--you can be one of the first to own The Curious ABCs book and iPad App, as well as get some beautiful artwork for your home.  See below to get a better idea.

$10 reward: The Curious ABCs iPad App.
$10 reward: The Curious ABCs iPad App.
$30 reward: The Curious ABCs Hardcover Book.
$30 reward: The Curious ABCs Hardcover Book.
$40 reward: The Curious ABCs iPad App and Hardcover Book.
$40 reward: The Curious ABCs iPad App and Hardcover Book.
$80 reward: 8"x10" Framed Print of a Letter of your choice PLUS The Curious ABCs iPad App and the Hardcover Book.
$80 reward: 8"x10" Framed Print of a Letter of your choice PLUS The Curious ABCs iPad App and the Hardcover Book.
$120 reward: 20"x30" Poster of entire alphabet PLUS 8"x10" Framed Print of a Letter of your choice, The Curious ABCs iPad app and The Curious ABCs Hardcover Book.
$120 reward: 20"x30" Poster of entire alphabet PLUS 8"x10" Framed Print of a Letter of your choice, The Curious ABCs iPad app and The Curious ABCs Hardcover Book.
Add $40 to any Reward to add additional 8"x10" Framed Prints ($40 per add'l framed letter).
Add $40 to any Reward to add additional 8"x10" Framed Prints ($40 per add'l framed letter).
Add $40 to any Reward to add a 20" x 30" Framed Poster.
Add $40 to any Reward to add a 20" x 30" Framed Poster.

Thank you so much for supporting The Curious ABCs!  

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We're confident in our ability and our partners' abilities to execute our rewards in a timely fashion. That said, there is always the possibility for unforeseen hurdles and delays. If there are any obstacles, we will inform you immediately and we will rectify them as quickly as possible.

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    ***CUSTOM ILLUSTRATED LETTER*** + 20"x30" POSTER + 8"x10" LETTER + BOOK + APP - A custom letter created just for you! Any letter of your choice illustrated with up to 7 objects of your choosing! Also includes a 20"x30" printed poster of the entire alphabet (not framed), an 8"x10" printed letter of your choice in a white wooden frame, The Curious ABCs hardcover book and the iPad app. Shipping is included within the US - does NOT ship outside US. (Completion of the custom letter depends on a variety of factors, and will not be ready until early 2014.) You'll be able to identify the letter of your choice in a survey that will be sent out when the funding closes.

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