A translation of about 25 poems and sayings that I’m compiling and translating just for this project. These include classics like some al-Mutannabi, as well as more modern poetry like Mahmud Darwish. The file will be sent as a PDF.
A collection of five Arabic calligraphy postcards. These postcards are based on the poems and sayings I translated in the PDF. The calligraphy is original work done by a professional Arabic calligrapher.
A collection of 20 Arabic calligraphy postcards. These postcards are based on the poems and sayings I translated for the above gift. The calligraphy is original work done by a professional Arabic calligrapher.
A giclee print of one of the Arabic poems, about 8 x 12 inches. Giclee printing is how fine art is printed: it is done with special inks and on high quality paper, so the print will be suitable to frame. Backers will have the opportunity to choose which fo the translated poems they want printed.
Ask for a word list from one of the dictionaries I have online. It can be a list of anything I can pull from my dictionaries, including proverbs, animals, or food. If the grammar nerd in you wants it, I can even produce something like a list of diminutive words (if the grammar nerd in you is dying to know all the diminutives I have in my dictionary). Backers will have the chance to discuss with me what they would like depending on what data I have available. It’s limited to 1,000 words.
After some people requested it, I'm adding the chance for people to get a giclee print of one of the images in the Kickstarter video. Only a limited number are available. You can also replace your "word list" gift if you already donated this much and don't really want a word list.