The Visual Collection of Cryptids - an artbook of the weird, wonderful and whimsical.
The Visual Collection of Cryptids is a passion project initially made for my final university module and features full double-page spread illustrations of the worlds most infamously illusive creatures. With this book, I want to represent these wonderful creatures in a way that shows them simply living their life, based off the stories of their sightings.
I have always been fascinated with the bizarre and the unknown, and Cryptozoology just so happens to combine the two! Contemporary myths and legends are an important part of society, adding to an area's own cultural identity, from the tale of Scotland's Loch Ness, to Point Pleasant's Mothman, these stories create intrigue from across the globe to nudge people's curiosity.
The book itself will be A5 24 pages Hardcover, with 200gsm silk paper and a cover finished with matt lamination. Some of the cryptids you will find in this book are:
- Loveland Frogmen
- Dover Demon
and many others!
SHIPPING + WHERE THE MONEY GOES
I am asking for £250 to fund this project, so where will the money go?
£135 will go into the printing of the books through Mixam Print, with £45 going into printing the postcards at Awesome Merchandise, and the remaining £70 on shipping fees & platform fees. Any extra profit will go into creating any additional physical stretch goals!
Since I am a UK-based creator, overseas shipping outside of the UK will cost a little bit extra (£4 for UK, £6 for overseas), but the shipping fees will be paid alongside the pledge. Customs and import charges if any will need to be paid individually.
If this project is successfully funded, I have a few stretch goal ideas in mind, from additional pages added to the book, to more physical goodies to be sent alongside it!
Risks and challenges
I am the sole creator of this project, which means the shipping of any physical products will take time to full-fill, as I want to ensure the highest quality possible! If stretch goals of additional pages are met then I will also need to reserve a little more time for creation/formatting and of course the print of any additional goodies.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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