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An exhibition-in-print that explores the mercurial, intangible, messy, and expansive subject of love.
An exhibition-in-print that explores the mercurial, intangible, messy, and expansive subject of love.
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We are artists who live and work in Los Angeles, and we are working to publish a limited edition art book called Articulate. For this edition, all the work explores the topic of love.

Articulate is an exhibition-in-print that gives you the opportunity to bring home a thoughtfully curated selection of art and allows artists to get their work out to viewers without relying on galleries.

This version of Articulate is more ambitious than our previous book. We are working closely with a selection of artists in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and the Bay area to translate their ideas to book form. We are also working with a small number of artists who are producing original works for each individual folio.

All the work in this edition somehow addresses the theme of love, though the interpretation of that subject varies widely--there is a marriage contract, a parent/child collaboration, artists communing with their pets, a look at how subtle emotions get lost in translation and much more. As with our last book, the work ranges in form from paintings and drawings to video stills, photo documentation, and poetry.

We have been humbled by the vulnerability and commitment the artists have shown in their proposals and in producing the works that are under way. To make this edition of Articulate particularly special, we will be working with Paper Chase Press, a small printing press in Los Angeles that specializes in design and art books. We are looking forward to working with them to weave all the pieces together. And this is where you come in.

We need to raise the money to publish the book and pay for all the supplies that go into making each copy unique. Ultimately, we hope to sell a small number of the books at local specialty stores in Los Angeles and New York, but for now the only way to get one is to donate to this project.

For $40 you can receive the beautifully printed book containing work from all the participating artists. 

At $100 we are offering the full limited edition exhibition-in-print which will be simultaneously a book, a sculpture, and a personal art-exhibition.

Thank you for supporting artists and for helping to bring this project to life.  We are excited to share the final product with you.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is making enough money to fund our ambitious goals. Each book will be a work of art no matter what because of the talented people we are working with. However, we are hoping to push this project to a whole new level with original artwork, custom folios and creative printing options.

At $1500 we will be able to fund a beautiful art book, but every dollar more gives us greater creative freedom.

Of course, with any creative project (and especially one that involves collaborating with multiple artists) there are elements of the unknown, but we feel confident that our experience from our previous books will help us address whatever problems may arise.

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    Thank you! Every dollar gives us more creative freedom. You will receive a digital pdf of the book.

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    Thank you so much! You will receive a card, lovingly hand-printed by one of three generously participating artists, with a personal thank you note from us.

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    Thank you for supporting the arts! You will receive our gratitude, a digital download of the completed book, and a handmade postcard with a personal thank you.

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    Thank you for making this project a reality! You will receive our undying gratitude and your very own copy of ARTICULATE, the book.

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    WOW! Thank you! You will receive our deepest gratitude, a copy of ARTICULATE, and a hand-printed card with a personal thank you note.

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    Thank you for supporting art and art makers. You will receive our undying gratitude and your very own, lovingly assembled, limited edition, exhibition-in-print, including: the printed book, original artwork from a number of contributing artists, and a beautiful folio to house everything.

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    WOW! Thank you for supporting art and art makers. You will receive our undying gratitude and your very own, lovingly assembled, complete exhibition-in-print, including: the printed book, original artwork, a hand-printed card with a personal thank you note, and a beautiful folio to house everything.

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    You are awesome! Thank you for helping bring this project to life. You will receive everything mentioned at the $120 level plus a second copy of the book.

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    You are a superstar patron of the arts. Your gift is providing us with the creative freedom to complete this project. You will receive everything included at the $150 level, plus the exclusive opportunity to join us on a studio visit with one of the participating artists. (Available only in Los Angeles, travel expenses not included).

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