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A sculpture design that seems to show a jumble of fragments, but when viewed from two specific locations reveals hidden words.
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Tom

336 backers pledged $15,169 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Shawn Saleem on December 25, 2012

      Mine arrived in Canada many days ago. Thanks alot for the sculpture Tom! you did a great job! and congratulations on the new company. I wish you the best!

      regards,
      Shawn S

    2. Creator radicci on December 24, 2012

      I've just received it. It's amazing! Really. Thank you for this amazing piece. WAY more awesome than what I've imagined. Thank you for this stunning christmas present.

    3. Creator Sonia Koval on December 19, 2012

      Mine came a few days ago.

      They certainly are lovely, substantial, feel good-in-the-hand pieces. I think I'll have to put them on a sunny windowsill to catch the light, at least for now. (My desk is *far* too cluttered.) It's interesting to move them around to hold them "just so" to see the words appear. Very clever indeed!

      Good luck with your new company & don't forget to send us word now & then about what's happening.

    4. Creator Skye Mitchell on December 18, 2012

      Oh. My. Goodness. TOM! It's absolutely beautiful! I promptly burst into tears when I opened the lovely box today - not only because it is a such a magical piece of art, but because when I held it in my hands, I could feel the months and months of thought, imagination, love and labour that went into its creation. I am blown away. I cannot take my eyes off it. I had no idea that the end result was going to be so utterly perfect. Thank you so much, Tom. Be proud. Be so very proud. x

    5. Creator Conor Nolan on December 18, 2012

      @Tom, great job on this project. Mine arrived this morning and I'm delighted. Very hefty and a definite 'work of art'. Chaos came out great Order is a little harder to get into focus but equally cool.

    6. Creator W Henry on December 16, 2012

      Hey Tom,

      Mine just arrived in Vancouver today. It was certainly worth the wait - nice job all around!

    7. Creator J. Fribush on December 15, 2012

      My arrived this week. Really nice heavy piece of art. The box is also really nice. Great job!

    8. Creator Lisa R Kessler on December 14, 2012

      Great work Tom!! Mine arrived yesterday, and it will soon be on my desk. I am pleased that my small contribution gave me an original piece of cool and clever art. Wishing you all the best in school and where ever your creative talents take you!
      Lisa K (Jeff's M<3M)

    9. Creator Randy McCleary on December 14, 2012

      Just got mine yesterday. It is such a good quality item. This is keepsake quality. Thank You! -RJ

    10. Creator Tom on December 13, 2012

      Glad you're happy with them! Yes, unfortunately the shipper isn't sending out tracking numbers, it's just too much work to manage all that on top of the shipments. Just know that they're heading out of the manufacturer as we speak, and they should all be shipped out soon.
      Please help me and your fellow backers out by posting that you received yours if you live outside the US or somewhere off the beaten path.

    11. Creator Shaun Bender on December 13, 2012

      Mine just arrived and I was in the same boat as Brice Webster---was not expecting it. Really impressed with how it turned out. Great work and good job!

    12. Creator Brice Webster on December 3, 2012

      Just got mine in the mail today which was a pleasant surprise because I was not expecting it. I really like the little box it was put it. The sculpture itself is awesome. I am pleased with the whole package.:D

    13. Creator Graham Wardle on September 7, 2012

      How do we send our address to you??

    14. Creator Paul Goodwin on July 1, 2012

      Works for me. Thanks for the update.

    15. Creator Tom on June 30, 2012

      @Paul: I'm trying to have them delivered in early August, but definitely the sooner the better. I'll keep you posted as it progresses!

    16. Creator Paul Goodwin on June 30, 2012

      What's the latest estimate on when we'll received the finished products?

    17. Creator arn on June 26, 2012

      Hi, I recently moved (about 4 weeks ago). I had updated my address in Amazon but am not sure if you'll be using that one or the one I had supplied back in march. How can I have you ship to my new address ?

    18. Creator Tom on June 4, 2012

      Sorry for the lack of updates! Working on one now, I'll post soon. Thanks for your patience!

    19. Creator Stephen Holinaty on May 29, 2012

      curious to see how you are doing!

    20. Creator Thom Dean on April 29, 2012

      Order / Chaos !! Like the choice and look forward to seeing the final design.

    21. Creator Joshua Langert on April 23, 2012

      I will admit that I held out until the LAST second, but gave in, not knowing what the new design will be....but I'm sure it will be great. But I do wish I knew what it will be....anxiously awaiting!

    22. Creator Hiphopanonymous on April 23, 2012

      @ Tom I really like the original form/function design but am also curious about the new design. However, after re-watching your video I'm going to just dive in and get both, upping my pledge to $80. I'm excited to see what the new design will be, and I have faith in the final design you and the backers will end up choosing.

    23. Creator Tom on April 23, 2012

      @Victor, I did say that I would announce the design early if possible, I've been making a real effort to do so but for a few different reasons I won't be able to do it. I'm really sorry if that's a dealbreaker for you, but please feel free to message me if you want to talk about it more.

      I can say that it will probably be two opposing words with very different letter styles intended to match their meanings. I've eliminated any pairs that have to do with current events, pop culture, religion, or literary references, as well as suggestions for words in multiple languages. This is to avoid references people don't like or understand. I'm also not using romantic language (e.g., "Love" and "Always") or polarizing/arguing language (e.g. Republican/Democrat, Right/Wrong, etc.) for similar reasons.

      Again, very sorry! If this announcement is critical to your pledge, anyone is free to contact me and discuss it. Thanks so much for everything!

    24. Creator Victor on April 23, 2012

      Hey Tom you said you'll tell us about the final design one week before funding.. but we are a few hours to ending and yet we now nothing about it.

    25. Creator Sonia Koval on April 19, 2012

      Any info yet about what will be on the new design?

    26. Creator Tom on April 18, 2012

      Guinthier,

      Thanks for the feedback and pledge! Yes please, it should be an extra $10 for international shipping across the board. I'll clarify on the main page.

    27. Creator Guinthier Oiseau on April 18, 2012

      Hi,
      First I'd like to say that I'm in love with your work, and second I was wondering if I had to add 10$ for international shipping for the 80$ pledge, since it's not specify.

    28. Creator Shawn Saleem on April 12, 2012

      Hey tom, i was wondering what will be the two words on the $35 pledge level. i'm a bit confused on that part.

    29. Creator Tom on April 9, 2012

      scifantasy, Jessica (and everyone),

      @scifantasy: I've added that option as well, great suggestion! It will need to be $80, I looked into shipping them both in the same box to save on shipping but that complicates the distributor, I think.

      @Jessica: I just posted an update: I'm adding an option to buy a form/function design, but I still haven't chosen the final new design. I have a few ideas, but I don't want to say too much in case it all changes. Right now my thoughts are on themes of puzzles, things appearing and disappearing, arguments/perspectives, optical illusions, possibly doing one word and one image... not sure. I've never done an image, but I'd love to try for this one.

      Thanks so much for the comments!

    30. Creator scifantasy on April 9, 2012

      Er. Pledge $80.

    31. Creator scifantasy on April 9, 2012

      If I pledge $70, can I get both form/function and the new design?

      Thanks.

    32. Creator Jessica on April 9, 2012

      Can we have an update on what the design is going to be? Or if there is going to be a chioce of designs? I'd like to up my pledge, but I can't without knowing what the actual design will be. Thanks!

    33. Creator Heather Park on April 8, 2012

      Congrats on $10K Tom! You deserve it! :)

    34. Creator Gerry Altmann on April 4, 2012

      If I could vote, I'd go for a form/function cube, please! Can you update us on whether that's possible?

    35. Creator Shawn Saleem on April 2, 2012

      Love this project, its genius. Wish you the best of luck Tom.
      - Shawn

    36. Creator Tina Smith (deleted) on March 25, 2012

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    37. Creator david schroeder on March 22, 2012

      Tom,
      Your Dad is the original "Big Guy". It must have been difficult growing up in the long shadow he cast on the golf course.
      Your 3 dimensional skills are from trying to visualize what Jerry's legs would look like if they were straight.
      Good luck in your career and keep sending those tuition bills to Wichita.

    38. Creator J. Howard on March 18, 2012

      Fair enough. Either way, I'm sure the final design will look great.

    39. Creator Tom on March 18, 2012

      J. Howard - great question! I'd like to offer something like that, since you're not the first person to ask. There are a couple things holding me back for being able to offer a form/function sculpture as well.
      1. That design was made for Northwestern University and the Segal Design Institute, so I don't feel comfortable using it without their permission. I'm talking with them now to see how they feel about it, we may be able to work something out.
      2. The pricing of the sculptures is based on a bulk order of 100 (hence the original limit), and if I cut that into two halves the individual price of each sculpture goes up. I'd need to redo the math and see if I'd end up losing money on each sculpture.

      I'm definitely looking into it though, and if it works then I may add it as another pledge level option. I can't promise anything though!

    40. Creator J. Howard on March 18, 2012

      Question: Depending on the final design, would it be possible to opt to instead have the Form/Function cube sent to us rather than the new design?

    41. Creator Bobby Allen on March 16, 2012

      A cube has 6 sides. have you tried to get all six to say something?

    42. Creator Olivia Tang on March 16, 2012

      Yes yes yes! It'd be great if you can make that Work/play sculpture. :) All the BEST from HK!

    43. Creator Michelle K on March 16, 2012

      Dearest Tom,

      The first years and I wanted to help support you on this endeavor. You have done so much for the Loft and now it is time for us to give back to you.

      That and... well, we don't trust you making these design decisions yourself so we wanted the opportunity to chime in. :)

      (I think it should be pink)

      Michelle

    44. Creator Kyle futo on March 16, 2012

      Wow !!! I'm very impressed .... Kyle

    45. Creator Oliver M Carter IV on March 16, 2012

      I find it rather entertaining that you're gunna hit your goal in 2 days. I think that's a testament to how cool this project is. The question is, how high will it go? :)

    46. Creator Bobby Allen on March 15, 2012

      I can't help but want one. This concept is amazing and technology make it possible. I love items with hidden mysteries.

    47. Creator radicci on March 15, 2012

      They are really awesome. Eager for them.

    48. Creator Brice Webster on March 15, 2012

      This reminded me of a puzzle in Uncharted 3 for the ps3. You walk around with a light source and shine it on objects around a room trying to get the shadows of the objects to match up with a picture on the wall. Real cool and pledged 35$ for a sculpture.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

      Here is a video what I was talking about.