Running on fumes
We had two applications for funds over the summer, and sadly we missed both by an inch, resulting in having to downscale the team from 6 to 2... Read more
Shipping has begun!
We're happy to say, that shipping has begun! Every kind of backer will be sent their full package in one neat package, and we're sending out worldwide simultaneously.... Read more
Everything is delivered to the shipping company
The shipping company now has all the items in their warehouse! Frederik managed to churn out all 430-something sketches, and we hope you'll enjoy them despite us having... Read more
Hey everyone, hope you're enjoying the summer.
Status of the project
- The cases which didn't fit the book well was returned to the printing company and they adjusted them to... Read more
...And then we hit an obstacle...
We had everything lined up to be shipped yesterday. Only to notice that every second deluxe case couldn't fit the book. It's a mistake by the printing house... Read more
What's left before we ship
What we're missing in order to ship everything:
- Order Bookmarks (everything is ready to order the prints)
- Order Art cards (everything is almost ready to order the prints)
- Deluxe case... Read more
Peek inside the printing house + The first batch has arrived!
It’s scary to print. It’s super scary to print 176 pages of text and artwork that should be crisp and spot on!
Alas, we went ahead and sent the PDF... Read more
The book is done!
Great news: we managed to pull through and hit our deadline of Monday the 28th. The book is done, and is now being printed!
In a couple of days we'll... Read more
We're delayed, but not much :) + A look at test prints
Hey everyone, an update from the busy bee-hive Craft, where we're designing your upcoming artzine How We Crafted!
So, to break it: we're delayed. In the original plan, we should... Read more
Pre-ordering is now open + Current stage of the book
Hey nice people, here's an update from us :)
Pre-ordering is now open
If you got friends and colleagues who missed the campaign, pre-ordering is now available here! The Kickstarter... Read more
First examples of digital How We Crafted out now!
Great news everyone!
For so long, we've wanted to show you all examples of how the digital stories are going to look, and now we have the opportunity to let... Read more
Presenting: Pernille Ørum
Hi everyone! We're not letting you off the hook just because the Kickstarter finished. Today we give you another creator introduction, as we didn't get to introduce everyone during the... Read more
The How We Crafted campaign has ended. Thank you!
What you see here is the world's smallest champagne bottle and the world's happiest Kickstarter virgins!
We made it! 322% funded, lots of stretch goals unlocked, 2 live sketching sessions,... Read more
Presenting: Ross Stewart
Happy last day of Kickstarter, everyone!
To celebrate, we're going to release the rest of the creator introductions and some other good info to you all within the last 7... Read more
300% unlocked! And we made all the stretch goals wooho
Yay! We made it, thank you everyone.
The final stretch goal is unlocked and we'll therefore send a batch to Arts-kids.org who will hopefully benefit from having the books around... Read more
Double Countdown: 4hrs to live-stream, 26hrs left of Kickstarter
Hi everyone! The long, hard and very fun battle is almost over.
With little more than a day left of our Kickstarter, we're throwing in a second livestream. So... Read more
Presenting: Paul Young
The latest in our creator introductions is Cartoon Saloon producer and CEO Paul Young. Though we are primarily going to talk with Paul about creating and running Cartoon Saloon, like... Read more
Final sprint, what you can do | 300% Art charity for kids
The last stretch goal will be quite different, but really valuable:
if we reach 300% we will donate a batch of How We Crafted art books to a non-profit art... Read more
Presenting: Johan Oettinger
Happy monday, everyone! Today's creator introduction is of the self-taught stop-motion director and game maker Johan Oettinger.
Having always been fascinated by puppets and the technique of stop-motion, Johan has... Read more
Wow, we hit one more big milestone: 250%.
Thank you all for getting us this far. With 4 days to go we're preparing for the final sprint - tomorrow we'll... Read more
This creator introduction comes with a warning: If you are easily offended or sitting at a work computer, you might want to turn away...🙀
The duo BenniSteptoe definitely aren’t afraid... Read more
Presenting: Mikkel Mainz
Our Saturday creator introduction is of Danish animation director Mikkel Mainz. Since graduating from The Animation Workshop in Denmark, Mikkel has been part of Sun Creature Studio with fellow graduates... Read more
Live drawing round 2! Sketch requests are open
Weekend's ahead, but first we want to announce another round of live sketching!
This means you get another chance to customise the Song of the Sea sketch you... Read more
1 creator talk left, be quick
Things are moving quick: We are making a push for the Reward tiers Creator Talk Pack and Craft Contributor.
There is 1 creator talk left!
It includes a 1 hour... Read more
What's your portfolio? Get it featured in the book
It was great getting to know you all through the live stream yesterday (which is accessible for 24h from today if you want to see it), thank you for supporting... Read more
Presenting: Nora Twomey
Next up in our creator introductions is Irish director Nora Twomey. As already mentioned in the introduction of Tomm Moore, Nora was part of founding Cartoon Saloon after attending Ballyfermot... Read more
Presenting: Léo Régeard (LEYHO)
Next in our line of creator presentations is another multi-talented frenchman: Léo Régeard, better know under his alias LEYHO. Léo have worked as a CG artist on Game of Thrones... Read more
Presenting: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
We've got another presentation ready for you all of one of our wonderful creators. This time of french animator and hip-hop dancer Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo.
One of the... Read more
Featured in Rotoscopers, give it some love!
The animation magazine Rotoscopers has featured our campaign in a new article ❤️
This is a great opportunity to help spread the word so we can reach 250%.
Give the... Read more
Kickstarter Recommendation: Genesis Noir
Another new in our line of updates is here: Kickstarter Recommendations! Kickstarter is an amazing place to discover new projects and one we like in particular is the upcoming puzzle... Read more
Final boost: Here's the 250% stretch goal
Hey lovely backers,
We made it, 200% reached! I think I’ve refreshed the Kickstarter Dashboard page every 10th minute for the past 20 days, it’s a great experience to see... Read more
Presenting: Sunit Parekh
Starting a new series of updates.
We thought it’d be a good thing to introduce you to the amazing creators we’re going to feature in the book. While you may... Read more
Granting students insight: Which schools?
We believe ‘How We Crafted’ is going to be a great educational resource for students and teachers. And we offer a good discount on bulk buys of the art book,... Read more
How We Crafted live talk @ VOID Film Festival
This morning (8AM, gasp!) Frederik had the great opportunity to present 'How We Crafted' at Denmark's largest animation festival, VOID in Copenhagen.
Sadly I was sick myself (not optimal during... Read more
Live drawing of Song of the Sea sketches!
Hey again everyone,
As you know, every art book will ship with a Song of the Sea sketch by animation supervisor on Song of the Sea, Frederik Villumsen.
Wednesday the... Read more
Customising the book for you
It's really important for us to listen:
The more we know about you, the better we can customise it to fit your needs!
So far the updates have mostly been... Read more
Oscar nominations for The Breadwinner & Loving Vincent!
Two of the projects featured in the 'How We Crafted' art book has just been announced as nominations as Best Animated Feature for the 2018 Oscars: 'The Breadwinner'... Read more
Get to see and ask the creators
Amazing, we hit 150% and Wolfwalkers is unlocked!
Next up is an exciting stretch goal that will enhance your art book experience: If we reach 200% we will video interview... Read more
Exciting announcement - new project for the book at 150%!
So, we've been sitting on this for a while, wanting to reveal it to you when/if we reached 150%, but we can't hold it back any longer. Our next stretch goal... Read more
Wow - 2 stretch goals in 1 day!
You don't kid around, do you? The last day has been the biggest since the first three opening days, which never really happens on Kickstarter. Your love is much appreciated,... Read more
120% - new stretch goal reached!
Over the night we passed 120% and reached the next stretch goal providing every backer at 'Art Book' level or above with 25% more digital content. We can't wait to... Read more
Presenting the team
We’re one week in, and we thought it was about time we properly introduced ourselves.
First a bit of back story: Craft is an international initiative, but we are primarily... Read more
110% funded - First stretch goal unlocked!
Another milestone hit! Even though we reached our basic goal just a few days ago, you've already helped us pass through the first stretch goal at 110%. That means the... Read more
100% funded! + Song of the Sea sketches unlocked
We made it! Wohooo!
Or as the team put it this morning on Slack:
I was excited about the Reddit post before going to bed, hoping it'd work for the... Read more
Help with 1 click
After a 3 hour walk to get some time off screen and a fresh head for the following week of hectic campaign sharing, I noticed that someone posted our campaign... Read more
92% funded! Help us reach 100% and get a unique Song of the Sea sketch
We're almost there!
92% funded and with 25 days to go = happy Craft team.
We want to keep up the momentum though, as we got a lot of really ... Read more
Update #3: Nice words from Animation for Adults
The campaign is going incredibly well, and we're really happy to be at almost 80%. Not only have we seen a great level of interest from backers, but the media... Read more
Design Insider: A look at page designs
Emil, the Co-founder of Craft and designer of the art book here. I thought I'd share with you guys a few examples of how the pages in... Read more
Update #1: 51% funded & "Project We Love" by Kickstarter
One crazy day later...
We are really overwhelmed by the response we've gotten since going live yesterday. A hugethank you to all of you wonderful supporters from all over... Read more