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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 25 2015 5:27 AM UTC +00:00
£6,013
pledged of £13,000pledged of £13,000 goal
124
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 25 2015 5:27 AM UTC +00:00

About

We will be creating a beautifully designed limited edition hardbound book, printed in Britain on iconic GF Smith paper from Cumbria, that celebrates people who produce things with a passion and a purpose covering the backbone of Britain and featuring some of the most exciting makers in the UK. We have met 15 inspiring individuals already but in May we are embarking on a self funded trip from Devon all the way up to Harris in the Outer Hebrides, meeting a further 25 makers, manufacturers and producers taking the total number of people in the book to 40.

David Hieatt - Hiut Jeans
David Hieatt - Hiut Jeans

Last year we started the With Love Project… our search for individuals who produce things with a passion and a purpose, who truly care about what they do and what they produce, asking everyone we meet the same question, "Why do you do what you do?

Our first visit was to David Hieatt of Hiut jeans. The meeting was really inspirational and kick-started the ongoing project (pardon the pun). Since then we’ve met a wide variety of people such as a former IT specialist turned master baker, a knife maker based in the building stainless steel was founded, a tailor who produced suits for Pavarotti, a chef turned custom bike builder and many more.

Brita Hirsch - Hirsch Tailoring
Brita Hirsch - Hirsch Tailoring
Stuart Mitchell - Stuart Mitchell Knives
Stuart Mitchell - Stuart Mitchell Knives

We’ve started to record these meetings of our journey so far online interviewing and photographing everyone we’ve met. withloveproject.co.uk

The book will feature people we have met on our journey so far and in May we are embarking on a self funded trip from Devon all the way up to Harris in the Outer Hebrides, covering over 2500 miles, and visiting more than 25 inspiring individuals. The aim is to meet the people behind the craft and celebrate the resurgence of the makers market thereby taking the total number of stories in the book to 40.

We are printing 500 books. It will be a directory of some of the most interesting makers, manufacturers and producers working in Britain today. A limited edition piece of art. You’ll be supporting our desire to share these amazing stories and people with the world.

Most importantly… all the money raised is going into the production of the book. We will be taking no profit. This is a passion project. We want to produce the best possible book we can and share it with you.

Thanks for your support.

Chris Roberts - Rob Evans
Chris Roberts - Rob Evans

Chris Roberts - All things design and words.
Rob Evans - The man with the camera.
Matt Roberts - Moving image extraordinaire. Joining us for the trip.

Pledge £5 or more
• A special thank you on the website because every penny counts.
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Pledge £25 or more
• Limited edition A4 signed and numbered photo print from the trip.
• UK delivery included. 


• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

Pledge £35 or more
• 1 signed Polaroid picture from the 28 taken on the trip (2 a day).
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Pledge £40 or more (Only 40 books available)
• A signed and numbered copy of the limited edition hardback book.
• UK delivery included. 

• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

Pledge £50 or more
• A signed and numbered copy of the limited edition hardback book. 

• Your name in the book.

• UK delivery included.

• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

Pledge £100 or more
• A signed and numbered copy of the limited edition hardback book. 

• Your name in the book.

• 2 limited edition signed and numbered A4 photo prints from the trip. 

• UK delivery included.

• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

Pledge £250 or more
• A signed and numbered copy of the limited edition hardback book.

• Your name in the book.

• 2 limited edition signed and numbered A3 photo prints from the trip. 

• A limited edition A3 illustrated print of the UK route map.

• UK delivery included. 

• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

Pledge £500 or more
• A signed and numbered copy of the limited edition hardback book.

• A publishers credit in the book. 

• 3 limited edition signed and numbered A3 photo prints from the trip. 

• 1 framed limited edition signed and numbered A3 photo print.

• A limited edition A3 illustrated print of the UK route map.

• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

Pledge £995 or more
• Number 1 of 500 limited edition hardback books. 

• 2 extra signed copies of the limited edition hardback book. 

• A publishers credit in the book. 

• 5 limited edition signed and numbered A3 prints of your choice from the trip.

• A framed A2 one off print of your choice from the trip. 

• A limited edition A3 illustrated print of the UK route map.

• A special thank you on the website.
• Regular updates.

GF Smith Papers


Risks and challenges

There are always risks with every project but we have everything we need to make this book a reality.
• The stories are either completed, underway or visits booked in.
• The GF Smith paper is just waiting for ink.
• The printers are ready to go.
So we just need your support to see us over the finish line.

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