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HARDCOVER BOOK THE DOT

Now that project The Dot is finished, The Dot deserves a book of its own. The Dot is one of a kind. Imagine this - it took 11 years to get started. For a large project like this, many things should be organised. There were countless conversations with high and low authorities to get all required permits. Also, the owner of the gas tank and many sponsors needed to be convinced that this unique project could be one of the largest art works in the Netherlands. Nothing went easy.... Any conversation with an official had to be approved by senior officials. It was an extremely slow process and therefore very frustrating. It almost drove us mad, because we could see how wonderful this project might be for the community and the municipality of the city of Emmen. We started making sketches for the gigantic design in 2004. Toyists from all over the world had made sketches used in the final version of "Live with Energy".

This project was three in one. We were the organizer, architect and performer at the same time. It was our first big project and certainly the most difficult one! Before we could actually start, we all followed a safety training to climb the scaffolding. Now, we can truly say that what we have experienced together was amazing. This huge piece of art deserves to be recorded in a beautiful and unique book. Through your help we hope to share our art & the story of The Dot and also make you part of our new dreams in the future.

What’s inside the book?

The book will feature the story and the working process of The Dot. We want to share our way of working and creating art through many beautiful full colour images, hand crafted sketches, photos, cartoons, stories and personal anecdotes. We care deeply about the content in the book because our art is what we are. In other words, we would like to share it with you because you are important to us. The book will also contain some examples of the past, present and latest works. We hope that you will find it inspiring, insightful and enjoyable! This is why we need your help to make this Toyism dream a reality. Help us make our next dream come true and be part of the Toyism family! In return, you will get a copy of the book The Dot as well as beautiful Toyism works depending on the pledge option. On top of it, you might even get a trip to Holland to meet and greet the artists!

Schedule:

The making of a high quality book takes quite some time. We pay a lot of attention to the layout and the choosing of the images. Many photographers came by during the project to take beautiful pictures. You can imagine that it's a rather difficult task to make a selection out of over 5000 photos...The printing and binding of The Dot will take about a month and the books will be ready for worldwide release in March 2016.

The book specs:

• 300x300 mm in measurement
• sewn binding hardcover
• 144 pages
• 200 gr. machine coated matt laminated paper *
• full colour 
• English/Dutch texts

* The book is to be printed on high quality and thicker paper than usual. Publishers often use 135gr or 170 gr paper. We have chosen an extra thick 200 gr. paper. We work with a professional designer and a printing company.

Risks and challenges

When can you expect to receive your parcel?

The designing of the book will begin as soon as the funds have been received from Kickstarter. We work closely with a very talented designer and publisher to create the best quality book possible. Most likely the book will be published the end of March 2016. You can expect your parcel(s) to arrive soon hereafter.

Shipping costs
The book has a hard cover and is made of high quality paper, it weighs around 2 kg. Worldwide shipping is very expensive, sending a package of this size and weight costs about € 36,00 ($ 40 US). Depending on which pledge option you choose, a package can weigh even more and therefore it will cost more to ship it to your location. Because of the relatively high costs of shipping we will pay half for you.

Shipping

We are able to ship worldwide! Simply select your favorite pledge option and your location and the shipping costs are calculated.

Please note that when you choose to back this project for € 900,00 the silkscreen is send to you in a separate parcel (so in total you will receive two parcels).

What if my parcel gets lost?

From € 30,00 till € 75,00
In the event of lost orders in the mail (if it happens), we will offer to resend the order once for free. Please note that we can only reship an order once if it is lost. If a second parcel is lost, we will not be able to offer a refund.

From €100,00 till € 900,00 - Track & Trace
In the event of lost orders in the mail (if it happens), we will offer to resend the order once for free. Please note that we can only reship an order once if it is lost. If a second parcel is lost, we will not be able to offer a refund.

If you still have questions send us an email to: info@toyism.com

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    A signed (by the founder) ‘Thank You’ postcard of The Dot send to your home address

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    An original video of Toyism (showing how the Toyists work) send to you by e-mail through our own Toyism Wetransfer Channel.

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    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists

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    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & Art wallet (10 postcards plus envelopes)

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    Pledge €75 or more About $88

    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & Art wallet (10 postcards plus envelopes) & signed photograph

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    Pledge €100 or more About $117

    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & Uppspretta Book & signed photograph

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    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & signed print of Uppspretta (limited edition)

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    Pledge €350 or more About $410

    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & signed print of Uppspretta (limited edition) & unique and Kickstarter exclusive hand painted mask

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    EARLY BACKERS
    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & signed print of Uppspretta (limited edition) & unique and Kickstarter exclusive hand painted mask
    PLUS THE BEAUTIFUL SILKSCREEN BEERFLOWERS

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    Pledge €550 or more About $644

    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & unique and Kickstarter exclusive hand painted mask & signed print of Uppspretta (limited edition) & private dinner (2 pers.) at The Dot (Spring 2016)
    If the option Private Dinner is not convenient for you, because you don't live in The Netherlands, you can choose the colourful silkscreen BeerFlowers instead.

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    One copy of the book The Dot – signed by the founder and at least 2 other Toyists & video & unique and Kickstarter exclusive hand painted mask & one numbered and signed silkscreen, choice from 3 different exclusive silkscreens (limited editions of 50 per silkscreen)

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    Pledge €6,000 or more About $7,026

    Two plane tickets (economy class) to The Netherlands. Pick up from the airport Amsterdam Schiphol by the Toyism Rolls Royce. A stay of 4 days and 3 nights in the Toyism Art Hotel (incl. breakfast/diner and stay in The Dance of Love Toyism Art Room). A visit and Champaign toast on top of the The Dot. A visit to the Toyism HQ/gallery in Groningen (designed by architect Berlage). A visit to the Groningen Museum. One entire day will be hosted by the Toyists including the founder of Toyism, Toyist Dejo. A signed copy of the Book The Dot (Choose your date between April and August 2016).
    If you are from the Netherlands you will get two plane tickets to Iceland instead, including three nights in a hotel. Our Toyist Qooimee from Iceland wil show you our project Uppspretta in Keflavik (Choose your date between March and August 2016).

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $8,196

    A commissioned Toyism duo-painting. Made by Dejo and another Toyist in the size of 100 x 100 cm (40 x 40 inch), acrylic on canvas.
    You may decide the subject and the colors. Together we work out the details of the painting.
    A painting in this size takes between 6 and 8 weeks to complete. Please notice that it can take some time then before you will receive your Toyism piece of art. But we can assure you it’s well worth the wait ☺ The painting will be shipped in a heavy duty crate and we will pay the shipping costs.

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $8,196

    A commissioned Toyism duo-painting. Made by Dejo and another Toyist in the size of 100 x 100 cm (40 x 40 inch), acrylic on canvas.
    You may decide the subject and the colors. Together we work out the details of the painting.
    A painting in this size takes between 6 and 8 weeks to complete. Please notice that it can take some time then before you will receive your Toyism piece of art. But we can assure you it’s well worth the wait ☺ The painting will be shipped in a heavy duty crate and we will pay the shipping costs.
    EXTRA!!!
    The first three backers get the limited edition of the book Toyism Behind the Mask, with special features inside (Only three left out of 100) Shipping together with the painting.

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Funding period

- (30 days)