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Off-the-wall, creative, visual and slightly weird - it's the perfect Christmas present for that arty person in your life...or you!
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Imagine a creative magazine that isn't just about being a showcase for other people's work, but is instead a catalyst to new work - a playground to stimulate creativity, with no walls or barriers as to where it goes and what it features.

That's Elsie Magazine. Elsie is a one-man creative magazine that takes in design, photography, typography and found stuff. So far, I've produced six issues at a rate of about one a year - so I've decided to make it official and launch the Elsie Magazine Annual!

What's the difference you might ask? Well, the Elsie Magazine Annual will be twice as big as previous issues with 200 pages of eclectic, creative stuff to entertain, engage and, hopefully, inspire you.

Spread Designs for Elsie Magazine Annual
Spread Designs for Elsie Magazine Annual

So, what's the magazine all about? 
It's about everything and nothing. It's a personal collection of visual articles and stories. There's no central theme, no big cause to push and...no advertising clogging up its pages! The magazine is simply a celebration of creativity with no self-imposed or external boundaries. The famous artist Robert Rauschenberg once said, 'I have nothing to say and I'm saying it' - I couldn't have put it better myself.

The great thing is, Elsie Magazine seems to connect with people in a way that has both surprised and delighted me over the years. Here are a few things people have said about the magazine:

Every backer on Kickstarter will also get an exclusive Elsie Extra PDF featuring 100 images from the Elsie Vaults. 

Elsie Extra - Free for every backer on Kickstarter
Elsie Extra - Free for every backer on Kickstarter

One last thing...I don't do Elsie Magazine for the money (it just about wipes its face) - I do it for the love of doing it, and I hope that shines through. The target I've set on Kickstarter will cover the cost of the printing and that's it. As a get rich quick scheme, Elsie has a long way to go. As a fun, creative and stimulating project...it's my favourite place to be.

Please come on board and be part of it. If you do, I'll love you forever.
Cheers, Les.

Reward #3 from Elsie Magazine
Reward #3 from Elsie Magazine
A montage of some of the graphics in the Elsie Magazine Annual
A montage of some of the graphics in the Elsie Magazine Annual
Rewards 2-7 : Examples of Signed A4 Random Illustration Prints - which will you get?
Rewards 2-7 : Examples of Signed A4 Random Illustration Prints - which will you get?
Reward #5 : Signed 'Do Stuff' Screenprint (Edition of 25 - colours vary)
Reward #5 : Signed 'Do Stuff' Screenprint (Edition of 25 - colours vary)
Reward #5 These random illustrations are created by googling a person's name for images and then using a selection of the results as a palette to create a new piece of digital art. The results are random and totally unique to the person.
Reward #5 These random illustrations are created by googling a person's name for images and then using a selection of the results as a palette to create a new piece of digital art. The results are random and totally unique to the person.
Mock up of the Elsie Magazine Annual cover.
Mock up of the Elsie Magazine Annual cover.
Reward #7 - An Elsie Magazine LIVE! event at your place. Highly visual, engaging and entertaining, check out the feedback from a few who've been to an Elsie event.
Reward #7 - An Elsie Magazine LIVE! event at your place. Highly visual, engaging and entertaining, check out the feedback from a few who've been to an Elsie event.

Risks and challenges

I could go under a bus...and that would scupper things a bit - I don't have a contingency for that.

Other than that, we're good to go. The magazine is having the finishing touches put to it as we speak, the printer is lined up and ready - all we need is you and it's all systems go!

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    Pledge £20 or more About $25

    Get the Elsie Magazine Annual

    Get the first Elsie Magazine Annual delivered straight to your door in time for Christmas. Elsie makes a wonderful gift for that creative person in your life or a lovely, inspirational treat for yourself.

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    Elsie Magazine Annual + A4 Signed Print

    200 pages of sumptuous creativeness in the Elsie Magazine Annual plus a signed A4 random Illustration print to frame and hang on your wall.
    Printed on Archival Matt paper...nice!

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    Elsie Annual Christmas Present

    The perfect gift for that creative person you love. An Elsie Magazine Annual + Signed A4 Print + Sheet of Elsie Magazine Wrapping Paper...(like the cover)...how cool is that?

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    Elsie Annual + Signed A3 Screenprint

    A lovely Elsie Magazine Annual plus a unique, hand screen-printed A3 typographic print to adorn your wall (1 of 25) + A4 random illustration print.

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    Elsie Annual + Exclusive A4 Print

    This is cool...get an Elsie Magazine Annual PLUS a unique, one-off A3 random illustration based on YOUR name. It will be signed and labelled 1/1. This illustration will be created especially for you (or the person you name). This is a fantastic and very thoughtful present for Christmas. + Elsie wrapping paper.

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    The Bundle!

    Want to give Elsie to more than one person? Or perhaps put some around your business? Get 5 copies of the Elsie Annual + 5 signed A4 prints + 5 sheets of Elsie Wrapping Paper.

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    Get Elsie LIVE!

    Want to give your team some creative inspiration? Pledge £400 and you'll get 5 copies of Elsie Magazine Annual + 5 A4 Prints in December and then during 2019 I'll come to your premises and deliver a 90 minute Elsie Magazine Live talk. It's highly visual, very engaging and totally entertaining. Now we're talking...literally! Travel is FREE in the UK, anywhere else in the world, please note that travel expenses would be an additional cost (at cost).

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