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Thank you for checking out our book! We've put many years of love and care into this project and we know you'll dig it as much as we do! We are proud to introduce you to...

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The Hip-Hop Pop-Up Book is a piece of art that celebrates the original four elements of hip-hop: Breakdancing, Graffiti, DJ-ing, and Emceeing. We've created a fully interactive Pop-Up experience filled with stylish and love-able characters, set in the gritty backdrop of late 1970's New York City. The book has a completely original fictional story penned by Hip Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Caz - that sheds light on the positive energy that the Hip-Hop movement provided during this era, when the oppressive living conditions gave way to creativity, self-expression, opportunity and most importantly, community.

The book introduces you to the young B-Boy Bizzy Biz 136, his older brother and budding DJ, Kev, his school-mate (and secret crush) Foxxy along with many more of his neighbors, friends and foes as they all take part in each of the four elements of Hip-Hop! With a smooth and easy to read rap, BiZ takes you through a Hip-Hop filled day in his Boogie-Down Bronx neighborhood.

Below are some writing samples and call-outs taken from the book.

WHAT'S OUR PLAN? :

After the project is funded, we will go directly into the first official production run of 2500 copies. We will be working with an exceptional book printing, production and packaging company, responsible for many of your favorite pop-up and art books. After receiving all the books and shipping out your orders, we will sell the remaining books at www.hiphoppopupbook.com, and other online retailers, along with participating brick and mortar book stores. We also plan on setting up booths at select trade shows and art and music events.

A portion of every book will be donated to: Operation Backpack

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING :

Risks and challenges

The assembly of any pop-up book is very complex and each book
requires specialized construction that needs to done by hand. That's where production costs get steep! In order for the books to be mass produced at the quality we want, they need to be printed and constructed at a top notch facility over seas. And we are required to produce a minimum run of least 2500 copies.

Once funded, $35,000 of your donations will be used each to produce the books at roughly $12 a copy. The rest will be used to help much needed additional marketing along with storage and shipping the books and other rewards out to you!

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    PROPS AND GRATITUDE!!!
    Knowledge that you helped us get this amazing book out to the people! : )

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    2 White 4"X4" Hip-Hop Pop-Up BOOK
    logo Stickers
    -The same logo as on the book cover

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    1 17"X 22" Character poster of your choice +
    1 4"X4" white Hip Hop Pop-Up Logo Sticker

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    Get a single 10"x10" individual Pop-Up page from the book!
    OPTIONS :
    > "DIGGIN IN THE CRATES" (pictured above)
    > "TAGGIN' MY NAME 4 FAME"
    (pictured above)

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    1 Hip-Hop Pop-up Book Tag Logo trucker style hat.

    * ONLY BLACK AVAILABLE

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    1 Hip-Hop Pop-Up Tag T-shirt
    TAG Options:
    - "FOXXY"
    - "MORE"

    * ONLY BLACK SHIRTS AVAILABLE
    AVAILABLE IN S / M / L / XL / XXL
    MALE & FEMALE SIZES AVAILABLE

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    EXCLUSIVE!!!
    SUPER Secret Subway graffiti 10"x10"
    Pop-Up page.
    -NOT IN THE BOOK

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    The Hip-Hop Pop-Up Book volume 1
    - The First EVER of it's kind!
    -cheaper than retail!

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    The Hip Hop Pop Up book volume 1 + The SUPER Secret Subway graffiti 10"x10"
    Pop-Up page.

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    One Copy of the Collectors Edition Of The Hip-Hop Pop-Up Book
    - You book comes in a beautiful protective display case
    + 1 of the illustrated posters of your choice.

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    2 copies of the Hip-Hop Pop-Up Book
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    Collectors edition of the The Hip-Hop Pop-Up Book volume 1

    This option includes:
    - A book signed by Natalia Romero, Paul Beresniewicz & Hip-Hop legend Grandmaster Caz!!!
    - A beautiful protective display case.
    - The EXCLUSIVE Secret Subway graffiti 10"x10" Pop-Up page.

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    1 copy of the Hip-Hop Pop-Up Book +
    1 of eace of the individual pop-up pages

    > "DIGGIN' IN THE CRATES"
    > "TAGGIN" MY NAME 4 FAME"
    > THE SUPER SECRET SUBWAY GRAFFITI PAGE

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    The Super Fresh & Fly Hip-Hop Pop-Up Collectors Package!
    This package includes
    - A signed copy of the book
    - A beautiful protective display case
    - The Super Secret Subway Graffiti Pop-Up page
    - The Tag trucker style hat & 1 shirt of your choice
    - AAAND 1 EXCLUSIVE BIZZY BIZ FUN BOOK containing more adventures with BIZZY BIZ and his crew! + 6 coloring book pages featuring uncolored art from the book and more!!!

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    ARTIST EDITION
    Your book will come with a one of kind painting by HIP-HOP POP-UP Book illustrator Paul Beresniewicz
    > Artist EDITION #1 : WARLOCK 1 / GUSTAPO
    - ACRYLIC AND CHARCOAL ON PAPER
    - 17" X 25" | 19" X 27" FRAMED

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    THE SHOWROOM GALLERY EDITION

    - A beautifully constructed 10"X10" copy of the book. Handmade, signed and numbered by paper engineer Natalia Romero and illustrator Paul Beresniewicz.
    - This book will come encased in a wooden protective display case handcrafted in Brooklyn
    - ONLY 5 will be constructed!!!

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    THE PRIVATE COLLECTION GALLERY EDITION

    - A beautifully constructed 20"X20" copy of the book. Handmade, signed and numbered by paper engineer Natalia Romero and illustrator Paul Beresniewicz.
    - This book will come encased in a wooden protective display case handcrafted in Brooklyn
    - ONLY 3 will be constructed!!!

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- (60 days)