About this project
WE REACHED OUR STRETCH GOAL!
10/7/14: Thanks to our backers we've raised 150%+ of our goal and we're taking A is for Zebra to press in a matter of days! As a special thanks to all our backers we've created a full set of animated gifs, A-Z. Just one day left to back our project and claim your rewards!
SURPRISE STRETCH GOAL AND REWARD!
9/21/14: Wow! We reached our goal in 11 days and now we're 122% funded! Thank you! So, if we reach $18K we'll be able to increase our print run, decrease the cover price a bit, and as thanks we're gifting a full set of A is for Zebra gifs to all our $20 and up backers! Less than $3000 to go!
9/7/14: Hello and welcome to our 5th Kickstarter publishing project! Show & Tell Press is the publishing arm of Reading Frenzy, a specialty bookshop in Portland, Oregon celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, and we're ready to publish our first book!
In 2005 we starting publishing Crap Hound for our pal, Sean Tejaratchi. Sean made a beautiful set of Crap Hound-esque alphabet prints for us, and we want to turn them into a book! A is for Zebra is an all-ages* alphabet, activity, and art book, intended for lovers of graphic design, typography, alphabets, word play, and vintage commercial art. Each page features a single brightly colored letter of the alphabet surrounded by dozens of (mostly) vintage black and white illustrations depicting words that begin with that letter. From obvious to obscure, there's fun for the whole family in identifying the images! Answers are included in the back of the book.
The artwork for the book is already complete; all we need to do is raise the money to pay for printing and shipping to our customers! The $12,500 goal will cover $9K in printing fees for 2500 copies, plus shipping & handling to backers, and project fees (10%).
*May be considered slightly subversive/borderline inappropriate for children if you don't want them to learn words like "ashtray" and “urinal".
A is for Zebra Alphabet Book: 36-pages, full color, oversized (12"x15"), saddle stitched book, $20.
A is for Zebra Alphabet Prints: High quality archival pigment prints on cotton rag paper, 16"x20", each letter is available in one of 13 colors, $30 each.
Scroll down for full alphabet. See color guide at bottom of project description for color choices.
Risks and challenges
This is a very low risk project as we are ready to go to print now -- we just need to raise enough money to cover the printing and shipping costs.
Although we have indicated shipping in December we hope to have this project completed and rewards shipped before Thanksgiving.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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