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Help fund the printing of this limited edition, letterpressed chapbook by Stacey Levine. A limited edition run of 100 numbered copies.

This is a fundraiser which will directly support the printing and shipping of Stacey Levine's new chapbook on Louffa Press (with cover art by Beatriz Albuquerque). The funds will be used to buy the handmade paper, polymer plates, studio time at either The Arm (Brooklyn) or The Center For Book Arts (Manhattan), and to print the chapbook covers on Vandercook letterpress machines and ship it to customers. The stated funding goal here is (after all fees and taxes) only about two-thirds amount is what is needed to actually realize this project, but with Kickstarter, we can always go above the stated goal, so please help! There are countless hours of design and labor which go into the hand-printing of these books. We really need to hit a goal well above this stated minimum in order to make it all a go. Louffa has learned this from the first Kickstarter (2010). This is a very small venture and cannot run without financial support from patrons of the arts. Louffa Press hopes to continue to make high quality chapbooks, and only with your help is this possible! Many thanks to you. Please check the Louffa Press website for more about Louffa Press and the online e-zine, Scrubbadubdub. 

Thanks! David Moscovich, project manager. 

More about David here: www.davidmoscovich.com

WHAT IS A LOUFFA, ANYWAY? DISCLAIMER FOR THOSE NOT IN THE KNOW.

A louffa (pronounced "LOO-FUH") is a natural sponge which helps people take better showers. Louffa Press does not make or sell Louffas. Louffa Press chapbooks, however, are made by exfoliating one word at a time.

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LOUFFA PRESS KICKSTARTER WAS FIRST FUNDED in 2010

Louffa is not new to Kickstarter -- feel free to check the other Kickstarter video which was successfully funded in 2010!

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THIS TIME?

The tough news: Louffa Press is struggling to come out headstrong after financial setbacks due to Hurricane Sandy. Also, we've learned that the minimum funding goal is a lot less than it should be -- after taxes and cuts taken from the sponsors, it's not enough to cover the costs. Only an extra push towards twice the stated reward goal would in reality cover all the costs of production, shipping, and labor! You can help us realize that.

The good news: This time, Louffa has fewer production challenges because many of the rewards offered have already been made and are waiting to be packed and shipped. The first time Louffa did a Kickstarter, many of the chapbooks had yet to be designed and printed. At the moment of this writing, the only rewards not made yet is the chapbook itself, which upon funding, will be underway immediately. Again, feel free to check the last project and all the comments left by people who pledged for the 2010 Kickstarter!

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    One copy of the new Stacey Levine chapbook (limited, numbered edition of 100!) printed on a letterpress Vandercook machine in New York City.

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    One copy of the new Stacey Levine chapbook (limited, numbered edition of 100!) printed on a letterpress Vandercook machine in New York City AND personal thanks on the website.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus: a copy of Petre Bokor's letterpressed broadside, Infinite Column, based on the sculpture by Brancusi of the same name. This broadside is a limited edition run on high quality, handmade recycled paper.

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    ALL of the above plus: a copy of Steve Katz's Slave Husbandry. Signed and numbered! These are large format (19"x25")letterpressed fiction broadsides written by the one and only author of The Exagggerations of Peter Prince, Saw, and most recently, Time's Wallet.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE *plus:* A blue 3-D printed ring that says Louffa Press. Ring by Design BA.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE *plus:* Feedback on a short story or flash fiction of 1000 words or less. AND The white 3-D sculpture featured on the extremely spooky video you just watched. Sculpture by Design BA.

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    ALL OF ABOVE ($10-$75 awards) *plus*: The BRONZE 3-D sculpture featured on the extremely spooky video you just watched. Sculpture by Design BA.

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