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About this project

We need your support to reach the funding goal for printing this special edition of the book.  Whether a  little or a lot, we appreciate every contribution!

Selected from the Pattern is the upcoming book by artistic duo Neda and Wade Harrell, collectively known as Adwen Creative. The book is two sets of 23 images each accompanied by a passage that guides the reader in discovering their own perspective of the pattern; the bond that ties all things. The subjects of the artwork are manifestations of the pattern, metaphors to be experienced on a personal level, with relevance to understanding how we relate to the world around us. Our perspective defines how we interact with the pattern, shifting that perspective changes everything.

This book started several years ago in the sketchbook of Wade Harrell, a computer programmer in NYC that was drawing on the subway during his daily commute.  He shared some of his drawings online and caught the attention of Neda Pek, a Montreal based graphic designer.  She challenged herself with redrawing his sketches digitally, allowing Wade the opportunity to work with a computer based toolset.  This began a collaboration that led to Neda relocating to Brooklyn, NY and started what would become Selected from the Pattern.

Wade and Neda each chose 23 sketches to work with, a nod to the 23 haploid chromosomes each parent contributes to a child.  They chose from thousands of their photographs to create a digital collage with each piece.  These transposed images formed a new perspective on the source material.  New patterns emerged, images that were common and familiar took on new meaning.

When travelling in new territory it helps to have signs to guide you and know some of the locals.  To this end each piece is accompanied by a passage that can guide the reader.  Of course clarity is all in the perspective.

Kickstarter

It has always been our plan to release the book through a Print-on-Demand book publisher. Due to cost restraints we had previously ruled out volume printing through a specialty bindery.  When we discovered Kickstarter we saw an opportunity to create a limited run of books that are not just the acceptable quality of PoD but the exceptional quality we have dreamed of.  We are looking to the funds raised through this project to realize that dream. 

The Special Edition will be bound in a richly textured synthetic leather with a foil stamped cover.  The interior pages will be printed full bleed (edge to edge) on heavyweight paper for an experience more like handling artwork than reading a book.  Each copy will be numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Neda and Wade.

The book itself is almost complete.  The final text layouts will be finished within the next few weeks.  We are going to proceed with the PoD option regardless, but we are really excited about providing the backers of this project something unique, a book that will only be available through kickstarter.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to sharing the pattern with you!

Rewards

postcard (we have help with the stamps!)

poster

canvas prints

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    Every backer, regardless of contribution amount, will be mailed a promotional postcard for the project with a personal thank you message from Adwen.

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    The book 'Selected from the Pattern' Special Edition both signed by Neda and Wade plus an original drawing by Adwen in the book.

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    23"x34.5" print of any piece from the book, your choice, plus a copy of the Special Edition book both signed by Neda and Wade plus an original drawing by Adwen in the book.

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    48"x30" stretched canvas print of any piece from the book, your choice, plus a copy of the Special Edition book, both signed by Neda and Wade plus an original drawing by Adwen in the book.

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    Two 48"x30" stretched canvas prints of any pieces from the book, your choice, plus a copy of the Special Edition book, both signed by Neda and Wade plus an original drawing by Adwen in the book.

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Funding period

- (30 days)