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A book showcasing the American Sign Language alphabet through a combination of hand spelling, and adorable illustrations. Read more

Chicago, IL Art
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A book showcasing the American Sign Language alphabet through a combination of hand spelling, and adorable illustrations.

Chicago, IL Art
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The Story

 My name is Alex Solis. I'm a designer/Illustrator living in Chicago. I've been doing a lot of small series using illustrations and real life objects. I was lucky enough to be featured on some places like the huffington post, Instagram, buzzfeed most creative accounts of 2013.

I decided I wanted to create a series that wasn't so random, going through a bunch of different ideas and sketching characters interacting with my hands, it started to look like I was doing Sign Language, I started doing a few and showing my daughter found that it was easier for her to pick up and learn the sign language alphabet without even thinking about it.

The Project

 The project consist of photographing the american sign language alphabet one letter at the time, and along with that letter there will be a fun character that starts with that letter, interacting with the form of the hand signal.

This is a visually fun way of showing and learning all the signs.

Why a Book?

 I felt a book would be perfect way to get the whole series together for someone to own and enjoy, and hopefully also pick up a bit of the sign language.

I want to contact a few schools for the deaf and try to have this book be in a classroom for younger kids.

The Budget

I have a quote for a hardcover book, 8x8 inches and 30 pages.  To make the minimum order of 1000 copies, I need your help!

I'm writing, photographing and illustrating all of this myself. Most of the funds will be production costs: printing the books. And you'll also get to be a part of the journey of a first time author.

THE BOOK

  • 8 inches x 8 inches
  • Hardcover
  • 30 Color Pages

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REWARDS

 *By adding $10+ you will get both stickers and flash cards to rewards that are $75 and under

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Risks and challenges

This is the first time I’m doing a children's book. I've talk to a few friends that have done kickstarters and funded similar projects successfully. I've created all the images and have everything layed out for the book, I will be working more on the higher res photos and images as the kickstarter is happening.

I have a quote on initial 1000 copies batch. Production is pretty standard and I have samples from the printer I'm using already.

Shipping is expensive and always a bit of an unknown. This is why I’m planning on using a bit of the budget raised towards shipping, so the initial buyers from kickstarter get a better deal.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $5 or more

    3 backers

    Receive an exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy featuring interlocking tabs for construction.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD! - THE HARDCOVER BOOK: One lovely, hardcover copy of 'Signs & Doodles' + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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    Pledge $18 or more

    43 backers

    THE HARDCOVER BOOK: One lovely, hardcover copy of 'Signs & Doodles'

    + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $25 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    THE HARDCOVER BOOK + PRINT :

    One hardcover copy of 'Signs & Doodles' + An exclusive signed 8inx8in print of the letter of your choice.

    + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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    Pledge $30 or more

    28 backers

    DOUBLE THE FUN. Two hardcover books . Something to share with a friend.
    + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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    Pledge $75 or more

    3 backers Limited (27 left of 30)

    THE HARDCOVER BOOK + ORIGINAL :

    One hardcover copy of 'Signs & Doodles' + An exclusive signed 8inx8in original hand drawn doodle.
    + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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    Pledge $100 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    THE SIGNED HARDCOVER BOOK + HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATION OF YOU! INSIDE THE BOOK : One signed hardcover copy of 'Signs & Doodles' + An exclusive illustration of YOU! inside inside your book. + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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    Pledge $150 or more

    7 backers Limited (3 left of 10)

    PLUSH TOY + HARDCOVER BOOK + HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATION INSIDE THE BOOK : Hand made, hand sewn plush toy of a character from the book + One hardcover copy of 'Signs & Doodles' + An exclusive illustration similar to one of the characters from the book personalized inside your book. + exclusive digital PDF papercraft toy

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Funding period

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