To learn more and purchase augmented reality greeting cards after our campaign ends please visit our website at artiphany.com
Holy Nuts and Bolts! Did my greeting card just turn into an animated robot?
Yes indeed it did! Gizmo cards are the first greeting cards ever to be powered by augmented reality.
Try it out for yourself with our special sneak preview just for Kickstarter.
How it works
Why Augment Greeting Cards?
We love receiving Greeting Cards. Greeting cards transform an ordinary moment into a special occasion captured by a simple sentiment. There is a reason you can’t throw out that stack of greeting cards you’ve collected over the years!
So we thought it was time to take this experience to another dimension – but without losing the personal touch that we value so much when we give someone a greeting card.
With augmented reality powered by DAQRI, we were able to create Gizmo a lovable robot that could spread holiday cheer, love and birthday wishes with a personal touch. With AR, a single card can go beyond just paper and have several stories and experiences you can share with others.
Buy rewards that cross many dimensions!
With each greeting card you buy, you have the possibility of gifting three different experiences.
You can wish some one Happy Birthday, as Gizmo rockets off a birthday cake.
Wish them Happy Holidays with Gizmo snow boarding down the mountain.
Or show a loved one you care when Gizmo gifts them an adorable box of nuts and bolts chocolates.
Each greeting card reward comes with matching envelopes and a sticker pack that includes all three fabulous experiences.
3D Printed Gizmo Collectible
- Dimensions : 6" x 2" x 1"
- Color: Red (you can also choose the option to customize your Gizmo collectible)
An American Apparel Gizmo T-shirt that looks super fly and has been specially designed by the artist John Littleboy.
The Party Invite Package
Choose from the following Artiphany characters and we will design and customize the perfect party invitation for your event!
Create your own custom animation
Here is a taster of Artiphany's animations. At this reward level you will be able to work with artist John Littleboy to come up with your own creation!
For more animation ideas check out our full collection here.
Our 4D Plan
The design is done, the programming is done but can we cannot get these cards printed without your support! Here is what we will be able to do if we meet our goal -
1) Use the funds from this KS campaign to pay the creative people who made it possible for Gizmo to exist.
2) Cover the cost of turning 2D animation into 4D animation.
3) Next, we can start printing Gizmo cards, T-shirts and 3D models.
4) All that's left is then shipping it out to you! We will start shipping Gizmo Greeting cards 2 months after our campaign closes and start shipping T-shirts (American Apparel) and 3D Gizmo collectibles (from Shapeways) 4 months after our campaign closes.
About the Visual and the AR Team
Artiphany is a visual design company based in Sunnyvale. With an objective of delivering visual delight and optical nutrition around the globe, Artiphany’s unique line of products vary from playing cards to beautifully crafted animations with eager audiences found in Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and Amsterdam. The artist and creative mind behind Artiphany’s lovable characters (especially Gizmo!) is Creative Director & Artist John Littleboy. Littleboy has spent a lifetime spreading visual delight with his artwork. Prior to starting Artiphany Littleboy was creating commissioned murals, portraits and exhibiting his paintings in New York and Marrakech.
DAQRI is the world’s leading augmented reality developer, providing custom software and creative solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. From groundbreaking interactive consumer marketing campaigns to multi-year industrial manufacturing deployments, we help businesses leverage the latest innovations in computer-human interaction. Learn more via the DAQRI YouTube Channel.
Help us make your Gizmo Experience Live On!
This is where we want you to be part of the creative process.
We wanted you to use Augmented Reality to tell your own story. So we decided to start a forum where you can share your ideas and use Gizmo's AR twin as a prop for greater stories. Whether it is just recording someone's reaction to the card or just having Gizmo in various settings - we leave it up to you create your own story.
Instagram - @artiphany #gizmo
Vine- @artiphany #gizmo
We’ve started off with a few examples so feel free to get creative. You can take an image of Gizmo in your room or on your desk at work. You can take Gizmo on your travels and take pictures at iconic sites around the world. We want you to have an experience that lives on after you receive your card.
Your support will help us reinvent the greeting card experience. With Augmented Reality technology emerging in the market and your contribution we can create a completely new platform that has endless possibilities to tell more compelling stories.
Risks and challenges
Our cards are designed and the animation is complete.
The challenge we face now is fulfillment. To make sure everything goes smoothly on the fulfillment side we have built relationships with strategic partners who we have worked with the past and we have full confidence that they will deliver.
We are working with Shapeways to print the 3D Gizmo collectibles and American Apparel printers for the T-shirts. Finally, everything comes together at Hemlock Printers Ltd, our fulfillment house that will print our cards, fulfill our orders and ship them out to our backers!
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