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€3,314
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 22 2019 7:38 PM UTC +00:00

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About the Project: 


The Atlas Of No Direction Home is a database filled with all the locations relevant to Bob Dylan’s career. It lists all the places mentioned in his songs, the towns where his studio albums were recorded, the venues of his tours, and other places that played an important role in his life.

Dylan, who has been on the road since the 1960s, has played roughly 100 dates a year for the entirety of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s—a heavier schedule than most other performers. Being on tour for almost one third of the year and practically the entirety of his life poses the question: where does someone like Bob Dylan call home? 

 Places are also a big theme in his song lyrics, with over 100 songs referencing them. His studio albums were also recorded in many different locations.

The content of this book is organized through the geographic coordinate system of the world. The longitude coordinates, which go from West to East, W 180° to E 180°, are used as page numbers in the book. The latitude coordinate, which is the North-to-South location of a place, organizes the order of the places shown in this book on each page from the top to the bottom.

 Since Duluth, Minnesota is Bob Dylan’s birthplace the book begins with the longitude coordinates of this city, W 92°. From there the book goes around the world once, from west to east, going over every degree like a scanner and collecting all places located there. In addition to the database, maps show all the places mentioned in the book, as well as the locations of all the venues for Dylan’s ongoing Never Ending Tour.

In addition to the database, maps show all the places mentioned in the book, as well as the locations of all the venues for Dylan’s ongoing Never Ending Tour.

In total the book contains 656 pages, different types of paper, and comes with a carefully designed hand-silkscreended hard-cover.


My goal: 

My name is Philipp, a graphic & information designer based in Vienna, Austria. I am 25 years old and used to study graphic and information design and graduated this June. The Atlas Of No Direction Home was my bachelor thesis. 

I worked day and night to gather the informations, structuring them and designing the book. In the end, when I was finished, I only made 10 copies of the book because I couldn’t afford to make more. So every copy means a lot to me, but I kept getting requests from Bob Dylan Fans all over the world if I could sell them one copy. Since I only printed 10, to a very high printing cost because of the small circulation, this wasn't possible. 

My dream and goal then became to reprint my book with a higher circulation, so that each book could be sold to a Bob Dylan fan around the world who wants a book about Bob Dylan which has never been done before. 

This is why I am on Kickstarter now, I hope the book can become more and more known and with the help of the community I can fulfill my dream of reprinting my book by also sending it to Bob Dylan Fans all over the world. 


Funding from the campaign will be used to:

— Reprint the book with a high circulation and high print quality standards

— Choose the best materials and highest printing standards for the book 

— Distribute the book to Bob Dylan fans all over the world

Risks and challenges

The Atlas Of No Direction Home is a project which is basically done. As mentioned I already printed 10 Copies of the book, but more I couldn't afford. Because of the low number of copies I printed, every book was very expensive. But by helping me finance the printing costs for a high circulation every book gets more affordable and hopefully already has a Bob Dylan Fan somewhere on the world waiting for it.

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    A poster of all the tourdates

    A 420 x 594 mm poster which shows all of Dylan's tour dates, from 1963–2018, on one map, overlapped.

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    Bob Dylan's tour maps, 1963–2018

    You'll get a PDF of all the locations Bob Dylan visited for his tours from 1963 to 2018.
    The locations will be shown on maps. Each tour has its own map. There will also be a map included where all tour dates from 1963 to 2018 will be shown, overlapped on one map. The whole PDF contains 48 Maps (Covering Bob Dylan's Tours from 1963–2018).

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    The Book Atlas Of No Direction Home

    You will get the book Atlas Of No Direction Home. It comes with a carefully designed silkscreened hard-cover, different kinds of paper and contains 656 pages.

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    A signed copy of the book

    You will get a signed copy of the book Atlas Of No Direction Home (by me, the designer and the man behind the idea of the book). The book comes with a carefully designed silkscreened hard-cover, different kinds of paper and contains 656 pages. The signature will be on the first page in the book and the offer is limited for the first 100 supporter.

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    Your name in the book

    Your name will be mentioned in the personal thank you notes in the end of the book, your name will be in every book then + you will get the book of course. The book comes with a carefully designed silkscreened hard-cover, different kinds of paper and contains 656 pages.
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    Your name in the book + signature

    Your name will be mentioned in the personal thank you notes in the end of the book, your name will be in every book then + you will get the book with a signature on the first page. The book comes with a carefully designed silkscreened hard-cover, different kinds of paper and contains 656 pages.
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    2 Books + name in the book + signature

    You will get 2 copies of the book + your name will be mentioned in the personal thank you notes in the end of the book, your name will be in every book then + you will get the books with a signature on the first page. The books come with a carefully designed silkscreened hard-cover, different kinds of paper and contains 656 pages.
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    2 Books + name in the book + signature

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    3 Books + name in the book + signature

    You will get 3 copies of the book + your name will be mentioned in the personal thank you notes in the end of the book, your name will be in every book then + you will get the books with a signature on the first page. The books come with a carefully designed silkscreened hard-cover, different kinds of paper and contains 656 pages.
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