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Acclaimed photographic liar Jeffery Scott (1019) presents an art book 10 years in the making. A dark chronicle of human re-engineering.
Acclaimed photographic liar Jeffery Scott (1019) presents an art book 10 years in the making. A dark chronicle of human re-engineering.
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Add This Set of Three Signed & Numbered 11”x17” Prints To Any Reward By Adding $50 To your Pledge
Add This Set of Three Signed & Numbered 11”x17” Prints To Any Reward By Adding $50 To your Pledge

 

In the artist's own words, "The book is about man merging with machine. I think that, even though that’s a part of our natural evolutionary process, it will also be part of our undoing. The book spans about a 2000 year period. I take it from 2000 years ago and then go forward. These are my personal views on what happened... how that shapes what’s happening now... and how that may shape what will happen in the future.” 

Jeffery works alone. He is solely responsible for the initial planning, the studio photography, and the extensive sculpting and painting (both traditional and digital) that his process requires. However, as a first-time-ever experiment, Jeffery has created a mini-series of three collaborative images as unique rewards for this Kickstarter campaign.

Baby Tattoo has published two books by photographer Allan Amato. The first, Temple of Art, was a companion book to Allan's documentary of the same name funded right here on Kickstarter. Subsequently, Allan created the book SLIP: Naked In Your Own Words, which was also funded on Kickstarter. It would be fair to say that Allan was instrumental in laying the foundation for Baby Tattoo's Kickstarter-centric enthusiasm for project-based community building. As fate would have it, Allan happened to have been inspired in the early days of his career by a book titled VISIONS FROM WITHIN THE MECHANISM: THE INDUSTRIAL SURREALISM OF JEFFERY SCOTT (1019) published by Baby Tattoo Books. Since Allan was already collaborating behind-the-scenes on EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM, it seemed fitting to invite him to contribute to the project rewards as well. And thus, a Jeffery Scott / Allan Amato mini-series of reward prints was born.

Baby Tattoo publishes high quality books by popular contemporary artists. The company's founder, Bob Self, is the Ringmaster of the Baby Tattoo Carnival of Astounding Art - a mysterious traveling showcase of unusual creative wonders. This is Baby Tattoo's sixth Kickstarter campaign.

$50 Print Trio Add-On

Add This Set of Three Signed & Numbered 11”x17” Prints To Any Reward By Adding $50 To your Pledge
Add This Set of Three Signed & Numbered 11”x17” Prints To Any Reward By Adding $50 To your Pledge

Backers at any level are invited to increase their pledge by $50 to receive a trio of signed and numbered 11"x17" art prints. Simply add $50 to any of the listed pledge amounts, and we'll include all three large prints with your reward. You will be able to confirm that you added funds for the additional prints when we send the backer survey after the campaign's conclusion.

New "Art Of The Mechanism" Reward...

One-Of-A-Kind Robot & Limited Edition Metal Print
One-Of-A-Kind Robot & Limited Edition Metal Print

Jeffery Scott is predominantly known as a digital artist and photographer, but he is an accomplished traditional sculptor as well (some of his licensed character works are legendary). For EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM, Jeffery hand-sculpted and custom-constructed this one-of-a-kind miniature robot to be composited into his finished imagery. The 13" mixed-media model crafted from resin, polysculpt, metal, and styrene is being offered as a top-tier reward along with a 16"x20" high-gloss, float-mounted metal print featuring the robot. The limited edition print is signed and numbered. This reward also includes a unique "Contributor To The Mechanism" credit in the EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM book.

13" Robot Sculpture Hand-Built by (1019)
13" Robot Sculpture Hand-Built by (1019)

 

POSTCARD REWARD
POSTCARD REWARD

 

PRINT REWARD ADD ONS
PRINT REWARD ADD ONS

 

MASTER OF THE MECHANISM SET
MASTER OF THE MECHANISM SET

AN IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CONTENT: This project is intended for mature audiences. It contains artistic nudity and creative depictions of potentially shocking situations. The images shown here have been altered in some instances to obscure potentially disturbing material. The images in the book, postcards and prints will not be altered in this way and will showcase the art as the artist intended.

*All pledge levels that include a physical EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM book offer a single name acknowledgment as part of the reward. In order for Baby Tattoo to fulfill this component of the reward, each backer must complete an online questionnaire indicating the name they would like printed. The questionnaire will be sent electronically after the conclusion of the campaign. Backers who do not complete the questionnaire by the indicated cutoff date will not receive an acknowledgement.

A NOTE REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS: Shipping is expensive. The cost of moving items around the world (and sometimes just across town) is perpetually on the rise. Some backers of our various projects have commented about their frustration with high shipping rates. Please be aware that we are frustrated too. We do not make a profit from shipping. We send almost all rewards via the US Postal Service (including international orders), and we put a lot of time and care into protecting books and other items with sturdy, protective packaging. Believe it or not, it almost always costs us more to pack and ship a package than the amount we charge for shipping. We often subsidize packing/shipping costs at a loss. Out of respect for backers who are willing to pay the high price of shipping in the course of supporting our projects, we always strive to deliver rewards with meticulous attention to detail. We love that you love what we do, and we are sincerely grateful to have earned your support.

Risks and challenges

All of the imagery for the project is complete, and the design and layout process is well under way. There is no risk that EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM will not be completed, but there is always a chance that it will be (slightly) delayed. Estimating and maintaining the intended production schedule has been a challenge on every project. But we get the job done. Trust us! [NOTE: TRUST NO ONE ELSE]

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    "Information Technologist" Digital Book

    A digital version of EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM. View it on your personal electronic device whenever and wherever you want... you are in control. [NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REALLY IN CONTROL]

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    "Communication Guru" Postcards

    A set of nine "Postcards From Within The Mechanism" featuring 1019 art on the front and administrative metadata on the back. Add them to your collection or distribute them to propagate awareness... you have the power. [NOTE: YOU ARE ACTUALLY POWERLESS]

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    "Alpha User" Softcover Book

    Embrace opportunity! Benefit from your willingness to take action! If you are one of the first 50 early adopters to pledge this reward, you will receive the softcover edition of EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM (with a name of your designation printed in the acknowledgements*) at an introductory price... you are special. [NOTE: YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL]

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    • Softcover Book (signed by Jeffery Scott)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
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    "Beta User" Softcover Book

    EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM in a popular, portable, physically flexible format with a name of your designation printed in the acknowledgements*. Trust us... you want this book. [NOTE: SERIOUSLY - TRUST US]

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    • Softcover Book (signed by Jeffery Scott)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
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    "Power User" Limited Hardcover Book

    EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM in a deluxe format with a name of your designation printed in the acknowledgements*. Produced in a restricted print run that will be permanently terminated once one thousand and nineteen units have been produced. Each book will be hand signed by Jeffery Scott, and will feature decorative endpapers exclusive to this limited edition. This is the ultimate version of EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM, so why choose anything else? [NOTE: CHOICE IS UNNECESSARY - JUST TRUST US]

    Includes:
    • Ltd. Ed. Hardcover Book (signed)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
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    "Power User Plus" Ltd. Hardcover/Prints

    In commemoration of the dynamic teamwork behind-the-scenes on this Kickstarter campaign, Jeffery Scott (1019) and photographer Allan Amato (0101) have collaborated on a pair of prints featuring celebrity models Bree Daniels and Jenna J Ross. This pledge level includes both previously unpublished prints plus the signed, limited edition, hardcover book with a name of your designation printed in the acknowledgements*. You know you want it. [NOTE: YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT]

    Includes:
    • Ltd. Ed. Hardcover Book (signed)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
    • Bree Daniels Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Jenna J Ross Print (approx. 8"x10")
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    "Level Up" Two Book Bundle/Prints

    A bundle for anyone and everyone who worships creativity. Receive an autographed copy of Allan Amato's massive, Kickstarter-associated, TEMPLE OF ART book and the autographed, limited edition version of Jeffery Scott's EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM hardcover (with a name of your designation printed in the acknowledgements*) plus the Bree Daniels and Jenna J Ross prints. Wow! [NOTE: YOU WORSHIP CREATIVITY]

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    • Bree Daniels Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Jenna J Ross Print (approx. 8"x10")
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    "All Cylinders" Super Bundle

    Everything you ever wanted plus bonus naked people! This three-book/three-print bundle is as epic as it is heavy! Pledge this level and we'll add Allan Amato/Baby Tattoo's Kickstarter-funded SLIP book to all of the items in the previous reward tier. We'll also add a third (1019)/(0101) collaboration print of celebrity Riley Reid. [NOTE: THE MECHANISM REWARDS THOSE WHO FEED IT - DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE]

    Includes:
    • Ltd. Ed. Hardcover Book (signed)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
    • SLIP Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Temple of Art Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Riley Reid Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Bree Daniels Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Jenna J Ross Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Postcard Set
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    "Master Of The Mechanism"

    Who says you can't have it all? Don't listen to those short-sighted pessimists. Listen to us (only). The entirety of the previous reward tiers can be yours, along with a very-limited edition set of five 4"x4" Factory Sampler Prints with a signed/numbered certificate of authenticity housed in a hand-distressed 4.5" metal box bearing the number 1019. All you have to do to receive this reward is give us everything we demand. It's a bargain, really. [NOTE: YOU'VE COME THIS FAR - SUBMIT]

    Includes:
    • Ltd. Ed. Hardcover Book (signed)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
    • "Factory Sampler" Prints in Hand-Aged Tin
    • SLIP Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Temple of Art Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Riley Reid Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Bree Daniels Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Jenna J Ross Print (approx. 8"x10")
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    "One With The Mechanism"

    Jeffery Scott and Allan Amato will create a Kickstarter exclusive robotic portrait of you or a friend of your choosing. This reward will include a photo shoot with Allan in his studio, and a finished fine art print of Jeffery Scott's meticulous deconstruction/reconstruction of your portrair. This is an extremely rare opportunity to be photographed by Allan Amato and immortalized/transhumanized by Jeffery Scott. This reward includes all the items in the previous reward tier, but it does not include transportation to Allan's studio in Los Angeles.

    Includes:
    • Ltd. Ed. Hardcover Book (signed)
    • One Name Printed in the Acknowledgements*
    • Photo Shoot with Allan Amato
    • Robotic Portrait by Jeffery Scott
    • "Factory Sampler" Prints in Hand-Aged Tin
    • SLIP Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Temple of Art Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Riley Reid Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Bree Daniels Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Jenna J Ross Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Postcard Set
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    "The Art Of The Mechanism"

    Add a unique physical piece of The Mechanism to your collection... a one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted and custom-constructed miniature robot specifically built and photographed for EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM by Jeffery Scott (1019). The 13" mixed-media model is crafted from resin, polysculpt, metal, and styrene. This top-tier reward also includes a signed/numbered 16"x20" metal print of the photograph for which the robot was created. The backer who pledges this reward will officially become a significant "Contributor To The Mechanism" and will be credited prominently in the EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM book.

    Includes:
    • One-of-a-Kind Robot Miniature Hand-Built by Jeffery Scott (1019)
    • Signed/Numbered High-Gloss Float-Mounted Metal Print
    • Unique "Contributor To The Mechanism" Credit in Book*
    • Ltd. Ed. Hardcover Book (signed)
    • "Factory Sampler" Prints in Hand-Aged Tin
    • SLIP Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Temple of Art Book (signed by Allan Amato)
    • Riley Reid Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Bree Daniels Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Jenna J Ross Print (approx. 8"x10")
    • Postcard Set
    • SHIPPING TO BE ARRANGED/CHARGED AFTER CAMAPIGN
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