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The goal is to fund a self published, limited edition, hardcover, coffee table book. This is my second Kickstarter campaign.

THE BOOK

My last book “Castings” was a playful musing on my social media, a kind of journal of my daily life.  A fun, cheeky, sexy collection of images featuring top agency models and instagram ‘celebrities’. Uninhibited, daring and fun. 

This new book 'Carnal' however has been inspired by the puritanical forces that are taking over America. These forces are finding their way into selective censoring of social media. The erasure of erotic art, to me, represents a crisis point of culture, of democracy. 

I don’t need anyone telling me what I can and cannot see. 

Art empowers when it's transgressive, scandalous, nude, erotic. Art is where minds are opened, ideas challenged, viewpoints explored, where one can be free, even if for a minute. 

You can sweep carnal longings under the rug but you cannot get rid of carnal cravings.

It will always be there.  ALWAYS.

So please help me bring this book to life by supporting my Kickstarter. 

It is the most racy book that I have ever published.

Your hunger will be quenched.

This is the second book that I am self publishing. 

It is a hardcover photo book, 128 pages and measures 12.8 X 9.8 inches. 

The cover features glossy black text embossed in a black fabric material. 

This book will only be available during this Kickstarter. 

Once this Kickstarter ends, there will be no second edition of this book printed, EVER.

I hope you will support this project, pass it on to others, become a collector of my work, help me to continue doing what I love.

REWARDS

Collector's Edition

Your signed and numbered edition of the CARNAL book will come in a special Hard Cover slip case. It features two images in front and back that are inset within the title of the book. 

Below is a sample of what the collector's edition will look like. 

You will also receive a 9 x 12 inch print from one of the two images featured on slip case (see photos below). Images are printed on archival matte paper. There will be a small white border with signature on front of the print. We will email you to request which one of the two images you would like to receive.

Front layout



Back layout


Slip case print options

Collector's Edition with print

Your signed and numbered edition of the CARNAL book will come in a special Hard Cover slip case. You will also receive a 13 X 19 inch special edition print from CARNAL (see photos below for available images). These prints will ONLY be available during this Kickstarter campaign. Images are printed on archival matte paper. There will be a small white border with signature on front of the print. We will email you to request which print you would like to receive.

You can see the uncensored version of print choices at www.rickdaynycstore.com

You can see the uncensored version of print choices at www.rickdaynycstore.com

Risks and challenges

The risk is relatively low. If I don't reach the funding goal, then your credit card is not charged. If I reach the funding goal, then it is just a matter of printing the books and distributing them. I have more than one bid for the cost of publication, and the funding goal will meet or exceed more than one of the printing and distribution quotes. I will also work closely with the printing company to guarantee the finest book.

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    Receive one copy of Carnal

    One copy of Carnal - not numbered and not signed.

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    Receive one hand signed copy of Carnal

    One copy of Carnal. This limited edition book will be hand signed and hand numbered by Rick Day inside the book.

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    Pledge US$ 275 or more About US$ 275

    Collector's Edition

    Receive one copy of Carnal in a special, hard cover slip case.
    See photo in 'REWARDS' to see limited edition slip case.

    This limited edition book will be hand signed and hand numbered by Rick Day inside the book.

    It will also come with a small print of the slip case cover (skin - slip cover).
    Those are printed on archival matte paper,
    9 x 12 inch.
    Print is not signed and not framed.

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    Pledge US$ 495 or more About US$ 495

    Collector's Edition with Print

    Receive a limited edition print of an image featured in the book. Those are printed on archival matte paper, 13 x 19 inch, with 1/4 inch white border, hand stamped and hand signed on front of print (unframed).

    See photos in 'REWARDS' to see available prints. To see uncensored images go to rickdaynycstore.com
    Those prints will only be available during this Kickstarter.

    Receive one hand-SIGNED copy of Castings in a special, hard cover slip case.
    See photo of slip case in 'REWARDS'

    This limited edition book will be hand-signed, hand stamped and hand numbered by Rick Day inside the book.

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Funding period

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