"Museum grade deep space artworks that are beautifully tactile and glow in the mf dark!"
STRETCH GOAL ALL UNLOCKED!
WOW, We've unlocked every single stretch goal!!!!!! More information further down the page!
Hey You! (yes... you)
Firstly I hope you're well and that by the end of this we'll know each other pretty well :)
I'm Cat, an oil painter, ex-video game executive producer and I'm f*cking obsessed with the universe.
This year I've spent thousands of hours hand-painting images of the universe. Along with my good friend Brenton, we've been working tirelessly to develop a groundbreaking 3D glow print technology, which has turned out some really mind-blowing results.
We're so excited to finally bring this project to you!
If you're curious to see how I run campaigns, the best way is to check out the comments section on the last years Kickstarter :)
This project is really simple - You pick what material you like (canvas, fine-art paper, or custom commission) and how many artworks you like.
Then at the end, using our fully-integrated backer kit survey, you'll be able to pick and choose from any of the avaliable designs.
Our Backer kit survey even means you can even add on extra prints once the Kickstarter is over too.
Before we start...
There are lots of artworks to choose from. Fortunately you don't have to decide right away.
The images of the paintings below show both the daytime colour and the night time glow-in-the-dark representations. If you'd like to see more images click the link at the bottom below all of the artwork. :)
But wait there's more...
ok last section I promise...
Each piece comes with its own detailed backstory, filled with interesting facts and special information about what it represents. Along with each print, you'll also receive an authenticity certificate and a detailed booklet with helpful care instructions and a framing guide.
Like to see more images of the artwork? click the link above
Original paintings are rarely entirely smooth - they often have areas of texture in them which is quite fundamental to the art piece. In normal fine art prints, this information is entirely lost.
The reward prints we're creating (shown below) use a revolutionary 3D glow print technology which allows you to physically feel the brush strokes.
They also use one of the brightest industrial-strength phosphorescent pigments available on the market, glowing for up to 8 hours.
These are real museum grade fine art prints. This means they are:
- Strictly limited edition ✓
- Hand signed in graphite ✓
- Uniquely numbered ✓
- Made with archival grade colour inks ✓
- Printed on luxurious 100% cotton fine art paper & canvas ✓
- Have a generous border for easy framing ✓
- Come in common/ standard sizes making framing a breeze ✓
- Look really bad-ass ✓
Overview of rewards:
There are quite a few rewards so here's a quick rundown to help you decide.
AU$1 - Hold My Place
AU$5 - That Would Make A Cool Wallpaper (Full HD & 4k)
AU$15 - 10x Deep Space Postcard Prints
AU$30 - 20x Deep Space Postcard Prints
[SOLD OUT] - EARLY BIRD 1 x Glowing Art Print (Rag)
AU$90 - 1 x Glowing Fine-Art Print (Rag)
[SOLD OUT] - EARLY BIRD 2 x Glowing Fine-Art Print (Rag)
AU$180 - 2 x Glowing Fine-Art Print (Rag)
[SOLD OUT] - EARLY BIRD 3 x Glowing Fine-Art Print (Rag)
AU$270 - 2 x Glowing Fine-Art Print (Rag)
AU$360 - 4 x Glowing Fine-Art Prints (Rag)
AU$450 - 1 x Glowing Fine-Art Print (Canvas)
AU$800 - 10 x Glowing Fine-Art Prints (Rag)
AU$800 - 2 x Glowing Fine-Art Prints (Canvas)
AU$1200 - 3 x Glowing Fine-Art Prints (Canvas)
AU$3670 -COMMISSION ORIGINAL Artwork (~4'9" x 3'2" | 150cm x 100cm)
AU$4750 - COMMISSION ORIGINAL Artwork (~4'9 x 4'9" | 150cm x 150cm)
AU$6930 - COMMISSION ORIGINAL Artwork (~6'5" x 4'9" | 150cm x 150cm)
AU$12930 - COMMISSION ORIGINAL Artwork (~9'8" x 6'5" | 300cm x 200cm)
Each year I use some of the funds from the project to do something more than just provide cool & inspirational space artwork.
This year, the plan is to surprise the team at Space X by presenting them with a massive spiral galaxy oil painting with the title "dream big" along with a backer recognition plaque that has the names of all the backers physically engraved into it.
Honestly, I've been a huge fan of SpaceX for ages and this is something I've always wanted to do. It seems crazy bananas that it could even happen.
I've already invested hundreds of hours to creating this art piece so far and all going well, this project will be funding the shipping of this completed mammoth 13ft (4m) wide painting from here in Sydney Australia, to the team at SpaceX in LA, USA.
I know what you're thinking... What the H, is fine-art cotton rag vellum?
In the arts industry, its simply known as the best fine art paper in the world. These style of prints are commonly framed in a glass frame.
Our rag vellum is a luxurious 310gsm fine art paper made from 100% cotton by Breathing Colour and it is highly rated by the Fine Arts Trade Guild for its stability, amazing brightness, and its life expectancy performance (rated at 80+ archival years)
As for the sizes - this year, to make the process of framing easier, we've opted to go for standard framing sizes for the cotton rag prints on all designs excluding the long artworks (these you will need to get a special frame because of their dimensions).
This means for most of the artworks you can pick up a ready-made frame from a store instead of having to spend lots on a custom made frame - WINNING!
For Rag Prints (including border):
If the artwork you like is long, your print will be 13" x 31" | 33cm x 78.5cm
If the artwork you like is rectangular, your print will be 24" x 16" | 59 x 42cm (A2)
If the artwork you like is square, your print will be 20" x 20" | 55.5cm x 55.5cm
Huge Rag prints that have some serious impact! The same luxurious Rag vellum fine-art quality on a huge scale.
For Mega XXL Rag Prints (including border):
If the artwork you like is long, your print will be 55" x 22" | 139.5cm x 55.5cm
If the artwork you like is rectangular, your print will be 44" x 34" | 115.5 x 86cm (A2)
If the artwork you like is square, your print will be 38" x 38" | 96.5cm x 96.5cm
Whilst I have sized the rectangualr print to fit into a starndard poster sized frame, it is worth noting that prints this size may need a proffesional framer.
We are using the finest 100% cotton canvas, The media has a brilliant white point and has specialist coatings to ensure the longevity of your artwork.
All canvases are delivered ready to stretch with an extra 2.5" (7cm) border on each edge to create a gallery wrap and we're also including specialist corner markers to ensure it can be perfectly stretched over a frame.
For Canvas Prints:
If the artwork you like is long, your print will be 47.5" x 19" | 120m x 48cm
If the artwork you like is rectangular, your print will be 35" x 25" | 89 x 63cm
If the artwork you like is square, your print will be 30" x 30" | 76cm x 76cm
As well as the reproductions, you can order your own custom commission piece.
This is where you get a unique hand painted artwork which is made to your specifications, made with the finest handmade oil paints on a Belgian linen canvas that has been triple primed with a crushed marble ultra black base.
These pieces are take months of meticulous work to produce and are 100% animal product free.
As it turns out, some of the best pieces I produced last year were for commissions and we've completed over 20 originals in that time.
The process is seriously simple:
- Pick the commission reward relating to the size you want.
- Then let me know what kind of space scene and colours you like in the survery at the end.
- I'll sort out the rest including giving you a call to discuss your ideas and providing you with regular updates and opportunities to give feedback.
**Want a different size than what is avaliable? Message me and we can work it out.
It's an expensive time of year, so if you're not ready to commit yet / don't have funds ready before the holidays or that special occasion, we have that covered...
The $1 hold my place reward means you can hold your place on the project, and it will allow you to add on the rewards you want up to 3 months after the project has ended. (heads up - orders made in this way will also arrive later too).
So you know - once the Kickstarter project has ended, if you haven't joined in with at least the $1 hold my place reward, you won't be able to access these limited edition prints in this format ever again (they really are limited editions)
We can deliver to 237 different countries - ie. pretty much everywhere in the world from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. A full list will be avaliable in the FAQ.
All rewards are shipped with tracking, so you will be able to keep an eye on their location. After delivering thousands of prints last year, we're comfortably old hat at it now.
Prior to postage, all canvas and rag prints are carefully wrapped in special acid free tissue and rolled into a rugged tube for their safety.
Giving this as a gift? Don't have time for this to arrive?
Click on the images below, relating to the reward tier you've backed, to download a print-at-home gift certificate PDF that you can print and present to your very lucky recipient.
T&C - This certificate is not proof of purchase. For an award to arrive with you or your designated recipient, this project will need to be successfully funded and you will need to have successfully purchased the related reward.
Well, you've only gone and unlocked every single stretch goal with days still to go!
You can enjoy the full range of bonuses. Thanks for your support guys!
+ 5 new Full HD digital Artworks+ 4 new full gloss pages in the info book
+ 3 new Postcards+ 2 painting lessons
+ 1 new painting to choose from
It doesn't matter who you are, or even what your background is. When we look up at space, we're all equal, we're all the same, and we all belong.
Good Artwork Should Inspire Us
I REALLY believe space artwork is important - because outer space forces us stop focusing on the meaningless first world problems we have and to to instead focus on the bigger picture.
It's these contemplation that drive us to be better humans. The curiosity that deep space creates, encourages us to fearlessly push the boundaries of science & philosophy in the pursuit of answers.
That is what I'm all about, and if you've read this far, I'm guessing you are too.
If you've got this far and are reading this, then basically you rock!
I really hope you come on this journey with us. Because space is totally bad ass and deserves to be celebrated
Please Pledge Now!
Ps. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you so much!
Pps. If you need anything at all - please just message me or leave a comment in the comments section :) I respond to them all!
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Risks and challenges
Whilst we have a very solid base of experience with a project like this and our ducks are well and truly lined up, organised, in their uniform, and ready to rumble - things can always go awry. So I promise on all the stars in the galaxy that you will have full transparency at all stages.
The key challenge areas are always in production, machines can break, material deliveries can turn up late, or even forces of nature can get in the way (especial those pesky sharks) You can rest assured that we've organised strategies to deal with all of these - even the sharks.
This year all printed rewards will be delivered rolled in a rugged tube. After last years Kickstarter and having so many framed artworks damaged in transit, this is the best way to ensure your artwork arrives safely.
Original and commissioned artworks will then be rolled and sent to a framing shop local to you. They will then be re-stretched and hand delivered to ensure they are safe at all times.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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