Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 1, 2012.

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      Creator Kevin Brindley on October 4, 2012

      I received my reward items in yesterday's mail. Thank you.

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      Creator Kevin Brindley on September 13, 2012

      Any additional updates on when the reward items will be shipped? I pledged $30 and still haven't received any reward items yet.

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      Creator Chatype on April 19, 2012

      Hi everyone, a quick update: the Kickstarter incentives are being finalized, and a beta version of Chatype has been in the hands of our testers for a few weeks. Release date? Very soon.

      Please check our Facebook page for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chatype/226575827407613

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      Creator Casper Schougaard on April 18, 2012

      As per CS Kent... can we get an update please. Backer rewards were due in March.

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      Creator CS Kent on April 18, 2012

      UPDATE?

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      Creator Chuck Harris on March 1, 2012

      Congratulations on making this goal. Now may you prosper as you continue the work that is involved. Love the concept.

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      Creator Christina Thongnopnua on March 1, 2012

      A little something to show my support for my city and a couple of great designers.

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      Creator Conner Harris on March 1, 2012

      I pledged $5.00. It's not much but it's something. Very cool project, and I hope it becomes integral in the city's culture.

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      Creator Jon Moss on February 29, 2012

      What makes this project even more special (as if that were possible) is the caliber of people involved. Kudos for making a difference!

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      Creator agalarce on February 24, 2012

      this is a good project and I hope it succeeds.

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      Creator Cheryl Craven Graham on February 20, 2012

      Congratulations on meeting your goal (and before the deadline, too)! Now we wait and hope for wonderful things to come....

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      Creator J103 Radio on February 20, 2012

      $50 and 10 days to go for a textual identity to the scenic city! Thank you for sparking the thought and here's hoping Chattanoogans will adopt the Chatype as our own!

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      Creator Chris K. Smith on February 17, 2012

      This is an incredible project. Couldn't be happier to back it!

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      Creator Brent Savoie on February 16, 2012

      Chattanooga
      #ifyouthinkitsboringyouareactuallytheonewhoisboring

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      Creator Doug McCloud on February 15, 2012

      The first thing I thought of when I saw this project was that it reminded me of the type of things you see in european cities and towns. What it does is gives those locations their own unique identity, and Chattanooga is a city that has seen a lot of change in the last 30 years or so. What I like personally is that the typeface is easily readable, which is critical for road signs. I'm looking forward to seeing this project come to fruition!!

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      Creator Chatype on February 6, 2012

      One of the wonderful things about Chattanoogans is that they rally together to make things happen. Incredible people! I wish you could have been at our presentation last week; it's available on the Kickstarter page if you 'd like to check it out. We have a long list that includes all the things you mentioned and more. We chose not to include some of them because we simply had too many! Suffice it to say, while we embrace the future, our history very much defines us and cannot be ignored. We believe we struck a good balance between the past and the future. Most of all, it was the spirit of the people in Chattanooga that inspired us. We accept this is our interpretation and others may have a difference of opinion. Fortunately - and maybe it speaks to the people's kindness - the vast majority of people embrace our effort. Please have a look at our presentations again. We sincerely hope you help us (as you already have!) continue the effort to make Chattanooga the first city in the US to have its own font. Thanks.

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      Creator David Moon on February 6, 2012

      The Social Media Alliance of Chattanooga (SMAC) would also like to utilize the Cha typeface in the future.

      As to Mark's points, although you may not think "Chattanooga" when you look at the typeface, it does have to be easy to read and usable. It cannot be busy or over the top. As often with design and brand mangement, the association will likely come after.

      I'm just happy it's not a variation of Comic Sans. :)

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      Creator Mark Weber on February 6, 2012

      February 6, 2012

      Chatype needs to go back to the drawing board!

      I’m sorry that I am just learning about this project in the 2/6/12 issue of the ChattanoogaTimes Free Press, but I’m new to the area and still tying to adjust.

      I really do not believe that the current Chatype design completely captures the vibrant and progressive attributes of Chattanooga. It’s primarily the “slab- serifs” that make the typeface appear bulky, stuck in past history, and too close to existing typestyles. Adding colors to the Chatype definitely makes it more appealing, but the actual and practical use of the typeface will probably appear in one color only. The typeface should be clean and flowing without “deadweight slab-serifs”. Focusing on the Walnut Street Bridge for inspiration overlooks other positive current and futuristic attributes such as the Aquarium, Eco-Buses, electric car “fueling stations, the Glass Bridge, industries like Volkswagon, downtown renovation, true Southern friendliness, and this list could go on and on.

      As a new resident in Tennessee and Signal Mountain, past advertising agency owner and operator for 20 years, and holder of both a B.F.A in art and M.Ed. Media Communications, I see Chattanooga through “a childs eye and imagination” and believe that this Chatype typeface should go back to the drawing board, as there’s definitely something better than this for Chattanooga.

      Mark Weber

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      Creator Joe Ledbetter on January 24, 2012

      We want this typeface for Chattanooga Whiskey Co. documents and

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      Creator Joe Ellis on January 22, 2012

      Beautiful video! Here's to Ch@!

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    For this donation, we'll be sending you not just 1, not 2, but 3 different silk-screened or letter-pressed posters by local designers using Chatype, all signed by the typographers, the designers, and the printers. AND, you'll get to choose a typeface family from Jeremy or Robbie's collections. In other words, you'll get a basic license to any of their typefaces you want! You'll get all the previous rewards.

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    At a $1000 donation, you want this as badly as we do...almost. So, for this generosity, we'll be sending you a limited edition Chatype type specimen hard cover book written, designed, and signed by the entire Chatype team. AND, you'll get to choose 2 typeface families from Jeremy or Robbie's collections. In other words, you'll get a basic license to any 2 of their typefaces you want! You'll also get all the previous rewards!

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    First of all, thank you! This level of pledge is a huge help in achieving our funding goal. In exchange for your gift, you'll be invited to Chattanooga to spend a Saturday in a workshop with Jeremy, Robbie, and some of the other backers learning about typefaces and how to design your own. These guys are pros, 2 of the 300 successful typographers in the world. This is a treat! We're also working on accommodations for out-of-towners. AND, you'll get to choose 3 typeface families from Jeremy or Robbie's collections. In other words, you'll get a basic license to any 3 of their typefaces you want! AND, you'll still get all the previous rewards. Boom!

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