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This new book from the Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) features 50 handwritten letters in response to a broad, philosophical question.
This book from the Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) features 50 handwritten letters in response to a broad, philosophical question.
This book from the Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) features 50 handwritten letters in response to a broad, philosophical question.
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    PDF: 50 Letters Book (download)

    When the first-edition printed book is published, you will receive a link to download a high-resolution PDF.

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    Portfolio: 5 Risograph Prints

    When the first-edition book is published, you will receive a limited-edition portfolio of 5 random Risograph-reproduced letters, and a PDF of the book.

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    Early backers: 50 Letters (signed)

    The first 100 backers receive $5 off the 1st edition copy of the new 50 Letters book. (To thank you for being one of our first backers, this reward includes an option to have the book signed by Tanner, or customized for someone you love!)

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    Book: 50 Letters (1st edition)

    Receive a first edition copy of the new 50 Letters book, published by the Chicago Design Museum, and made possible through the enormous support of our generous and inspiring Kickstarter backers.

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    Supersize: Book + Press Sheet

    Receive a first edition copy of the new 50 Letters book, and an original press sheet from the book production process.

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    • Press sheet (untrimmed, unfolded)
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    Supporter: Membership + Press Sheet

    This level includes a one-year membership to ChiDM. Every Sunday, we send one handwritten letter to our members in a private newsletter. Backers at this level will receive this and other membership benefits listed at ChiDM.com, along with an original press sheet from the book production process. (If you already have a membership, we'll add one year to it! Membership is valued at $60 annually.)

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    Collector: Book + Risograph Portfolio

    Receive an exclusive portfolio of 25 random replies from this campaign, reproduced by Risograph. This level also includes a signed book, an untrimmed press sheet, and a ChiDM Membership.

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    • 50 Letters book (signed)
    • 25× Risograph Prints
    • Press sheet (untrimmed, unfolded)
    • ChiDM Membership (1 year)
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    Featured: ChiDM sponsorship

    In addition to the above, become an official sponsor of the Chicago Design Museum, including: Logo featured on gallery sponsor wall + website; Logo featured in exhibition publications; Recognition in all exhibition marketing; Recognition in all press and media relations; Acknowledgement in social media promotions; Complimentary tickets to premium events.

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    • 50 Letters book (1st edition)
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    Producer: Recognition in Book

    As a thank you for helping us get this product off the ground, we'll add your company logo (or list your name) in a dedicated section in the back of the book (with ChiDM approval.) Limited to 2 backers.

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    • 50 Letters book (1st edition)
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