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A landmark space minaret with a Cosmic lightshow inside & out, 5-story views overlooking Center Camp, and a curious secret at the top.
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    Carry your Playa pride with you with our sticker and pin combo! Your name will also be enshrined on our project website.

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    Won't be making it out to Burning Man this year? We'll send you a custom, project postcard covered with dust... Wishing you were here! Your name will also be posted on our website roll of honor.

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    Leather or Pleather laser etched Cosmic Praise keychain/fob/pendant! Do with it what you will, whether it goes on the keys to your cupcake themed art car, on your hip or around your neck with the rest of your playa jewelry. Made with real life lasers and designed by Andrea Huber.
    Sticker and pin and website recognition included!

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    Raise your glass to the infinite and astounding workings of the universe with the Cosmic Praise pint glass! Whatever your poison may be it will taste all the sweeter from this finely crafted chalice, designed by eHawk Rivera (http://eveninghawk.com/). We will also engrave your name on our website.

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    "I Helped Bring Art to the Playa!"

    You made this possible, so say it loud and proud! This reward tier gives to you not only our awesome, exclusive to Kickstarter t-shirt featuring the pint glass graphic, but also comes with the sticker and pin combo for accessorizing AND your nom-de-playa screen-printed on our project web page...

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    If you like what you see, you can take it home and hang it on your wall! Two professionally shot 5x7 color photos of Cosmic Praise out on the Playa. Includes our fine sticker and your name imprinted on out project website.

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    If you like what you see, you can take it home and hang it on your wall! One professionally shot 8x10 color photo of Cosmic Praise out on the Playa. Includes our fine sticker and your name imprinted on out project website.

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    Can't make up your mind between all of the completely sweet rewards thus far? Then don't choose one!
    All previous rewards bundled into one tidy package of Sticker & Pin, (P)leather fob, the Kickstarter exclusive "I Helped Bring Art to the Playa" t-shirt and Pint Glass. PLUS a postcard from the Playa! But wait, there's more! Your name will also be emblazoned upon the firmament of our project web site.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Set of (4) Cosmic Pint Glasses! Delivered to your hands FOUR of the pint
    glasses which are also offered solo at the 35 dollar reward level.
    Inter-galactic Math skills not required to see the appeal... enjoy (4)
    pint sized thank-yous for the price of (2.857143).
    You'll also get the sticker/pin and fob thrown in as well!

    Due to shipping costs, we can only offer this reward for locals who
    can take delivery within 20 miles of Boston, MA.

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    Our only on-playa reward, for just a few Early Arrival citizens of Black Rock City BEFORE the City opens.

    Join the artists atop the tower for an intimate 2-hour cheese and appropriately-paired beverage reception, which finally culminates in watching from above, as BRC gates open and the very first waves of arrivals stream into the City.

    Recovering physicist Doug Ruuska will share his favorite fine cheeses and elegant accompaniments; along with cheesy explanations of physics, or life in the Antarctic, or really any topic. Watch the City be populated from a 6 o'clock bird's eye view, and also receive the sticker, pin and (p)leather fob!

    NOTE: Participants are responsible for ensuring your own Early Arrival status so that you may join us.

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Your very own 3D-printed scale model of the Cosmic Praise minaret; ready for display in your home, studio, or Cosmic caravan! Made from highly durable polymer. Due to printing constraints, certain fine elements of the tower will not be visible in the miniature.
    Sticker, pin, t-shirt and website stardom included!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    This reward is so special, we can only offer three: This artist-designed and crafted table by Doug Ruuska is modeled after the tower's hyperboloid base, to further inspire joy and curiosity wherever your path may take it.
    Due to the nature of this reward, it is available inside the US only.
    Comes with sticker, pin, fob, t-shirt and pint glass! PLUS a postcard from the Playa AND your name up near the top of the list acknowledging our amazing donors.

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    Museum quality illuminated glass and metal sculpture by renowned plasma artist Wayne Strattman, with a custom-made Cosmic Praise centerpiece inside: a 3-inch tall, laser-cut, metal silhouette of the Cosmic Praise tower. This flame-worked glass cylinder is filled with plasma gas and features a mini Cosmic Praise tower within. When plugged in, the sculpture emits a plasma discharge from points on the tower to the enclosing glass cylinder. Comes complete with everything you need to plug it in and discharge away! See the artist's similar works at www.strattman.com/products/#plasmatubes . You will also receive the sticker, pin, postcard, fob, shirt, and pint glass and photons bearing your name will impinge upon the eyes of all who view our website forever more.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Museum quality illuminated glass and metal sculpture by renowned plasma artist Wayne Strattman, with a display pedestal by Cosmic Praise artist Douglas Ruuska. This flame-worked glass cylinder is filled with plasma gas and features a tower within. When plugged in, the sculpture emits a plasma discharge from points on the tower to the enclosing glass cylinder. The piece is shown here at https://www.flickr.com/photos/112116993@N07/14612814742/ Comes complete with everything you need to plug it in and discharge away! See the artist's similar works at www.strattman.com. You will also receive the sticker, pin, postcard, fob, shirt, and pint glass and your name etched in the plasma of every viewers screen for a small eternity.

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    Pledge $4,500 or more About $4,500

    You Sir/Madam/Other are truly a First-Class, USDA Prime Patron of the ARTS! We will send you the actual, foot-tall spark chamber designed and fabricated by the artist that we used to prototype and test all of our electronics and gases for the Cosmic Praise spark chamber. An amazing table-top conversation piece, or, with the plans provided, you can make it into an honest-to physics, working spark chamber of your very own. Also comes with sticker, pin, fob, t-shirt and pint glass! PLUS a postcard from the Playa. AND your name of choice will be placed at the most honorable top of our list of amazing benefactors.

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    You will receive artist Douglas Ruuska's ACTUAL BEARD. This long braided beard is legendary and has survived travels to Cuba, Antarctica, Nepal, and points beyond. Cultivated since a decade before the word hipster; the entire beard will be shorn from the chin, just for you. We will freshly groom and braid the beard so it's at its finest when you receive it. Videographic documentation will be provided with a statement from the Artist/beard incubator himself.
    Note that the Beard will be shipped after Burning Man; allowing Doug to host his annual Mr. Beard Rock City facial hair competition on playa without shame.
    You will also receive the sticker, pin, postcard, fob, T-shirt, pint glass... and likely worldwide news fame.

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    Cosmic Praise Brass Medallion
    These gorgeous custom made brass medallions are one of a kind, and due to the involved nature of their creation are only available in a limited quantity!
    Machined and crafted by Christina Hawkes out of brass, resin and a secret combination of cosmic sparkles, this piece is a truly one of a kind, jaw-dropping token of our appreciation, our thanks for your support and interest!
    Sticker and pin and website fame included.

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    Light up your living space, favorite reading nook or gallery with actual pieces from Cosmic Praise's viewing gallery which will be used to create a wall mounted lighting fixture.
    Bring the art and love of the Playa into your home with this very limited reward!
    Comes with sticker, pin, t-shirt, fob & web famosity!

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