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"...a real L.A. point of view, neither cloyingly provincial nor tiredly cliche but poetic, intelligent, and imaginative..."
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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    We'll send you our East of Borneo button set and a 7-inch "What Would Sun Ra Do?" sticker featuring artwork by Dave Muller. It's a mini-version of the limited edition artwork we're offering at the $1,000 level below.

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    Show your support with a one-of-a-kind Dot Logo Tote, screenprinted by hand at Pop-Hop Books & Print in Los Angeles. Each bag is unique in color and design. 100% cotton, 14-3/8 x 14 in.

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    Become a subscriber! We’ll send you our new 12 oz. ceramic Dot Logo Mug by Bauer Pottery and a copy of our first book, "Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader." You’ll also receive year-round benefits that include giveaways, subscriber-only event invitations and more.

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    NEW REWARD as of 10/2: We’ll send you our new Eden Ahbez T-SHIRT and our 12 oz. ceramic Dot Logo Mug by Bauer Pottery. You’ll also receive year-round subscriber benefits that include giveaways, event invitations and more.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    We'll send you a copy of "Second Life: Light Bulb (1977-81)," our special reissue of the experimental magazine of the Los Angeles Free Music Society. You'll also receive our "Put Yourself in Los Angeles" poster designed by Mark Owens, produced in a limited edition of 200 and measuring 18 x 24 inches; plus the WWSRD? sticker and button set. Your name will also appear on our list of supporters and you'll receive early, invitation-only access to the new website when we begin testing it in early 2015.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You'll receive a limited edition artwork by Liz Glynn for East of Borneo Editions: "Anonymous Need (BlackBerry)," 2013. This is a cast lead sculpture modeled from the artist's BlackBerry phone and derived from her "Anonymous Needs and Desires (Gaza/Giza)" series. It is made in an edition of 50, hand numbered and inscribed by the artist, and weighs approximately two pounds. Your name will also appear on our list of supporters and you'll have early, invitation-only access to the new website when we begin testing it in early 2015.

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

    You'll receive a limited edition artwork by Dave Muller for East of Borneo Editions: "WWSRD? (Large & Sticky w/Stars)," 2013. Produced as an oversized bumper sticker, this 6-foot digital print on adhesive gloss vinyl depicts Sun Ra, the prolific jazz composer and father of Afrofuturism. Each numbered print includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. This is an edition of 50 and prints are made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and shipping. Your name will also appear on our list of supporters and you'll have early, invitation-only access to the new website when we begin testing it in early 2015.

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    You'll receive a limited edition artwork by Barbara Kruger for East of Borneo Editions: 'Untitled (Stamps)," 1990/2013. A variation on an earlier work from 1990, this set of 81 postage stamp-sized images repeats the words: Happy, Sad, Awake, Asleep, Hopeful, Doubtful, Relaxed, Tense, Alive. This is an offset lithograph on kisscut adhesive paper, 11.5 x 11.5 inches unframed, produced in an edition of 35. Each print is hand stamped and numbered by the artist on verso. Your name will also appear on our list of supporters and you'll have early, invitation-only access to the new website when we begin testing it in early 2015.

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