About this project
To boldly go where someone has gone before…
The NAZCA: Ancient Astronaut Mission Patch Set is a 3-pack of embroidered patches commemorating the ancient space travel missions of intergalactic visitors to Planet Earth.
Not content with merely leaving enigmatic and gargantuan architecture behind, these ancient ambassadors also wanted to immortalize their visits with embroidered patches commemorating these missions.
Each patch features one of their main spaceport landing sites established here on Earth 432,000 years ago: Easter Island Outpost, Sphinx Central and Stonehenge Station.
Each patch commemorates the names of the senior officer civilizing gods in each landing crew: Enki, Horus, Thoth, Osiris, Hotu Matu'a, Quetzalcoatl, Nommo, Oannes, Dagon, Fuxi and Marduk.
Join the ranks of the Annunaki and the Nephilim with your very own patch set.
The patches will measure approximately 3.5" — 4.5" tall, with iron-on backing (sewing is recommended for permanent applications). Velcro backing is available as an optional add-on.
NAZCA is named not only for the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru, but also echoes the NASA space program here on Earth. It even has it's own acronym:
NAZCA: Nibiru Astronautics & Ziggurat Construction Architects
Funded in 8 Hours!
Thanks to the entire NAZCA Campaign Crew, this project was fully funded in less than 8 Earth Day Units (hours, to you Earthlings).
The first stretch goal patch was unlocked in the first 24 hours, and the second one unlocked in the first 48 hours! The campaign was also chosen as a Kickstarter Staff "Projects We Love".
The art for the stretch goal patches is revealed below:
This patch set continues the series of paranormal, cryptozoological and alternative history themed patches I have been creating for the past two years, funded here on Kickstarter (Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad, Sasquatch Brigade, Cryptid Command and Ghost Guard).
Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by the mysterious and enigmatic gigantic architecture from the distant past. From the first time I saw them on "In Search Of…" back in the 1970s, I was hooked. I'm still quite captivated by it all to this day.
While the veracity of books like "Chariots Of The Gods" and "The 12th Planet" might be called into question, what I always liked was the imaginative perspective brought to these ancient mysteries.
As I was brainstorming for the next patch set in this "official agency" series I have been creating (park rangers, military, police), it was obvious that astronaut missions patches were the next in line, but I couldn't think of the theme. "Bigfoot In Space" seemed a bit silly.
Of course, once the ancient astronaut mission patches concept struck me, it seemed so obvious in hindsight.
I can't really explain this deep and long-standing fascination with ancient architecture, but it was a true pleasure to focus my talents on developing these patch designs. I loved interpreting these megalithic monuments in my own artistic way.
With your help during this campaign, we can make them in to actual patches. I think they will look just as cool on a backpack or sweatshirt as they would on a space suit.
Why Do I Need Your Support?
As with any manufactured items, embroidered patches get more affordable when they are purchased in quantities of 100 or more (and the best price breaks are at quantities of 200 and 500). This campaign allows me to offer you a great deal on some original, artist-designed patches in exchange for your help in ordering these at a quantity that makes them affordable.
As an independent artist, funds are always in much shorter supply than creativity. By supporting this project, you get a set of original embroidered patches at a great price, and I get a small stash of patches to add to my portfolio, my online store and my vendor table artist's merchandise offerings.
This in turn helps me to be able to continue to create more art, and do more of these merchandise campaigns. Your campaign pledges are more than just a pre-order for some merchandise — you're directly supporting me as an independent artist in my quest to be able to devote all my time and energy into creating more artwork and developing more merchandise like this.
The only "payment" I get is an inventory of the items offered in the campaign. The funds go to manufacturing the items, any necessary art supplies, the banking and service fees for the campaign, the packing and shipping materials, as well as the postage.
Pick up just one of the patch designs, or get all three and save. If you missed out on earlier patch campaigns, you can grab a NAZCA 3-pack and a full set from any of the earlier campaigns.
If you need a more customized collection, or multiples, we can handle that via pledge add-ons (see below for details).
Here's a quick overview of the reward tiers. All rewards include free U.S. shipping. And all pledges from the 3-pack reward and higher will qualify for the bonus stretch goal items (see below for further details).
- Easter Island Outpost patch - $12
- Stonehenge Station patch - $12
- Sphinx Central patch - $12
NAZCA Patch 3-packs:
- basic patch 3-pack - $27
- limited edition 3-pack - $32
- sketch card limited edition 3-pack - $37
NAZCA Patch 3-packs + patch catch-ups:
- NAZCA patch 3-pack + Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad & Sasquatch Brigade patches - $45
- NAZCA patch 3-pack + Cryptid Command patches (Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy, Alien Air Force, Cryptid Command shield) - $53
- NAZCA patch 3-pack + Ghost Guard patches (Ghost Guard, Spectral Agent, Paranormal Investigator, Spirit Sheriff) - $55
- NAZCA patch 3-pack + Paranormal Forces patches (all patches above) - $90
*check out high-quality photos of all these patches below
NAZCA Patch 3-packs + original art (includes sketch card):
- NAZCA limited edition patch 3-pack + 4" x 6" original art - $65
- NAZCA limited edition patch 3-pack + 6" x 9" original art - $85
- NAZCA limited edition patch 3-pack + 9" x 12" original art - $100
And yes, you can add any or all of the previous campaign patch packs to any reward that doesn't include them — see the campaign FAQ at the bottom of this page for patch pack pricing and how to modify your pledge.
*Limited editions are assigned to the highest reward level pledges first.
** Rewards are shipped out starting with the highest pledges, and working in reverse from there.
Below are examples of the embroidered patches from previous campaigns to give you an idea of the quality. I always source the best for every reward item and personally oversee every step of the production.
These are 100% embroidered, top-quality professionally manufactured patches. I work closely with the manufacturing team and the art department to ensure the colors and designs are translated as ideally as possible from the original art.
And see below for backer testimonials from previous patch campaigns to hear what backers thought of the patches.
Since Kickstarter doesn't offer a way to pledge for multiples of the same reward, this has to be handled manually. To do so, just add the additional amount of the items you's like to receive to your pledge amount, then drop me a message to let me know what you'd like to add.
Want an extra patch, or more? Each patch is available for an additional $9. Want an extra 3-pack set? Add $24 per set to your pledge total.
If you want to purchase extras or mix and match items from more than one reward, just select a single reward for your base pledge, then click "Manage My Pledge" and increase the dollar amount of your pledge to cover the additional items. After the campaign ends, you'll be sent an email survey to collect information on your add-on choices.
Stretch Goal Items
Stretch Goals are funding amounts above and beyond the main funding goal. As an incentive to raise funds well past the core funding, I am offering up additional patches as bonus rewards to all backers who pledge for a patch 3-pack or higher if we reach these funding goals.
All backers qualifying for stretch goal items will now receive in addition to their core reward items the following:
1: Winged Capsule patch — unlocked!
2: Pharaoh Astronaut patch — unlocked!
3: the three main patches as die-cut magnets — unlocked!
4. Winged Capsule & Pharaoh Astronaut die-cut magnets — unlocked!
4: NAZCA Officer's Insignia patch — unlocked!
5: NAZCA Officer's Insignia die-cut magnet — unlocked!
Check out these backer testimonials for the previous "Bigfoot Patrol", "Yeti Squad" and "Sasquatch Brigade" and "Cryptid Command" embroidered patch and membership kit rewards from my earlier Kickstarter campaigns:
"Your attention to detail in the design, manufacturing, and packaging has exceeded any of the 70+ Kickstarter projects that I have backed over the years. My goal for your next project is to be Backer #1 (well at least in the top 20). I can't wait to share my abundance of patches/stickers with family and friends." — Mark K.
"This is one of the most awesome projects I've backed on Kickstarter. The various items are exceptionally well designed and all are very well made. I can't wait to frame the prints and get the patch seen on my backpack!" — John F.
"I received my package 10 minutes ago and it looks AMAZING! The patches are beautiful, magnets also, everything is really good made and beautiful. Thank you for excellent campaign and really really quality products. You really rock big time :)" — Iztok S.
"…I gotta say I'm very impressed by the quality and attention to detail, I posted by loot on Instagram and I had a few DM's from people asking where i got them and how can they get their own? Its pretty cool having something exclusive for the backers. Stoked for your next leg of your journey, George. Congratulations thus far." — Mike F.
"I backed the Yeti Squad patch as well as the Bigfoot Patrol patch. Both high quality items! The artist was quick to answer questions and was extremely helpful when I wanted to get extra patches for my hiking backpack as well as my friend's pack. Great quality and wonderfully unique items, I'm looking forward to hopefully more mythical creature patches by the same artist (Nessie, sirens, unicorn, phoenix, etc. )" — Danielle P.
YOU'RE THE MAN!!! THESE CAME OUT AMAZING. I have been burned by about 3 of the 5 kickstarters I have backed. NOT THIS ONE. Great turnaround time, price, and responsiveness. George over-delivered on this project to everyone's benefit. Great Kickstarter, I will be waiting on the next set. — Tyler C.
"Man those Bigfoot packages are really great. So exciting to get this today. I can't wait to give one to my buddy. He's gonna really like it. He's a huge Bigfoot buff. The badge looks even better than I thought it would. The detail is awesome." — John W.
"Received the Bigfoot Patrol kits today! Very awesome results. I'm pumped to show off my membership. Thanks and good luck!!" — Tony P.
"Hey I got the stuff! Super cool. Nice quality too. Very nice. Great work George. Just great man. Outstanding." — Scott L.
"Got mine today. Wow, they're sweet! Great job, George!" — JT
"Awesome stuff. As I thought the kids love the kit. Everything turned out awesome. Thanks!" — Todd H.
"The quality of the kit is top notch, George. The embroidered patch detail is impressive." — Jenna R.
"Just wanted to tell you I got my reward yesterday. The artwork is awesome and the patches look amazing. Looking forward to project #3 when you are ready (no rush, just wanted to let you know I am in when you are ready)." — Ted B.
"I was impressed with how nice the Yeti patch looked!" — Jim M.
"Fantastic art and quality. I backed the two previous kickstarters and have been extremely happy with them." — Diane S.
"I had no idea what to expect from the Yeti Squad patches, but man did they turn out sharp!! Crisp details and great quality! The thread was even above expectations. Normally you wouldn't care about some of these small details in patches purchased at a retail level. This just shows the effort and care George put into his product." — Michael M.
"All items present and correct. Everything was top quality. Really happy and looking forward to the Sasquatch Brigade. Shipping to the UK was fast too! Great job George!" — Stewart C.
"Highly detailed, quality patch. Very satisfied!" —Brad B.
"MY [Sasquatch Brigade] REWARDS ARE HERE!! They are great! The patches are fantastic. The membership cards & window clings are of much higher quality that I anticipated. I'm like a little kid on Christmas!" — Cameron J.
"...my care package from George arrived today, too! Everything is as high quality (or higher!) as you posted in the updates. Awesome! Thank you! — Stephen A.
"Awesome!!!! Just arrived today, they look fantastic!" — Mike C.
"George is an absolutely stellar creator, the product is amazing. George has been really quick in responding and incredibly friendly. I really appreciate all your work man." — Stuart D.
"You came through huge and came through in amazing time...great work!!!" — Mike G.
"Wow! Best Kickstarter project yet. Love your work here!! My nieces in Australia will love them. You've got me hooked on the next Kickstarter already! Thanks very much!!! Love it." — Jeremy P.
"The patches are even more stunning in person than I had imagined - top tier quality, George! Can't wait to put them on the backpack!" — David W.
"I can't believe how gorgeous the patches are! The silhouette ones are incredible as well...it would have been so easy to just colour-fill them, but I love that the fine embroidery is done within the patches to make it resemble a more realistic fur. I can't wait for the next release!" — Angel H.
Future Patches, Kits & Campaigns
You better believe I've got more paranormal patch campaigns in the works. Chupacabra, The Kraken and the Mothman. Cthulhu. Did I mention the Halloween patches?
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Risks and challenges
The only real risks here are possible delays in manufacturing because those are out of my control. But with five production runs of patches for previous campaigns already having been produced by the same manufacturer and shipped successfully, I do not envision any major challenges.
There is always the potential for slight delays in the production, and therefore in delivery. At the worst, this would mean a few extra weeks to deliver the rewards.
All the manufacturers did an excellent job for prior production runs with quick turnaround, so I expect the same for this one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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