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Hero Holds, A Better Way To Hang Your Stuff.

Tired of putting holes in walls and posters? We combined magnets and adhesives to create the number one thumbtack alternative.

Hero Holds, A Better Way To Hang Your Stuff.

Tired of putting holes in walls and posters? We combined magnets and adhesives to create the number one thumbtack alternative.

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Funding Unsuccessful
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Last updated March 8, 2015

About

Hero Holds are easy to use! Hang your favorite poster in less than a minute.
Hero Holds are easy to use! Hang your favorite poster in less than a minute.

Hero Holds is poking holes in the argument for using pushpins, nails and other invasive methods to hang posters and pictures. The patent-pending, mini-magnet system enables house, apartment and college dormitory decorators to arrange posters and photographs on their walls without damaging either the piece of art or the wall. It is a very simple idea, but one that easily outperforms all other methods for picture hanging.

Hero Holds is the result of one man’s frustration with the inherent limitations of pushpins and double-sided tape when interior-decorating. Sick of making holes in walls and damaging the surfaces of my cherished posters and pieces of art, I combined two household products—magnets and adhesives—to invent a powerful new way to hang posters and pictures on walls. Smart, functional, and versatile, Hero Holds rescues walls and wall art from holes, tears, scrapes and other misfortunes of inferior wall hanging systems.

Hero Holds stands alone as your most versatile and affordable poster-hanging solution
Hero Holds stands alone as your most versatile and affordable poster-hanging solution

Hero Holds Is Brand New and Simple

Our story is simple. We wanted a better way to hang our stuff. Frames are expensive and require hammers and nails. Push pins, tape, blue putty and other adhesives damage your posters and walls. We needed a new solution.

Our benefits are simple. Hang your stuff with a clean, minimal, modern appearance, more affordably than with frames, and without causing damage to your posters or walls. Use them on many different surfaces, including brick, concrete, and glass.

Using Hero Holds is simple. Two household items, magnets and adhesives, join forces and become more useful. Think of how easy it is to hang a picture on your fridge with a magnet. Hero Holds is basically that easy!

Hero Holds offers a slick, minimal appearance to the surface of your poster.
Hero Holds offers a slick, minimal appearance to the surface of your poster.

 In short, Hero Holds are awesome because:

1. They're easy to use.

2. They work on many surfaces, including brick, concrete, drywall, and glass.

3. They don't damage your wall or art. Anchors can be removed from the wall. Hero Holds sandwich the corners of your poster without causing any holes or scrapes.

4. They're reusable and inexpensive. Swap out posters as often as you'd like without moving the anchors.

Hero Holds: Genesis

Hero Holds didn't start with magnets and adhesives. As you can see in the image below, hinges, felt, and sand paper seemed right when this idea began. I thought that big, clunky device on the left would hug your poster corner. It would, but it also required a hole in my wall. 

After a ton of materials research, the right choices for the present version of Hero Holds became clear. Hero Holds reinvents the wheel without reinventing the wheel. What I mean is, the person who first invented the wheel didn't invent the circle. 

The future of Hero Holds has many surprises. In the near future, you will be able to express yourself by placing icons and logos on the corners of your posters. Admit it, mustaches on the corners of your family portrait are fun. Simple, colorful accents and shapes can really spice up an image. These options will come along eventually, sooner if we can fund this campaign!

About The Rewards

The best part about contributing to our Kickstarter campaign is that you're getting Hero Holds! We really need your support to make a bunch more and to pursue distribution. We have bundled a number of great Hero Hold packages. We're also able to offer free shipping on most rewards! Contributing to this Hero Holds Kickstarter campaign is a win-win. You get Hero Holds for a great price. We continue to produce, distribute, and share a great, innovative new product that will change designing and decorating forever!

Why $12,000? Well, this project needs to grow. We need to make more Hero Holds, for one. Equally as important, we need marketing and PR. We truly believe in this idea and are moving full speed ahead to try to get the word out. These things take time and money. 

Rewards mostly consist of our 3 core products, Original Strength Hero Holds, Super Strength Hero Holds, and Replacement Anchors. Typically, 1-4 Original or Super Strength Hero Holds can be used to hang many different sizes of prints and posters. Replacement anchors are great because they allow for long term flexibility. Reuse your magnets and change the location of a print by using replacement anchors. They work with both Original and Super Strength Hero Holds.

See the chart below to help determine which Hero Holds you will need.

Hero Holds will hold up your posters, pictures, prints, even tapestries.
Hero Holds will hold up your posters, pictures, prints, even tapestries.

Hero Holds was also fortunate to collaborate artistically with some friends. Don't have anything to hang with your new Hero Holds? Or are you an art connoisseur? Discover Hero Holds and at the same time acquire a great piece of art created by Hero Holds and one of three artists featured in the Hero Holds Odyssey Packages.  

Hummingbird, Part of Hero Holds Odyssey Package #1, $150.
Hummingbird, Part of Hero Holds Odyssey Package #1, $150.
Hero Holds Odyssey Package #2 Includes A Limited Edition Print of Dear Lee, $180
Hero Holds Odyssey Package #2 Includes A Limited Edition Print of Dear Lee, $180

Big Thanks

Hero Holds has been extremely lucky! Along this journey, we've come to realize that we are surrounded by insanely talented, creative, and skilled folks. We wouldn't be here without you. Thank you Laken Wright for the graphic and creative design that really helped get the Hero Holds wheels in motion. Thank you Blake Brown for the videography and music-genius! Thank you Claire Dierksen for the additional graphic design work. Thank you Evan Schubert for the complex mathematical equations. We figured it out! And Taryn, thanks for the photography work. Thank you Brant Cebulla for the marketing, artistic and website support. Thank you Jamie Relth for the creative writing and guidance. Thank you Katie Mcquillen for brainstorming, the photography work, and always Liking my social media posts. Thank you Andrew Rodriguez, Caleb Mossembekker, and Burl Vreeland for taking the leap of faith as artists to support and advocate Hero Holds. Thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me with this project. You all have been instrumental to the growth of the brand and me personally. Thanks!

Risks and challenges

Even the best made plans meet resistance. Our next production run will hopefully ship to an increasing number of retail locations.
Distribution will continue to be a major focus for us. We feel that Hero Holds is a natural fit in many settings. As we continue to expand from the humble beginnings of e-commerce, look for us in craft and department stores.
Expanded distribution will open up our production levels on a number of fronts.
Although we are patent-pending, there is a possibility that the intellectual property behind Hero Holds is not patentable. Regardless, we're going to try for a non-provisional patent. Whatever challenges we encounter, we will continue to bring you new, better ways to hang your posters and photographs.

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    4 Super Strength Hero Holds are strong! They will support prints up to 48"x60"; up to 1 pound.
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    Share Hero Holds with a friend! Do you know an artist, photographer, or art collector who needs to know about Hero Holds? This package is perfect for them!

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    The Transition Package

    Hero-Holdify your entire living or work space. This package is designed to give you enough Hero Holds to transition all your beloved art to Hero Holds. You'll get:

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    Hang up to 36 photographs. We're practically giving these away! You'll be happy, we promise.

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    Hero Holds Odyssey Package #1

    Founder of Hero Holds Kyle Sumner collaborates with friend and esteemed artist Andrew Rodriguez, founder of Gvn Art, for this Kickstarter exclusive print.
    Andrew is an extremely talented, visionary artist as well as a philanthropist. GVN Art believes in giving back to the community. Find out more about Andrew and GVN Art at gvnart.com

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    One limited edition 8"x10" hummingbird print on 180 pound archival paper.

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    Hero Holds Odyssey Package #2

    Founder Kyle Sumner collaborates with friend and incredible artist Caleb Mossembekker for this exciting reward.
    Caleb has been studying art and creating countless pieces that continue to impress. Caleb's art is known for being provocative and breathtaking, and intrigues the viewer into an introspective state. Discover Caleb's work at calebjohnart.com.

    You get:
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    Two 8 Packs, Replacement Anchors
    One limited edition, numbered print of Dear Lee, the highly regarded creation that later inspired an entire series of work, The Journal Entry.

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    Hero Holds Odyssey Package #3

    Act now for this limited offer! Hero Holds collaborates with friend and esteemed artist Burl Vreeland.
    Innovative creation runs in Burl's family. Burl's work stands alone, needing no description or explanation. His work speaks for itself. It takes on meaning, and creates its own storyline.
    View Burl's work at instagram.com/burlvreeland.

    You will receive:
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    Two 12 Packs, Replacement Anchors
    One custom, hand-made piece specifically produced for you.
    Burl and Kyle will personally work with you to make a one-of-a-kind piece that you can hang with your Hero Holds. This is an experience you won't find anywhere else! Art-lovers take note, Hero Holds and Burl are making only 15 of these packages available.

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