What Is Prop/Art?
Prop/Art is a single item shelf that allows you to display your favorite records and comics (with backing boards) as art without giving up the ability to play or read them. Drop one in and it props against your wall.
Prop/Art is mounted similar to a picture frame. Hold it against your wall, drop in the supplied nail, and hammer it in. Just like a picture frame, you can adjust it after it's nailed in to get it just right.
Prop/Art is made from high grade aluminum, comes with a brass plated nail, and is stamped and edition-ed. It’ll look great even when it’s empty. Kickstarter backers will receive a First Edition stamping.
Who Are We?
Prop/Art started as an object we designed for ourselves. We own a few art prints, but we couldn't afford to get them framed, and didn't have enough to spice up our empty walls. Instead, we looked to the art we love but have hidden away in our library. Prop/Art turned our record and comic collection into something we touch and play with every day. It's our "now" section.
It's taken us a year to go from first sketches to prototypes to design to patent pending to manufacturing samples, and we couldn't be more excited to share Prop/Art with you!
Other materials! We've already tested a version of Prop/Art in a MacBook like grey aluminum finish and it looks great. Let us know what material and finish you'd like to see Prop/Art in next by filling out this 1 question survey!
Books! When we first designed Prop/Art, we did so for our Record & Comic collection, but we also have a large collection of Art & Architecture books. There's another Prop/Art design we've prototyped that supports the weight of large books on a single nail design and allows books to keep their shape.
How Can You Help?
This has been a total labor of love that we've willed into existence on nights and weekends. If you know someone who might remotely care, please share Prop/Art with them!
If you're a retailer and you're interested in carrying Prop/Art, we're excited to work with you! Fill out this quick form to let us know more about you so we can coordinate once units have been shipped to backers.
If you're a Record label or Book publisher and would be interested in using Prop/Art to promote your artists and writers, or if you'd like to sell Prop/Art as a pack in with your work, let us know by filling out this form.
Thanks to Weston Hartley & Brandon Fayette for printing our first prototypes.
Thanks to Dan & Christianne for sharing your loft with us to stage a photoshoot.
Thanks to all the friends and family who rooted us on!
Full artist credits for LPs, Comics, and Books available below:
- Cover Art by Jared Morgan
- Death Saves Fold-In, Created by Sam Schultz
- Blank Slate, Created by Travis Ames & Chris Northrop
- They Just Don't Get It, Art by Tomasz “Spell” Grzqdziela
- Untitled, Art by Ben Bishop
- Destiny, Art by Josh Zingerman, Ayşegül Sınav and Tamas Varga
- The Deacons Orb, Art by Steven Bagatzky
Love Machines: Volume 1 Collection
- Cover Art by Levi Hastings
- Love Machines 1, Cover Art by Ryo Kawakami
- Love Machines 2, Cover Art by S.M. Vidaurri
- Love Machines 3, Cover Art by Dave Valeza
- Love Machines 4, Cover Art by Kevin Jay Stanton
- Love Machines 5, Cover Art by Wyeth Yates
- Love Machines 6, Cover Art by Jonathan Bell Wolfe
Hotline Miami 2 LP
- Album Art by Niklas Åkerblad
- Music by Various Artists
Risks and challenges
Jack has run a Kickstarter before, and delivered his board game A TERRIBLE TIME to over 1,000 backers. He learned a lot of lessons, and we're doing a few things differently with Prop/Art.
1. We're using Backer Kit and partnering with IndieBox to keep track of and fulfill Prop/Arts to folks who back the project. We hope the process will be quick and painless.
2. We're working with Platform 88, a manufacturer with experience building products like Bruer, Stojo, Ullo, and more. All of the photos of Prop/Art and its packaging referenced in the above campaign are factory samples.
3. We're only offering Prop/Art to backers in select countries for this Kickstarter campaign. One of the big lessons learned during the A TERRIBLE TIME campaign is how nightmarishly expensive international shipping is. We've prepped with our fulfillment partner IndieBox to keep the cost down and ensure all orders will have to-door tracking information. We could ship *everywhere*, but we wouldn't have tracking information past US customs, and if your package were to be lost, we couldn't help you. That would suck. We'll work as quickly as we can to find international distributors to make sure you can get Prop/Art without paying an arm and a leg.
4. We promise to be fully transparent throughout the entire process and are committed to providing detailed updates to our Kickstarter supporters. We also promise not to be spammy. We hate spam.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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