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We're setting up button machines in RVA with rotating mini-shows featuring local illustrators and designers on 1" pins.  Help us out!
We're setting up button machines in RVA with rotating mini-shows featuring local illustrators and designers on 1" pins. Help us out!
47 backers pledged $1,279 to help bring this project to life.

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Our goal is to place curated art machines in Richmond’s most amazing gallery spaces.

Our medium is the 1-inch pinback button. Buttons are the perfect way to distribute bite-sized pieces of art. They make a statement. Everybody can wear them. And nothing fits better.

How does it work?

We place a button machines in art galleries around town and fill them with pinback buttons in toy globes. That’s all there is to it! When there's a gallery opening or when people are just passing through, they can check out what’s in the machine and snag some art for their clothes, their bag, or their friends!

The money we receive from backers will get the button machines in gallery spaces and allow us to maintain the button press we currently use, as well as keep a stock of button supplies for new work from contributing artists.

That about sums it up! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to hit us up. We are friendly and we want to make this project work. Spread the word! We really, really appreciate any support, and the sooner we meet our financial goal, the sooner we can get rolling!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You will receive a half-dozen specially-designed pinback buttons made just for backers! There are 24 total designs, so you'll receive a random six. You'll also get project updates and have our eternal gratitude.

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    To celebrate RoboArena (check out update #2), we're offering some limited edition 1" buttons - back our Pinback Gallery project at the $15 level (or higher) and you'll receive 6 special RoboArena buttons, in addition to the half-dozen from our own set!  This is a neat little package and will contain both heroes and villains - everything you need to have a RoboArena game on your backpack :D

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    This will get you all 24 backer pins. We made these just for you guys! Also, you'll get a random one of our five silkscreened promotional cards. So cool!

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    All of the above, plus you'll receive a 720p digital copy of our proposal video and all five our silkscreened promo cards!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    All of the above, plus we will include a button you design in the first run of pins in the button machines! People will wear your art! If you're a local band or business you can use this opportunity to advertise.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    All of the above, plus an extra-special treat: We'll name one of the button machines after you! Your name (or any name you choose) will be indelibly and prominently etched into the surface of the machine so everyone who ever uses it will know it's you who deserves thanks!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    All of the above, plus you will be accepted into the Button Club Inner Circle. You'll get an individualized secret membership card AND you will receive one of every button that goes into every single one of our machines for an entire year! That's 365 calendar days. We can't believe how awesome you are!

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    You'll receive all of the backer rewards up through the $125 level, and you'll get one of the painted button machines from the video. They're done in acrylic, just like Pinhead. There are four of these.

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    You'll receive all of the backer rewards up through the $125 level, and you'll get Pinhead himself, from the video! He's painted in acrylic. We'll pack him up extra securely and send him to you. There's only one of these.

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Funding period

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