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$157
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7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 17 2019 10:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

Custom art prints in the style of Dr. Ishihara's color vision tests

Dr. Shinobu Ishihara first used his iconic images to test for color vision deficiency in 1917, and more than 100 years later they are still in use worldwide.  Besides their practical simplicity, they also evoke a certain beauty.  Several years ago, while learning about color vision as a student in optometry school, I thought it would be cool if you could make your own custom Ishihara-style images.  My initial attempt at this failed, so I put the idea on hold.  But now, after a recent breakthrough, you can order your very own custom IshiPrints! 

 These unique works of art will look gorgeous as part of your home or office decor.  They also make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, baby or wedding showers, etc.  If you don't want to order a hard-copy print, you can order the image just as a digital file (in PNG format).  These are great for websites, social media, and other digital design projects.  I can make many custom images, but keep in mind that due to the nature of the Ishihara test style (a collage of colored circles) there are limits to the resolution that can be achieved.  Fine details and thin lettering will likely be lost when converting to an IshiPrint.  (On that note, it bears mentioning that these works of art are NOT approved to actually test if someone viewing them is colorblind.)

I'm raising funds to help with the software development (which is mostly completed--still tweaking a few settings) as well as the printer testing, as it can be a challenge to match printed colors exactly with what you see on a high-definition screen.  I'm passionate about this project because I love the culture of the eyecare world.  People seeing these IshiPrints will instantly recognize the link to the color vision test patterns, and I want to create something that adds beauty to that world.

(This image says "WOW!" in case you are red-green color blind and can't see the letters.)
(This image says "WOW!" in case you are red-green color blind and can't see the letters.)

Available Backer Rewards

To support this creative campaign and bring IshiPrints to life you have a couple options:

1) Order a pre-made IshiPrint from the gallery (see images below);

2) Order a custom IshiPrint made just for you!  Here are the steps/guidelines:

  •   a. Choose the size you want (11"x17", 18"x24", or 24"x36"), or you can order a digital file download (in PNG format).
  •    b. If/when the campaign is successfully funded, backers of custom IshiPrint rewards will be contacted via e-mail to specify exactly what they would like: the colors, the text and/or images, etc.  Files can be sent to Jonathan@ishiprints.com.
  •    c. Backers of custom orders will receive a digital proof to approve before the IshiPrint is produced and sent to their shipping address.
  •    d. RULES for CUSTOM ORDERS: 

      1. No trademarked logos, such as for pro or college sports teams.  (I don't want to get sued!)

      2. I reserve the right to reject any custom image creation requests, such as for requests that are overly complex.  I'm pretty good, but I can't recreate Van Gogh's "Starry Night" (though I have tried...).

      3. Due to the resolution limitations of the IshiPrint style, the image you have in mind for transforming into a custom IshiPrint might not turn out how you envision it.  In these cases you will have the option of submitting another image/design.

Gallery of Pre-Made IshiPrints Available to Order

"EYES"

Inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture; available in multiple color combinations (Backers will be able to select colors *after* ordering).

"EYES" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019); available as 20"x20" print, backers can choose colors for text and background.
"EYES" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019); available as 20"x20" print, backers can choose colors for text and background.

"Liberty is Not Colorblind"

Available as an 11"x17" or 24"x36" IshiPrint.

"Liberty is Not Colorblind" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019).  Available in 11"x17" or 24"x36".
"Liberty is Not Colorblind" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019). Available in 11"x17" or 24"x36".

"Stars & Stripes & Ishihara"

Available only as a 24"x36" IshiPrint.  (Other flags are also available as custom orders.)

"Stars & Stripes & Ishihara" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019).  Available as a 24"x36" poster.
"Stars & Stripes & Ishihara" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019). Available as a 24"x36" poster.
Close-up detail of "Stars & Stripes & Ishihara" (since the circles are hard to see in the full-flag image above).
Close-up detail of "Stars & Stripes & Ishihara" (since the circles are hard to see in the full-flag image above).

"Ishihara Eiffel Tower"

Available as 11"x17" or 24"x36" IshiPrint poster.

"Ishihara Eiffel Tower" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019); available in 11"x17" or 24"x36".
"Ishihara Eiffel Tower" by Jonathan Jacesko (2019); available in 11"x17" or 24"x36".

Custom Baby Name Banner

Order an 11"x17" IshiPrint that stands out in any nursery.  Backers will be contacted to customize their order by choosing the name, date of birth, optional graphic, and colors for the text/image and the background.

Sample Baby Name Banner.  Backers pick colors, text, and a graphic. Available in 11"x17" only.
Sample Baby Name Banner. Backers pick colors, text, and a graphic. Available in 11"x17" only.
Sample Baby Name Banner.  Backers pick colors, text, and a graphic. Available in 11"x17" only.
Sample Baby Name Banner. Backers pick colors, text, and a graphic. Available in 11"x17" only.

Other Sample IshiPrints - To Inspire Your Own Designs!

Custom Practice Logos

Custom logo IshiPrint for a new eye clinic.
Custom logo IshiPrint for a new eye clinic.

Monogram IshiPrints

Monogrammed IshiPrints in a few sample color patterns.
Monogrammed IshiPrints in a few sample color patterns.

Risks and challenges

Since each custom IshiPrint takes time to create--with particular attention to color contrast, dimensions, and resolution--there is a possibility that, if many orders are placed, I get back-logged in the creation process due to high demand. However, I plan to manage this potential challenge by fulfilling rewards in the order they were placed and by using a local vendor to assist with printing and shipping orders so that my time and energy is focused chiefly on the creative process.

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    *SIMPLE* Digital File IshiPrint

    Order your own custom Ishi image and receive a digital file in PNG format (that's a basic image file type). Limited to two different colors in the image and no complex graphics; text and simple clip art graphics are okay. This is great for websites/digital design or holiday and birthday cards.

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    *COMPLEX* Digital File IshiPrint

    Create your own custom Ishi image and receive the file in PNG format. This option is for more complex graphics involving three to seven different colors. Submissions must be graphics consisting of several colors, not regular pictures that have thousands of colors in them. Bear in mind that the IshiPrint style has limitations as to how fine of a resolution it can achieve; if I can't make the image to your liking then you can request another image, or get a refund.

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    Lady Liberty or Eiffel Tower (11"x17")

    Get an 11"x17" IshiPrint of the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower! Check out the gallery for a preview. These medium-sized poster prints make a beautiful addition to your home or office.

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    Custom Baby Name Banner (11" x 17")

    Customize a beautiful baby banner with the name, birth date, and the colors and graphic of your choosing (star, rainbow, football, etc.). A touching addition to any nursery.

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    Your Custom 11"x17" IshiPrint

    Customize your own IshiPrint and receive a hardcopy 11"x17" version. Pick your colors, text, graphics, etc., and get a one-of-a-kind piece or artwork that's yours alone.

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    EYES IshiPrint (20"x20")

    Get your own copy of this LOVE-inspired artwork to show your love for all things eyes. Backers can choose their custom colors for the letters and background (as shown in the campaign video), or go with the timeless red/gray combo as depicted in the sample image. This piece really pops in an optical gallery or eyecare waiting room.

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    *EARLY BIRD* LARGE IshiPrint (24" x 36")

    Special offer for early backers! Pick your choice of any one of the LARGE 24" x 36" pre-made IshiPrints: the Statue of Liberty, Stars & Stripes, or Eiffel Tower. Save $20 if you act now!

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    Your Custom 18"x24" IshiPrint

    Customize your own IshiPrint and receive a hardcopy 18"x24" version. Pick your colors, text, graphics, etc., and get a one-of-a-kind piece or artwork that's yours alone.

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    LARGE Lady Liberty IshiPrint (24" x 36")

    This is the LARGE 24" x 36" IshiPrint of Lady Liberty, where her burning torch is as big as your hand!

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    LARGE Stars & Stripes Print (24" x 36")

    Let Old Glory fly in big, bold display with this 24"x36" IshiPrint! (Other flags are available upon request; please select the "Custom 24"x36" IshiPrint" reward, not this one.)

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    LARGE Eiffel Tower IshiPrint (24" x 36")

    A timeless world landmark, now available as a big, beautiful IshiPrint!

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    Your Custom 24"x36" IshiPrint

    Customize your own IshiPrint and receive a hardcopy 24"x36" version. This gallery-size work will catch the attention of anyone in the room. Pick your colors, text, graphics, etc., and get a one-of-a-kind piece or artwork that's yours alone.

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    Patron of the Arts - Website Sponsor

    Place your logo on the homepage of the IshiPrints.com website for 12 months to show a global audience from the world of eyecare that you support creativity and entrepreneurship. This is an exclusive sponsorship opportunity. Logo will be centered and can be in the original format or converted to Ishihara-style, if you wish. Sponsorship begins upon the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign.

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