NEWEST GOAL - Lets hit $1800 and we can print another 100 books for the tour!
NEW GOAL $1200 - We'll throw a post tour Chicago party AND...
We're going on tour!
Near the end of May, we are hitting the road to bring some poetry to the post-apocalyptic central plains masses. To commemorate the adventure, we've decided to make a poetry art-book set specifically for the tour.
Each poet will have a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 book with 10-12 poems, and the three books will be tied together with twine. They will look beautiful, and will be sold only for this brief time and only as a set.
The book covers will be letter pressed (hence the Kickstarter campaign) on French Paper Co. cover-stock, and each cover will be ink stamped by hand, designating whose poetry lurks within. The books will be hand stapled or, in the case of the extra-limited edition, hand stitched. They will be lovely AND so will the words within them.
Oddly, poetry isn't known as a lucrative profession. I know, right? It surprised me too. But we're not letting that stop us! Hopefully, you can help our dreams come true by helping to fund the cost of printing these book covers. The rest we'll take care of on out own, unless the project gets "over-funded" in which case we'll be able to use the additional funds to aid with the cost of printing the interior poems.
THE HAT - the ultimate prize of this campaign is Josh's hat, which is basically Josh's Chicago poetry persona captured in a unique object. It was handmade in Brazil from nearly indestructible cargo tarps traveling from the Amazon river to São Paulo to the frigid mountains of the south and back. If bought here, it will be worn one last time for the tour, well cleaned, then sent to the buyer who will hopefully give it a third and even more excellent life than it has had already.
Cost breakdown for book covers:
paper: French Dur-o-tone aged newsprint $65.00
material total: $85.00
sales tax: $8.08
imposition fee $40.00
plate developing fee $15.00
printing: little bones $375.00
labor total: $455
Breakdown for the rest of the book cost:
Folding - $96
Paper Cost - $211
Copies - $749
Grand Total w/covers - $1604
Risks and challenges
The printer could always fall through, in which case we will print the books digitally or screen print them. Either way, these books are getting made and sent out to backers. The poems are already collected. Right now all we have to do is finish the layout and get to printing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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