G'day! My name is Justin Maller, I'm an Australian digital artist based in Brooklyn NY. I've been creating digital artwork since 2001; it's my passion, my profession and also my pastime - I get a real thrill out of making personal artwork.
Early last year, I embarked on a year long project to create one unique piece of artwork every single day. I'd been in a rut creatively, and decided to refresh my approach - spend one day only on a piece and then move on. Five days in I mentioned to my girlfriend Ting how much fun I was having busting out a piece each day. She promptly challenged me to do it for a whole year, and thus Facets was born.
A year later Facets is complete. I've made all 365 pieces. Finishing this project and sharing it with the world has been one of the greatest things I've done in my life - I had so much fun making the work and meeting so many wonderful people along the way. Now it's all over, I'm really keen to hold the fruits of my years labour in my hands.
I want to create a 12x12" hardcover book featuring every single Facets piece. The book is going to be 248 pages, weigh a few pounds and look absolutely glorious. We're laying it out in-house and took our time to source an awesome printer - the quality is out of this world!
Your support means the world to me!
I'm so excited to take this year long project of mine to print and then put it into your hands! Your support will help me realise this endeavour by allowing me to;
Pay the printing costs upfront.
Set aside time to lay the book out.
Ship them to our warehouse.
Package and ship them out to you!
Robot Rock prints finally for sale!
To coincide with the launch of this project, I'm also going to be offering (for the first and only time!) prints of my Facets style tribute to the almighty Robots! These prints have been in massive demand, and this is the only place to get your hands on a copy.
I am going to be offering them at 12x12" and 24x24". The prints are going to be in an edition of 250 per finish, and will all come hand signed and numbered on premium heavyweight photo stock. I am also offering a super limited quantity of them in a solid metal finish - act fast, these won't last!
I've divided the 12" prints so that 150 are available for individual sale, and 100 come bundled with the book at a reduced cost! Same deal with 24"s, split 200/50.
To realise this goal, I've created a variety of rewards options for you to choose from. They are all centred around the Book, Robot Rock prints, some sticker options and a few more premium fan experiences. Anything you can pledge towards supporting this project is sincerely appreciated - I look forward to realising this project together!
Risks and challenges
No project of this magnitude is without risks, but I've done everything possible to put in due diligence and mitigate them ahead of launching this Kickstarter.
A huge advantage is that all of the work is complete - there's no unknowns or uncertainties regarding the content. I've also fully costed out the project by obtaining quotes on printing, shipping, packaging etc. and factored in the logistics require to package and handle the items so no surprises on that front either.
Despite being logistically sound, there's always potential delays with shipping each way - we are confident in our November delivery date, but even if we do encounter a major customs related setback it's difficult to imagine delivery being push more than a month or two.
Patron Experience #2: Get a print of your favourite Facets piece and a copy of the Facets Book personally delivered to you during a night out with Justin in Brooklyn! There'll be dinner, there'll be drinks, there'll be sparkling conversation - there'll be drop ins from random Depthcore artists. It'll be a blast! Doesn't cover airfare or accommodation, but all festivities are included!
Includes 24" print of your favourite piece from the Facets project (so no Robot Rock), Hardcover Book, 4x4" Facets Beast Tile Sticker, PDF/eBook version of the project and access to project updates.
Signed & Numbered 24x24" Solid Metal Print of "Robot Rock" (ultra limited edition of 15), Hardcover Book, 4x4" Facets Beast Tile Sticker, PDF/eBook version of the project and access to project updates.