About the Book:
PATTERNBASE will the first publication to be self-released by The PatternBase. This 250 page, full-colour book will showcase a collection of textile, surface and print designs from contemporary artists and designers around the globe, and will include spotlights and interviews from a number of artists working within the textile and fashion industries today.
About The PatternBase and Why We're Publishing a Book:
The PatternBase serves as a resource and place of inspiration for designers and pattern lovers around the globe. It began as a personal Tumblr created by surface designer, Kristi O'Meara in May of 2011.
Since then, we've been placed in Tumblr's 'Design Spotlight' and have gained over 8,000 followers on our blog. Since the number of viewers continues to climb, we decided to build a home base website at www.thepatternbase.com. Here our audience can go to learn about the art and industry of textile & surface design, enjoy interviews and discussions with current and upcoming designers, and participate in many creative projects.
The PATTERNBASE book is our very first project and we're so excited about it because it allows our audience and fans to inspire us while getting their names and work out into the world.
How the Funding Will Be Put to Use:
The funds received will contribute to the total cost of printing and publishing 100 hardcover copies and 100 paperback copies of PATTERNBASE in the following specs (8.5"x11", full colour), and establish an e-book version of the publication to be offered for purchase on lulu.com and amazon.com.
Each hardcover book is estimated to cost approximately $44.30 per copy to print, and each paperback book is estimated to cost approximately $37.90 per copy to print--bringing the total cost of printing to $8,220.
Estimated shipping costs are $1,200.
Estimated cost of manufacturing + shipping rewards is $1,000.
I also plan to purchase a new ISBN, making my organization the publisher of the book, rather than lulu.com. Purchase cost of this ISBN is $99.
The 5% that Kick Starter and Amazon each take averages out to $1,052.
**Making our grand total to complete the project: $11,571**
My Part In Achieving This Goal:
I'm dedicating my whole summer to choosing images to be included in the book from thousands of submissions and am editing the layout of this book myself. I've budgeted to invest $2,000 of my personal income in addition to the donations we receive to help fund this publication with a completion date set between October and December of 2012. Receiving your donations for this Kick Starter would allow me to nearly quadruple the number of physical copies in print that I am able to pay for on my own.
I plan to donate a copy to each U.S. state's main library and distribute these books for sale at independent bookstores around the U.S., as well as online.
What Happens If We Exceed Our Proposed Goal:
If our fans are so generous as to help us exceed our goal, the excess amount will be split into two parts. One half will be put toward having more books printed, and the second half will be put into savings for our next publication!
Pledge $1 or more:
An acknowledgment on our website as a special thanks for being one of our supporters.
Pledge $5 or more:
A PatternBase Badge + An acknowledgment on our website as a special thanks for being one of our supporters.
Pledge $25 or more:
A PatternBase bookmark + Everything mentioned above.
Pledge $50 or more:
An 8"x10" Limited Edition print created specially for our Kick Starter supporters + Everything mentioned above.
Pledge $150 or more:
A signed copy of PATTERNBASE, including a personalized thank you note from the author + An acknowledgment in the book as a special thanks for being one of our supporters. + Everything mentioned above.
Pledge $250 or more:
A PatternBase tote bag to carry all your goodies around in + Everything mentioned above.
Pledge $500 or more:
A hand-painted stationery set including 12 envelopes and greeting cards created specially for our Kick Starter supporters + a second book + Everything mentioned above.
Pledge $1000 or more:
For your generous donation, we will express our thanks with: One of 12 original paintings on deep cradled gessobord (12"x12"x2") by PatternBase founder and editor, Kristi O'Meara + Everything mentioned above + A special invitation to our private book release party.
Pledge $5000 or more:
For the ultimate donor exceeding far beyond our expectations, we will express our deepest gratitude with: An original painting on deep cradled gessobord (36"×48"x2") by PatternBase founder and editor, Kristi O'Meara + A special invitation to our private book release party. + everything mentioned above. (**Instead of receiving one of the 12"x12"x2" paintings from the $1000 reward zone, you will receive an original 12"x12"x2" painting to match your larger piece.**)
Thank you so much for taking time to read about our project. And thank you in advance to those who kindly contribute to this publication. <3
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