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Help kickstart my custom designed, quality printed, limited edition tees! Go ahead, clothe yourself in awesome!

What's up? My name is Lain 3.  I'm an illustrator and designer from the beautiful Bay Area, CA, and I'd like to clothe you in awesome!

If you're viewing this project on a mobile device and can't see the video, you can watch it here.

This is my first Kickstarter campaign, in which I'm seeking help from you to fund my labor of love - t-shirts.  As a soloprenuer,  I design a lot of t-shirts for other clients, but I have a ton of ideas for my own t-shirts that I'd love to get made.  While there are A LOT of options available for quick, short-run online printers, I find those to be lacking in one main area - quality.  And to me, that's really the most important part.  I don't know about you,  but there's nothing like the quality of a hand-pulled screen printed t-shirt, and that's the quality I want to give to my customers.  Not only that, but having worked with many screen printers, I know how hard their job is and I want to support their craft.  But screen printing costs can get a little expensive , and as they say, you have to pay for the quality you want.  This is where you, the awesome people watching this video, come in.

I have selected three of my most popular designs to kick off the launch of my indie brand.  I regularly post my t-shirt ideas on my Instagram, and I've been getting  some amazing buzz about these designs.  By the way, if you're on Instagram, be sure to follow me @lainlee3. 

I'm seeking investment from you to help me get these designs printed on t-shirts.  Each design will be printed on high-quality 100% combed cotton Next Level Apparel.  The fits are comfy and flattering, and sizes range from S-XXL.  Designs #1 and #2 will be offered in both men's and women's sizes, while Design #3 will also be available for children **(attention super cool parents)**!!!

Please Note: These designs are technically "works-in-progress", as minor details may change as I refine them for production. The final designs might be a little different, but will pretty much look like what you see above. If you have ideas for colorways for "99 Problems", please email me at lain3@lainlee3design.com.

These designs reflect the things that I'm interested in and that inspire me  - street and pop culture!  I've spent a lot of time sketching, draw-ling and doodling, utilizing my mad illustrative skills, to bring you some fun, quality designs.  But these are just the beginning.  There are a lot more designs I'd love to offer throughout the year, so by funding this project, you really are planting the seeds for my brand to grow!

By backing this project, you are essentially buying a t-shirt, which you can think of as a pre-sale.   All of the money generated from this project will go towards production costs and shipping fees.  The plan is to get an additional 25-50 shirts of each design featured here printed to be sold through my custom-designed web portal, DIBS™

DIBS™ is where my designs will be offered for a limited time, with a limited run availability.  What makes DIBS™ so unique is that you, the user, determines when a new design is revealed by sharing the it through your social media channels.  Once time runs out however, that design will be retired forever, so just think - by contributing here, you're getting a pre-sale of the pre-sale!!!

For the printing, I've decided to go with my man Ryan at Nemecorp Screen Printing.  Ryan has printed for me before and knows my style, and with his extensive knowledge and stand-out skill in the industry,  I know that he is the only one who will properly reflect the quality I am looking for in my screen prints.

Well, that's pretty much it.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, I love email!  Thank you so much for visiting my campaign page.  If you'd like to see more of my work, be sure to check out my additional links to the right!

I hope that you back this project, and take part in my vision.   God bless.

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  • Kickstarter uses an "all-or-nothing" funding method, meaning that if the project does not reach its funding goal, backers' pledges will not be charged. According to Kickstarter, it employs this method for three main reasons:

    1. It's less risk for everyone. If you need $5,000, it's tough having $2,000 and a bunch of people expecting you to complete a $5,000 project.

    2. It allows people to test concepts (or conditionally sell stuff) without risk. If you don't receive the support you want, you're not compelled to follow through. This is huge!

    3. It motivates. If people want to see a project come to life, they're going to spread the word.

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    ANYONE who pledges ANYTHING will receive a special set of wallpapers of these designs for your desktop or iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). These wallpapers will only be available through this campaign! Friends please include a valid email address for delivery.

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    OUR AWESOME "99 Problems" T-Shirt PLUS an EXCLUSIVE digital download of "Can I Kick It?" (the song that inspired the design) by Brandon Timothy. Amount includes shipping within the U.S. International friends please add $10 for shipping. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CHOICE OF SHIRT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.

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    Two AWESOME screen-printed shirts of your choice! You can choose two of the same shirt or a combination. Digital download available for "99 Problems" design. Amount includes shipping within the U.S. International friends please add $15 for shipping. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CHOICE OF SHIRT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.

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    Three AWESOME screen-printed shirts!!! You can choose three of the same shirt or a combination of all three. Digital download available for "99 Problems" design. Amount includes shipping within the U.S. International friends please add $20 for shipping. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CHOICE OF SHIRT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.

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    ALL THREE AWESOME screen-printed shirts, the digital download from Reward #3 PLUS a SUPER SECRET KickStarter Exclusive T-Shirt, for a total of 4 KICK-ASS EXCLUSIVE Shirts!!! Amount includes shipping within the U.S. International friends please add $20 for shipping.

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