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What is Astro Alphabet?

Astro Alphabet is a set of custom illustrated, space-themed alphabet flashcards for kids of all ages! Kids and parents will learn fun and interesting facts about space exploration, designed to spark discussion and independent learning. The cards feature a range of words and concepts, from basics like planets and astronauts to more advanced subjects like black holes and planetary motion.

 

 

 

Built for Kids

While we don't have access to NASA's building materials, we've tested different cardstock weights and found a balance between a durable heavy weight card and one that remains flexible enough to reasonably bend without creasing. Additionally, a gloss finish will help the cards stay dry.

More bang for your buck!

While many alphabet flashcards are only useful during the preschool and kindergarten years, we've designed Astro Alphabet for a wide range of ages and reading levels. The cards become even more useful as your child's reading and science skills develop.

The Rewards

Astro Alphabet flashcards – The main event! A set of Astro Alphabet flashcards, suitable for everyone, but made for 3 to 10 year olds.

A 1" enamel pin – This 1” hard enamel pin will keep you company, whether you’re on Earth or in space!

A 6x10" print – After the campaign, we’ll share all 26 letter cards – you can pick your favorite, and we’ll send an easily framed 6x10" print your way!

Retailers get rewards too!

We love working with our retail partners. We can provide Astro Alphabet at a wholesale price to online and brick and mortar stores. Please reach out to us here with proof of being a retailer and we can get the conversation started. Minimum order starts at 12 sets. Shipping will be invoiced separately after fulfillment.

Produced in the USA

We've made the active choice not to outsource production of Astro Alphabet. We'll be partnering with Carlson Print Group in Eden Prairie, MN for both the flashcards and their packaging. We've used Carlson for projects in the past and are always impressed by their quality, communication, and speed. However, by not outsourcing the production, this adds significantly to our production costs and our goal amount. 

In time for Christmas! 

Our goal is to have Astro Alphabet out to our backers well before Christmas. We've double checked deadlines with our printers to ensure that the printing will be completed with plenty of time for shipping. Because the project wraps months before our shipping deadline, we'll also have plenty of time to explore fulfillment options if the project blows up beyond what we can pack and ship ourselves.

Working with our Audience

Throughout the design process, we were in constant contact with parents and teachers, asking them what they and their children needed from flashcards. Because of this, Astro Alphabet is robust enough to entertain a range of ages, with information that helps children in and out of class.

About Us Lunar Saloon is the Minneapolis-based creative studio of Alex and Meg Griendling. When we aren't dreaming up fun products, we're working with clients like IGN, Google, and Game Informer. This is our second Kickstarter launch. Last year, we rolled out STARDECK, a set of sci fi playing cards.

Want to get to know us better? Check out some interviews we've done with Creative South and Big Cartel!

 

Risks and challenges

Lunar Saloon has already had one successful Kickstarter campaign with STARDECK. During that process, we learned a great deal about promotion, production and fulfillment. In developing Astro Alphabet, we've been in constant contact with our production partners to ensure our timeline was developed to ship the packs before holiday deadlines.

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    The Set and The Pin

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    The Set and The Print

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