Just a quick note to let you know that coming to your mailbox very soon (perhaps it's arrived already) is your Kickstarter reward package! We shipped out nearly 100 packages between June 30 and July 3, to individuals who signed up for rewards below the $100 level and sent us their mailing address in response to our backer survey.*
Each one of those packages contains one of the limited-edition prints we designed especially for Kickstarter backers! Take a peek...
The design for this print was inspired by our time in New York during the National Stationery Show in May. The cabling you see against the photo-collaged city scenes in the bird's body came from photographs we took while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge on our last day in NYC.
We made two sizes of this print -- large (8.5" x 11" paper, to be framed in a document frame, or trimmed to fit an 8" x 10" frame or mat opening), and small (5" x 7", to be framed in a 5" x 7" frame or matted for a larger frame). We had originally planned on the small size being a 4.25" x 5.5" mini-print, but that felt too small to show the detail in the bird's body, so we went with a bigger size.
Depending on your reward level, you will receive either the large size or small size. Each print is hand numbered on the back. We hope you like it!
The Next Rounds of Rewards
Now we are working on the rewards for the $100 level backers, who will receive the large size limited-edition print plus YOUR IDEA ON A CARD ... a custom designed card based on the backer's idea, in a set of 24.
You've given us some awesome design requests for this level, from sweet and lovely cards celebrating your hometown, family, favorite pets, or your non-profit organization, to funny and thought-provoking cards with a very specific message. You've challenged us, and we can't wait to dig in and get to work! We'll share the finished designs with you after we send them out.
Finally, because it feels too early to talk about holiday cards in July, we will reach out to our $200 level backers in August to start work on your rewards: Our DELUXE PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY CARD SET ... A custom message printed inside any of our holiday card designs, with your return address printed on the back flap of the envelopes (set of 80 cards + envelopes). We plan to add a few more holiday card designs to our collection in the next month, so you will have plenty to choose from!
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...
We are continuing to add new stores to our Retailer Map, which is always a treat! New on the list since last month are shops in Washington, DC, Boston, NYC, and Brooklyn. Next time you need some of our cards, we encourage you to shop at one of these fine independent retailers. But if you live far from these locations, you can always find what you need in our online shop.
We're also gearing up for a number of retail craft / gift shows in the next few months, including Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago (Sept. 8-9). We'd love to give you a high-five in person, so please stop by and say hello if you go to one of our shows. You can always find our list of shows on the Events page on our website, and you can keep in touch with us on a day-to-day basis on our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for more updates, but in the meantime, thanks again for your support and we hope you enjoy your goodies when they arrive!
Ryan & Tilney
MAN vs. GEORGE DESIGN
*P.S. We still need addresses from a few of you. We'll follow up individually so we can get your rewards out to you!