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Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting is one-of-a-kind and the fact that it is out of print is HEARTBREAKING. Let's make a reprint happen! Read more

Portland, OR Nonfiction
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This project's funding goal was not reached on August 5, 2011.

Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting is one-of-a-kind and the fact that it is out of print is HEARTBREAKING. Let's make a reprint happen!

Portland, OR Nonfiction
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Dear friends,

Put simply: John Isaacson's Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting is a one-of-a-kind thing and the fact that it is out of print is HEARTBREAKING. An accessible, novice-to-intermediate-friendly guide to the screenprint biz, Isaacson's lessons are presented in comic book form and follow a personal narrative, showing "Isaac" (a lovable everyman hero/stand-in for the author) learning the ropes of making and selling his creations. Unlike a lot of dry, scholarly textbook manuals, Isaacson's book feels like a letter from a friend, a loving voice of encouragement over the course of 200 pages, giving the goods and keepin' it simple, without ever talking down to you. Whether you want to turn your bedroom into a t-shirt factory or just make a couple stickers or posters for your band's next tour, Isaacson has got your back. He's good like that.

Now, we don't have to tell you that 2011 is quite possibly the most heinous year in recent history to be an author or independent publisher. As folks turn toward the internet for their information and entertainment, books and print publishing have taken a backseat (to say the very least). Printing an illustrated, large-format book like Isaacson's is crazy expensive and that, dear friends, is where you come in. Everyone who donates a minimum of $13 will receive a copy of the book, hot off the press. From there, the gifts to donaters just get better and better. (For a full list of the cool stuff you can get as a pledger, check out the column on the righthand side of this page. Donate enough and you might just need a shopping cart to carry it all home from the post office!)

If this Kickstarter campaign of $5,000 is funded by August 6 we will be printing 5,000 moreand getting them into the hands of hopeful screenprinters around the world. One of the things we love best about publishing and distribution is helping folks find platforms to get their messages across and this book is a valuable resource for that.

When it comes down to it, we love this book and its author with all our heart. Anything you can send our way to make this happen would be outstandingly wonderful. Let's get this book in print like it deserves.

Love,

Microcosm Publishing

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    About $5 USD

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    A copy of the Microcosm Sampler book, 13 Years of Good Luck

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    32 backers

    A copy of the finished book, DIY Screenprinting!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting with a Just Seeds poster print by John Isaacson (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/posters-postcards/2920/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting plus a copy of Ride the Lightning comic by John Isaacson (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/3051/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Ride the Lightning, and the Just Seeds poster print all by John Isaacson!

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    Two copies of the book, DIY Screenprinting.

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting plus a 4 color screenprint of the new DINNER + BIKES 2011 Microcosm tour poster, both by John Isaacson!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting plus a 4 color print of the 2009 Microcosm Skillshare Tour poster, both by John Isaacson!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting plus a copy of Anne Elizabeth Moore's brand new Cambodian Grrrl http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/3419

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Ride the Lightning, the Just Seeds poster print, and a 4 color print of the 2009 Microcosm tour poster, all by John Isaacson!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting plus the brand new Rad Dad anthology! http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/2239/

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    Five copies of DIY Screenprinting (half off with free shipping!)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, plus Making Stuff & Doing Things (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/1400/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Ride the Lightning, the Just Seeds poster print, a 4 color print of the 2009 Microcosm tour poster, and a 4 color screenprint of the new DINNER + BIKES 2011 Microcosm tour poster, all by John Isaacson!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Ride the Lightning, the Just Seeds poster print, and a print of the screenprinted poster promoting Dooda Desert Rock Energy politics, all by John Isaacson!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting plus the brand new Rad Dad anthology and Cambodian Grrrl by Anne Elizabeth Moore! http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/3419

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    1 backer

    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, a copy of Making Stuff & Doing Things, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, and a copy of Make a Zine! (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/1202/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, and Make Your Place! (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/2333/)

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    About $65 USD

    3 backers

    Ten copies of DIY Screenprinting (half off with free shipping!)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, and Chainbreaker (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/2077/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, and Wild Fermentation (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/1757)

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    Receive a copy of DIY Screenprinting + the only copy of the unique bluebline printing proofs used to make sure the book survives translation correctly from computer file and paper.

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    1 backer

    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, In Search of the Lost Taste (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/2724/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, and Taking the Lane #2 (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/3497)

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    Receive a copy of DIY Screenprinting + Subscribe to everything Microcosm publishes for the next six months through our BFF program.

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, Taking the Lane #2, Ride the Lightning, and the Just Seeds poster print, and the limited edition Cycling Shorts DVD

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, Taking the Lane #2, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, and a very limited edition four color screenprint by John Isaacson for the DINNER + BIKES tour this fall!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, Taking the Lane #2, and The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6 (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/3358/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, and How & Why (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/2857/)

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, In Search of the Lost Taste, Cambodian Grrrl, and Rad Dad anthology!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, Ride the Lightning, Just Seeds poster print, How & Why, and A Guide To Picking Locks #1 and #2! (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/2883/)

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    Twenty copies of DIY Screeprinting at half price and free shipping!

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    A copy of DIY Screenprinting, Making Stuff & Doing Things, Make a Zine, Make Your Place, Chainbreaker, Wild Fermentation, In Search of the Lost Taste, Taking the Lane #2, and The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6 (http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/3358/) plus dinner on us with a Microcosm collective member of your choice when you visit!

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    One copy of everything Microcosm has ever published, including the out of print stuff!

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