UPDATE 11-3-15 --> Everyone who pledges for a physical copy of the book will also receive the digital download of the book!
UPDATE 11-3-15 --> Kickstarter made our campaign the #1 FEATURED PROJECT today in Publishing out of 575 current projects!
UPDATE 11-6-15 --> Every copy of the book now comes with the print entitled "NO THING" embossed and signed by Scott!
UPDATE 11-25-15 --> New video on what the book's title ANTUMBRAE means along with clues on how we'll be approaching the research, writing, and design of Scott Radke's first art book.
UPDATE 11-30-14 --> Every copy of the book now comes with a free bookmark!
Cleveland-based artist Scott Radke has spent the last 20 years creating deeply moving artworks out of subconcious imagery.
From the floor of his tiny studio, he's brought forth images and sculptures that populate a rich world that feels more real, more realized, than our own. His artwork has found its way into private collections around the world and have appeared in a number of music videos and films, including a cameo appearance in Alice In Wonderland by Tim Burton.
Scott began by making sand sculptures on the shores of Lake Erie, then sidewalk drawings at festivals, trippy charcoal drawings on cardboard, large-scale murals around his neighborhood of Tremont, mask-making for choreographed dance, incredibly coveted marionettes, and finally the sculpting of animal-human hybrids and burlap-formed creatures of all sorts. All of it, ALL of it, was intricately captured and saved by his brilliant photography.
But until now, he's never made a book.
Scott and I met almost 15 years ago and have been brothers ever since. Finding his art fundamentally changed the course of my life. It's been a long-standing dream of ours to make an art book of his works.
We've dipped our toes a bit up until now. He was part of the two TOME anthology volumes, as well as other books I've created over the years, where his work reproduced beautifully. And all the while, our dream has grown, changed, matured, and resolved to where we're ready to not just make a beautiful book of images, but to take on the last 20 years of work in their entirety.
The book will be a large, square hardcover at 10x10" and 144 pages so that we may present Scott's artworks with an insane degree of context in elucidating an evolutionary path that connects directly to our individual and collective growth, all through a relationship to art.
We can't thank you enough for taking a look and for considering helping us to make this book! We'll be putting everything we can into each facet of its creation. And if you all decide to support this project in a big way, know for sure that we'll be excited to respond! We feel our research, writing, and archived photography would ideally have 400 pages to breathe, and because our design and analysis isn't to simply take a chronological approach, we'd love nothing more than to increase the pages of this Kickstarter book as a free-standing Volume 1 of an eventual two volume massive set!
CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!
I've designed this Kickstarter such that pledges don't simply accumulate one after another, but where the pledges are specifically created to try and get you exactly what you want.
If you have any additional questions, are interested in upgrading your pledges, or if you have requests for new or different pledges, then please click the "Ask a question" button on the bottom of the page, and we'll get back to you shortly.
SHIPPING INFO & RETURN POLICY
Please add additional stated amounts in each pledge for shipping and handling to the US, Canada, or everywhere else in the world. We did a country-by-country breakdown of the packages and estimated weights to determine this average amount.
To add the shipping amount: when you click on the pledge you have selected, a box will pop up displaying your current total pledge amount with the options for shipping to your country, which you'd then select.
All sales are final. Packages may be insured by your request, and all claims for damaged packages/goods must be made with the shipping carrier.
PLEDGE ITEM DESCRIPTIONS
Here are descriptions and images for many of the items in the pledges for this campaign. Contact us if you have any questions!
* THE WITCH PRINT - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PRINT!
9x12" signed/embossed WITCH paper print by Scott Radke! This is a Kickstarter exclusive print and will be limited to the total number of pledges here.
* BIRD PRINT - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PRINT!
9x12" signed/embossed BIRD paper print by Scott Radke! This is a Kickstarter exclusive print and will be limited to the total number of pledges here.
These high-quality Gildan 100% cotton black shirts are being made with the Brother GT-3 Series Direct-to-Garment printer that provides the highest definition quality prints available, making them something you will truly love to wear! They're very expensive to make, but we said so what, they'll last a long time! Available in Men's (Unisex) and Women's cuts from Small to 3XL.
* 2016 SCOTT RADKE ART CALENDAR!
First ever Scott Radke calendar! The calendar will be 11x8.5" with thick stock paper opening up to a huge 11x17" with large images hand-selected for each month of the year! We're going to try and add some key dates from Scott's life into the calendar, too. All calendars will ship out by January 1 so that you have them to enjoy every day of 2016!
* SKETCHBOOK DRAWINGS BY SCOTT RADKE!
Scott and I have gone through his sketchbooks and selected out some of his drawings, including many he created while working through ideas for his sculptures!
ART ART ART!!!
Support this project and the making of the book by getting a piece of art made by Scott! We're offering some special pieces that Scott will be spending the next handful of months creating!
Get a fantastic FACE sculpture from Scott that's ready to hang on your wall! These will be around 6" in diameter! See the reference below for similar pieces!
Get an awesome BAT sculpture from Scott that's ready to hang! See the reference below for a few that he made recently, and he would really like to make some more!
Get an amazing burlap OWL ON POST sculpture from Scott! See the reference below for a similar piece, wow!
This is a truly special offer to get a MARIONETTE from Scott! Yes!! He hasn't made these in years!! Scott will take his old style of puppet making and infuse his new style and technique into making you a true treasure!
LARGE WALL MOUNTED SCULPTURE
Get an elegant, large wall-hanging sculpture similar to the piece MOTH from Scott that's in the reference below! This is the type of piece that no one will be able to take their eyes off of when entering a room!
SNOW WITCH - HUGE SCULPTURE
Get a stunning ~30" high sculpture similar to the piece SNOW WITCH from Scott! See the reference below that shows the SNOW WITCH piece in all of its glory!
WITCH - MASSIVE SCULPTURE
Get an insane ~3 foot high sculpture similar to the piece WITCH from Scott! INSANE!
When will books, prints, and other pledges be shipped?
- Each pledge has an estimated shipping date listed under its description. The book has an estimated shipping date of June 2016. If you buy anything with the book, then they will ship together. All calendars will ship by January 1, 2016.
Can I add more items to my pledge?
- Yes! We want you to get exactly what you'd like! After choosing your pledge, message us through Kickstarter (click the "Ask a question" button on the bottom of this page) letting us know what items you would like to add. We'll let you know the additional cost and how to upgrade your pledge.
Can I change my address for shipping?
- Once the time comes to start shipping, a survey will be sent out asking for your current address. So you will be asked for your current address as close to the shipping time as possible!
If you have any additional questions please click the "Ask a question" button on the bottom of the page, and we'll get back to you shortly.
Risks and challenges
Everything in developing this book is being kept in-house as much as possible. I will be handling the art scanning, research, writing, book design, editing, and project management. I've used the printing company before to make other art books, but the fact is you never know if there will be issues or even delays at the printer, especially with shipping times. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date if there are delays and give the reason why. For pledge fulfillment, we’ve been involved in several other Kickstarter campaigns that were larger than this one, and I’m confident we'll be ready to handle this as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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