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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 30 2019 6:30 PM UTC +00:00.

Jason MarkowBy Jason Markow
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Jason MarkowBy Jason Markow
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$6,941
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
142
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 30 2019 6:30 PM UTC +00:00.

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THIS IS 100% REAL.

We all have someone who is impossible to buy for. 

Until now there hasn't been a good way to say thanks, to give back, or simply make them smile. So we created a one-of-a-kind package designed to deliver what they really need.

Three unique, custom designed envelopes, filled with absolutely NOTHING.
Three unique, custom designed envelopes, filled with absolutely NOTHING.

NOTHING is... well, nothing. But what really makes this Kickstarter special is how it's delivered to you- 

Each order of NOTHING arrives in a quality, custom designed, LIMITED EDITION envelope.

The Premium Envelope, front and back.
The Premium Envelope, front and back.

 Check our latest Update to see our exciting new offer exclusively for backers of NOTHING. 


WHY WOULD I BACK NOTHING?

You could give it to the person in your life who is impossible to buy for. 

It's the perfect gift for the person who has everything.  

Or, if you're like us you believe that quality design matters... even when it's NOTHING. 

If that's the case you could buy it for yourself and put it on display for all to see.


Each envelope is pressed and die cut using a 70 year old letterpress.
Each envelope is pressed and die cut using a 70 year old letterpress.
Vibrant metallic letterpress foil
Vibrant metallic letterpress foil
NOTHING is secured with tamper evident holographic security stickers
NOTHING is secured with tamper evident holographic security stickers
Ensure the authenticity of NOTHING with this anti-counterfeit embossed seal of quality
Ensure the authenticity of NOTHING with this anti-counterfeit embossed seal of quality
Hand signed and numbered
Hand signed and numbered
Complete with hanging instructions
Complete with hanging instructions
Hand pressed wax seal
Hand pressed wax seal
It really seals in NOTHING
It really seals in NOTHING


REWARD LEVELS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE NOTHING MATTERS

One of the most requested upgrades from backers is a framed version of NOTHING that arrives ready to hang. So we searched the web high and low for the highest quality frame partner out there. That's where Level Frames comes in. 

For those who choose to upgrade- Our friends at Level will float "NOTHING" above a white archival mat board, and frame it using a gallery-style black profile with 1/2" spacers. A UV-protective, glare-reducing acrylic glaze prevents fading and will protect your NOTHING over the long haul. The final frame will be 10" x 10" and 1" deep. 

 HOW TO UPGRADE:

Simply increase your pledge total by $70 (per envelope) for US and Canada Backers ($140 for the rest of the world). This price INCLUDES shipping and is a fraction of what you would pay to custom frame NOTHING on your own. 

Then, at the end of the campaign when we send out a "Backer Survey," you can designate what you want your additional pledge amount to be applied to!


Still think backing something else on Kickstarter is better than backing NOTHING? Listen to what these real people are saying about NOTHING:  


Need more? Glad you asked: 

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 So what do you say? Are you ready to finally be a part of something with NOTHING? 


ANTICIPATED QUESTIONS:

Is this really a Kickstarter for NOTHING?

Yes.

So I'll actually receive a real package in the mail with NOTHING inside?

Yes.

Then why should I back it?

Maybe NOTHING is an art project making some self-aware and ironic statement about consumerism. Or maybe it's designed to remind the recipient that they have enough, that they are enough. We all have someone who is impossible to buy for. This a great way to finally say thanks, to give back, and simply make them smile. 

What can I do with NOTHING?

NOTHING. 

What can I do with the envelope my NOTHING arrives in?

You could give it to someone who needs NOTHING as much as you do, or frame it and proudly display it yourself.

OK, great, but what are you really going to do with the money? 

The vast majority of the funds will cover production and labor costs to physically create and ship the envelopes out.  Anything left over will be used to help set things in motion for our second Kickstarter which (we promise) will be for something.

Who are the Muchmore Brothers? 

When they are not doing NOTHING, Jason spends his days online as TEKSTartist. Zach also spends his days designing stuff-n-things in a remote log cabin he built himself from sustainably harvested sequoias. Together they formed Muchmore, a two man group dedicated to making things like NOTHING. 

Co-founders Zach and Jason believe in NOTHING.
Co-founders Zach and Jason believe in NOTHING.
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SPECIAL THANKS

First off- A huge thanks to our incredibly patient and supportive wives. 

Additionally, this project would not have looked nearly as pretty as it does without the additional talent and effort of Tim Butler, Cliff Endsley, and Tony Erickson. It would not have the clarity it does without the guidance of Clay Hebert, as well as input from Elan Lee, Ze Frank, and Kevin Pereira

Risks and challenges

Although we have packed and shipped thousands of packages containing things over the years, most of them contained something. This is the first time we will go through all the trouble of shipping NOTHING.

Though we will do everything in our power to ensure each and every order contains absolutely NOTHING, there is a small chance some of them will contain something. If this happens to you, simply ship back your order and we will replace your defective item with NOTHING.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

These envelopes are produced using one of the earliest mass-production printing methods- letterpress. Letterpress production is still used today to create archival quality goods designed to last for decades.

Sustainable materials

Our custom envelopes are primarily produced from recycled (and recyclable) materials. Our flagship envelope is composed of a 100% cotton (tree free) recyclable card stock.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We have worked 'round the clock to offer an additional, eco-friendly, digital version of our offering for backers who wish to back the project, but would like to back an option with a near-zero carbon footprint.

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    Virtually NOTHING!

    Our most eco-friendly option. Instead of mailing you one of our custom designed envelopes if you back at this level we will email you a printable PDF of NOTHING. This option is great if you want to be a part of NOTHING, but want to contribute virtually zero carbon emissions in the process.

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    Essential Envelope of NOTHING

    Our entry-level envelope filled with NOTHING. Sturdy kraft paper, blue foil, holographic security stickers, and a genuine wax seal. Each piece is individually numbered and signed by the the Muchmore Brothers.

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    Deluxe Envelope of NOTHING

    ONLY 1000 AVAILABLE! A cut above your entry level NOTHING. Created with a pure white, velvety, ultra-heavy card stock, brilliant copper foil, and a gunmetal black wax seal.

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    • Limited Edition: Only 1000 will ever be available!
    • Get it Sooner: This Reward ships before the "Essential Envelope."
    • Cut from a rich, 100% Cotton (tree-free) paper
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    Premium Envelope of NOTHING

    ONLY 100 AVAILABLE! Top of the line envelope of NOTHING. This is as good as it gets. Deep charcoal toned, ultra heavy card stock has been pressed with a prismatic holographic foil, hand pressed with our stamp of quality, secured shut with tamper evident security stickers, individually numbered, and signed by hand.

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    • Super Rare: Only 100 will ever be available!
    • Black 'Plike' card stock offers a premium tactile experience.
    • Prismatic Holographic foil changes color from every angle.
    • Get it first: Get NOTHING before anyone else. These ship first.
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    Family Pack

    5x of our entry-level envelopes filled with NOTHING. Hand signed and individually numbered by the creators. Sturdy kraft paper, crisp copper foil, holographic security stickers, and a genuine wax seal. Each piece is individually numbered and signed by the the Muchmore Brothers.

    The perfect gift for family, co-workers, or employees.

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    Family Pack PLUS

    10 of our entry-level envelopes filled with NOTHING. Hand signed and individually numbered by the creators. Sturdy kraft paper, crisp copper foil, holographic security stickers, and a genuine wax seal. Each piece is individually numbered and signed by the the Muchmore Brothers.

    The perfect gift for even more family, co-workers, or employees.

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