P. Calavara is an artist or artists who produce strange exotic works of art and illustration. Their most recent project is the popular Random Excuse Generator at allgoodexcuses.com, which will literally provide you with an excuse for any and all circumstances at the push of a button. After creating this site, the Calavaras turned to each other and said, "hey, you can't drink coffee out of this!" And so here we are.
In actuality, the Calavaras have created, like, a bunch of coffee mugs over the years. It's kind of a thing they do, like a compulsion. So why are we doing this/these particular mug on Kickstarter? Well, we've been getting pushed to re-release our Xmas mug from a couple of years ago, but that's boring on a personal level, so we also wanted to produce a new holiday mug for this year. Yow! So the basic idea here is to help cover the cost of producing multiple awesomely adorably disturbing coffee mugs at the same time. The goal is low and manageable since we'll be covering much of the cost ourselves anyways, but want to make sure that there's actually demand, and because even relatively small amounts of money don't grow on trees. Plus, y'know, that's how scalable production works.
This mug here is one that we've already got going into production, and which will be available through this Kickstarter as well:
Well, obviously there will be some mugs. Actually, that's pretty much it. You can basically order one mug or more than one mugs. We added some mugs w/ original artwork options to make it look like we've got our act together. If you'd like to see some other stuff added, like postcards, or books, or posters, or prints, or buttons, or more differenter original artwork, that can be arranged. Maybe we can add MORE mug designs as stretch goals (that ain't a bad idea). Anyhow, contact us and we can see what people are interested in adding. If we do add things, we'll update the rewards appropriately.
Custom Shelf So we've just added a slick new limited edition reward! We're willing and able to make five custom mug shelves in this style before December for some lucky backers. Pretty sweet, right? Each shelf will be totally unique, because repetition is boring (the one above is a prototype and not included). Each shelf will also come with six mugs to get your collection started right. Right now that's one each of EVERY mug we make during this project, plus some of our older ones. If we end up producing eight new mugs through this kickstarter, these lucky backers get 8 new mugs! And so on if we make more! If there's interest, maybe we'll make more of these shelves that will be available after the holidays, but for now, there you go.
It's true that there are several of our other mugs out there (this is just a few, definitely not all of the ones we've done), but we're not sure what the available quantities are on those, so we don't want to just make them available off-hand here, and then run out of popular ones. Depending upon the number of backers and interest, we may make them available for people to choose from after the Kickstarter ends, or add them as stretch goal type things.
Risks and challenges
We've created several mugs before and have a pretty good relationship with the production company. We know the drill. Our hope is to get these out to people well in time for the holidays, however there always remains the possibility of production and shipping delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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