To produce a series of alphabet related fine art projects, the cornerstone of which is an editioned handmade book.
Hwæt. For quite some time we've been trying to get around to setting up our own serigraphy studio in the basement. We've basically been stymied by the upfront costs. For also quite some more time we've been wanting to produce an alphabet project that included an art book, poster, and associated prints. The basic idea, then, is to finance the creation of the studio with the production and sales of the alphabook and associated products.
Book. The as-yet-untitled alphabook will be approximately 5x4", hand printed on high quality rag paper, hand bound and editioned by the artist. The edition size will be dependent upon how many people subscribe, though we anticipate it will be between 50 and 100.
Poster. Besides being printed as a book, the alphabet will be collected together for a non-editioned 11x17 color poster, to aid children who want to learn the alphabet using non-traditional alphabet-learning words.
Prints. As part of the process of ramping up a new printmaking studio to production, there will be a number of smaller prints made to work out the kinks and bugs. Some of them will be affiliated with the alphabet project, some of them will probably be robots. They'll be sent off to supporters as rewards.
Pictures help break up all this writing, so here's my desk, with the original alphabet art laid out in all its glory:
Delivery. Because of the lead-time associated with ordering all of the equipment and supplies after the kickstarter has closed and subsequently getting the books produced, we cannot guarantee before-the-holidays delivery. However, we DO hope to have the posters available to be mailed out in time for the holidays and we will strive to have the alphabooks done as soon as possible.
Rewards. Besides what's stated, for everything at the $15 mark and above, we will strive to include some other thing with your reward. We've been a going art concern for some time and have a number of different types of prints and things laying around, which we'll attempt to include to sweeten the pot. The printing process also typically includes a large number of ephemera, bits and pieces of the process that for whatever reason can't be included in the final product. To keep from being buried in them, we'll toss them in to various packages as well. Finally, for every additional copy of the editioned alphabook that you would like, please include an extra $15.
Our $25 reward level includes one of the following books: Oh, Radio, The sunny Disposition, or Door. If you want one of these at any other price point, please add $7 and let us know. Pictured here:
At $40, we'll include our previously handmade letterpress book, the Mechaniconscious Portmanteau. This is only available at this reward point, but if you want it added at any other reward point, please add $20 and let us know. Pictured here:
There you go. The monies raised will go toward screens, drying racks, ink, paper, chemistry, squeegees, and other assorted equipment and needs, allowing us to continue creating prints on into the future.
- (38 days)