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$827
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 29 2011 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

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.

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    Mail! Yay! Get a holiday greeting postcard from P. Calavara and the Never Knows Heavy Manufacturing Concern! Mailed to you!
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    Stickers! Get a couple of vinyl stickers from our collection mailed to you! An easy way to show your support! Includes: • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Digiprint! Get a 4x6" digital print mailed to you. Includes: • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Poster! The completed alphabet will be released as a full color poster. These will be printed digitally and can be shipped before the holidays. Includes: • Poster • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Book! Get a copy of our handmade alphabook once it's produced! We'll aim for holiday delivery, but it's a lot of work, so it may be sometime later. Includes •: Editioned alphabook • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Book & Book! Not only do you get the editioned alphabook, but we'll also send you another book that we've previously published, you can choose from one of a few titles. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Other book • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Book & Poster! Get both the finished alphabook and the poster. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Poster • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    TMP deal! As well as the editioned alphabook, you get a copy of our previously hand produced editioned book, The Mechaniconscious Portmanteau. TMP is a book painstakingly printed with hand set type, hand pulled illustrations, and, finally, hand bound. Where the alphabet book is something of a fun exercise, TMP tells an actual story. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Copy of TMP • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Print! An editioned print, created in association with the project and part of the studio bench testing process. There will probably be a number of prints made in various sizes, of which you'll receive one at random. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Editioned print • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    Hand drawn letter with the word of your choice! Drawn on approx 4x4 bristol. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Hand drawn letter • Editioned print • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    More prints! A set of three editioned prints. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Hand drawn letter • Editioned print set • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    All the prints! At this level, the reward is the complete set of pretty much everything that gets done during the process. Includes: • Editioned alphabook • Hand drawn letter • Editioned print set • All other prints • Poster • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard
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    The Whole Kit & Caboodle!
    Includes: • One each of every print made during production • The first copy of the alphabook, editioned as such • The original artwork: a 14x17" piece of bristol with 30 separate illustrations • Hand drawn letter • Poster • Digiprint • Stickers • Holiday postcard • Assorted ephemera from the production, including original artwork
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