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I write stories for strangers in the street with a typewriter. This is a book of those stories, with tales of their origins.
I write stories for strangers in the street with a typewriter. This is a book of those stories, with tales of their origins.
245 backers pledged £7,522 to help bring this project to life.
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    Signed first edition of the book + stickers.

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    Pledge £24 or more About $32

    Signed first edition of the book + stickers +

    'Be Not Unkind to Strangers' riso poster print. Designed by Andy King exclusively to support this project.

    The print is A3 (17"x11"), printed on sturdy recycled stock using soy inks that don't make the planet sad.

    Run limited to 48 editions, individually numbered.

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    Pledge £64 or more About $85

    Signed first edition of the book + stickers +

    Your own custom story, written for you by Luke and typed up on his typewriter.

    For this special batch of sixteen commissions, I'll write you a bespoke story based on any image that you send me. You can also give me two sentences to work from and let me know who the audience for the commissioned story is gonna be. Then what happens, happens.

    The story that you'll receive will be anywhere between two pages of A5 and ten pages of A4.

    I can't guarantee when I will finish each commission. I take each as a great responsibility, which means they take time to create. I like to write them good.

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    Pledge £3,456 or more About $4,541

    Making a living with my typewriter has shown me that life is weirder than I could ever expect. So this weird idea is to put my original typewriter up here at an arbitrary value to let someone fire funds into this project.

    The massive, cumbersome typewriter that I first used to write street stories, spent six cold months on my lap in London before I found a sexier model to take on my summer fling round Europe.

    To send you and my original typewriter on your own journey, I'll make you up a fancy certificate of ownership, and assure you that the money that your investment would fire this project with, will make the quality of the printed book that everyone receives go stratospheric. You'll make a lot of strangers happy. I'll put your name in the back of the book, and you can have a bunch of copies too.

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