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A fun collection of beautiful block prints, hand-carved and hand-pressed originals, based on your favorite catchphrase.


I love it. What is it?  This is very simple. Don't panic. The goal of this project is to make a collection of beautiful block prints (linoleum and wood blocks), each one of them a hand-carved and hand-pressed original, printed on a museum quality archival art paper, and based on your favorite catchphrase, short cool text, or your inspirational words.
Today is the Day! and you are basically pre-ordering one or more original prints for a deeply marked down price of what it is on my shop, and with the benefit of getting your favorite text done, if you choose so. Or, if you prefer waiting for the full collection, then You’ll have what she’s having.

Dimensions: 21 x 30cm ~ 8.27x11.69 inches.

Don't worry about submitting words right now. There will be a survey sent out if the project is successful so you can get your phrases and other necessary info to me.

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the lino block



Selected block prints will be run through a high quality scan and digitally combined into the greatest illustrated catchphrase collection. Big Badda Boom.

The package will contain:

1. HIGH QUALITY PDF - contains the collection of many selected art prints. This is viewable on iPad, iPod or any other digital device that displays pdf files.
2. DIGITAL WALLPAPER SET - includes sizes for your computer desktop, iPhone and iPad.
The Digital Collection will be available for download once the project is complete and all materials are available. Comes with Free UPDATES for backers of this project. typogy.com/thefavoritecatchphrase

The limited edition SERIES of the Earth map titled with one of the 5 WEEEs.  

The 5 WEEEs are: “WE ARE HERE”, “WE LOVE BLUE”, “WE THE PEOPLE”, “WE LIVE ALIKE”, and “WE SHARE ONE”.  All hand made and hand printed linocut originals.  Size A2.
For the “WE ARE HERE” sign, your location will be “pinned” on the map per your direction.  All signed, numbered and dated by me. Are we there yet?

work in progress shown below



This is an Original plywood hand carved by me. Not a print, but the carved Japanese wood block itself covered in ink and then semi washed to a cool patina. The end surface is not a negative, but the positive itself. An art piece ready to frame or just applied directly on your wall.  Signed and dated with a dedication on the back made to you. Dimensions: ~ 21 x 30cm ~ 8.27x11.69 inches.




Most of it will be sunk into production costs and after that what’s left will be used to allow me to focus on creating and organising more content. Production costs consists of things like refinements on the digital edition, the linoleum and wood blocks, oil ink, art paper, the Moleskine notebooks, tools, packaging, and good mood. But why is the rum gone?
I already made a good bunch of blocks and will keep working as pledges start coming in. Regular blog posts and updates will keep you in touch with my journey and reveal new artwork.  I appreciate you taking the time to consider joining me on this.  I'd love your support, and I'll see you at the finish line. May the Force be with You!  If you want to learn more about my art and design, please visit  typogy.com.  Coffee Break.  I’ll be back.


Also made possible by:
PIxR2 - Picture & Video
BEBELOOSH - Balance & Good mood
Calin Vasilescu - Insight & Instigation
Mihai Grecu - Best homemade French crepes
Family - Always there
Thank you.

FAQ

  • The catchphrase can be pretty much anything Fun, Inspirational, Love, Movies, TV, Lyrics, Poetry, Famous Quotations, anything catchy or inspirational to you. Nothing obscene or inappropriate please.
    It also should be a limited number of words, not just because of block size limitation, but the shorter it is, the more powerful, take my word on it! About 10 - 15 words max is good.
    Of course, the quotes are longer, but we like good quotes which are generally short and straight to the idea. Mostly English please. You can decide upon the design in terms of content and general color. The size of the prints is A4. The Moleskine notebook comes in one size 13 x 21cm ~ 5.25x8.25 inches.

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  • All times specified below are after the 14 day period for funds to clear after successful funding. Due to size differences, some items will be shipped separately.
    Prints: The paper prints will be available for delivery as soon as I create the blocks. If you pledged at a higher level, you will have priority. The force is strong with this one!
    Digital: I will post a link where these can be downloaded immediately.

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  • No. Please add specified shipping amounts to your pledge.
    During the this project span we are located in Romania, and we will ship priority worldwide.
    In the most unlikely event that your shipping costs will add up, I will let you know how to cover for any extras. thank you.

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  • http://typogy.com/thefavoritecatchphrase

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  • Part of the beauty to a digital e-book or collection is that you can store the file yourself or share it with a friend and they can easily load it on their reader. You can't install an app without running it through Apple's store without jailbreaking your phone, which is not for everyone. Yes, I know this is not always the case with Android devices, but iOS is currently the majority platform.
    There are also compatibility issues. The odds of an application no longer running correctly are greater than that of there not being any option to load a specific kind of media file on future hardware. Also, it's easier for me to build this myself and more cost efficient.

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