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The PVS Journal is a unique publication featuring essays, stories, interviews, and inspirations on commercial art and its contexts.
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What is the Pre-Vinylite Society?

The Pre-Vinylite Society is a loose network of sign enthusiasts and advocates for a renewed interest in craftsmanship and the aesthetics of our built environment. 

The aim of the Pre-Vinylite Society is to encourage sign painters, sign enthusiasts, artists, writers, documentarians, business owners, and the general public to be more aware of their aesthetic surroundings and take pride in their neighborhoods by creating, commissioning, documenting, and appreciating quality signage, art, and architecture.

Established in 2010, the Pre-Vinylite Society boasts thousands of members, several gallery exhibitions, various publications, and now this journal! 

The Pre-Vinylite Society Journal 

The idea for a print magazine came from our love of tangible objects and a desire to explore the contexts of sign painting and other applied arts. As practitioners and enthusiasts of hand painted signs, it made sense to celebrate signs and their many contexts with a beautifully printed magazine that showcases the artistry inherent in this field.

Unlike other publications in the field of sign making, the Pre-Vinylite Society Journal is unique in its approach to the craft of sign painting as an art in conversation with the world in which it exists. The PVS Journal views sign painting and its adjacent arts not merely as trades to be mastered, but as topics worthy of varied discussion.

Issue One

Issue One is a 64 page, perfect bound magazine, printed on high quality paper and featuring original artwork by Josh Luke of Best Dressed Signs on the front and back cover.

It features essays, stories, interviews, and inspirations on sign painting, art, design, and their contexts, written by a variety of artists whose work spans from calligraphy to architecture. 

Contents

Teaching America How to Letter by Randall M. Hasson
Teaching America How to Letter by Randall M. Hasson
Red Hot Jalapeños by Featured Artist, Ged Palmer
Red Hot Jalapeños by Featured Artist, Ged Palmer
Interview with artist Scott Listfield by Meredith Kasabian
Interview with artist Scott Listfield by Meredith Kasabian
Tieton Mosaic by Lucas Spivey
Tieton Mosaic by Lucas Spivey
The Pre-Vinylettes by Meredith Kasabian
The Pre-Vinylettes by Meredith Kasabian

Rewards 

PVS iron-on patch + assorted buttons
PVS iron-on patch + assorted buttons
Screen printed + hand painted Thank You cards
Screen printed + hand painted Thank You cards
Frisso's poster + T-shirt design
Frisso's poster + T-shirt design
Dry British PVS T-shirts, men's and women's sizes!
Dry British PVS T-shirts, men's and women's sizes!
 
Mike Meyer's Morgue File: Books 1 + 2
Mike Meyer's Morgue File: Books 1 + 2
Better Letters Bundle + A.S. Handover Kit
Better Letters Bundle + A.S. Handover Kit
Signed poster of front cover + original artwork of back cover
Signed poster of front cover + original artwork of back cover

Rewards Add-on Menu

To avoid getting too complicated with our backer levels, we've made an add-on menu so that everyone can get some buttons, a patch, a T-shirt, or more than one magazine, regardless of which backer level you choose. After you select your backer level, just increase your pledge amount according to the item's price on the menu below, and we'll survey you when the campaign ends to mark down what you got.

If we exceed our goal 

Any money that we raise above our funding goal to print copies, pay our contributors, and break even on our rewards, will go towards funding Issue Two. We would love to offer better pay for the work our contributors put into this endeavor and make the PVS Journal, Issue Two a truly worthy sequel! Thank you for your support!! 

Risks and challenges

Issue One of the PVS Journal is completely finished and ready to print. We have already received a proof from the printer and it looks great!

Once we reach our goal, we will immediately hit "send" to the printers and we should be able to start sending out the magazine and rewards within a week after receiving the backer surveys from you.

The printed rewards are already in production so unless we hit some hurdles in the printing process, we don't foresee too many challenges in adhering to our shipping schedule.

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    Button and Patch Package

    Three buttons and a patch: 1" round PVS button, 1" round Best Dressed Signs button, 1.5" round Pre-Vinylettes button, and a 3" round iron-on PVS patch.

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    • Pre-Vinylettes Wallcat button
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    **SALE** PVS Journal, Issue One

    To celebrate the final week of the PVS Journal kickstarter, we're offering a discounted price on one copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One and a lower shipping cost for international buyers.

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    The PVS Journal, Issue One

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One and a handwritten thank you note.

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    PVS Journal + Hand Painted Thanks

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One and a handwritten, hand painted thank you note, designed and painted by James Cooper (Dapper Signs), Andrew Lawrence (Gentleman Scholar Signs), Colt Bowden (Mac Sign Painting), or Andrew McClellan (Heart & Bone Signs).

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    PVS Journal + Frisso's PVS poster

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, an 11 x 17" screen printed PVS poster designed by Carl Frisso Angell, and a handwritten thank you note.

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    PVS Journal + Dry British PVS Shirt

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, a colorful PVS T-shirt designed by Steven Millington (aka Dry British), and a handwritten thank you note.

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    PVS Journal + Frisso's PVS Shirt

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, a screen printed PVS T-shirt designed by Carl Frisso Angell, and a handwritten thank you note.

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    PVS Journal + Better Letters Bundle

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, a bundle of Better Letters/Ghost Signs swag, and handwritten thank you note.

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    • Print copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One
    • Better Letters patch
    • Hand Painted Signs of Kratie book by Sam Roberts
    • Ghost Signs post card set
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    PVS Journal + Mike Meyer Morgue File 1

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, a copy of Mike Meyer's Morgue File: Book 1, and handwritten thank you note.

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    PVS Journal + Mike Meyer Morgue File 2

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    PVS Journal + Signed Cover Poster

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, a 12 x 15.5", 4 color screen printed poster of the PVS Journal front cover, signed and numbered by Josh Luke, and a handwritten thank you card.

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    PVS Journal + A.S. Handover Kit Box

    A copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, an A.S. Handover wooden kit box, measuring 45 x 35 x 20cm., and handwritten thank you note.

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    PVS Journal Bulk Package

    10 copies of the PVS Journal at $5 off per magazine.

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    Sponsorship: Hand Lettered Name-drop

    Pledge $175 to receive a hand lettered "Made Possible By" name-drop in Issue Two of the PVS Journal, plus a copy of the PVS Journal, Issue One, and a handwritten thank you note.

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    Sponsorship: Quarter Page Ad

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    Sponsorship: Full Page Ad

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    Original Back Cover Artwork by Josh Luke

    The original artwork for the back cover of Issue One. 28 x 36" oil based enamel on wood, ready to hang!

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