CEASE and DESIST - Enamel Pin - by Factory Sample
A conceptual detournement, of a banned appropriation, made into a commercial object. Its a long story...
"Art is what you can get away with" -Andy Warhol
WHY? Creative Expression is Absolute
Nothing exists in a vacuum. All creativity builds upon the past. And nothing is outside of the realm of human interpretation. Art and Culture is an ongoing conversation humanity has with itself.
Freedom of Expression means companies don't get to pick and choose who they inspire, who makes art, and how they make it. That would be censorship.
"The bad artists imitate, the good artists steal." -BANKSY
CEASE and DESIST will be Packaged Action Figure Style. With very thick Archivist Backing Cards and Custom Sized Miniature Blisters holding the pin in place. Designed by MUX BLANK of Mr Blank Toys. Manufactured by Dain Marx of DAMtoys.
The Enamel Pins themselves will be Matte Silver Metal finished where all the Grey areas Fall. With Black, and White Enamel Fills and one of 4 Different Standard Color Fills, Seen Below, for that extra layer of Tribute, or Infringement, depending on your point of view. Standard 'Soup' Red, R2 Blue, R3 Green, and R4 Purple. BONUS Colorways Pins Will Remain a Secret Until Goals are made
PIN SIZE: 1.64 X 1.125 inches - 4.16 X 2.86 cm.
CARD BACK SIZE: 5 X 4 inches - 12.7 X 10.16 cm.
NOTE: 4 Pack Set will be Carded as a Complete Set on a Larger Card Back in a 'Pop Art Poster' theme. BONUS Pins will still be Carded Individually.
"Intellectual Property has the shelf life of a Banana." - Bill Gates
STRETCH GOALS and EXTRAS
*GOAL ACHIEVED * $1000 - All 4-pack Set Supporters will receive 1 BONUS Pin - The "BOUNTY DROID" colorway!
$1300 - All Reward Levels will receive a 4x4 inch, Customized C&D Print from Factory Sample, featuring Standard 'Soup' Red.
$1600 - All 4-pack Set Supporters will receive 2nd BONUS Pins! - in Secret Mystery Colorway revealed at Goal.
$2000 - Customized C&D Print from Factory Sample for all Reward Levels increased to 12x12 inches, and featuring all of the 4 Pack Colorways.
$2500 - Special New Cease And Desist Pins will be made available; 'The Duo-Tone Twins'. As a set of 2 carded figures, and added to new Reward Bundles, to be announced.
- The First Pledge gets Double Rewards. [ THX DOUBLE G TOYS!]
- The Pledge that makes 100% Goal gets Double Rewards.
- The Pledge that makes 200% Goal gets Double Rewards.
- Every Pledge that Unlocks a Stretch Goal Gets Double Rewards.
About Factory Sample
There is an enigmatic and abstruse entity known only as FACTORY SAMPLE. And far be it for them, as an Artist, to make public statements in mere letters with spaces between them.
About Discordia Merchandising
We make cool things. With cool Artists. Sometimes on Kickstarter, like THIS, and THIS. And we are pleased to help Factory Sample bring this Conceptual Art Object to life. We like art that pushes boundaries and makes statements.
Discordia Merchandising has made quite a few enamel pins for Artists so far, such as Monster Little, Rato Kim, and COLUS. We perfected the Enamel Figure Pin packaging when we made the following item for Suckadelic.
Thanks for checking out this Kickstarter. We hope you Join In. Either way if you want to see those Stretch Goals happen, be sure to Share this project. Your Social Media attention alone is a great assistance to Kickstarter projects you like. And feel free to visit the following links for even more cool stuff.
Gavriel, Starr, and Factory Sample,
Risks and challenges
Risks? Little to none. Enamel Pins only take a few weeks to make with a factory we have worked with many times. The packaging will be made at the same time, and the assembly process should not take long at all. We have done this before.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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