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A beautiful, well-designed, hard-back book archiving 10 years of Recoat curated art projects and murals by world class artists.
A beautiful, well-designed, hard-back book archiving 10 years of Recoat curated art projects and murals by world class artists.
A beautiful, well-designed, hard-back book archiving 10 years of Recoat curated art projects and murals by world class artists.
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We're Ali and Amy from Recoat, a Scottish organisation specialising in urban art. We curate art exhibitions and mural projects and run community education programmes. We bring together ideas, artists, and funding to make vibrant visual art projects.
We're Ali and Amy from Recoat, a Scottish organisation specialising in urban art. We curate art exhibitions and mural projects and run community education programmes. We bring together ideas, artists, and funding to make vibrant visual art projects.

 

 

The Plan-

We want to make a book called This Will Ruin Everything that features more than 40 Recoat projects and 100s of beautiful photos of world class art as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations. The lovingly designed 192-page hard back will be strictly limited to 750 copies. Created by the talented Design by Zag on beautiful GF Smith paper, it will be page after page of art, murals, design and exhibitions from European tours to community workshops. You can support the project by pre-ordering it at a reduced price and getting it before anyone else or buying one of our special Recoat rewards.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re curating an exhibition called, This Will Ruin Everything at the Lighthouse in Glasgow with 40 artists and designers that opens on 14th July 2017. Alongside that, we want to make this book with the same title that archives our first decade and champions the artists we work with. We want to share their work with you.

Spreads from the book
Spreads from the book

  

Why we need your help

We need your help to make the book. In a time when everything is digital and un-tangible, we want to create a physical record you can hold in your hands of 10 years hard work and beautiful art. Your support will help us showcase Scottish talent alongside inspirational work from International artists. We also hope it is a way for us to make owning these works more affordable and accessible. We’re so proud of Recoat and the potential of this book, we really hope you can help us make it happen and support This Will Ruin Everything.

Askew Mural for In Common. Photo by Ewan Kinloch
Askew Mural for In Common. Photo by Ewan Kinloch

Contents of the book 

This Will Ruin Everything brings together more than 40 projects with 100s of images of art from world class artists like Moneyless, 44 Flavours, Insa, Inkie, Florence Blanchard, Elph, Kirsty Whiten, Fraser Gray, Good Wives and Warriors and Kirsty Whiten. Projects include In Common, SFRM, and Forms and Spaces and work with Ostreet, National Theatre of Scotland and Amnesty International.

Our book is mainly a collection of lovely photographs. There is also some (very) short texts; an introduction about Recoat, our 2017 Manifesto, the explanation of the project’s title and descriptions of each of the projects and who was involved. If you buy the book, your name will be in our thank you pages too.

Moneyless and Mark Lyken. Photo by Mateusz Ślęczka
Moneyless and Mark Lyken. Photo by Mateusz Ślęczka


Rewards 

If you help us by supporting the creation of the book, your name will feature in the thank you pages. Below you will find images of the rewards on offer. To support the project find the rewards in the bar on the right and select your reward there. Everything from a book upwards gets a book!

For £3 or more we'll send you an A6 riso postcard with our This Will Ruin Everything logo.

A6 riso postcard
A6 riso postcard

 For £10 or more you'll receive a hand screen printed strong 270gsm (8oz) natural cotton canvas tote bag (51cm (w) x 39cm (h)) with our This Will Ruin Everything logo.  

Tote bag
Tote bag

 We have an early bird Book price for 30 quick backers! Then we have the main event, the This Will Ruin Everything book for the pre-order price of just £30. You can get the book with the above bag and postcard for £38 or 2 books for £50. 

Book spreads
Book spreads

Design by Zag made us some beautiful letterpress prints of our This Will Ruin Everything name. We loved it so much it has become the identity of our whole project. You can have a black or red one with your book for £60 or £65 respectively. 

Letterpress Prints
Letterpress Prints

Team Recoat was a collective of amazing Scottish artists who exhibited with us regularly at Recoat Gallery. We made a set of A2 screen prints limited to an edition of 25 from each of them. They are all signed, numbered and embossed. There are 3 rewards - you can pick 1 for £80, 2 for £100 or all 9 for £349. We will update the availability of designs below for the 1 and 2 print rewards. 

David Galletly- 10     Elph- 11    FiST- 5    Kirsty Whiten- 10

Rekor- 13    Rue Five- 7    Susie Wright- 4    Al White- 17    Syrkus- 11

David Galletly- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
David Galletly- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Elph- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Elph- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

FiST- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
FiST- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Kirsty Whiten- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Kirsty Whiten- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Rekor- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Rekor- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Rue Five- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Rue Five- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Susie Wright- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Susie Wright- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Al White- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Al White- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

  

Syrkus- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25
Syrkus- Team Recoat Screenprint 1/25

We're going to make 10 very special, hand-finished books. They'll be painted, stamped and wrapped in a limited edition print. They'll be specially signed and dedicated to you. Each one is £150. 

Special edition hand-finished books
Special edition hand-finished books

 In July we'll be hanging our 10th anniversary exhibition at the Lighthouse and painting them their first ever mural! For £190 you can help us paint it for the day; learn new skills, hang with us and you might even get a sneak peak of the show. 

Help us paint our birthday mural
Help us paint our birthday mural

For £410 you can have a personalised, abstract Recoat canvas. You pick the colours and theme. For £850 you can have 3 pieces that work as a set. 

Personalised canvass
Personalised canvass

If you want us to paint an object, vehicle or building that you own and for you to help us paint it, this reward is for you. For £999 we'll paint almost anything! 

Anything goes mural
Anything goes mural

 For £1499 we'll come to you and paint a commissioned mural inside your home or workplace. 

Small interior mural
Small interior mural

 For our most generous backer we will paint a large exterior mural on your home or workplace. For £3000 you can commission us to paint something pretty massive. 

Large exterior mural
Large exterior mural

  

Risks and challenges

Everything is in place to make this book happen. We feel really confident that when we hit our target, due to your support, the book will be printed and ready to be delivered to you in July.

All of our images are collected and ready for print. We are working with talented and experienced Graphic Designers, Design By Zag (@designbyzag) who are laying out and designing the book right now, it is nearly complete. We have secured sponsorship from the talented GF Smith who are delivering the paper stock. We have contracted established, professional book makers who have given us a 3 week turn around on the book printing and assembly. We have realistic deadlines for the creation of the book and the delivery of your rewards.

With so many different people playing their part, of course there is always a risk that one part of the process is slowed by issues out-with our control. If we were to face such issues we feel our 10 years of project management experience will help us solve these problems quickly and we will keep you up to date with any changes or issues.

As you will have read above, we are also curating a 10 year anniversary exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow in July. We have lots going on! This will not affect the production of the book but might at times affect our ability to communicate with you as quickly as we would like after the Kickstarter. We appreciate your patience if this does impact you.

Our main concern is that if we don’t hit our target, and we can’t print the book, so please do back us!

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    Help us paint our Birthday Mural

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    9 X Team Recoat Prints

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    Personalised Recoat Canvas

    Commission an original Recoat painting on canvas. As our thank you for your amazing support you pick the size (up to 1m wide or high), theme and colours and we send you your special painting along with your signed and dedicated book with your name in our thank you pages. This is next level support, thank you so much.

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    Personalised Recoat Triptych

    For this incredible donation we’ll create 3 original Recoat paintings to your colour, scale (up to 1m wide or high) and theme specifications. Your unique, hand-made and totally original works of art will arrive with your signed and dedicated book with your name in our thank you pages. You are amazing, thank you!

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    Anything goes mural

    Over the years we've painted lots of funny things, from boats to tankers to Bedford Rascals. We'll come to you (anywhere in the UK) and paint whatever object, vehicle or building you offer (no bigger than a lorry or large shed) in our distinctive abstract style. We'll design it to your theme and colour specifications and you'll help us paint it. A couple of days of hanging out, learning new skills and something you own beautified by Recoat.
    You also get a signed and dedicated book with your name in the thank you pages.

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    Personalised Interior Mural

    For some super generous support for our campaign we’ll come to your house or work place anywhere in the UK and design and paint you an original Recoat mural (up to 3 m2) in our distinctive abstract style to your colour and theme specifications. We’ll hand deliver your signed and dedicated book with your name in our thank you pages when we come to paint your very own mural.

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    Personalised Exterior Mural

    For the most generous supporter we have a very special one off thank you. We will design and paint one of our distinctive abstract murals just for you to your colour and theme specifications on an exterior wall (up to 10m2) of your home or workplace. We’ll hand deliver your signed and dedicated book with your name in our thank you pages when we come to paint your very special thank you mural.

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