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The only full frontal ginger male calendar in the world needs YOUR help
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From the Red Hot exhibition that sparked a global movement, comes a totally nude, full frontal edition for 2020. This taboo smashing calendar of 12 hot ginger guys breaks all the rules. "There are very few taboos left in the world. Somehow ginger pubic hair is still one of them. It's so rare that a lot of people have never seen it, they might go though their whole life never seeing it." Thomas Knights
12 brand new guys. 12 brand new copper knobs.... Because ginger pubes are awesome and life needs more colour.
▢ WHATS INSIDE THE RED HOT C**KS CALENDAR?
Snacks, sweets and a sugar rush... Red Hot C**ks does exactly what it says on the tin. You get to see EVERYTHING. There are no censor squares inside the calendar so if you want to see the goods, you gotta buy a hard copy.
We are taking you BACK.... Back to a time when boys had bushes, and fantasies were found in the pages of Playgirl magazine. Back to a time before the internet, before smart phone apps and before social media. Back to summer dream crushes, mixtapes and slush puppies, beach boy Atari's and magic 8-Ball lovers.
▢ CHARITY PARTNER
By shining a light on fiery ginger pubic hair, the Red Hot C**ks calendar raises money and awareness for the Movember Foundation's testicular cancer awarenesses campaign. With 47 per cent of British men diagnosed with testicular cancer being younger than 35-years-old and 2,400 new testicular cancer cases in the UK every year, this is an urgent cause.
So far, Red Hot has raised over £60,000 for good causes.
▢ WHO DO WE THANK FOR THIS?
The calendar is created by Red Hot photographer Thomas Knights who has first hand experience of growing up ginger.
‘Being born ginger, you are immediately part of the world’s smallest minority. This comes with a unique set of challenges but inevitably you learn to accept your difference and then value it. What was once the thing you liked the least about yourself growing up, becomes the main part of your identity; it becomes your calling card. You end up loving being different, standing out and getting noticed. What was your perceived weakness becomes your strength. Once you own your difference, everything changes and you become unstoppable.''
▢ WHO IS RED HOT?:
Red Hot is a world famous rebranding campaign and global movement. Over the past 7 years it has been successfully changing the landscape for redheads though a series of art books, calendars and photographic exhibitions.
It has been featured in ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Sunday Times Style’, ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, ‘Liberation’ and many more titles around the world with guest appearances on television shows ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, BBC ‘Global’ with Jon Sopal, The BBC ‘One Show’, ‘Euromaxx’ Channel 7 ‘Sunrise’ ABC’s ‘7:30 Report’ and TBS ‘Conan O’Brien’ Talk Show.
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▢ COST BREAKDOWN:
Below is the breakdown of costs to show where the money goes. Postage and packing is included in the funding goal of Kickstarter.
- £5000 Calendar printing
- £500 Shipping calendars to UK
- £200 Proofs
- £500 Kickstarter shoot studio hire
- £900 Main shoot 2 day studio hire
- £300 Shoot production costs
- £400 Retouching
- £400 Calendar graphic design
- £500 Behind the scenes video
- POSTAGE + PACKING of Kickstarter rewards (estimate) = £5,625
Kickstarter fees (9%) = £1280
▢ HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Check out our first art book "Red Hot 100" that was successfully kickstarted in 2014, and raised over £10,000 for charity:
We launched our most successful Kickstarter project for our second art book "Red Hot II" in 2016. It launched it in Rotterdam and raises money for the Diana Award and went on to have a critically acclaimed London exhibition at Beers Gallery in early 2017.
Risks and challenges
We are now in our 7th year and have created 9 successfully funded Kickstarter campaigns. Have a look at our previous campaigns by clicking our profile above.
Previously we have sent out all the rewards ourselves, but for the past year we have been using a professional fulfilment company and fully trackable post, keeping risks and challenges to a minimum. If you don't receive your reward, message us here on Kickstarter or to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a new one!
We also have a tight turnaround, as the calendars will be shot and edited in just 4 weeks, printed in September, and delivered to the UK in October.
Luckily we have great partners in place ready to make this a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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