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An inverse black and white illustration of beloved classic cars, in print form. Signed, sealed, and delivered by Sabrina Chun.
An inverse black and white illustration of beloved classic cars, in print form. Signed, sealed, and delivered by Sabrina Chun.
1,139 backers pledged $71,334 to help bring this project to life.

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Jalopnik — "The dramatic black/white look of these prints, set on a black background, shows the car's fundamental visual characteristics to good effect. The style of the car is distilled down to the barest essentials, and it's in there that the car's actual beauty is revealed." 

Autoblog — "If you'll indulge us donning our art critic hats for a moment, what we like about Chun's Blackprints is not only the fact that she's chosen eight excellent cars to feature, but the works will hang equally well on the wall of a garage or living room. They seem so simple, but you'll soon lose track of time staring at features you've never noticed before that only reveal themselves in the light of Chun's negative spaces."

The Car Connection — "What separates Chun's work from the sort of car photography found on dorm room walls around the globe is her minimalist aesthetic... Like Pop Art of the 1960s, Chun lets us focus on the beauty of the car's form."

Crank and Piston — "Her latest body of work, ‘Blackprints’, depicts each of these models in white and in profile on a black backdrop. Simplicity itself, though that doesn’t mean the attention to detail is lacking."

Hot Rod —"What’s the Best Automotive Project on Kickstarter? ... Sabrina Chun's black and white prints of iconic cars."

Vouch Magazine — "The retro and vintage feel comes across in a subtle way yet is also a pleasing aesthetic which nods to the heritage of each historic vehicle."  

Nurotag — "Thes pictures are the perfect accent piece to any living space." 

In Stash — "Chun’s prints smack of sophistication and the black goes with any color combination of room."

WHO AND WHAT?

Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Porsche 911
Porsche 911


Blackprints are car prints! Each of the eight cars were personally selected based on its relevance in history and pop culture. Designed by Sabrina Chun, located in San Francisco, California.

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BACKSTORY

DeLorean DMC-12 from "Back to the Future"
DeLorean DMC-12 from "Back to the Future"
Ghostbusters Ecto-1
Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Why are we attracted to cars? 

• the shape and form
• the power and performance
• the feel and sound
•  as well as a myriad of other factors

However for me, it's all that and more. To me, each car has its own story; the way that a car is formed tells a lot about its personality and structure. I wanted others to be able to see what I'm seeing. I feel like each of these exposed qualities gives it its unique definition: this is what you recognize and remember, and why you are attracted to it in the first place. However, imagined seeing nothing but that. Now we can appreciate it in a different light. 

I made Blackprints because I wanted to capture a car's powerful presence in a minimal and sleek design in an elegant black and white silhouette.

TYPES OF CARS

VW Microbus
VW Microbus
BMW E30
BMW E30

1. Porsche 911
2. '67 Mustang GT500
3. DeLorean DMC-12 from "Back to the Future"
4. Volkswagen Microbus
5. 427 AC Cobra
6. Lamborghini Countach
7. BMW E30
8. Ghostbusters Ecto-1
BONUS: Ford GT40

427 AC Cobra
427 AC Cobra
'67 Mustang GT500
'67 Mustang GT500

TECHNICAL

Each Blackprint is extremely eco-friendly! The prints are made of recycled paper and the ink and solvent is soybean-based.

Also, Blackprints are not posters; they are photography-quality prints.

Every Blackprint design will be lasered onto 80lb card stock with a matte finish.

Thank you so much for supporting the arts and for supporting my project!

BONUS: SPECIAL KICKSTARTER PROMO DEAL! 

One free GT40 print with any print you buy here! For example, if you buy one mini, you will get a mini; if you buy a jumbo, you get a jumbo! Or if you buy a mini + jumbo, you'll get a jumbo!

Ford GT40
Ford GT40

We now have t-shirts! They come in S, M, L, and XL, so choose which of the nine cars you want on it! For USA backers, add $25 and for international backers, $35 to your original pledges for prints. If you want more than one, add $25 or $35 for each.

Or you can pledge $28 for one!

Blackprints t-shirt
Blackprints t-shirt

For more information, please refer to the official website: http://www.blackprintdesign.com

For promotional photos, please visit the Dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/srevf0aq2bn1w42/by4j94gA-Z

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All images appearing on the Blackprints Kickstarter, website, and other social media accounts are the exclusive property of Sabrina Chun and are protected under the United States and International Copyright laws.

Risks and challenges

If Blackprints gets funded, then I will make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the deadline date. As soon as funding is done, production of Blackprints will start.

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    Your name placed on the "Thank You" page of Blackprintdesign.com. A high resolution .jpg Blackprint of your choice will be sent to you!

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