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Inappropriate (but totally awesome) letterpress printed greeting cards that don't suck as much as most other cards.
Inappropriate (but totally awesome) letterpress printed greeting cards that don't suck as much as most other cards.
250 backers pledged $9,234 to help bring this project to life.

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There are many problems we face in this world: climate change, global hunger, people being massive dicks online… the list goes on. The prevalence of ugly greeting cards is not high up on that list, and consequently, no one has developed a robust solution to the loathsome issue of greeting cards that are so ugly that they make babies cry.

The time is now to address this problem and you can be a part of the solution.

Greetings from Nowhere is a series of high-quality letterpress printed cards made locally in Phoenix, Arizona. The designs were created to entertain and to ensure that they don't suck as much as most other cards.

First batch of cards will arrive by the first week of December (these are now sold out). Second batch will arrive during third week of December but probably a little earlier(see "Risks and challenges" section for more details on this).

There are a total of six cards in the series. 

Please Note: Colors on the final letterpress printed cards may vary slightly.

  • There are a total of six greeting cards in the series, and each card comes with a bright-colored envelope.
  • Cards are 4.25” x 5.5” when folded and fit in an A2 envelope.
  • Cards are letterpress printed on the Johannot Blanc paper which is made in France. It has a subtle texture and looks freaking amazing. 
  • Cards are blank inside.
  • Each full set of cards comes enclosed in a muslin drawstring bag.
  • Cards will be delivered (in the US) the first week of December provided you fill out the Kickstarter rewards questionnaire by November 21. Survey will be emailed to you on November 19, as soon as the funding deadline is reached.

Rewards #2 and over will receive "badass" temporary tattoos.
Rewards #5 and over will also receive a "badass" notebook. 

Notebooks are 3.5" x 5.5", contain 32 interior pages and will be printed via Scoutbooks. Tattoos are 2" x 1.5".

Letterpress Central is a super-duper letterpress shop that provides custom letterpress printing services with an artistic touch. They like to collaborate with artists, designers, companies and individuals to produce interesting work with a tactile feel. It is run by Cindy and Gary Iverson. They have both been printing and teaching letterpress in Phoenix, AZ since 2005 when they started The Paper Studio. And they recently won Best of Phoenix 2012 for Letterpress. Yay!

Thank you so much for reading this and considering backing this project. If you liked the project, please tell your friends about it. And if there are any questions I haven't answered yet, please send me a message.

Safwat Saleem
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Risks and challenges

I am going to great lengths to make sure that every aspect of this project stays on schedule. First batch of cards (now sold out) will be delivered during the first week of December and the second batch will be delivered by the third week of December.

A lot depends on how soon project backers are able to fill out the questionnaire with their mailing addresses. That is why it is important for all backers to submit the questionnaire by end of day Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

Anyone not able to fill out the questionnaire by November 21 will most probably NOT receive their stuff on time.

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FAQ

  • If you are inside the US, the first batch of cards (that are now sold out) should be in your mailbox by the first week of December. Second batch of cards will arrive during third week of December. If you are outside the US, I would add 10 more days to that timeline.

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    #1: ONE letterpressed greeting card and envelope chosen specially for you (i.e., one of the 6 cards will be randomly selected). PLUS a "badass" temporary tattoo. PLUS I'll email you wallpapers of all SIX illustrations for all your devices -- from the smallest (iPhone, iPad, etc) to the largest (laptop, desktop, etc). Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    [Same as reward #1 above but delivered third week of December] ONE letterpressed greeting card and envelope chosen specially for you (i.e., one of the 6 cards will be randomly selected). PLUS a "badass" temporary tattoo. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    #2: SIX letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., ONE set of the entire series). PLUS a "badass" temporary tattoo. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    [Same as reward #2 above but delivered third week of December] SIX letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., ONE set of the entire series). PLUS a "badass" temporary tattoo. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    JUST ADDED -- SIX letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., ONE set of the entire series). PLUS two "badass" notebooks. PLUS two "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    [Same as the $36 reward below but delivered third week of December] SIX letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., ONE set of the entire series). PLUS two "badass" notebooks. PLUS two "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US

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    #3: TWELVE letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., TWO sets of the entire series). PLUS two "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    [Same as reward #3 above but delivered third week of December] TWELVE letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., TWO sets of the entire series). PLUS two "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    #4: EIGHTEEN letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., THREE sets of the entire series). PLUS one "badass" notebook. PLUS four "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    [Same as reward #4 above but delivered third week of December] EIGHTEEN letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes (i.e., THREE sets of the entire series). PLUS one "badass" notebook. PLUS four "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    #5: TWENTY FOUR letterpressed greeting cards (i.e., FOUR sets of the entire series). PLUS one "badass" notebook. PLUS six "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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    [Same as reward #5 above but delivered third week of December] TWENTY FOUR letterpressed greeting cards (i.e., FOUR sets of the entire series). PLUS one "badass" notebook. PLUS six "badass" temporary tattoos. PLUS all six wallpapers from reward #1. Amount includes shipping inside the US.

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