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Get a Grip: a series of limited edition, gold and silver foil-stamped posters for lovers of indoor climbing, bouldering and Helvetica.
Get a Grip: a series of limited edition, gold and silver foil-stamped posters for lovers of indoor climbing, bouldering and Helvetica.
Get a Grip: a series of limited edition, gold and silver foil-stamped posters for lovers of indoor climbing, bouldering and Helvetica.
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Get a Grip: the Helvetica poster for climbers and boulderers

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I'm Alex.

I've been making posters and prints for around 12 years. I do a little bouldering and indoor climbing too. One day, walking around a local climbing centre, I thought 'Wouldn't it be cool to make a poster using climbing grips?' Get a Grip is a project that's been floating around my head for years, and after a whole heap of effort I'm pleased to share it now as a series of limited edition posters.

Helvetica + 300 climbing grips

Get a Grip depicts over 300 climbing grips – each painstakingly drawn from studies of footholds, jugs, slopers, crimps, pockets and volumes – intricately set in Helvetica. The amount of time involved in each design warrants a special finish. Now I need your help to produce a run of A2 foil posters.

The limited edition foil posters come in a choice of silver and gold, stamped onto shades of Colorplan stock. Each poster is a standard framing size and won't cost the earth to frame.

Get a Grip is the fifth print project I've launched on Kickstarter, following Citee, Great Minds and two Waveform campaigns. I love print and wouldn't produce these projects any other way.

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Reward #1:

A2 posters – choice of silver and gold foil on black or white stock

Gold foil stamped on Ebony Colorplan
Gold foil stamped on Ebony Colorplan

 

Gold foil stamped on Ice White Colorplan
Gold foil stamped on Ice White Colorplan

 

Silver foil stamped on Ebony Colorplan
Silver foil stamped on Ebony Colorplan

 

Silver foil stamped on Ice White Colorplan
Silver foil stamped on Ice White Colorplan

 

Each print is signed and numbered
Each print is signed and numbered

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reward #2:
Any A2 poster delivered in a brushed silver or gold aluminium frame

Nielsen are one of the world's leading suppliers of aluminium frames
Nielsen are one of the world's leading suppliers of aluminium frames

 

Silver foil works with a silver frame; gold foil pairs well with gold frames
Silver foil works with a silver frame; gold foil pairs well with gold frames

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Reward #3:
Get a Grip T-shirt

Available in XS / S / M / L / XL
Available in XS / S / M / L / XL

 

'Get a Grip' or 54 different climbing grips printed on premium quality, 100% polyester t-shirts made by American Apparel. Comfortable and lightweight, these super-soft unisex t-shirts feel great to wear. The design is effectively dyed into the fabric: unlike silkscreen-printed clothing there is no stiffness to the printed area, the ink won't crack or peel, and the colours don't fade in the wash.

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Production

Colorplan paper by GF Smith

Founded in 1885, GF Smith have a deserved reputation for quality. The paper used for each Get a Grip print is from the Colorplan range, a premium uncoated stock used by artists and designers all over the world. Launched in 1972, Colorplan is a British-made, iconic paper with a wonderful texture and superb colours.

 

Foil stamping by Generation Press

Calling friends in the design industry for foil printing recommendations, the same name kept coming up: Generation Press. They've handled work for the V&A, Jaguar and Rapha to name but a few. Hand-operated on a Heidelberg press. As well as being great printers they're carbon-neutral, fund tree planting through out the UK, and use renewable energy sources.

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Risks and challenges

I've produced and shipped over 1,000 limited edition prints, and over 1,000 t-shirts. I know what I'm doing. The only hindrance to this project is the speed of the postal service.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $27

    Get a T-shirt

    T-shirt displaying the Get a Grip text, or with the front covered in 54 different climbing grips.

    Unisex
    XS 30-32" / S 34-36" / M 38-40" /
    L 42-44" / XL 46-48"

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    Get a Grip: silver on white

    Silver foil stamped onto 270gsm Ice White Colorplan by GF Smith.

    A2 (42 x 59.4cm / 16.5 x 23.4")
    Signed and numbered

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    Get a Grip: gold on white

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    Get a Grip: silver on black

    Silver foil stamped onto 270gsm Ebony Colorplan by GF Smith.

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    Get a Grip: gold on black

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    T-shirt and foil poster

    Any foil poster and a t-shirt.

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    Pledge £65 or more About $86

    Get a Grip: 2 foil posters

    Any two foil posters.

    A2 (42 x 59.4cm / 16.5 x 23.4")
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    Pledge £70 or more About $93

    Get a Grip: framed poster and T-shirt

    Any A2 poster framed, and a T-shirt.

    Please note: due to prohibitive overseas postage costs this reward is only available to UK backers.

    Frames supplied by Nielsen, the world's leading frame manufacturer. Choose from polished black, silver or gold aluminium frames.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $119

    Get a Grip: 3 foil posters

    Any three foil posters.

    A2 (42 x 59.4cm / 16.5 x 23.4")
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    Pledge £100 or more About $133

    Get a Grip: on everything

    The set of four gold and silver stamped posters, glowing A1 poster and a t-shirt.

    Includes:
    • Get a Grip: silver on white
    • Get a Grip: silver on black
    • Get a Grip: gold on white
    • Get a Grip: gold on black
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    Wholesale

    Run a climbing centre or gallery? This is the reward for you. I'll supply a series of posters for you to sell. Please contact me for details.

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