Hello! My name is Tim Doyle, and welcome to my project.
UnReal Estate- THE BOOK
Back in February of 2012, I had my very first solo art show, featuring silk-screened, hand-pulled prints at SpokeArt Gallery in San Francisco - "UnReal Estate." The show was a hit and the response was overwhelming. Artwork was featured on Slashfilm, i09, climbed to the top of Reddit on more than one occasion, and reblogged hundreds of thousands of times on Tumblr.
The short concept for the show was this -
“Unreal Estate” is a collection of locations that many of us know and have been to on a weekly basis, but we can never actually visit. These places are in our memories - transmitted and entrenched there through a cathode-ray tube. Some of us have been going to these places for decades - some of these places were taken from us, way too soon."
Featuring TV locations depicted in a dark illustrative style that transforms bright and familiar environments into melancholy images, the show spawned two follow-up gallery events - each show bigger than the last.
This Kickstarter project is to fund a deluxe full-color 150 page (approx) hardcover book collecting all the images from the first three UnReal Estate shows, including never-before seen photographs and essays, as well as behind the scenes sketches and process art.The images of the illustrations in this book are AS BIG AS POSSIBLE- no tiny thumbnails- this book lets the art fill the page.
For the first time- a selection of some of the long-sold out prints are back in new, OVERSIZED hand-printed silkscreen editions, AND- we're including a couple NEW surprises...
-THE BOOK pledge $35 and you'll receive the book as described above!
-POSTCARDS pledge $20 and we'll send you 22 5x7 postcards of every print from the first 2 years of UnReal estate shows! (the book has 3 years of the show, fyi)
-"NIGHT FALLS ON THE SNPP" Pledge $20 and you will receive an 8x10 archival Giclee print, signed and numbered by the artist.
-"THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND" Pledge $50 and you'll receive this 18x24" hand-printed silkscreen poster- signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition, PLUS the Book! This print is a Kickstarter Debut!
-"AMANDA HUGGINKISS" Pledge $60 and you'll receive this 22x28" hand-printed silkscreen poster- signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition, PLUS the Book!
-"10 CENTS MAKES YOUR BANANA STAND" Pledge $60 and you'll receive this 24X24" hand-printed silkscreen poster- signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition, PLUS the Book! This version of the print is a Kickstarter Debut!
-"GOOD NEWS EVERYONE" Pledge $70 and you'll receive this 24x36" hand-printed silkscreen poster- signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition, PLUS the Book!
-"THE BIG SALAD"- Pledge $70 and you'll receive this 24x36" hand-printed silkscreen poster- signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition, PLUS the Book!
A note about shipping rewards: every pledge amount that is for the book AND a poster requires us to ship two packages to you - a package for the book, and a tube for the print. The tubes will be double-walled telescoping tubes, with metal end-caps- your prints will arrive safely, or we will replace them! ALSO - this book will weigh almost three pounds, and international shipping is a bit pricey at that weight!
The funding goal for this project is to just cover the expense of printing 2000 hardcover books, and to have them delivered to us here in Austin, TX. I am already prepared to cover all the expenses of producing the rewards and delivering them to backers. Obviously the more the project raises, the less that is coming out-of-pocket, and the more lush this overall production can become! If needed, we will produce much more than 2000 copies!
This book is already designed, and the artwork ready to print. I've been working with designer Dan Grissom over the last year to do all the layout and text, and have already collected essays from several artists and people involved in the screen-printing scene. The printing arrangements have already been made in Canada. Once this project funds, we're looking at about six weeks to have the books in hand, and we'll start shipping rewards soon after!
All this project needs is your support!
*UPDATE* STRETCH GOAL #1! UNLOCKED!
WE HIT OUR STRETCH GOAL OF 45K!!!
This means EVERY pledge level that includes a book will NOW GET the above pictured 8x10 hand-printed silk-screen print, signed and numbered by the artist (that's me).
This image is a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE- meaning if you don't pledge for the book HERE, you won't be able to get one from me later!
This print is SEPARATE from the print that will already be included with the Slipcase edition of the book. That means if you pledge for THAT level, you'll get two mini-prints!
*UPDATE* STRETCH GOAL #2- UNLOCKED!
WE HIT OUR STRETCH GOAL OF 65K!!! GEEZ.
Now, EVERY pledge level that includes a book will NOW GET the above pictured 8x10 hand-printed silk-screen print
Again, this is a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE- meaning if you don't pledge for the book HERE, you won't be able to get one from me later!
This print is SEPARATE from the print that will already be included with the Slipcase edition of the book. That means if you pledge for THAT level, you'll now get THREE mini-prints!
UPDATE- LOOK AT THAT SLIPCASE EDITION!
We can finally reveal our design for the Slipcase edition of the UnReal Estate book!
So many of you have already pledged for this, I thought you should get a look at what you are going to get! There will be full-color printing all the way around the slipcase, and the title will be FOIL-STAMPED! Every pledge that includes a Slipcase edition of the book, will also include an EXCLUSIVE 8x10 UnReal Estate print that won't be available anywhere else! This book will be signed and hand-numbered by me in a limited edition.
You can get these by pledging at the $100 slipcase level- OR you can pledge for the $250 Early-Bird Mega set that includes the slipcase AND all prints for this project!
These are limited edition, and almost half of them are already spoken for- so if you want one- Pledge today!
If you want to pledge for the slipcase edition AND add a print- check out our most recent update HERE and follow those steps!
Risks and challenges
The Risks and Challenges for this project are quite low. In addition to being a full-time freelance artist, I own and operate my own silk-screen poster print shop in Austin, Tx - Nakatomi Print Labs. I have a full-time staff who will be doing the printing, packing, and shipping of all rewards. (I obviously will be doing this as well...) We may be small, but we have been in business for 7 years, and have safely shipped tens of thousands of orders to customers all over the globe!
The design for the book is done, the printing arrangements have been made out of Canada, shipping and production on rewards are being handled in-house by my staff- all we need to know is how many to print, and who to ship them to!
There is about a six week turnaround on production for the book, and depending on the volume of rewards, we're looking at about five work days to complete each individual edition. Barring any unforeseen hiccups, we should be well within any of our reward delivery dates.
We believe Kickstarter is the ideal place to take this project to make sure that everyone who wants to get on board CAN do so.
- (29 days)