UPDATE! Thanks to all you amazing backers we have officially met our goal - and then some. As a thank you, here are the stretch goal rewards!
Looking for adventure, comedy, and romance? Do you love symmetry, limited palettes, and slow-motion walking shots? Are you quirky, with an appreciation for 1960s aesthetics and the font Futura?
Join The Anderson Scouts of America!
WHAT: I have designed 25 merit badges that represent classic scouting goals and qualities as seen through the lens of a Wes Anderson film. There are four sets of 6 badges, each based on an individual film. Two sets are currently available via this Kickstarter - The Aquatic Scout set (based on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and The Hospitality Scout set (based on The Grand Budapest Hotel), as well as some other goodies.
HOW: I have contracted a company here in the US to help me create these limited edition, custom embroidered badges, but the price of doing something right is rarely cheap. I have never worked in this medium before, nor engaged in a project with this kind of scope. In order to embroider and package the badges as I envision them I hope to enlist the help of future Anderson Scouts!
WHEN: This year’s Bad Dads opens in November in New York City. Should this KickStarter meet its goal, I intend to deliver backer rewards by or before the opening of the show.
EXTRAS: I have also created a special insignia for The Anderson Scouts, as well as several fun items for those feeling extra scout-y. I have more sets to reveal, as well as special stretch goal items to unlock should we exceed our initial funding goal.
The Anderson Scouts are the creation of Tracie Ching and not affiliated with Wes Anderson.
Risks and challenges
Embroidery: I've never worked with embroidered patches before. I will be working closely with the patch company to make sure the final merit badges turn out as high quality as possible. I chose this particular company because they provide photos of the actual patches as proofs so there will little to no surprises when they go into production.
Packaging: I have experience with shipping prints and other products, but I've never had to bend my mind toward packaging for the purposes of display and sale. There are game plans and contingencies for the final packaging, including printers and back-up printers for the title cards, multiple options for affixing the badges to those title cards, and then bagging. It's certainly exciting to have this much control over the product, but new endeavors rarely occur without a few hiccups. Rest assured, I will strive to produce the best end-product I possibly can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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