We Are Coffee Club
Hello! I am Tris Tolliday, I am a founding member of Coffee Club Collective, a passionate group of illustrators working together. We are all graduates from Birmingham City University in the UK
From left to right we are Jasmine, Tris, Katie, Lucy, Joe and Chloe.
We Make Lovely Things
We love making nice things, it's in our blood. We make fantastical posters, wondrous cards, and splendiferous totes.
However today is special, and we want to make a Book. This won't be any ordinary book, we will craft a beautifully illustrated compendium, of wonderful Circus drawings.
Not only that, but we will make it using the finest quality paper stock, bind it beautifully and print it using the finest of all the printers in the land.
We are in discussions with the lovely calvert's press about printing the book,
Currently the book will be:
- Portrait, and slightly smaller than A4
- 4 Spreads by each illustrator ( 24 spreads,or 48 pages)
- 300gsm cover (A really nice thick card stock)
- 170 gsm pages (Nice thick internal pages)
- Perfect Bound
Yes, that's right! The Circus!! all that fanfare, all those fun fairs, and of course the big top! What could possibly be better to fill a book with than all those bright lights and talented acts, not to forget those beautiful sideshows that draw us in.
Join our Journey
Throughout the whole of this project, we will be blogging and posting special kickstarter updates, news, stories and all sorts of goodies. We will devote our blog to kickstarter as the event goes on at coffeeclubcollective.com/blog
Have you heard of Pick Me Up? its at Somerset House, in London. Its an international graphics arts fair, and this year it will feature Aardman Animation, Modern Toss and loads of great illustration collectives. We will be one of the collectives attending, and our book will be the centrepiece that our exhibition will be themed around.
The show is a 10 day extravaganza running from the 18th-28th of April this year.
What about the Budget
Simply speaking, the budget can be broken down into 3 key areas:
- 1/2 will be going to the printers, to print the lovely lovely books, they have a minimum order of 500, so we have to reach the full print costs off the bat
- 1/3 goes towards posting the books you buy, depending on how many, plus an extra bit for packaging them snugly for you!
- The Remaining amount will be held in contingency, in case costs run over for printing or posting, better safe than sorry!
- A small amount goes to kickstarter, for letting us do this!
Risks and challenges
We are already in talks with our print suppliers for the book, so once we have enough backers, the book will be ready to roll out.
We have kept 1/6th of the money as a contingency, for rainy days and incase any thing unexpected happens
We will keep you updated on a special blog for this kickstarter, so we will be letting you know at every step whats happening, and what we are up to. Head over to coffeeclubcollective.com/blog to see what we are up to.
The deadline for this project is Pick Me Up 2013 which is the 18th of April, we need to have everything ready for that, there are no ifs, and no buts. All books will be finished by this date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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