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Only for magical souls! A year full of Unicorns; surely 2018 will be the most wondrous year of all and these are no ordinary unicorns.
Only for magical souls! A year full of Unicorns; surely 2018 will be the most wondrous year of all and these are no ordinary unicorns.
Only for magical souls! A year full of Unicorns; surely 2018 will be the most wondrous year of all and these are no ordinary unicorns.
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The Year of the Unicorn: A 2018 Illustrated Wall Calendar

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Did you ever think to yourself, "I wish I could have a year full of Unicorns!"? Now you can! With this illustrated 12-month wall calendar, 2018 is The Year of the Unicorn.

The Year of the Unicorn: July
The Year of the Unicorn: July

 During the last year and a half, I have been illustrating a series of quirky, fluffy, extraordinary, gnarly, odd unicorns and now, with your help I would love to collect them all into a wondrous wall calendar for 2018.

Take a trip through a fantastically magical world filled with the wonder of these gentle, brave and sometimes silly creatures. Each month you'll step into a new adventure with a different unicorn visitor because let's face it, unicorns just make life a little more interesting.

Sample of the Calendar's Cover
Sample of the Calendar's Cover

 

 Here are the technical aspects of the calendar. It will feature:

  • 12 full-color illustrations, featuring quirky unicorns!
  • Saddle-stitched binding, no wire or coils.
  • 12 Month spreads.
  • US Date format and holidays.  
  • Week numbers. 
  • Moon phases. 
  • Size: 8.5” x 11” folded. 11”x17” open.
  • Printed in the US. 
Sample of the calendar's interior spreads
Sample of the calendar's interior spreads

 

 

 

Original Drawings
Original Drawings

 

5" x 7" Print Set
5" x 7" Print Set

 

 

 With a flair for the quirky and whimsy, Kiri’s artwork reflects an interest in nature, childhood, fairy tales, as well as an inherent fondness of Nordic myth and folklore. She enjoys working on projects that range from children’s illustration to fantasy art.

Kiri Østergaard Leonard grew up in the small village of Boeslum in Denmark, Scandinavia, surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. While still living in Denmark she attended The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, before leaving her home country behind to continue her studies at the Pratt Institute in New York City. She now resides in Austin, Texas, where she thrives as a full-time illustrator and artist.

She has worked with clients such as 3dTotal Publishing, Paizo, Llewellyn Worldwide, Privateer Press, Mayfair Games, Flame Tree Publishing, Spider Magazine for Children and more. Her artwork has been featured by Infected by Art, ImagineFX and The ArtOrder among others and won awards both in China and in the US.

Photos of the Unicorn Observateur
Photos of the Unicorn Observateur

 

Photos of the Calendar Illustrations in Progress
Photos of the Calendar Illustrations in Progress

 

 

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

 

The Year of the Unicorn: October
The Year of the Unicorn: October

 

 

 All shipping will be shipped with USPS.com and tracked.

While packages usually arrive sooner, I allow the post office up to two weeks for Domestic delivery and up to 4-5 weeks for International deliveries before resending/refunding for non-delivery.

Thank you for understanding. The postal service can be fickle! Please remember that shipping around any holiday can be unpredictable.

International Shipping: Some countries outside of the USA charge VAT tax or duties on incoming packages. International backers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes and Additional Fees levied by their country.

In the event of lost orders in the mail (it happens!), I will offer to resend the reward once for free, or alternatively, you will have the option of a refund. Please note that I can only reship an order once if it is lost. If the second parcel is lost, I will not be able to offer a refund.

The Year of the Unicorn: March
The Year of the Unicorn: March

 

Risks and challenges

The majority of the artwork for the calendar is already complete. There are three illustrations left to be finished. The sketches are done for all three, with one of the pieces being already in the color rough stage, and soon approaching final. I don't foresee any problems getting the last illustrations finished in time.

I have been recommended a great printer and feel confident they will deliver a beautiful product. Hopefully this means there will be no problems with the printing but naturally, if it happens, I will work it out with them.

The goal is to have the calendar in your hands by Christmas if everything goes as planned, and if the USPS postal system will bless us all, that shouldn't be a problem.

Shipping is the greatest challenge, I am shipping with USPS.com as they offer the more affordable rates and I have had good previous experience with them. Rewards will be handled in batches to minimize complications.

I will be sure to give weekly updates throughout the process, so you are kept informed and know where the project is at.

Lastly, I want to mention that this is the third time I am self-publishing a calendar, so although I am new to Kickstarter, I am experienced in compiling a good product.

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    A Whiff of Fairy Dust

    A kiss from a unicorn while you visit dreamland tonight and a desktop wallpaper. This is for you lovely, magical souls who want to see more unicorns in the world. Thank you for supporting this project!

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    Unicorn Express!

    Your mailbox is going to love this: I will send you a signed postcard with a unicorn on it!

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    Unicorns in Cyberspace

    We needn't have it on paper to admire these wondrous, mischievous and odd unicorns, do we? Let's decorate cyberspace! You receive a digitized desktop wallpaper version of the calendar.

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    One Gallery of Unicorns, please!

    For beautiful souls like you, a set of three mini-prints featuring the best unicorn sketches sent right to your magical part of the world!

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    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
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    (Early Bird) The Calendar

    For the QUICK magical souls like you, grab it before it is gone! A year full of unicorns, this will be no ordinary year!

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    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar
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    The Year of the Unicorn Calendar

    For magical souls like you! Unicorns for an entire year, surely 2018 will be the most magical year of all and these are no ordinary unicorns.

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    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar
    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
    • Unicorn Postcard
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    The Year of The Unicorn, Signed!

    A true collector's soul? I can appreciate that! Your copy of The Year of the Unicorn will be sprinkled with love and fairy dust. I promise no glitter bombs though.

    Includes:
    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar, Signed
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    Living Among the Unicorns

    And why shouldn't you live among unicorns? It's certainly a lot more fun than living among dragons. Dragons bite, you know. Unicorns will, at the worst, poke you a little.

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    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar
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    One for You, One for a Friend!

    I should certainly also think two is better than one, I bet there is extra magic between those pages!

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    Full Set for You & a Friend!

    Someone is going to be very happy! A dash of fairy dust, unicorns for all walls and big smiles all around!

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    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
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    One? I'll Take Four Thankyouverymuch!

    I should certainly also think four is better than one, I bet there is extra magic between those pages!

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    Original Art (B) Come this way + Bundle

    You get to adopt the original drawing 'Come this way...' and you get The Year of the Unicorn signed with extra love and goodies!

    'Come this way' is drawn in pencil on acid-free Strathmore paper. It comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 8" x 10" and is matted to 11" x 14".

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    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
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    Original Art (F) High Unicorn + Bundle

    You get to adopt the original drawing 'The High Unicorn' and you get The Year of the Unicorn signed with extra love and goodies!

    'The High Unicorn' is drawn in colored pencil on acid-free Strathmore paper. It comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 10,5" x 10,5" and is matted to 14,5" x 14,5".

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    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
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    Original Art (A) Someday (...) + Bundle

    You get to adopt the original drawing 'Someday I will be...' the sketch for the Month of March and you get The Year of the Unicorn signed with extra love and goodies!

    'The High Unicorn' is drawn in colored pencil on acid-free Strathmore paper. It comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 10,5" x 10,5" and is matted to 14,5" x 14,5".

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    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar, Signed
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    Original Art (C) Mother & Foal + Bundle

    This is truly one of a kind. You get to adopt the original drawing for the 'Mother and Foal' (February) unicorn illustration and you get The Year of the Unicorn signed with extra love!

    'Mother and Foal' is drawn in red colored pencil on acid-free Strathmore paper. It comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 8" x 10" and is matted to 11" x 14"

    Includes:
    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar, Signed
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    Original Art (E) Junicorn + Bundle

    This is truly one of a kind. You get to adopt the original drawing for the 'The fairy and the Junicorn' (June) unicorn illustration and you get The Year of the Unicorn signed with extra fairy kisses!

    'The Fairy and the Junicorn' is drawn in red colored pencil on acid-free Strathmore paper. It comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 8" x 10" and is matted to 11" x 14".

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    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar, Signed
    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
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    Original Art (G) (D) Donkeycorn Bundle

    You get to adopt the original drawing 'Joyful Donkeycorn' and you get The Year of the Unicorn signed with extra love and goodies!

    'Joyful Donkeycorn' is drawn in colored pencil on acid-free Strathmore paper. It comes matted and ready to frame. It measures 10,5" x 11,5" and is matted to 14" x 15,5".

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    • Set of 3 Desktop Wallpapers
    • The Year of the Unicorn Calendar, Signed
    • Unicorn Postcard, Signed
    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
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    Your very own Unicorn (Art)

    Have you always wanted your own unicorn? Tell me what kind of unicorn you would like and I will paint it just for you!

    This pledge is for one commission of one unicorn illustration, painted digitally. You will receive a 13"x19" signed, giclée print of your commissioned unicorn along with a copy of The Year of The Unicorn.

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    • Set of Three Prints (5" x 7")
    • Unicorn Commission
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