The 2014 Cut Paper Art Calendar Kickstarter Campaign
Running from Now until October 7, 2013
The 2014 Cut Paper Art Calendar: 12 months, 365 days, a dozen eye-popping art images, infinite imagination, and a whole lotta paper.
Here in Fukuoka, Summer is still hanging on with it's teeth and nails, steadfastly refusing to give way to Autumnal coolness. 90° temperatures are still fairly normal, interspersed with the occasional respite; typically following in the wake of a typhoon, or at least the threat of one. Naturally, this leads one to think of the coming new year...
At least it does if one wants to print a calendar which people will receive in time for the coming new year!
I'm thrilled to announce the launch of the 2014 Cut Paper Art Calendar Campaign on Kickstarter!
This will mark our 3rd year using Kickstarter to pre-sell the calendar. At the same time, we are also offering up a host of, we hope, truly awe-inspiring rewards packages including postcards, giclée prints, laser cuts, original art, petite paper people, and more to our wonderful backers.
There's a fairly silly video to watch, some very nice pictures, and a lengthy explanation of the whole affair. We also think it's high time to adopt a new cover for the calendar, and we're letting the public choose from 3 options! Perhaps most importantly, my goal is to get the calendar (and, with some luck, all the rewards) out the door in time for the holiday season.
How It Works
I’ve posted a goal of $2200 USD. That amount will cover the cost of printing 100 calendars, shipping materials and postage. I’d love to print more, but that will depend on how many calendars get snapped up. The deadline is October 7, 2013. The Kickstarter system is pretty straightforward:
You CHECK out the Project and decide that you adore it. You PLEDGE money – however much you choose. You pick a REWARD. Then you WAIT. IF the project FALLS SHORT of the goal, you pay nothing. The project has already reached it’s GOAL, so your credit card or Paypal account will be charged the amount you pledged after the campaign ends. I’ll CONTACT you for your contact info., your choice of rewards (where applicable), etc. Then I’ll SHIP out the reward you chose. ENJOY.
Should we be lucky enough to surpass our goal, it will allow us to refill our supplies of rewards, print a larger cache of calendars, PLUS we've got some very cool ideas to make this project even more fun!
If we reach $3,000, the extra support will go to reprinting Postcard Packs 1 & 2
At $3,500, we'll add the first Thank you gift to all rewards which include the 2014 Cut Paper Art Calendar - we're thinking of a magnet featuring my artwork (if printing's a problem, we'll go with a sticker instead).
$5,000 will allow us to create the Year of the Horse limited edition Laser Cut Print. There will be 200 made in total, half of which will be offered as a new reward tier for a nice discount.
If we get super-lucky, at $6,500 and again at $7,500 we'll add a second and a third Thank you gift to all rewards which include the 2014 Cut Paper Art Calendar - I'm hoping to do a set of 3 magnets (or stickers)