1. Not only did we not expect it to end up in a museum design store, we didn’t plan on a business, or even a proper product. We launched NeoLucida because we were inspired by David Hockney’s book, Secret Knowledge. He used an antique camera lucida to see how great masters of art might have seen the world. So to give our students this experience, we decided to make an inexpensive camera lucida so more people could experiment. But when we received nearly 3000% over our goal, and 11,406 people backed the project, we found ourselves designing for the marketplace instead of making a simple, small scale experiment. So being part of the Kickstarter @MoMA collection is a thrill, but far from where we thought we would be last year.

    —Pablo Garcia on making the NeoLucida, and how it ended up in the MoMA Design Store. 

  2. Please join us this Thursday to celebrate the first art show in the gallery of the Kickstarter headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show includes work by artists who have used Kickstarter for everything from paintings, monographs, and public artwork to iPhone apps, experimental publications, and new institutions.
Featured artists include: Marina Abramovic Institute, Marshall Arisman, Jeremy Bailey, Amanda Browder, Seth Indigo Carnes, Heather Hart, Steve Lambert, Ligorano / Reese, Mary Ellen Mark, NeoLucida, Eugene Richards, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mike Perry, Leon Reid IV, Richard Renaldi, Phil Stearns, Swoon, Howard Tangye, Spencer Tunick, and Saya Woolfalk.
The event is free, and it’s this Thursday, 5/15, from 6-9 PM. You should go here to RSVP. We hope to see you! 

    Please join us this Thursday to celebrate the first art show in the gallery of the Kickstarter headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show includes work by artists who have used Kickstarter for everything from paintings, monographs, and public artwork to iPhone apps, experimental publications, and new institutions.

    Featured artists include: Marina Abramovic Institute, Marshall Arisman, Jeremy Bailey, Amanda Browder, Seth Indigo Carnes, Heather Hart, Steve Lambert, Ligorano / Reese, Mary Ellen Mark, NeoLucida, Eugene Richards, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mike Perry, Leon Reid IV, Richard Renaldi, Phil Stearns, Swoon, Howard Tangye, Spencer Tunick, and Saya Woolfalk.

    The event is free, and it’s this Thursday, 5/15, from 6-9 PM. You should go here to RSVP. We hope to see you! 

  3. I panicked. And then I ran circles around my kitchen counter for several days straight. I had my housemate pinch me a lot, but that didn’t exactly help. I also lost all social propriety, blabbing to people on the street that I had an Eisner nomination, and being flabbergasted when they knew what that was. I suppose I don’t have the emotional tools to deal with this kind of news, and am hoping to wake up any moment, because this is just that crazy. I haven’t drawn a single panel since, ‘cause I can’t figure out what to do next with my life. Anyhow, I should get back to ogling my Google Analytics feed because I’m mesmerized by how many people are reading the novel right now.

    —Dax Tran-Caffee reacting to receiving an Eisner nomination for Failing SkyWe talked to a few nominees here